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MAY 28, 2013
VOLUME 70, NO 22
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Congratulations to Cary for taking over
Tuesday night in Gary’s absence and bringing his
own singing concepts and enthusiasm to those
lucky enough to be on the risers.
Although somewhat repetitious and a lot of
work, Cary was able to get us to understand what
he was looking for in the form of “locking
chords” and “ringing overtones”. The night began with a computer presentation on the theory
behind the creation of “overtones”. Thanks to
Danny Ryan for his “vocal prowess” in helping
Cary visually generate the “5ths”, the “3rds” and
the “7ths”, etc.
In addition to the hard work, it was really
fun when Cary gave us the opportunity to randomly position ourselves on the risers. As we
soon noticed, it was neat to actually hear something other than “baritone!!! We could actually
hear when we “locked the chords” with the other
parts.
Thank you again, Cary, for sharing your talents!!!
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MORE OF THE SAME
REPERTOIRE REVIEW
What? The barbershop quartet contest rules are
changing? Again? Yep, and this has been going on for
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the life of our great Society. For instance, prior to the
1945 International Contest, Frank Thorne headed a Rules
Committee to refine the contest rules.
One of the most important changes was the addition of a T IM E PE NAL TY !! ! !
In Society contests a quartet shall sing not less
than 4 minutes nor more than 6 minutes. Penalty for
each second under or over time shall be as noted in the
following table:
Here are samples of the penalties:
FOCUS ON
VOCAL PLACEMENT
RINGING CHORDS
LOCKING THE VOWELS
RHYMIC BREATHING
Over or under time – seconds
5
15
10
15
55
120
20
210
26
351
WOW! They were serious!
Another important change was the adoption of
the “Martin“Martin-Reagan” definition of barbershop harmony
which limited the type of arrangement that could receive
full credit. (Dean Martin and Maurice “Molly” Reagan
were very influential Society members for many years.)
Here’s the 1945 definition:
Barbershop harmony is produced by four voices, unaccompanied; when the melody is consistently sung below
the tenor; when rules of time, expression and word theme
are sacrificed to obtain blending harmony satisfaction;
and usually with at least one harmonizing chord on each
melody note.
The rules further stated:
stated: The judges will give due significance to the word “usually” in regard to the harmonizing
chord on each melody note so that very short solo parts
will not be penalized if not too frequently used. Each arrangement judge shall penalize up to 50 points for violation of this definition.
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Anyone ever see
or feel one of these???
Better yet, do you even
know what it is???
Well, you could ask me, or better yet,
ask Gary where he was last Tuesday…
Gentlemen, if you’ve never experienced a “kidney stone” you are one of the
lucky ones.
However, if you’ve had the
chance to feel one “pass”, the pain associated with the “passing” will bring the strongest male to his knees!!!
Be sure to give Gary your best wishes for a
speedy recovery, but be careful,,,
don’t hug him too hard!!!
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Tuesday’s Guests: Returning again
Mario Yniguez & Brady Larson, guests of
RJ, another returning guest, Keith
McDonald, a guest of Steve Schneck, and
last but surely not least, Dan Ryan, Sr. ,
father of the “32nd best Baritone in the
Society”, Danny Ryan.
SAVE THESE DATES FOR THE
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2013 ARIZONA DIVISION
"SUMMER BASH'' August 16th-17th,
2013
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President= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Bob Upham
Immediate Past President = = = = = = = Terry Aramian
VP Music/Performance = = = = = = = = =Mark Spriggs
UNLESS OTHERWISE ANNOUNCED,
the SOP Chorus will have weekly rehearsals every
Tuesday night starting at 7:00 p.m.
p.m.
Shepherd of the Valley Church
1500 W Maryland Ave. Phoenix, Arizona
VP Program = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =Gary Ciba
VP Membership = = = = = = = = = = = = =Paul Yates
2013
VP Marketing & PR = = = = = = = = = = =Jerry McElfresh
Secretary = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Bob Gray
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Director at Large = = = = = = = = = = = = Bo Larson
Director at Large = = = = = = = = = = = = Bob Robinson
Director at Large = = = = = = = = = = = = Mel Reekes
* DIRECTOR * - GARY STEINKAMP
ASST. DIRECTOR - CARY BURNS
Presentation - RODNEY ARMSTRONG
VP of Music - MARK SPRIGGS
Auditions Coordinator - RAY ESTES
Presentation Coach - SCOTT WIEGAND
“The Magi”
Magi” - DAN WILSON, TERRY ARAMIAN, JACK MAUNEY
* SECTION LEADERS *
Tenor - MARK SPRIGGS
Lead - DAVE WARKENTIN & MARCO TETI
Baritone - RAY ESTES & MARK HOUSE
Bass - CARY BURNS & RODNEY ARMSTRONG
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June 7th - “BASS Sectional”
with BRETT LITTLEFIELD
June 8th - Extra “ALL-DAY” Rehearsal
June 30th - July 7th - International Convention
July 20th - Extra “ALL-DAY” Rehearsal
Sept. 20th-22nd - Retreat - Camp Pine Rock, Prescott
Oct. 10th-13th - District Contest - Bakersfield, Calif.
Dec. 7th - Christmas Shows - Skyline High School
2:00 pm. & 7:00 pm
Dec. 24th - No Rehearsal
Dec. 30th - MONDAY NIGHT REHEARSAL
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February 14th & 15th - Singing Valentines
March 15th - Spring Show - Mesa Arts Center
April 3rd - Mesa Spirit RV Park - Performance
2014
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Chorus call times for members are listed/TBA.
RED underlined events are linked to
internet web pages.
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DENISE DEWITT
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