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Counting down to our Open House!

Woo Hoo! We are counting down to our Open House next week - getting out the Christmas music, deciding what food and beverages to serve, and planning an AWESOME evening for our guests. Who will YOU invite to our Open House?

Guests who join our Show Chorus will perform on our annual show Saturday, November 22. After the show, they can continue with our Christmas Chorus and perform with us for our November and December performances.

This is always a fun time of year for singing. Share the fun with your friends!

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Bowling for Barbershop Celebration

We had such a wonderful time Tuesday night - Bowling for Barbershop! Most of our chorus members were there - either bowling or cheering everyone on. We were joined by our newest member, Elizabeth, and two of our guests, Angela and her daughter, Mercedes. Former members Nancy and Vi showed up, too! Jim and Richard joined us in the bowling. It was great fun bowling against them and their team! And Tim Nibler showed up to cheer us on. Prizes were given out for the top money-raisers and top bowling scores. A wonderful time had by all!

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New Member Site Almost Ready to Go!

I'm still testing some of the features of our new member site - and Groupanizer is still fixing some of the glitches, but we're almost ready to switch over to our new member site. I think you'll see it has a cleaner, sleeker look.

With Notifications turned on, you'll receive email messages when we add an event to our calendar - like our rehearsals. When you get a notification, please respond. It really helps our directors know who is going to be at rehearsal (or a performance) and who is not. If something unexpected comes up, you should also continue to call your section leader and/or director to let them know you won't be at rehearsal.

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Back to Business!

Our dark nights are over and we're back at rehearsals. Sorry I missed the first night back - I was sick and didn't want to share it with anyone! But I certainly missed being back singing with all the other ladies! So sad!

We're working for and looking forward to our annual retreat. This year we'll have the awesome Doreen Philbin as our coach. It's sure to be a great day of choreo for our new show. After dinner - our 2nd annual talent show! This is where we get to dazzle each other with our talents. Last year's show was AWESOME! Wonder if we can top it this year.

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More Guests!

Hooray for Meet Up!  That’s how Elizabeth found us and we’re so glad she did! Her voice and bubbly spirit fit right into the lead section. We’ve also enjoyed the extra sparkle in the bari section lately, and the extra laughs at Denny’s after chorus. Nice to see you, Denette! It feels good to see more faces on the risers, let’s find more!

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Happy Independence Day!

What a wonderful Independence Day celebration! A small group went to Huntington Lake, got out of the Fresno heat, and had a great time singing for people vacationing at the lake. So glad our guests - Nancy and Kathie - were able to join us! Dede's sisters also joined in the craziness. Tim taught us how to make his great gazpacho - OK - it's Dede's recipe, but Tim makes it! Tim and Dede provided a great lunch and an awesome dinner. They are such wonderful hosts! We had a great time! Go to our Facebook page to see more pictures of our celebration.

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Welcome to our NEW Member Site!

A new year - a new look. We've been updated to Sing3! It's a more streamlined look and, hopefully, something easier to follow. Come here AT LEAST once a week to check your status.

If you have any problems or questions - or if you can't find something, please let me know.