LMC's Mid-Week Musings! The June edition...

Greetings, Gents!

I hope everyone is enjoying the sweltering weather.  Nothing like that 1 lb per hour weight loss from all the sweat...

Regardless, let's have a little summertime Mid-Month-Musin' here...


  • Saturday, July 7 - LMC at Comerica Park (see below)
  • Sunday, August 12(ish) - Annual LMC Family Picnic 
  • Sunday, September 9 - Annual Meeting & First Rehearsal!


Although the chance to get tickets from Tony Thrubis has come and gone, it's not too late to join LMC and sing the National Anthem at Comerica Park on Saturday, July 7!  Although everyone who wants to sing must have a ticket, according to the official Detroit Tigers website there are tickets as cheap as $21 for a seat, and $19 for SRO (say, if you wanted to sing and then leave without watching the game)

If you're interested, send Dennis Landis an email!  dennis.landis@comcast.net

"Official" Tigers website: www.mlb.com/Tigers/Tickets


Need some help with this!  Between the time I called Royal Oak Parks & Rec and confirmed that Memorial Park (where we had the picnic last year) was available and when I made it there with the check, somebody swooped in and stole our date/time!  So I'm looking for suggestions for a place to have this year's picnic!  We're looking for a place that is:

  1. Within 5 miles or so of downtown Birmingham*
  2. Has a pavilion or at least some sort of protection from the sun
  3. Has a grill (for cooking hotdogs and hamburgers!)
  4. Can accommodate 50-100 people

If you know of a place that will fit the bill, let me know!

(*Last year I found a website that would show a central point between addresses.  I put in EVERYONE in LMC's address and our "center point" (i.e., the point on earth that is closest to everyone in the group) is just a little over a half mile west-southwest from Redeemer church.  So quite accidentally, Redeemer is at the center of LMC.  Which, logically, makes Birmingham and it's surrounding environs the most convenient to the most people.  Ergo the "within 5 miles" bit...)




 The month of June is when we are typically choosing the music for the Christmas concert, which we then tend to order the music in early July. We are always open to repertoire suggestions, so if you have any good men’s songs you know (especially specific arrangements that you’re aware of) please let me know as soon as possible so we can consider them when making our repertoire choices.


Just a word of caution though. Just because you suggest something doesn’t necessarily mean that we will end up singing that piece. And if your suggestion is not used, that does not mean that we didn’t give it serious consideration. We have to take many factors into consideration when choosing repertoire, and it is never personal. The bottom line is a musical one. Gary Reggio used to suggest pieces to me all the time, and since nobody knows every song out there, And though I didn’t always use his suggestions, I truly valued his them. And, we also value yours. So, if you have any ideas, please let me know. But please do it soon.








A note from Andy Walker:

Hi CJ:

My wife is having a 70th birthday party for me Saturday 6/23 at 4:00 PM are the details:

Date: Saturday June 23, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM

Address: 21750 Eastbrook CT, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236



Sue Walker 

(636) 697-5333 (Call or text)


I hope a few members of the LMC might be able to attend would you please pass this on?


Andy Walker


(636) 697/5331




And that's it!  I'll be sending out more info on the picnic as things get set in stone.  


And remember, if you have anything to add to the next MWM (expect mid-July), please don't hesitate to send it to me!  


So until then stay hydrated, don't do too much work in the sun, remember your sun-blocker and wear appropriate clothes to stay cool but protected from the sun if you gotta be outside...  basically, stay healthy in the heat!