RCC News Blast - Feb. 21st

Type of post: Weekly News Blast
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: David Murphree
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, Feb 21 2020

Eight Feet Wide singing with Kenny Ray Hatton, lead of Bluegrass Student Union (1978 International Gold Medalists) on Valentines Day
February 21, 2020
In This Email
  • Script for Tuesday's Meeting
  • From the Board
  • Director's Corner
  • Havoc Game - National Anthem, Feb. 29th
  • Baseball Anthem Audition, March 7th, Madison
  • Dixie Spring Convention - Mar 20-22, Alabaster, AL
From the Prez

I would really like to thank all the folks from Rocket City Chorus for their hard work selling Singing Valentine’s and to Eight Feet Wide (Jerry Wilhoite, Ralph Cobb, Mel White and David Murphree), Extended Chords (David Gilfilen, Dick Savage, Frank Houck and Jim Priestle) and The Rocketeers (Tony Vollers, AD Barksdale, John Charlton and Jim Savage), the quartets which delivered the Singing Valentine’s. I know all the folks The Rocketeers sang to thoroughly enjoy receiving the SV. Jim Savage did a wonderful job again this year coordinating this event and ensuring all SV went off without a hitch. I will look at our Chorus and ask someone to step up and work with Jim next year. Please consider this position, it is not a full time commitment, but really only 1 maybe 1 ½ months long. Our next big event is singing our National Anthem for the great fans of the Huntsville Havoc on 29 Feb. We will meet outside the Von Braun Civic Center ticket office at 6:00 P.M. We will wear our red chorus shirts, black pants and black shoes. We may want to wear a shirt underneath or bring a lite jacket as the VBC can be a little chilly for some folks.
- Thanks, John

Schedule for Tuesday's Rehearsal - 25 Feb.
6:00 - Socializing/Tags
6:30 - Stretch/Warm-up/Business
6:45 - National Anthem (from memory), Hello Mary Lou, I've Been Working on the Railroad, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Hi Neighbor, Daddy Sang Bass
7:40 - Break (10 mins)
7:50 - Please Mr. Columbus, Darkness on the Delta, choreography for Armed Forces Medley
8:30 - Dismiss
Director's Corner
Star Spangled Banner should be memorized now for our 29 Feb. performace at the Huntsville Havoc Hockey Game at the Von Braun Center.

Please have these songs totally memorized by 3 March: Hi Neighbor, Hello Mary Lou, I've Been Working on the Railroad, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

Continue to use your learning tracks from the CDs or our website and work towards memorizing.  TIP: Some memorize the words first, then the notes.

WEBSITE UPDATES: Please continue to update your availability for all future perfomances on our events calendar.  If your availility changes, you can always go back and update.

Summer Songs:
Ain't Misbehaving, Beach Boys Medley, Daddy Sang Bass, Darkness on the Delta, God Bless America, God Bless the USA, Goodbye My Coney Island Baby/We All Fall Medley, Gospel Medley, Hello Mary Lou, Hi Neighbor, I'm Sitting on Top of the World, I've Been Working on the Railroad, Please Mister Columbus, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Star Spangled Banner, When I'm 64

Thanks for another great rehearsal last Tuesday. Before I knew it, we were out of time. Let's keep this trend going. See you Tuesday! - Norm

David Murphree
Rocket City Chorus