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Skyline E-Communication

Feb 2, 2002

~THIS TUESDAY, 6:30 pm, you can pass your songs by taping at SECTIONALS.

~Skyline is looking for someone interested in PURCHASING OUR OLD RISERS. We will sell them for $2,000 for the entire group, or $200/section (we have 13 sections of 4 foot risers, and each section consists of 3 steps, 4th step and back row rail). Management Team asks us all to try to find a buyer. The new risers will be here in about 2 weeks!

~Pam Howell is the new Taping Program Coordinator and NEEDS HELP: "someone in the chorus to type up, maintain (with all the changes made) and be able to email back to me the wordsheets for any qualifying songs for any contest or performance. Interested people please contact me at Doug-Pam@worldnet.att.net." Pam would like to hear any IDEAS you might have for improving the taping program, so we’ll be able to get optimum results when we tape again before Nashville. Pam says E-mail is her preferred communication tool.

~New Member Quiz: Does "After Glow" have anything to do with Chernobyl? And who is Mike Tester? Janet Young and Josie Robinson will reveal answers to these and other mysteries at a COMPETITION INFO SESSION Wed, Feb 20, 7 pm at Koebel Library at 5955 S. Holly (SW corner of Orchard & Holly). Find out all about make-up, costuming, customs and quirks of Sweet Adelines competitions. Please let Janet or Josie know if you will be attending.

~March 16 Dress Rehearsal at Consistory. Noon: rehearsal and preparation. 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Show (It’s free. Invite your family and friends to come cheer us on to competition.)

~March 26 will be a dark night. (no rehearsal)

~CHORUS ELECTIONS approach! Is it your turn to serve on the management team? Please think about it. This spring we will be voting to fill these two-year-term offices: Special Events Manager; Financial Manager; Music Manager. Communications Manager and Secretarial Manager each have one more year left in their term. We also need candidates for the one-year-term appointed positions: Team Manager, Visual Manager, and Education Manager. To be considered for a Team Management position, a member must be in good standing (all financial obligations must be current) and she should have been a member (in good standing) of Skyline for at least one year.

~ "LAMPS NEEDED FOR COMPETITION JUDGES. We will be having an Approved

Candidate Judges workshop during our competition, so we will actually have four extra trial scorers. We would like for each to have their own "personal lamp" over their workspace. The ones we have stand about 1 foot tall (although the lamp height is adjustable.) If you have a lamp like this that we can borrow for the competition weekend, please email Diane Kessel (dkessel@ix.netcom.com) or call her at 303-987-1546."

~Please call or email Gloria Lasater IN ADVANCE if you want Warm-Up CDs and/or Tapes. She says that will make it much easier for her to "‘seek you out" and conclude the transaction. No extra charge for delivery service." That way she can get the job done without delaying her carpool on these wintry driving nights. Gloria can be reached at wjgglg@attbi.com or 303-840-2174.

~Sandy McCord says "I need a ride down to Colorado Springs for regional competition. I am the page for the Trial Scorers and I need to be in Colorado Springs Friday afternoon before 3:00 so that I can attend the C&J Meeting at 4:00 p.m. Also a ride home." Please let Sandy know if you can help.

~Let’s be sure to leave our rehearsal room in spotless condition after rehearsals. ITEMS LEFT BEHIND will be pitched out from now on. Sorry, but it just makes too much work for the last ones out the door if they have to be sorting left over papers and cleaning up our empty soda pop cans. We can all make it a habit to take one quick moment to "press our toe" and focus on what should be going home with us. We can even take time to place the chairs neatly around the tables. When words are said about Skyline, we’d prefer "class act," to "high maintenance."

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ROSTER UPDATES

~Allison Shapiro, 1780 Washington St. #204, Denver 80203, 720.570.1000 H, allison_shapiro@yahoo.com, baritone

~Debra Shoemaker, wvshoem@msn.com

~Erin Bright, 28345 Shadow Mountain Drive, Conifer, 303.838.1160, lead, EJBrightCO@aol.com

~Gloria Lasater, wjgglg@attbi.com

~Carol Machier, cmach2@hotmail.com

~correction. Jody Cantonwine, 300 Hawthorn (not 200), Fredrick, CO 80530, 303.833.1259 (h), 303.272.2893 (w)

~Deanna Zerr, deanna@unlimitedoptions.net

Elaine Bernarding, 1595 W Hinsdale, Littleton 80120, 303.730.0770 h, lead

Jackie Earley, 1650 Santa Fe Trail, Elizabeth, CO 80107, 303.646.9627, JMUNEarley@aol.com.

