With Tom Woodall in Portland for the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention, rooting for the Sound of Illinois and After Hours, this week’s report will be (maybe mercifully!) short. Twenty hardy Coles County men came out in spite of Excessive Heat Warnings and put in a good night’s work. We sang through songs for repertoire, including several selections for church sings, and did some refresher work on our contest uptune, “There Is Something About A Soldier”.
In a bit of forward thinking, Tim Woodall introduced us to a wonderfully complex arrangement of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” which will be featured during our Christmas Benefit Concerts in December. The song helped us forget the 100+ degree Heat Index outside.
It was good to have Doug Finkbiner back with us again. As Membership VP Ron Hawkins reminds us, we’re halfway through 2012 and about a third of our way toward our goal of “12 in ’12″.
It’s great being a barbershopper in farm country! Despite what may be an awful year for Illinois’ corn crop, because of extremely dry weather since early May, Bruce Condill had harvested enough to offer sweet corn to anyone who wanted some to take home.
And, as Tom promised last week, here are the answers to last week’s “We Ain’t Got Rhythm” quiz (link opens a PDF document).