Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You are cordially invited

You are cordially invited to join The Sheridan Community Chorus. This is one of the most exciting, fastest growing, most talented choruses in Sheridan, NY. Some consider this chorus one of the most potent and vital choral influences in Sheridan today. The chorus will be singing in front of an estimated 6,000 people during its patriotic concerts in June/July of 2008.

The chorus rehearses at The Sheridan United Methodist Church (2679 Route 20) in Sheridan, NY 14135. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7:15 - 8:30 pm and Thursday evenings 7:00 - 8:30 pm. No auditions necessary. Members are asked only to make as many rehearsals as possible.

PracticeTrax CD's are supplied to each singer. PracticeTrax are a great way to teach individual voice parts to choir members. Each PracticeTrax contains the recording of the entire musical with the specific choir member's part louder than the others, so you can rehearse your part at home.

For more information contact Bud @ (716) 934-7734 (

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Today's Funny

Moving Testimony

Three buddies die in a car crash, and they go to heaven. There, they are all asked, "When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning, what would you like to hear them say about you?"

The first guy says, "I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man."

The second guy says, "I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow."

The last guy replies, "I would like to hear them say, 'Look! He's moving!'"

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Sheridan Community Chorus project

If each chorus member invites two people to join our chorus, we will reach the magical number of 100 singers.

What will happen when we reach the magical number of 100 singers?

The birds will sing louder, the sun will shine brighter, your children will be more polite, the mpg of your car will increase, your flowers will bloom longer, your boss will appreciate you, and Bud will get a pleasant personality.

We need your help!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The 100 voice chorus

1 chorus member invites 2 people to join the chorus = 1 very happy conductor

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Choir & Chorus rehearsal was great

We had a great choir & chorus rehearsal last night at Sheridan United Methodist church.

Choir: Tues. 6:45 - 7:15 Chorus: Tues. 7:15 - 8:30 & Thurs. 7:00 - 8:30

We had a very strong turn out and more people are joining our ranks. Remember, our goal is to have 100 singers for our patriotic musical in June and July! I know we can do it together.

I need everyone to invite two people to join the chorus. Most of them will have a great time. The ones who won't, weren't really your friend anyway. (Just kidding!)

We have now been asked to sing at 8 separate venues. I will have to go back to taking vitamins.
Please listen to your PracticeTrax everyday you can.

I thank all of you for your continued support.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Choir / Chorus schedule

The church choir rehearses Tuesday nights from 6:45 - 7:15 pm

The Sheridan Community Chorus rehearses Tuesday nights from 7:15 - 8:30 pm
and rehearses Thursday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

All rehearsals are at Sheridan United Methodist church (2679 Route 20 Sheridan, NY 14135)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Today's Funny

Bud was experiencing a very tough time in his life. He felt his faith slipping and was desperate. He pulled out his Bible and decided to randomly open it up to get a word from God.

So he flipped pages and stopped at Matthew 27:5, which says, "Judas went out and hanged himself."

He thought he'd try it again and Luke 10:37 came up, where Jesus said, "Go and do thou likewise."

So he quickly flipped to another verse and landed on John 13:27, which says, "What you are about to do, do quickly."

Now you know why Bud became a church musician.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Today's funny

In the Driver's Seat...

The Pope lands at an airport just in time to get to an important meeting. His limo driver speedily takes off, but the Pope needs him to go faster in order to get to his meeting on time. The Pope asks the driver to switch places so the Pope can drive.
They speedily take off again, but unfortunately, the speeding car is stopped by a cop.
The police officer takes one look at the situation and radios in to police headquarters. He tells the chief that he's got a pretty important person on his hands.
The police chief asked, "Is he more important than the mayor?"
The cop said, "Yes."
Then the chief asked, "Is he more important than the governor?" The cop said, "Yes."
Then the chief asked, "Is he more important than the President?" The cop said, "Yes."
Finally, the chief asked, "How important can he be?"
The cop said, "I don't know, but he's got the Pope for a driver."

Friday, April 18, 2008

Today's Funny

A little girl asked her father, "How did the human race come about?"

The father answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so all mankind was made."

Two days later she asks her mother the same question. The mother answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys, and we developed from them."

The confused girl returns to her father and says: "Dad, how is it possible that you told me that the human race was created by God and Mom says we developed from monkeys?"

