Newsletter for August 19

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Posted By: David Murphree
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, Aug 17 2021
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August 19, 2021


Dave Rack - 2011 Barbershopper of the Year

In This E-mail
  • Script For Thursday's Meeting
  • From The Prez
  • Dave Rack has Passed

Chapter Meeting, Thursday, August 19, 7 PM. ay - Click HERE to join the Zoom meeting, and when asked enter the meeting ID: 828 1815 8438, and the passcode: 287835.

Family and Friends Night, This event is on hold.

North River Civic Center, Friday, November 19. Details later. Tentative.

Garden Plaza, Saturday, December 11. Arrive at 1 PM to sing at 2 PM. Uniform will be decided later.

Dave Rack Has Passed

David Lawrence Rack, 78, died peacefully on August 13, 2021 surrounded by his beloved children. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he will be remembered for his strength, courage, and unconditional love to his family.

David was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served his country in the Vietnam War. David retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after thirty years as a Special Agent, followed by ten years as an investigator for Unum Insurance.

He enjoyed his retirement years with his wife Sondra, spoiling his grandchildren, singing in the Choo Choo Chorus, and cooking large meals for his family. Some of the happiest times were in recent

Script For Thursday's Meeting

7:00 PM - Thursday - This meeting is only on Zoom for the next couple of weeks.

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 

From The Prez

With the rise of cases from the the Delta variant impacting the area, the Board has determined that we will use Zoom only for our weekly meetings the last two weeks of August. We hope to resume face to face gatherings September 2nd. Also, we have agreed to purchase a new Website administrator for the Chorus. It should meet every need imaginable for us. David Murphree will demo the site via Zoom one of these two weeks while we distance from each other. Our Friends & Family night (September 26th) and Christmas Show (December 4th) are still on the docket at present. “ See” y’all Thursday via Zoom! Until then, KTTWS. SteveG

Dave Rack Continued

years when the family would gather together at the beach and prepare enough food “to feed a Field Army."

David is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Sondra and survived by his siblings, James Rack, Laurie Rack, and Geoffrey Rack; his children, Marie (Kyle) Stone, Rachael (Dan) Szymanski, Matthew (Sheri Goulart) Rack, Sarah (Zach) Moody, and Anna (David) Roberts; his grandchildren, David Stone, Lauren Stone, Zander Moody, Olivia Moody, Beth Szymanski, Gabby Szymanski, Sam Rack, Liam Roberts, and Savannah Roberts. Due to COVID-19, the family will hold a private service followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Chattanooga at 4411 Oakwood Drive Chattanooga, TN 37416. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 44 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tennessee 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at

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The Choo Choo Chorus is the performing unit of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

We meet almost every Thursday night at Ponders, 4203 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411.

You can call (423) 265-SING for more information or see our website

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