|Type of post:||Club news|
|Posted By:||Dick Bushell|
|Date Posted:||Tue, 18 Feb 2020|
We received some great news early in the new year. Hills Shire Council gave us a Community Funding Grant, valued at $3,400, to cover the cost of using their hi-tech 350 seat Pioneer Theatre for our October concert. We are now into full planning mode.
On our first “Bring a mate” barbershop taster night, 15 guys had a great time singing and socialising with chorus members, experiencing barbershop and the joy of singing together. The following rehearsal we had seven returnees and a couple more who intend to come back in the future. We are going to do our best to keep them singing with us.
We took on a very demanding job of singing to the passing crowds at the NSW senior week celebrations Three sets a day for two days with only our retirees and those who could take time off work available. A great Barbershop awareness raising opportunity because over the two days, thousands went to the concert, hundreds stayed to watch and listen and all of them were smiling, singing along and having a good time. Occasionally, we created a bit of a pedestrian blockage but we will always remember the large, very multicultural crowd singing the chorus of “I am Australian”. A very emotional experience.
Straight from the ICC to the Eastern Region Workshop weekend with three more days of singing. Great company, excellent educators and a new venue that work really well. The Saturday night concert was of a very high standard and the 250 folks in the audience were well entertained
A huge month of Barbershop action, and what fun we have had.