Weekly Update

‘Silhouettes’ added to the website

You can now access and download the PDF and tracks for “Silhouettes.” The past two weeks we have introduced this song. Long-time members may remember singing this in the past. This song was a favorite of the Doo Wop era, and it was made popular by The Rays in 1957. There are some ideas for choreography here as well. The song was covered by The Diamonds, and later got a British invasion treatment by Herman’s Hermits in 1965.

The arrangement we are singing was written by Tom Gentry, master of singable barbershop tunes, . This song tells a simple story based on one, single striking image. Under its cool surface lay a series of emotions: wonder, betrayal, anger, relief, and love realized. Our success with the song will depend on how well we tell this story.

Removed from the Rep

We have removed “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,””Happy Days,” “Homeward Bound,” and “I’ll Fly Away” from the current rep. Please turn these copies in to Tom Read at your earliest opportunity.

Rehearsal Plan for Tuesday, July 19

6:00 Quartet Activity – From The First Hello (see Tom Z’s email, from July 7, with the links to the song)

6:30 Welcome & Warm Ups

  • Farmer Tan
  • Silhouettes
  • That Lonesome Road

–break–

  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • Hello Mary Lou – bring your Polecat 2 Book
  • Shenandoah

VLQ formation

We are forming a VLQ that is similar to the Aged2Perfection VLQ. The purpose will be to sing during the daytime when we get requests to sing at care centers, etc. The singout members will be determined for each event based on availability and needs. We could also make it a habit to reach out to the care centers and perform on a regular basis. This group could also sing at the Naturalization Ceremonies should the ceremonies return to the way they were pre-pandemic. We will sing the chorus numbers plus the naturalization songs. Rehearsals will be the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00. PLEASE let Larry H know if you would be interested in singing in this group.  larry.hlavacek@gmail.com or 319-981-0724.

Golf Outing

Our annual golf outing will be Friday, August 12  Join fellow members of our chorus in this fun event. Golfing ability is NOT a prerequisite to enjoy this event. It is a fun social time that just happens to include golf. Even if you do not have clubs, sign up and join us—-we will find clubs for you. The scoring will be set up in a four person best shot format so all levels of golfers will have a good time.

  • WHEN: Friday, August 12 at 4:00
  • WHERE: Airport National Golf Course, 3001 Wright Brothers Blvd East.
  • COST: $36 payable at the clubhouse
  • WHAT IS INCLUDED: Nine holes of golf with electric cart. Also included is a meal of either hamburger or brat, chips, and a 20 oz. soft drink. (Beer will also be available for purchase).

Prizes galore! Long drive, closest to the pin, land longest put. Every participant will earn a prize based on your team’s finish. ALSO INCLUDED: Lots of fun, fellowship and singing!!! Make sure you sign up to join the fun. Sign up at rehearsal or contact v

If you would like to sign up now contact Bob Kerdus at 319-350-7344 or email him at thekerdi@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

  • August 2 – Kernel’s National Anthem sing out
  • August 12 – Golf outing @ Airport National
  • November 11 – Gospel Concert