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No time to procrastinate any longer.  Know your songs backwards and forwards.

Liz Napier Martin will be joining us promptly at 7:00 this Thursday. She needs to leave to attend another rehearsal that night so we need to start right at 7 even if we don’t get a warm up in.  We can do that after we have sung Lions.  Liz is a long time friend and is looking forward to playing with us.  She started taking lessons on the African drum a few years ago and has played at Lake Street Church on occasion.  She is not a professional but is a very fine musician and its going to be fun.  

We will then work through our choreographed numbers and of course Monday, Monday, It don’t mean a thing and You’ve got a friend.  Hopefully we can cover it all.  And don’t forget Lullaby and New Orleans and Circle.  

The next rehearsal on the 22 is with Heidi.  All choreography rehearsal that night. I’m hoping to squeeze in a practice at my house before then to get us ready..  

Afternoons of the 16 and 17 are possibilities.  Even if only an hour, it would still help and you don’t need to give up an entire afternoon.  I’ll have signup sheets on Thursday.  

Don’t forget to Sponsor a song if you can.  

Honey made calendars for those who like a paper calendar.  Everything you need to know is on that calendar.  If you prefer to read them on line, here they are.

A few things to get on your calendar:

Thursday Sept 22. Rehearsal with Heidi on all choreographed pieces.  

Thursday Sept 29th Rehearsal at St. Johns

Thursday Oct 6th. Mirrors rehearsal at 6:45 at the Wilmette rec. center

TUESDAY Oct 11th Rehearsal at St Johns

Thursday Oct. 13th at St. Johns

TUESDAY Oct 18th at St. Johns  

Thursday Oct 20th at St. Johns

All of the following rehearsals are at Lake Street Church in Evanston Starting time 6:45 if possible.

TUESDAY Oct 25th Dress rehearsal wearing scarf vests AT LAKE STREET CHURCH

THURSDAY Oct 27th. Rehearsal AT LAKE STREET CHURCH.  Scripts will be rehearsed

TUESDAY Nov 1st. Dress rehearsal with red and black outfit.  Heidi will be at this rehearsal.  AT LAKE STREET CHURCH

THURSDAY  Nov 3. Final run-through from start to finish.  No costumes. We will practice with props and script.  At LAKE STREET CHURCH.

SUNDAY , NOV. 6th.  The long awaited show.  Call time 1:30.   Meet in the green room which you will be shown on dress rehearsal night.  

And just one bit of motherly advice to both newer and long time members.  Everyone gets a little anxious as we get closer to the show.  

It will be a fabulous show.  Everyone is in this together.  Section leaders may offer more suggestions to their sections as we try to fine tune our performance.  This is their job and no one should take anything personally.  Every suggestion is for the good of the chorus.  Most of the time I’ll be the one critiquing but sometimes section leaders or the choreography writers see things I might miss.  And if you have a concern about anything, just see me at rehearsal, email, call or show up with chocolate.  WE ARE AHEAD OF THE GAME AND ARE WELL PREPARED SO RELAX AND ENJOY THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.  

*NOTE CHANGE IN STARTING PITCH FOR YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND.  

Here are the starting pitches for our songs

It don’t mean a thing.     Blow D. Build up minor chord bass D, lead F, bari A, tenor D

New Orleans.  Double tuneup. Blow Ab. Bass, bari, and lead on Ab, tenor  on C, turn chord

Lion. Blow F. Leads start  on a F

Lullaby.  Blow G.  Basses start on a Bb

Monday.   Take last chord of Lullaby

Aquarius.  Blow B  Build up minor chord  Bass B, bari D, lead F#,  tenor B

Aint misbehavin  Blow Ab.   Take chord. Bass Ab, lead C, Bari Eb, tenor Ab

Friend.  BLOW E. 

Circle    Blow E.    Bass on G#, Bari G#, Lead B, Tenor E.  No Chord

Fame Blow E.  Bass and Bari start on E