Monday, May 21, 2012

May, 2012

Director of the Year

Our chorus knows that our director, Scott Giles, is a very special and hardworking musician, who devotes tremendous time and effort into making our group the best that it can be.  

Recently, the JAD recognized these same qualities in Scott when he was awarded the Bob Loose Golden Apple Award as the District's Best Director of 2011.

Congratulations to Scott on this well-deserved honor.


Singing In The Sunshine State

As many of you may know, Oscar (Buzz) Fraley, a Chapter member and 54 year member of our Society, winters in Florida.  

As you will soon discover, Buzz was very much involved in barbershop during his latest time down south.

First, Buzz sings with the Hernando Harmonizers, a chorus that represents Hernando County, which is in the west-central section of the state.  Among the other chorus activities, they competed in the Sunshine District Chorus Competition, held in Punta Gorda this past April.  

He also sang with a quartet that starred as the School Board in a performance of "The Music Man" presented by The Stage West Community Playhouse, located in Spring Hill, FL.

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The Weeki Wachi Springs attraction, which is in Hernando County, was the scene of another quartet gig in which Buzz sang.  The quartet delivered a singing Valentine to one of the famous Weeki Wachi mermaids.  I, for one, am more than a little envious of that opportunity.  

It is great to know that one of our own has taken his talents south for the winter and contributed to the enjoyment of barbershop harmony down there as he does with us in Ohio.  Keep up the good work, Buzz, and congratulations on your accomplishments.


2012 Annual Show-The Sequel

On May 5, The Derbytown Chorus performed the main parts of our March show at the beautiful Performing Arts Center in Medina, OH.  Chapter quartets, Gear Shiftin', Summit Chordsmen and Keyed Up also performed to a very appreciative audience.  Guest quartets What's Next and 4 Way Stop added their talents to top off the evening.  An afterglow at Jo Jo's in Medina allowed us to wind down a bit and of course do a little more singing.

Word is that this is an event that may be repeated next year, so watch for future announcements.

(Note:) My apologies to Gear Shiftin'.  I did not get a photo of them at Medina.



Since there were no Bulletin issues in March or April, I will catch up with those birthdays first, then do the current ones.

Dennis Conrad-3/4
Vic Dandrea-3/4
Matt Sherer-3/4
Tom Andrjwski-4/13
Tom Duplaga-3/14
Scott Foltz-3/15
Vic Estafen-3/16
Jack Huggins-3/16
Terry Arman-3/17

David Breen-4/3
Bob Gest-4/3
Oscar Fraley-4/12
Scott Giles-4/12
Ray Stone-4/13
Bryan Waters-4/18
Allen Foltz-4/19
Keith Fuller-4/23
Guyles Clifford-4/29
Jim Heaton-4/30

Charlie Wilson-5/5
Dennis Siwik-5/14
Tom Gentry-5/23
Lou Elliott-5/27
Jim Murfin-5/31


Upcoming Performances

June 2-National Anthem at Progressive Field

June 22-Fairlawn Concert

Check the High Notes for details and updates.