Couldn't come up with anything interesting to start out with (it's "National Boyfriend Day" - boooooring!), so let's just jump in to it:
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Sunday, October 21, 1 pm - Skyline Rehearsal Camp
Friday, December 7 - 1st Concert - Sts Constantine & Helen, Westland
Sunday, December 9 - 2nd Concert - Bloomfield Hills Baptist
December 2? (date to be confirmed soon) - Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
(More important dates coming soon!)
THIS WEEK'S MEMORIZATION PIECE:
10/7 - Greensleeves
10/14 - Sing We Now
10/21 - NONE- Rehearsal Camp!
Should Be "In the Bag":
Jesus, What a Wonderful Child
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
There's some time left in the term to memorize the music, however it is ALWAYS great when everyone knows their music early! Rehearsal time should be used to perfect the music, not to learn it! So spend a little time going over your music, and listen to those rehearsal CDs! If you didn't get a rehearsal CD yet, you can download the tracks from the "members" section of our website!
NOTE- Only 9 rehearsals left until the concerts!
REHEARSAL CAMP, YOU SAY?
That's right, folks, the 2018 LMC Rehearsal Camp is scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 1-7pm. It is held at the Skyline Retreat Center, just west of the metropolis of Almont, MI. Please plan on being on time (i.e. 5 minutes early) and staying all day- we get an insane amount of rehearsal and learning done. As Almont is a bit of a drive from Redeemer, now is a great time to find a travel buddy (or more) and carpool. A snack is provided during rehearsal (usually cider & donuts), and dinner is provided afterwards. The cost for rehearsal camp is $20 per person, payable either at our normal rehearsal on 10/7 or 10/14, or at rehearsal camp.
NOTE: If you want to pay using a credit card, please do so at one of our "normal" rehearsals- the cell reception in Almont sometimes sucks, and there's a good chance my credit-card thingie won't work. If you plan to wait until 10/21, please pay with cash or check...
http://www.campskyline.org There is a map if you click on the "Contact" tab
NOTE: Rehearsal Camp takes the place of our "normal" rehearsal on Sunday 10/21, and all LMC members are expected to attend. If you cannot, or if the cost is prohibitive, please talk to me (cj) ASAP.
WOODSHED-ING AT AL'S
Al Yungton hosts a woodshed session at his house some Mondays during the rehearsal season. If you would like a little help on your part, or would just like some extra "rehearsal" time, these sessions are VERY helpful!
The next two are Monday, October 8 and Monday, October 15.
Rehearsal starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm, followed by a short refreshment and social time.
Al's address is 5730 Burnham Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302 - his tx is 248-644-6587.
(Sing with me!)
For HERE we're good fellows! And the beach-wood and the bellows!
And the cup is at the lip.....!!!!!
And what goes best with a cup? SNACKS! As an experiment this term, each section has been assigned a week to bring something to nibble on during break. Doesn't have to be anything elaborate- if each guy could bring some cookies or brownies or whatever.... Of course, the incredible Dan I will continue to provide us with coffee each week!
10/7 - Basses
10/14 - Tenor 1
10/21 - Camp Skyline (snack provided by LMC)
10/28 - Tenor 2
....In the pledge of fellowship, of FEEEEELLOWSHIIIIIIIIIP!!!!!!
("Winter Song" is a really good bar song. We should oughta memorize that one someday...)
Reminder- ALL LMC guys are invited to join us for a "Pint After" rehearsal every week at the Mt. Chalet - on the west side of Woodward, just south of 14 Mile. We invite you to join us for a bit of chat, laughter, and a pint (or so, I'm your treasurer not your father) of your favorite beverage- good beer selection, soft drinks, etc... The Chalet has surprisingly good pub food, too!
Hope to see some new faces!
(No "Pint After" on the 10/21 - Camp Skyline)
NEW LMC WEBSITE:
Please take a minute and take a look at the all-new, revised and shiny LMC website! ESPECIALLY take a little time and peek at the "Members" section (found under "About Us" on the menu bar). Therein you will find all sorts of cool information, from copies of the Musings, to an upcoming events calendar, and downloadable copies of our rehearsal tracks!
Password for Members section: BSO1999
LMC INFO CARDS:
At this week's rehearsal I'll have some LMC Info Cards. Please take some and put them in your wallet! If you ever happen to run across someone who might be interested in coming to hear us, or better yet to join us, you can give them this and they'll have all the info they need...
I can't tell you how many times we've sung in a pub somewhere and people will ask, "Who are you guys?" Great way to let them know!
LMC PHONE NUMBER: (248) 592-7455
LMC has a phone number now!
Please call or text us at that number if you're going to be late or completely miss rehearsal- we will make sure the appropriate person(s) is/are notified.
An enormous thank-you from your friendly neighborhood treasurer to all the guys who have already paid or talked to me about their dues! Makes my job SO much easier!
If you haven't had a chance yet, returning LMC members dues are $50, payable by check (made out to "Langsford Musical Society"), charge (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover), or cash. I'll have a table set up in the "Common Room" at break.
If you haven't already done so, please return your corrected/completed info sheet to me (cj) before the end of rehearsal. If you HAVE already done so, thanks!
Want an official LMC polo shirt? Well, now you can buy one! They're dark blue polo shirts with the LMC logo embroidered in white over the left breast. Order forms will be available at rehearsal on October 7, 14 and 21 and orders and money will be due at rehearsal on October 28 (date changed to avoid taking orders at Rehearsal Camp) The order will be placed on or about October 29, and shirts will be distributed as soon as they're received.
Buy lots! They make great Christmas gifts!
(Orders for LMC windbreakers, polo shirts and possibly some other LMC swag will occur early in 2019)
IN OTHER NEWS:
There's no "Other News" this week. If you have any information you would like to share with the group, PLEASE send it to me (cj) so we can include it in future MWMs.
Send e-mail to email@example.com
And that's about it!