Newsletter for August 26

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Posted By: David Murphree
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, Aug 22 2021
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August 26, 2021


What To Do When There is No Photograph

In This E-mail
  • Script For Thursday's Meeting
  • From The Prez
  • A Dave Rack Memory
  • Darkness Due To Delta

Chapter Meeting, Thursday, August 26, 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, Thursday, September 23, 7 PM, Ponders. 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.

A Dave Rack Memory

I was sorry to hear about my friend Dave's passing. When his wife's health declined he asked me to take his business manager role for the chorus. I rode with him to COTS training in his F-150 and many times from practice when I was recovering from a seizure. He was showing signs of dementia and had occasional falls while caring for his grandson so he moved to Alexion. We talked several times by phone during Covid restrictions. When Sheila and I made final plans we chose a cemetary plot at Mount Olivet. Unknown to us Dave's plot was one row away. I saw that his plot had a bench. I mentioned this to Dave and he said visitors to our plot were welcome to use his bench. He would put up a coffee can for donations. I'm guessing he never did that. Rich Ptacin

Script For Thursday's Meeting

7:00 PM - Thursday - The meeting is only on Zoom this week.

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

Our overall numbers were down on the Zoom meeting, but I understand why some chose not to participate. We listened to several song possibilities for our Christmas Show, and got a nice introduction to our new Website from David Murphree. We are slowly moving into the 21st Century! Let Jimmy know your thoughts concerning songs to be sung at this year’s Show!

Please know that our decision to cancel in person meetings for a couple of weeks was made out of extreme caution for our membership. No one wanted to put things on hold, but all felt it was the right call at this time. Let’s keep both Ron’s in our prayers as they are experiencing health issues. Zoom with us next Thursday if able; looking forward to seeing everyone at Ponder’s on September 3rd! Until then, KTTWS! SteveG

Darkness Due To Delta

When it's...darkness due to delta
and our hearts are feeling gloom
When it's darkness due to delta
Let us linger in the shelter of a Zoom

Men are singing all around me
We’re singin' sweet and low
Lord, I'm lucky its not found me
That would be to me a really awful blow

We’re Lounging by the TV
Listenin' to our Director calming our woes
There’s Laughter on the TV
Cause no one's heart is heavy
Time to learn new songs for future shows

When it's darkness due to delta
And the end is not in sight
When it's darkness due to delta
Let’s prepare for when it is a normal night

Let’s prepare.......for when it is.......a normal night.
(finish the Tag in your head) SteveW

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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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