|Script For Thursday's Meeting
7:00 PM - No meeting tonight. Instead those who would like to go see the Cleveland Chorus Charlotte Send Off Show.
Repertory: America the Beautiful, Armed Forces Medley, California Here I Come, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Darkness on the Delta, Georgia on My mind, God Bless America, Hello Mary Lou, I’m Sittin’ on Top of the World, It’s the Music that Brings Us Together, Let’s Get Away from it All, Old Folks at Home, Star Spangled Banner, Welcome Song, When She Loved Me, When There’s Love at Home, Yesterday, and You Tell Me Your Dream
I am an Army-brat born in Detroit, MI. My family moved around so much that by the time I graduated high school I had attended 10 different schools. During my senior year, I joined the Army on delayed entry and spent the next 20 years being all I could be, with a focus on helicopter maintenance and Quality Control. After my military retirement in 1999, I moved back to the Huntsville area to find employment with the US Army's Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), where I currently work supporting Apache helicopters.
Between us, my wife and I have 7 children and (so far) 6 grandchildren. We have both been active in community theater in Huntsville. I have appeared onstage in over 20 plays. Although Gina has been onstage a few times, she prefers to direct or work backstage. Gina is currently a board member for Theater Huntsville.
I joined the Barbershop Harmony Society in 2004. I have been a member of 5 Dixie District choruses; I am an honorary member of the 13th Colony Sound chorus in Savannah, GA; and I once sang in a chapter gig as a guest member of the Sea Breeze Singers in Corpus Christi, TX. I have been on the competition stage with 7 registered quartets in the Dixie District (best finish was 9th). I competed 4 times at Internationals with the Music City Chorus, and twice with the Dixie Seniors Chorus at Midwinter.
I am currently a member of the Sentimental Gentlemen quartet in Birmingham but I'm very happy to be a member of the Choo Choo Chorus and I'm looking forward to big things in the future. Mel