Weekly Update, March 25, 2019

From President Larry Hlavacek:

I was contacted by the Society about having dinner with Marty Monson, the CEO/Executive Director of the Barbershop Harmony Society. He is attending the Spring Convention and will be attending the start of our rehearsal, and will then go to part of Iowa City’s rehearsal.

Thank you to everyone who showed up for the Cedar Rapids Kernels National Anthem audition. Sorry for the late notice.

Fundraising at Pizza Ranch is being looked into. Cliff is meeting with Pizza Range staff Monday to discuss this. We would work 4 to 5 hours clearing tables and singing songs. We would earn money on sales and tips. Look for more details.

We are forming a group to develop a show which can be performed anywhere, with minimal effort by the chorus.  The show could be performed multiple times in any number of locations. The show would consist of a mix of a Capella songs from the Harmony Hawks chorus, Aged To Perfection and Bohemian Red VLQs as well as Profound Sound and Timeless quartets. Anyone who would like to be a part of this team is invited to attend. This team will meet at 6:30 Thursday night.

Thursday’s Rehearsal Schedule

  • 6:30 Shows and Performance Team meeting
  • 7:00 Warm Up
  • 7:20 “Down on the Corner,” “Daydream,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”
  • 7:45 Business and break
  • 8:00 Cookie Festival songs: “Love letters,” “Isn’t She Lovely”
  • 8:20 5-minute break
  • 8:25 Tribute to Heroes songs: “You Raise Me Up,” “God Bless America,” “America the Beautiful Overlay” Quartet – need volunteers
  • 9:00 KTWWS

Upcoming Events

  • April 26 – 28: Spring Convention in Iowa City May 2: Cookie Festival in Iowa City
  • June 20: Tribute to Heroes performance

Membership renewal

Honored for his renewal at last Thursday’s rehearsal was John Roltgen. John has been a member of the Society and our chapter for 49 years! John sings bass with the chorus and bass or lead with Aged 2 Perfection. John served for several years as our social events coordinator. John, we are thankful for your faithful membership and service!