The Father answers, "That's simple, honey. I told you about the origin of my side of the family, and your mother told you about her side."
Chorus rehearsals for our upcoming patriotic musical: 'Our Flag Was Still There' have begun. Rehearsals are Tuesdays: 7:15 - 8:30 pm and Thursdays: 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Sheridan United Methodist church (2679 Route 20 in Sheridan). PracticeTrax cd's with your individual part are supplied to make learning your part easy.Our first concert is Saturday, June 28 in front of 5,000 people. The piece ends with a vocal arrangement of Sousa's 'Stars & Stripes' march. We need you.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Today's funny

Cute Kid“s Answers to Grown-up Relationship Questions

How Would You Make a Marriage Work?

"Tell your wife that she looks pretty,
even if she looks like a truck."

- Ricky, age 10 (the boy already understands)

Thought of the day

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

~Doug Larson

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sheridan Community Chorus

We have been asked to sing at the upcoming Grape Festival in Silver Creek.
Saturday, September 20 @ 2:00 pm.
We will be presenting 'Our Flag Was Still There' near the gazebo in front of First United Church.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sheridan Community Chorus

Our patriotic musical season has begun! Last night, the chorus members had their first look at the video of our upcoming patriotic musical: 'Our Flag Was Still There.' The reaction was overwhelming! The David T. Clydesdale musical is great!

Regular rehearsals begin this Tuesday (7:15 - 8:30) and Thursday (7:00 - 8:30). I hope you will join us. Linda Cloud is calling and mailing information & invitations to every name on our list. We would like each chorus member to invite two new people to join our chorus. (Come on, don't be shy!)

We will have another viewing session this Sunday (4/20) @ Sheridan United Methodist church at 7:00 pm. Choral books and PracticeTrax will be available.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sheridan Community Chorus patriotic concert schedule...

Tentative Patriotic concerts:

Saturday, June 28 @ 8:00 pm at Willow Creek Winery (Sheridan)

Tuesday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm at St. Columban's On the Lake

Sunday, July 6 @ 7:00 pm at Sheridan United Methodist church (Sheridan)

Tuesday, July 8 @ 7:15 pm at Lakeshore Nursing facility (Irving)

Sunday, July 13 @ 3:00 pm at Cattaraugus Christian Camp (Cattaraugus)
Saturday, September 20 @ 2:00 pm at The Grape Festival (Silver Creek)
*Times listed are starting times will be one hour earlier*

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thought of the day

Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.

~ Will Rogers

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sheridan Community Chorus rehearsal schedule

Sunday, April 13 @ 7:00 pm at The Sheridan United Methodist church
(2678 Route 20)...
The viewing of our patriotic cantata: 'Our Flag Was Still There.'

Tuesday, April 15 @ 7:15 pm Chorus rehearsal @ The Sheridan United Methodist church

Thursday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm Chorus rehearsal @ The Sheridan United Methodist church

Sunday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm at The Sheridan United Methodist church
(2678 Route 20)...
The viewing of the patriotic cantata: 'Our Flag Was Still There.'

After April 20, we're back on our regular rehearsal schedule of...
Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:30 pm @ The Sheridan United Methodist church
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm @ The Sheridan United Methodist church

Today's Funny

A young Ivy League lawyer was driving to a hearing in another town, which he was late for. While driving through back streets, the lawyer, in a rush, decided not to stop at a stop sign, but rather slow down.

As he continued on his way, he saw a state trooper pull up behind him with lights on. After checking his speedometer, the young lawyer decided the officer must be wanting to pass him. Reluctantly, he slows down and allows the officer space to continue on. However, when he pulls over, the officer pulls up directly behind him.

As the officer approaches the car, the lawyer rolls down his window and with a smug expression asks, "How can I help you?"

The officer replies, "Do you recall pulling straight through a stop sign at the intersection about a mile back?"

"Well, I slowed down."

"Well, in this state, stop signs mean stop, not slow down."

The young lawyer, feeling cocky, thought he could outwit the small town cop: "If you can prove to me what the difference between stopping and slowing down really is, I'll pay the ticket, if not, you have to let me go."

The officer thought about it for a moment, then replied, "Okay. Sounds like a fair deal. Get out of your car."

The lawyer rolls his eyes, and proceeds to get out of his car.

The officer unsheathes his nightstick, and begins to mercilessly beat the lawyer to the ground.

He paused for a moment and smiled: "Now, would you like me to stop? Or should I just slow down?"