Dolly Mathews, 14826 E 26th Way, Aurora 80011, 303.361.6936

Gwynne Wilson, 3300 S Tamarac Dr #C103, Denver 80231, 303.361.6270, gwynneathome@hotmail.com

~Lynn Cameron has gone Chapter At Large

[Are you managing to keep up with all these changes? I’m trying to publish them twice. When you see the ~ it means "brand new information." If you don’t see a ~ it means this is your last chance to write the info in your roster, because it won’t be published again.]

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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

Feb 16 Coaching with Marge Bailey, 9-4

Feb 20 New Member competition information session, Koebel Library, 7 pm

Feb 26 Deadline for passing tapes on March competition music

March 16 Dress Rehearsal - noon (performance 3:30-5:30)

March 22-23 Regional contest

March 26 Dark Night

April 15 performance for Consistory

May 11 Skyline Mothers' Day show

May 14 Skyline Awards and Recognition night

July 17-21 International Education Symposium

Aug 16-17 RMRU (Regional work-shop) Estes Park

Sept 21 Coaching with Tori Postma

Nov 5-9 NASHVILLE!

2003 Regionals - Skyline will host

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SIGN UP for ROOMS AT NASHVILLE. You will NEED: credit card # to guarantee the room, names of those staying in the room, arrival date, departure date, smoking or non/smoking, handicap access yes/no. Contact Joanie Steele if you have questions (joknee17@aol.com). ~(dates corrections)~In Nashville, Skyline rehearses on the International risers from 1-3 pm on Tuesday, Nov 5. On Nov 6, Skyline rehearsal and quartet semi-finals. Nov 7. at 11 am, chorus semifinals. Quartet finals are Friday. Chorus finals are Saturday, Nov 9. Return home Sunday.

We need RAFFLE ITEMS for our booth at regional. Three baskets will be raffled - each having a different theme. So, please bring items to go with these themes and give them to Liz Simmons: *Chocolate*; *Romance*; *Garden*

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

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

See Nancy Mardick to purchase a rhinestone SKYLINE PIN. They are $16.50.

We have HANDICAP ACCESS via the ramp to the glass doors and the elevator.

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 Doris Hastie for GROCERY CERTIFICATES.

Marie Reynolds is collecting school supplies or donations for a kindergarten in Gambia.

Penny Sputh is collecting well wishes to be sent to the NY Firefighters at ground zero. (cards and letters, poems, etc.)

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Marie Reynolds thought you might enjoy this piece by Patty Bowyer, York Highlands Chorus: All I Ever Really Need To Know I Learned in Sweet Adelines

Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Sweet Adelines. Wisdom is not in a book or at the top of the corporate ladder, but there on the risers at chorus rehearsal. These are the things I learned: Try everything. Match your neighbor’s vowel. Don't muscle, it’s not pretty. Climb over the railing if you want the best view. Learn your notes. Don't sing with a quartet unless you are invited. Grin and fake it if you forget the words. Hold onto your crown before you take a bow. Focus. Warm-ups and water are good for you. Live a balanced chorus life. Sing some and work some and learn and dance and laugh and cry and dream some every day. Go to rehearsal every week. And when you go out into the world to sing, watch the director, hold hands and sing like you might never sing again. Be aware of the other three parts. Remember the barbershop cone. The four parts go together and the overtones go up and no one really knows how or why, but we all ring chords like that. And then remember the Ready, Set, Grow program and the first song you learned and the biggest song of all: HARMONIZE THE WORLD. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The preservation of barbershop and love and basic manners. Harmony and growth and sound living. Think of what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world -laughed and loved and sang one night every week. Or, if our nation and all nations had a basic policy to always respect the other parts and to make sure that everyone has a window. And, it is still true, no matter how long we've been Sweet Adelines, that when we go out into the world to sing, it is best for us to hold hands and sleep quad.

(With a tip of the hat toRobert Fulghum, who wrote "All I Ever Really Needed To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.)

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