Three quartets from the chorus are having fun today delivering Singing Valentines to some lucky recipients in the area. This activity is both a service to the community and one of our major fundraisers for the year.
Kyle Snook of the Harmony Foundation will join us for rehearsal and make a short presentation at the business meeting. Several of us in the chorus donate to the Harmony Foundation and on the member share program, a portion of that money comes back to the chorus. Kyle will talk about what other programs this money supports. Please wear your name tags and greet Kyle personally Thursday night.
Wendell and Mary hosted the show committee at their home Saturday night for a potluck dinner meeting and show rehash. The food, fellowship and discussion was excellent, with many good points noted from moving forward. A complete financial report will be ready soon, and Wendell will have a written report to share as well.
Originally scheduled for tonight, the next board meeting will now be held June 4, and 7 p.m. at Gary & Linda Lindsay’s home. Let any board member know of things we need to add to out agenda.
6:15-7:00 – Aged2Perfection VLQ rehearsal
7:00-8:15 – Work on Tribute to Heroes songs. This performance is Thursday, June 14
8:15-8:30 Business and Break
Work on Contest Songs:
1) Love Letters
2) I Feel A Song Coming On
7:00 to 8:20: Regular rehearsal focusing on the Tribute to Heroes songs: (Tentative)
8:20-8:30 Chorus provides feedback about the Spring Show and Afterglow. Come ready to share your impressions and those gathered from your family and friends.
8:30 Chorus dismissal. Music team and any board members that would like to attend will go to the library for what we are calling a “summer planning session.” We would hope to have this done by 9:15. We would like to do an overall plan for rehearsals for the rest of May and the summer months.
We have been honored again to provide music for this high profile event, Thursday, June 14 at the Hotel at Kirkwood. The event is the traditional kick-off event for the Freedom Festival. This will be a chorus event with all hands needed for singing, and there will be an opportunity to buy a seat at the table for the recognition dinner for those wanting to attend.
Larry, Bob and others will be planning a number of special “team building” events for the summer. Stay tuned.
In lieu of our regular rehearsal, the chorus will head to Iowa City for the annual Cookie Festival hosted by the Old Capitol Chorus. We’ll join a number of choruses from eastern Iowa at the event, set for 7 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center.
If you want to carpool, meet at the Scottish Rite parking lot at 6:10. Dress in blue Harmony Hawk shirt, black pants, black shoes.
If you are driving down separately the location is: Robert A Lee Community Rec Center located at 220 S. Gilbert St, Iowa City.
The chorus will be singing “Isn’t She Lovely”.
Thank you to all the chorus for making the show last week a success. It will take a while to crunch all the numbers, but this much we know:
Some special thank yous:
Chorus Members: Please put Friday, October 5th on your calendars for our sponsorship of the Cedar Rapids Young Men in Harmony Festival. It will be held at Prairie Point Middle School starting at 12:30.
Months of planning, learning music, selling ads and tickets, and rehearsals culminate this week with our annual spring show.
The chorus will perform many of our show songs in a special concert this Thursday at Solon High School. We will be joined on stage by some of the Solon groups led by Joel Foreman. This will be a great opportunity to team up with Solon and see their new performing arts center. The school is located at 600 W 5th St., Solon.
Uniform for the night is the blue short-sleeved Harmony Hawks shirt, black pants, black shoes, socks and belts.
The afterglow is shaping up to be quite the party with over 100 making reservations to attend. Performers will be free but have been asked to signup so we can have plenty of food available. Lee Freie has done a great job organizing the event. Thank you, Lee!
Please put Friday, October 5 on your calendars for our sponsorship of the Cedar Rapids Young Men in Harmony Festival. It will be held at Prairie Point Middle School starting at 12:30.Youth from both Prairie Point and Benton Community will be involved, and we will be inviting other area schools.
The afternoon clinic will be conducted by John Hayden. The participants will be learning two songs (they will get their music earlier to be working on it). We will also have a guest quartet to act as the “demo” quartet during the clinic.
We will be doing a pizza dinner for everyone at 5:00.
At 7:00 we will be doing a “Friends and Family” concert featuring the Harmony Hawks, our festival participants performing their two songs and a set by our guest quartet.
There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities for you as chorus members at this event, so please watch for more details to follow over the next few months.
