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It was so good to see everyone last Thursday. Great turn out as we start the final push to the show.  You guys knew Monday, Monday better than I, so right now I am sitting on the porch ready to sing it over, and over and over again.  It’s been a tricky song for me and I don’t know why.  Also working on the other two , It don’t mean a thing and You’ve got a friend but I think I’m almost there.  

Don’t forget to send out booster forms or hand deliver them to your friends, family, dentist, hair dresser, etc.  Any amount helps since we are not selling tickets.  Also, Carole has designed a lovely poster and printed some out.  They are useful to drop in your neighbor’s mailbox or send to friends who don’t use the computer.   We will also get a PDF to send to friends, neighbors and family.  

Sponsor a song if you can.  

A few things to get on your calendar:

Thursday Sept. 15.  Possible rehearsal with drums for Lions with Liz.

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