Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekly Rehersal 9/21/09

Desert Sounders gathered for their Second rehearsal of the Season this Monday. Rogers Hornsby began with a very detailed WARM-UP focusing on Stance, Breathing, Tone Production, Pitch Tuning.

A Weekly "Old Songs" Review was conducted by leading the chorus in the following Barbershop Polecat songs:
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • You Tell Me Your Dream
  • Shine On Me
In addition to the polecat songs, the chorus also worked on the popular "tag" in the back of the polecat book, "Give Me Your Hand"

At this time Jim McClelland handed out the music for "The Stars Spangled Banner" was passed out and Rogers played each part for the first time. This song will be useful when the Desert Sounds Chorus is contacted for singing at sports events.

Break and Business Meeting

The music for "The Little Boy That Santa Forgot was passed out and Rogers trained the Chorus in the Tag portion of the song.

The meeting closed with a rousing verse of "Keep the Whole World Singing"

Business Meeting Items:

In Attendance: Director Rogers Hornsby, James Staggs Lead, Jim McCllend Tenor, Jim McBride President and Lead, Roger Biel Baritone, Roger Webber Lead

Following New Songs Listed by Rogers:
  • High Neighbor
  • Cruising Down The River
  • Hello, Mary Lou
  • God Bless America
Christmas Program Preparation:
  • Silent Night
  • Let There Be Peace on Earth
  • O, Come All Ye Faithful
New Christmas Songs (All Members Must Be Off Paper By November 1st)
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Frosty the Snow Man
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Children's Medley
  • The Little Boy that Santa Forgot

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