And now it's week 3! Welcome to even more new guys- and welcome back to a couple of "old" guys as well
Not a lot new this week, but still lots of good information, so let's get to it!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING LMC DATES:
Sunday, October 13 - Rehearsal Camp- Camp Skyline 1-7pm
Sunday, November 10 - Short Veterans Day Gig at Kirk in the Hills Sunday, December 8 - Dress RehearsalFriday, December 13 - Concert #1Sunday, December 15 - Concert #2
(Watch this space- more upcoming dates & info to come!)
UPCOMING MEMORIZATION PIECES:
9/22 - Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child
9/29 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Remember- it is NEVER too early to hit those rehearsal CDs! If you didn't get one from Strat and would like one, please send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - I know he has a few extra anyways, but it never hurts to be prepared! Also, if you're not TOO technologically impaired, the rehearsal tracks are available on the LMC website... speaking of which...
ONLINE LMC INFORMATION:
Wondering what is up with the Board of Directors? Want to know what CJ's telephone number is? Have a burning need to know Roger's background? All that and more are available on the LMC website! Mosey on over to www.LangsfordMensChorus.org and take a gander!
Click on "About LMC" at the top, then pick "Members" for the Members Only area. The password is "BSO1999" - that's super secret, so don't spread it around!
And check frequently- as the season progresses our esteemed webmaster Greg Forsyth will be furiously updating the thing. I understand he's even going to try and teach the MWM author how to use the "blog" to write these things. Hope he has elementary school teaching experience and abundant patience...
THIS TERM'S DOCUMENTS:
On the off chance you didn't get any of the handouts so far:
And last, but certainly not least, a link to "Let's Rehearse!" - a great document about choir rehearsals, etiquette, and how things should work. It was written by our namesake, Dr Harry Langsford many (many!) years ago for his Wayne State University choruses. While reading it isn't MANDATORY, it really is a good reference- I highly recommend taking 5 minutes or so and going over it.
Click HERE for Steve's Letter in .docx
Click HERE for Steve's Letter in .pdf
Click HERE for the song list in .doc
Click HERE for the song list in .pdf
Click HERE for the First Week Handouts in PDF
Click HERE for "Let's Rehearse!" in PDF
WATCH THIS SPACE- next week I'll get one of Steve's vowel pronunciation guides and make it available- I didn't grab one last week (oops).
If you haven't had a chance to check your entry in the LMC directory, please do so this week! Look through, find yourself, and fix anything that needs fixing. If you can't find yourself in the "Active" members, look in the "Inactive" members part first- if you haven't sung with us in a while you might have been put there.
Don't wanna be a dink, but we'll be 3 weeks in to our season this Sunday. So, if you haven't had a chance to pay your dues, this week would be a GREAT time to do so! :) I would REALLY like to get this wrapped up no later than next week, mostly so that I can start to collect for the Skyline Rehearsal Camp.
Dues for returning members are $50 per season, payable by cash, charge card, or check (made out to "Langsford Musical Society"). Please see me in the "Common Area" (where the coffee and snacks are) during break** at rehearsal. Like the two old guys with the wine coolers said, Thank You For Your Support.
** PLEASE wait until break. While I normally am a HUGE fan of people sticking money in my face, when it isn't intended for me to pocket the moolah things can get a little confused. During break I have my books open and am ready to keep track of important stuff like who gave me what. Once again, Thanks!
SPEAKING OF SNAX:
Last year we started a rotation for break-time snacks. The wonderful Dan Ianacci makes us coffee, and each section brings in something to munch on- doesn't have to be fancy, just some cookies or brownies, or whatever... It worked out quite well last year, so we're going to do it again!
9/22 - Tenor 29/29 - T3.... I mean Baritone
10/6 - Bass 10/13 - Rehearsal Camp- donuts and cider provided 10/20 - Tenor 1
One of the most important parts of Men's Choral Music is the camaraderie. Hanging out with "the fellows" and having a good time. A vital tradition implied therein is the Pint After! So please, join us for a pint or two of your favorite beverage and maybe a snack. We're lucky enough to have a great dive bar to frequent after rehearsal- the Mt Chalet, on the south west corner of Woodward and 14 Mile in Royal Oak (about 3 miles from Redeemer). It's a dive, but the drinks are cold and the food is amazingly good... and hey- guys to talk to!
IN OTHER NEWS:
We have NO other news this week! If you have any news you'd like to share with the group, please send me an email (email@example.com). Upcoming non-LMC concerts, plays, entertainment, other choirs you sing with... anything you think the other guys would think interesting is MORE than welcome!
And that's it! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!