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Joke & an invitation

One day God was looking down at Earth and saw all of the rascally behavior going on. So He called one of His angels and sent the angel to Earth for a time. When he returned, he told God, "Yes, it is bad on Earth; 95% are misbehaving and only 5% are not."

God thought for a moment and said, "Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion." So God called another angel and sent him to Earth for a time.

When the angel returned, he went to God and said, "Yes, it's true. The Earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are being good."

God was not pleased. So He decided to e-mail the 5% that were good, because he wanted to encourage them, and give them a little something to help them keep going.

Do you know what the e-mail said?

Okay, I was just wondering, because I didn't get one either.

You are cordially invited to...
The Sheridan Community Chorus patriotic musical viewing on Sunday, April 13 @ 7:00 PM @ Sheridan United Methodist Church
Come hear & see our upcoming patriotic musical: 'Our Flag Was Still There'

Everyone is invited!
Bring a friend!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The kid's view of parents...

How Can a Stranger Tell If Two People Are Married?

"You might have to guess based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids."
- Derrick, age 8


There will not be a choir/chorus rehearsal tonight (4/8).

The next rehearsal is planned for Tuesday, 4/15 at 7:00 pm at The Sheridan United Methodist Church (Route 20 in Sheridan, NY).

The patriotic musical 'Our Flag Was still There' has arrived in Sheridan! It came via UPS yesterday (to the wrong address). It will take me a few days to organize the books & PracticeTrax.

I would like to have an unveiling on Sunday, 4/13/08 at 7:00 pm at The Sheridan United Methodist Church. A time we can relax and watch the entire video. This is a time to invite prospective singers to join us. My goal is to have 100 singers, but a minimum of 75!
My motto will be: "75 OR ELSE!"

Monday, April 7, 2008

Great concert last night (4/6)

The Sheridan/Cattaraugus Choruses and the First United church hand bell choir had our concert last night at The Holy Trinity R. C. church in Dunkirk, NY.

Everyone did a fantastic job.

The Chorus was nearly flawless as were our two talented soloists (Jan Delcamp & Rich Dingledy). The chorus presented moments of soft, delicate phrases contrasted to periods of powerful passion. Jordan showed how indispensable he is on the sound system. Thanks to David Allen for the use of his sound system. Thanks to all of you for your help setting everything up and tearing down all of the equipment.

The hand bell choir proved how well and impressive hand bell music can be in the right hands (even though they used both hands).

The audience was responsive and the parish showed their hospitality by hosting a wonderful reception following the concert.

Thanks to everyone involved...thank you Father David.

Rehearsals will start within two weeks for our patriotic musical: 'Our Flag was still there.'

I hope they will begin no later than Tuesday, April 15.

Please begin inviting singers to join our chorus. Our goal is 100 singers.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

New words for "mature" singers of an old kid's song

"Jesus Loves Me".
(Mature singers version)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow,
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.

Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.
When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song.
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."
When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love.
I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Weekend plans (4/6/08)

This is the weekend of our last performance of 'I've Seen Jesus.'

Sunday (4/6) morning at Sheridan United Methodist our church choir warms up at 10:00.

At 10:30 am, our church choir will be singing. (We'd love to have you join us!)

The Sheridan Community Chorus will be singing the Easter musical: 'I've Seen Jesus' at Holy Trinity R.C. church (1032 Central Ave. Dunkirk, NY) at 6:00 pm. The chorus members are to report at 5:00 pm.

We could use set-up help at 4:00 pm. The hand bell choir and chorus will be setting up at the same time.

We could also use help following the cantata to pack up and unload in Sheridan/Silver Creek.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Thought of the Day

A number of years ago, a submarine being tested had to be submerged for several hours. Upon returning to harbor, the captain was asked, "How did that terrible storm last night affect you?" Surprised, the captain exclaimed, "Storm? We didn't even know there was one!" Their submarine had been so far beneath the surface that it had reached what sailors refer to as "the cushion of the sea"--a depth in the ocean where the waters below are never stirred despite any commotion on the surface.
In our fast-paced world, it is a challenge to slow down and remember that God is in control. We are a society of "do-everything," "go-everywhere," "get-it-done" people who mistakenly believe we can handle everything if we just keep going. In reality, we need to become so submerged in God's peace that no matter what's happening in our lives, we are able to remain as calm as "the cushion of the sea."