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posted Jun 11, 2018, 9:58 AM by Kathy Scheel

Next Tuesday is our Girls' Night Out, when we invite women to come and meet us, learn vocal skills, hear about the elements of singing in 4-part harmony, learn a tag, and then participate in our rehearsal.  But we NEED YOUR HELP.  

  1. Invite your singing friends.  Even if you've invited them before, it's very possible that their lives have changed and they now have time to come and sing.  Diane Watson's email had great suggestions on ways to share the news about singing in OSC.  We've had great responses from Meetup in the last few months, so put a personal note on there to let everyone know why you sing with OSC, what you learn, what keeps you coming back each week.
  2. Tell us how many guests you expect  - Send a note to me, Lynne Rice, and Janet Owen so we can be prepared with the right number of copies and Kathi Mitts can make the proper number of guest folders.  Help them be ready.
  3. Come early to help make our guests feel welcome.  If it's just a small group of guests, your presence/voices will really help them when it's time to do the vocal exercises and learn the tag.  It's pretty scary to sing with strangers, so let's do everything we can to help them feel comfortable.
  4. Model the behavior that amplifies our values statement.  Be....
    • Passionate about our music
    • United through our love of singing
    • Dedicated to musical excellence and lifelong learning
    • Inspired by bonds of friendship
    • .....and be on time (please)
SCHEDULE - June 19, 2018

  • 5:30-6:00 -  Set up chairs (facing the kitchen so less distraction when members start arriving), set up refreshments
  • 6:00-6:05 – Guests check in, get badges, handouts, find a chair, grab a cookie
  • 6:05-7:00 -  Session – about OSC, vocal lesson, teach a tag
  • 7:00-7:30 -  Get guest folders, introduce to section leaders, do voice placements, refreshments
  • 7:30-7:45 -  Warmups with chorus, announcements, introduce guests
  • 7:45-9:30 -  Regular rehearsal
  • 9:30-10:30 - Afterglow at Denny's (invite guests to come along)
Next day -  Your kindness can make the difference to these future members of OSC.