Club News - The Blenders - April 2016

Club News - The Blenders - April 2016
Type of post: Club news
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016
The Blenders are looking forward to hosting the Sunshine Region competition on the 23rd April. Planning has been under way for some time now to make sure everyone has a fantastic day regardless of whether they are singing or are there to support their chorus. We are looking forward to a great weekend of singing and comradery with all our barbershop friends, families and their friends.
The Blenders were asked to perform with the Brisbane City Salvation Army Band at their Brisbane City Temple on Easter Saturday. The MD of the band is none other than Tim Green (aka – Bass from Blindside). Tim set us the task of learning 3 songs in quick time to perform with the band. I am pleased to say that we rose to the task and enjoyed a large and very receptive audience. The highlight of the afternoon was, I believe, Sinner Saved by Grace, performed by The Blenders and backed by the amazing brass band. It involved solo and quartet performances with the chorus providing the support for the main choruses. It was spine tingling stuff. You know what I mean. We all experience it in barbershop.

Upcoming events for The Blenders include Voices in Paradise, which seems to get bigger and better every year. Registrations are rolling in so it should be a fantastic day for all involved. The day concludes with an evening concert where all the participants will get to strut their newly acquired skills to a very enthusiastic audience. Anyone interested can log onto the VIP website for information and registration.
One of the highlights of the year for The Blenders is the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Tweed Heads. It is a very moving and emotional service for all of us and always helps us keep our feet on the ground when we remember the sacrifices made by so many all those years ago.
Ian Mackey  Secretary