Youth in Harmony Coordinator
These three chorus members were recognized for April 12 for renewing their memberships. Gary Glockhoff has been a member for 36 years and has two Men of Note awards. Lee Freie has been a member for 17 years. Sean Smith has been a member for 14 years and has three Men of Note awards. Thank you Gary, Lee and Sean for your continued loyalty to the Harmony Hawks.
This is the final Thursday rehearsal before the Spring Show. The evening will be Director’s Choice all night. Below are the songs in the order of performance.
1) I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
2) I Wanna Hold Your Hand
3) Love Letters
4) Daddy Sang Bass
5) I Wish You Love
6) Isn’t She Lovely
7) Help From My Friends
8) Things are Looking Up
9) Patriotic Medley
10) Armed Forces Medley
11) America the Beautiful Overlay
When: Thursday, April 26
Arrive 7:00 p.m.
Sing around 7:30 p.m.
Where: Solon High School
600 5th St, Solon, IA 52333, USA
Uniform: Wear your blue short-sleeved Harmony Hawks shirt, black pants, black shoes (not patent)
Chapter quartets and/or Bohemian Red may perform a song
If time permits, we will rehearse after the pre-show concert.
The annual Cookie Festival hosted by the Old Capitol Chorus is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., Thursday, May 3 at the Robert Lee Community Center in Iowa City. Let’s all plan to meet at the SRT at 6:10 p.m. and car pool down. Meet
6:00 Bohemian Red VLQ, County Corridor, Profound Sound – practice transformations and songs
7:00 Chorus Rehearsal
I missed the call, but here’s what was discussed:
We recognized two members for their renewals last week. Bob Kerdus has been a Harmony Hawks for 20 years, and a reliable tenor, singing in numerous quartets, both organized and ad hoc. He has also served as Chapter President, VP for Marketing & PR, VP Music & Performance, and VP Chapter Development/ Membership, and District Marketing VP. Bob has 12 Man of Note Awards. Gary Lindsay, has 21 years of membership and five Man of Note Awards, including (proudly) Bob.
We will try this new way of getting you the update each week, here through our website. I hope this eliminates the formatting issues that we’ve been encountering.
- I Wish You Love
- I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
- Director’s Choice
- America the Beautiful
- Armed Forces Medley
- Daddy Sang Bass
- I Want to Hold Your Hand
- Isn’t She Lovely
- Love Letters
- Patriotic Medley
- Things Are Looking Up
- With a Little Help (with solos)
After last Tuesday rehearsal: Lost – Gary Lindsay’s white tie. Found – A pair of shoes, and Elvis wig, and a pair of funky sunglasses. Please claim this week.
Thank you for your sales efforts, and please wrap up all your accounts by the end of this week.
Here is the link for ordering an 8 X 10″ print of the photo we took last week. They are $15 each, and you can bring a check (made out to Harmony Hawks Chorus) to rehearsal to give to Al Huneke, or use the Payments link on this website. A low res, watermarked copy of the photo is available on the order form. Thank you again for all of you who dressed in uniform for the photo last Tuesday. We looked great!
The post card mailers have gone out to your ticket contacts, so now is the time for you to reach out and call them to urge them to order their tickets. The best way to order online is to follow the link on this website. To order by phone, call ShowTix at 1-866-967-8167.
We have posters available is you have a place to post. Get them at rehearsal Thursday.
Mary Aldrich is coordination ushering for the HH Spring Show on April 28. This is a matinee and will start at 3:00 pm. She needs six helpers and needs to know by Thursday so we can get your names in the Program. Show-up time for ushers will be 2:40 pm. Please contact Mary at 362-1587 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Last week we celebrated the renewals of George Grovert (18 years) and John Roltgen (48 years). Thank you to both these loyal Harmony Hawks!
The Harmony Hawks present “Make America Sing Again,” a playful poke at contemporary politics, featuring the Harmony Hawks Chorus and our chapter quartets. One show only, 3 p.m. April 28 a the Concert Hall at Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids. Two guest quartets highlight this show, and both are district champions. BoomTown from eastern Kansas won the gold medal in 2014, and Cedar Rapids’ own SwitchBack won it in 2015. Also joining us on stage will be Prairie Middle’s A Few Good Men. One show only, 3 p.m. Sat. April 28 at the Concert Hall at Prairie High School, 401 76th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $5 for students high school age and under, and $20 for adults. Reserved seats are available online at this link. General admission tickets will be available at the door, check or cash only.