May 1, 2024

Cookie Festival Thursday

  • This is our one opportunity to get a chorus photo to use in the show program, so all hands on deck!
  • Attire: Jeans, Harmony Hawks Blue Short-sleeved shirt​, long pants (jeans or slacks)
  • Meet at 5:30 at St. Paul’s for carpooling
  • Arrival Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Event starts at 7:00 p.m.​
  • Robert A Lee Rec Center, Iowa City​
  • Attire: Jeans, Harmony Hawks Blue Short-sleeved shirt​
  • Songs: Country Roads, one other to be decided ​

Harmony Hawk passes

Ralph Wasik, a long time member of the lead section, passed recently. We’ve been asked to sing at his funeral which is scheduled for May 10 at 11 a.m. We will rehearse our selections at 6 p.m. next Thursday prior to rehearsal. Obituary and condolences linked here:           

Show schedule and costume

Time of Day​Activity​
1:00​Mic Testing for Quartets​
2:00​Chorus Report Time​
Black pants, red shirt, black shoes​
How many have the bowtie? Bowtie or white necktie​
2:30​Doors open – greet patrons​
2:50​Report to choir room​
3:00​Show starts​
5:15​Afterglow begins​
8:00​Cleanup done​

Sign up for the afterglow

See Lee Freie to sign up your guests for the afterglow in the church social hall (Wesley Center) following our show May 11. Each of us is asked to bring two dozen desert servings for that event and take them to the social hall before the show. Seating is limited. Show participants are free; guest tickets $5 each.

Weekly Pitch

I’m assuming that each of you is receiving this newsletter from the Central States District. It contains links to news items including the newly revived Serenade. If you are not receiving this and wish to, email Todd Johnson at [email protected].

Email Marketing: Do Your Part

  • Facebook: The event is created on Facebook. Find it, respond that you are going;share the event on your timeline; ask friends to like and share.
  • Email or text to your contacts this week
  • Copy and paste the following paragraphs if you wish:

I’d like to invite you and some friends to our Harmony Hawks spring show. II really enjoy singing with this chorus and it’s so much more fun to have my friends in the audience. The show is Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $5 for students and are available at the door. (Cash or check only.)

The address is 1340 Third Avenue SE, but the parking lots are on Second Avenue and on 14th Street. There is handicap parking and an elevator near the drive through entrance on the Second Avenue side.

The show celebrates the Harmony Hawks Choruses 75th year. Please come see me in the welcome center after the show. I know you’ll enjoy it.

Ads attached: If you’d like to print and post our print ads, there are linked here.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 2 – Old Capitol Chorus Cookie Festival​
  • May 11 – Spring Show​
  • May 27 – Cedar Memorial’s Memorial Day Sing-out​
  • June 25 – Cedar Rapids Kernels National Anthem

Prairie High School Musical 

Come see Caden perform in The Adams Family, a comedy musical, May 2-4, 7 p.m. Tickets at: