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Skyline E-Communication

January 11, 2002

~COACHING. THIS SUNDAY. 9 am - 4 pm, at the Consistory. Park free in the usual lots. SECTION SHIRTS suggested.

~DURING COACHING please remember: No talking on risers while coaches are working with us. Do not direct questions or comments to coaches. If you hate the suggestions made by the coach, just smile and go along with it. Vickie will sort it out later. This is an opportunity to try new things - we may or may not actually incorporate them into our performances. Get there in time to be on the risers and READY TO GO AT 9 am. This is also a great opportunity to make a new friend by asking one of our new members to join you for lunch.

~If we ever must miss a coaching, we notify Blair Krehn in advance. If we have missed, we sit out for the first part of the next rehearsal to observe changes and updates made during the coaching session.

RISER PLACEMENT next Tues. Vickie reminds us that an absence can be excused for a funeral or emergency surgery if it is yours.

~Etiquette for this week-endís H.O.W.: Feel free to wear your Skyline pins and medals. Itís nice to show respect for our region by dressing up a little (a slacks-instead-of-jeans kind of thing). Skyline custom is to set a good example of positive talk and praise for our SAI sisters and faculty, and we are asked to please save any negative comments for when and where there is no way they can be overheard (in your shower, at home, is a nice safe place).

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$$$$$ NEWS $$$$

~ Each member will PAY $20 of her registration fee for regionals. The fee per member is $45. At our current membership, that would cost the chorus over $7000! By each pitching in just $20, it saves the chorus over $3000. (The chorus has already paid a $90 registration fee for each member to go to Nashville. When I do the math, that comes to more than $14,000!) As a further save-up-for-Nashville measure, MT has decided we will not have a chorus breakfast at regionals.

~ Please pay your $20 by Feb 5. After Feb 5, it will cost an additional $5. Make checks to Skyline Chorus and write "registration" on the check. Checks go to Lurlene Unruh.

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ROSTER UPDATES

~Rebecca Richards, leadfx@attbi.com, cell 720-933-3812.

~Eleanor Kindsvater, 8133 S. Algonquian Circle, Aurora 80016, 303.200.9806

Mel Horgan, glmzhorgan@msn.com

correction: Georgene Renner, grenner716@att.net (home), renner@smenet.org (work) Cheryl Suhr, dcsuhr@msn.com (home)

CARDS and good wishes to Adrienne Blue and husband, Russell, who suffered a stroke mid-December.

WHERE ARE THEY?

Kathy Easton: taking a leave of absence. She reports she lost 95% of her business after 9/11 and wants to concentrate on finding business/or a job. She hopes to be back after regional competition.

Sue Gilbert and Gloria Morgan: on leave, traveling and visiting family and grandchildren.

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Theresa Trollinger: "The region has a plan to do an article for the Pieces of Eight featuring mother-daughter chorus members or Brats as they are known, the definition being they are second generation barbershopper. This also would apply if your father is/ was a SPEBS member. If you would like to submit your story to Theresa, she can compile them / edit them and send a final copy to the editor of the PO8 for the Regional Competition issue. Remember, it needs to be Mothers & Daughters, or Father's and Daughters...we will do a husband and wife issue and a sisters issue in the future. The deadline will be March 1 2002. If you don't send something by that time, Theresa will assume that you aren't interested in participating. Have a great day!" Theresa

WORKERS NEEDED at the Sweet Adelines Booth at Colorado Music Teachers Convention, Colorado Springs, at the Broadmoor, Jan. 24, 25, or 26. Please contact Mel Horgan.

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SCHEDULE:

REHEARSALS EVERY TUESDAY - 7 pm

FIRST TUESDAYS - Sectionals, 6:30 pm

THIRD TUESDAYS - Front Row, 6-7 pm

FOURTH TUESDAYS - R&B, 6:30 pm

Jan 11-12 HOW (regional work-shop in Denver)

Jan 13 Coaching with Jim and Renee, 9-4

Jan 15 Riser Placement

Jan 29 Coaching with Renee Norcross

Feb 16 Coaching with Marge Bailey, 9-4

Feb 26 Deadline for passing tapes on March competition music

March 16 SATURDAY Dress Rehearsal

March 22-23 Regional contest

May 11 SATURDAY Skyline Mothers' Day show

July 17-21 IES

Aug 16-17 RMRU, Estes Park

Sept 21 Coaching with Tori Postma

Nov 5-9 NASHVILLE!

2003 Regionals - Skyline will host

REMINDERS

If you have indicated an intent to compete but are NOT now planning to go to NASHVILLE, notify Lurlene Unruh by Jan 22 so you wonít be responsible for refunding the $90 registration fee.

SONGS we need TO TAPE/PASS by Feb 26 are: Georgia, Red Hot Mama, Old Lange Syne, 10 Ft Off the Ground, and If You Love Me

Vocal Edge needs people to man the raffle booth at regional competition. If you can help, please contact Liz Simmons, Sandy Morrison, Karen Duehr or Marie Reynolds.

If anyone in chorus has a working KNOWLEDGE OF DATABASE maintenance and would be willing to take on the Skyline Chorus mailing list doing routine updates, deleting addresses when flyers come back as undeliverable, and working with the bulk mail center to distribute our mailers, please contact Katie Bradac at 303-733-6221 or by e-mail at info@basketsbeyond.com

In consideration of our members who have allergies, please do not wear any kind of FRAGRANCES on the risers. (hair sprays, body oils, etc.)

See Nancy Mardick for tickets to Nashville SHOWCASE (performance on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2002, 8pm: VIP $75, Preferred $35, Reserved $25) and/or CORONET CLUB show (Friday, Nov 8, 8:30pm, all tickets $30). Please give Nancy Mardick your check, made out to Nancy, by mid-January. Prices go up Feb 1

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER SOMEONE FOR INTERNATIONAL and have them sit with us. Give their names and a check (made out to Skyline) for their registration fees to Lurlene Unruh. If they are a Sweet Adeline, please include their member number. $90 SAI members, $115 non-members. Be sure to write on the check what the $ is for, or it will be applied to your dues! Prices go up on Feb. 1.

See Gloria Lasater for a Warm Up Vocal Lesson tape. All proceeds go to Skyline.

See Doris Hastie for grocery certificates.

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