Update, May 3, 2018

Update, May 3, 2018

Cookie Fest this week

In lieu of our regular rehearsal, the chorus will head to Iowa City for the annual Cookie Festival hosted by the Old Capitol Chorus. We’ll join a number of choruses from eastern Iowa at the event, set for 7 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center.

If you want to carpool, meet at the Scottish Rite parking lot at 6:10. Dress in blue Harmony Hawk shirt, black pants, black shoes.
If you are driving down separately the location is: Robert A Lee Community Rec Center located at 220 S. Gilbert St, Iowa City.

The chorus will be singing “Isn’t She Lovely”.

Thanks for a successful show!

Thank you to all the chorus for making the show last week a success. It will take a while to crunch all the numbers, but this much we know:

  • Our patrons said that they enjoyed the show – music, script and performers were all well-recieved
  • The chorus was able to learn some great new music and perform it well
  • The afternoon performance time allowed an earlier afterglow with increased attendance
  • The afterglow was a load of fun, especially for the 15 or so Prairie boys and their families

Some special thank yous:

  • Wendell and Al for their leadership as show chairs.
  • John and the music team for preparing the chorus.
  • Greg for preparing the set and show direction.
  • Bill Moss and all who sold ads and solicited donations. Bill again led the way in sales by  a wide margin.
  • A number of spouses and significant others who stepped up on show day to sell tickets, reserve seats, serve as ushers.
  • Lee and Val Freie for organizing and hosting the afterglow.
  • County Corridor and SwitchBack for performing at both the show and afterglow.

Young Men in Harmony set for Oct. 5

Chorus Members:  Please put Friday, October 5th on your calendars for our sponsorship of the Cedar Rapids Young Men in Harmony Festival.  It will be held at Prairie Point Middle School starting at 12:30.

Youth from both Prairie Point and Benton Community will be involved—-plus we will be inviting other area schools.
The afternoon clinic will be conducted by John Hayden.  The participants will be learning two songs (they will get their music earlier to be working on it).  We will also have a guest quartet to act as the “demo” quartet during the clinic.
We will be doing a pizza dinner for everyone at 5:00.
At 7:00 we will be doing a “Friends and Family” concert featuring the Harmony Hawks, our festival participants performing their two songs and a set by our guest quartet.
There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities for you as chorus members at this event.
Please watch for more details to follow over the next few months.

Photo prints are ordered

The 8″ X 10″ color prints of the formal group photo have been ordered and will be available for pickup at the May 24 rehearsal. Please pay by check made out to the Harmony Hawks Chorus, $15 for each print ordered. Questions? Call Gary at 319-721-0781.