RCC News Blast for March 17th - SUSPENDED

Type of post: Weekly News Blast
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: David Murphree
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, Mar 14 2020

Eight Feet Wide singing for our Chorus in preperation for contest


To the members of Huntsville Metropolitan Chapter, Rocket City Chorus. Your Board Members had a teleconference at 3:00 P.M. 14 March 2020 to discuss a path forward for the next couple/three weeks with regards the COVID-19 and rehearsal. After a discussion and review of some updated health charts from CDC and Alabama State Medical professionals, we determined the best course of action for our members and family members, we will suspend rehearsal for the next 3 weeks. This is to ensure that we do not pass the virus from member to member but also some of our family members have issues with a weakened immune system/respiratory system and we DO NOT to cause any issues for them. 

The Board determined we will have a teleconference again in two weeks to assess where our Nation and the State of Alabama are regarding the COVID-19. We will hopefully have a better understanding the direction this issue is taking. We will contact all the Chapter members via the Section Leaders to ensure everyone is current on the status of the Huntsville Metropolitan Chapter, Rocket City Chorus. We need everyone to be present with us to continue making the great strides we have recently. If anyone has any concerns or issues please feel free to contact any of the Board Members, or you can call me on my cell phone at 256-617-2029 and if I don’t answer please leave a message and I will return your call.

I would like to end in we will start working with those groups for whom we are scheduled to perform for. We will keep you informed of the upcoming performance via the web site. Please be safe, heed the advice from the Medical professionals and most important please take care of yourself and your loved ones.  

Yours in Harmony,
John Charlton
Chapter President

March 14, 2020
In This Email
  • Script for Tuesday's Meeting
  • From the Prez
  • Director's Corner
  • Baseball Anthem Audition, March 7th, Madison
  • Dixie Spring Convention - Mar 20-22, Alabaster, AL
  • Arts Performance - April 24th
From the Prez

I would like to thank everyone who attend the Rocket City Trash Pandas National Anthem auditions, 7 Mar. The stadium looks amazing and when we are selected, we will provide a tremendous rendition of our great National Anthem. I believe the folks we auditioned in front of enjoy our straightforward singing. Looking down the road, our next big event is singing at Panoply on Friday evening. More information will be coming out so keep watching our website. One more thing to add; if you read through the Harmonizer, one article talks about the importance of pre-rehearsal warm-ups. So not only does it add 2 minutes and 38 seconds to your life, it really does help with singing. Again, I would like to thank everyone for the great performances we had Huntsville Havoc and Trash Pandas. - John

Schedule for Tuesday's Rehearsal - 17 March.

HEY FOLKS!  Just because we are not meeting doesn't mean we shouldn't keep working.  We encourage you to keep singing, it's good for your health, your lungs, and your spirit.  We're including our normal message of what we've worked on and what you should begin leanring.  Please take the time over the next 3 weeks to keep up to date on music learned and work on new music.  Let's dazzel our director with how prepared we are.
Director's Corner

SHOULD BE MEMORIZED NOW:    National Anthem, Hi Neighbor, Hello Marylou, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, Lion Sleeps Tonight, Ain't Misbehavin

CONTINUE WORKING:  When I’m 64, Darkness on the Delta, Please Mr Columbus, Daddy sang Bass, When I’m 64

STAR WORKING: God Bless America, Armed Forces Medley, 

NATIONAL ANTHEM AUDITION for TRASH PANDAS - Thanks again!!  You looked and sound great!!

WEBSITE UPDATES: Thanks for your support. Please continue to update our future rehearsals/performances with your best guess as regards participation. Remember it can always be changed. Please note that we need this info to make informed decisions about our future performances/rehearsals

Ain't Misbehaving, Armed Forces Medley, 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 plus quartets.

We are doing great!  Last Tuesdays rehearsal was superb! Please continue to PREPARE FOR REHEARSALS & MEMORIZE YOUR MUSIC AS REQUESTED! Thanks for your anticipated support! 
- Norm

David Murphree
Rocket City Chorus