Weekly Update, May 9

Rehearsal Schedule for Tuesday, May 11

Here is the schedule for Tuesday’s rehearsal. It includes the songs we will sing at the Tribute to Heroes event on May 24.

  • 6:30-6:38 – Warm Up – Oakley
  • 6:38-6:43 – Solfege (Practice going between each) – Chad
  • 6:43-7:05 – *Armed Forces Medley –  Chad
  • 7:05-7:15 – It Is Well With My Soul – Oakley
  • 7:15-7:25 – BREAK & Chapter Business
  • 7:25-7:35 – Tag – When I Leave the World Behind (included in this email)
  • 7:35-7:50 – *America the Beautiful 
  • 7:50-8:05 – *Daydream
  • 8:05-8:15 – Caroline – Oakley
  • 8:15-8:25 – Shenandoah
  • 8:25-8:30 – KTWWS

*Tribute to Heroes songs

Tributes to Heroes performance set for Monday May 24.

We have just two rehearsals prior to singing. Here are the details you will need:

Location: The Olympic South Side Theater, 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Time:  Event starts at 7. Arrive between 6 and 6:15. 
Additional Information: We will not be able to participate in dinner as we have in the past.


  • National Anthem
  • America the Beautiful with overlay
  • Daydream
  • Armed Forces Medley


  • Black tux
  • Red shirt
  • White tie
  • Cummerbund for those who need one
  • Shiny shoes

Mask Policy for now

The Harmony Hawks will still require masks at rehearsals. We are looking to provide the safest environment for our members, our families, and those around us. And this requires us to continue to wear masks for rehearsals and performances.

The guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still has recommendations to wear masks while SINGING indoors. The attached document is from the CDC website and is dated April 27, the same date as the CDC changed their guidance (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/participate-in-activities.html).

The guidance shows singing with a mask, on a person even when fully vaccinated. We are in a setting where we are expelling large quantities of air, laced with droplets, which is proven to be the method of transmission, when inhaled.

In addition, we truly do not know which of our members are fully vaccinated and which are not. We can still be carriers and can still get COVID-19, but with lesser symptoms.
CDC does say that fully vaccinated people can be indoors without masks, but this is in casual settings.

We hope that we can resume “normal” routines this summer, but time will tell. According to statistics Linn County Health received Friday for Linn County residents, about 47% of residents have begun vaccination, and 38% have completed vaccination. 84% of those 65+ have started vaccination and 77% have completed vaccination. Things are definitely looking up!

Hang in there, we will make it through this and be better because of it.

Cliff Newman – President

Larry Hlavacek – Music and Program Vice-President