Re: SPAM-LOW: Re: [bbshop] Re: who sings on your jamboree
- I have to say, this is one of the reasons the Singing Buckeyes hosts the
Invitational each year. Less regimented, more geared towards the average
singer. Not a cash cow.............. an everyman gig.
At 05:25 PM 5/30/2007, ENau@... wrote:
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>How about doing away with the jamborees, shows of champions and all the
>extra folderol at conventions and allowing more time for hospitality
>rooms, afterglows and the chance for EVERYONE to sing?
>If we are becoming more subordinate and being forced to sit and listen
>longer, why do we help promote that malaise? Indy was a great convention
>for me, not because of the shows and contests, but because of the lobby
>singing each night well into the early morning hours.
>If we want people to attend conventions, let's allow them to participate
>in the hobby by singing, not always listening. It might be a way to combat
>shrinking attendances etc. I know lots of guys who are just flat-out tired
>of the constant listening. By the time they get to the participation part,
>it's midnight or later . . . and they're facing a six-hour drive home the
>Because we, as members, are worth it. So, let's consider doing away with
>the cash-cow shows and jamborees etc., and let's start allowing the
>average member a chance to line up with three other guys and bust one for
>his own amazement and amusement. And when we do, invite me to THAT
>convention . . . I'll be there. I love hospitality rooms and the
>informality of the hobby as much as anything else. When that's gone, I can
>stay home and catch the rest of the alleged convention on a web cast and
>not miss a thing . . . . except the singing, which is why I joined in the
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>From: "Michael Burkhart"
>I like to hear the best choruses, too. But if it comes down to either the
>best 3 or the plateau winners, give me the plateau winners every time.
>I'd like to take this opportunity to whine about the fact (only opinion,
>actually) that our hobby has become entirely too much of a spectator sport
>and not enough of a paticipatory sport. Somebody described it earlier as
>"sit down and shut up."
>The best in a plateau deserves to be heard and deserves to be recognized for
>the participation and the hard work, IMHO. So does the second-place big
>chorus obviously, but only those of who have struggled with one-man
>sections, can truly appreciate the hurdles that must be overcome.
>I thoroughly enjoy hearing the Big Apple chorus, but I can buy their CD.
>The Jamboree may be the only chance I get to hear the wonderful sound
>produced by the 18 men of the chorus from East Overshoe, NJ.
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- Dear Harmo-Nuts and Harmo-Nettes,
Arranger Walter Latzko has completed his 1000th barbershop arrangement.
From the many titles submitted by you, the song selected was "Margie," as
Walter had never arranged that number before. I think maybe it appealed to
him more than the others because, as you may know, his wife goes by the same
In any event, the lady who submitted the winning title for consideration is
Ms. June Noble of Central Valley, NY. She will receive her well-deserved
prizes, a free copy of BSU's new DVD-CD collection, "Commencement" and a
Kenny Ray "Raise The Roof" solo CD. Congratulations to the winner, and to
Walter for his fine achievement.
For Latzko arrangements, write to Walter and Margie at wlatzko@....
If you're interested in BSU recordings, you can order from these links:
Kenny Ray (Hatton), Lead, Bluegrass Student Union
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