Monday, August 4, 2008

ABC'S of singing

D = Diaphragmatic Support. Develop the strength and coordination of the diaphragm and become a pro at controlling the speed of the airflow released, the quantity of the airflow released and the consistency of the airflow released.

By vocal coach Yvonne DeBandi

Bud's World

Bible Puns

Q: Why did Samson try to avoid arguing with Delilah?
A: He didn’t want to split hairs.
Q: What was the secret of Delilah getting into Samson’s house?
A: She picked his locks.
Q: Why didn’t Pharaoh let the Israelites go into the wilderness after the first six plagues?
A: He was in de Nile.

I was just wondering…

Shouldn’t the boy’s bicycle be the one without the crossbar?
Will the ‘Rapture’ be called a “Separation of church and state?”
What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

From the Choir Loft

What a wonderful group of singers we have in our church choir. They are a talented group, who prove just how talented they are every week. To have a choir sing 4 separate parts every week is truly remarkable. I want to thank them for their time and dedication. If you would like to join us, we would welcome you with open arms. No auditions necessary. Just see Bud and volunteer. If you can’t volunteer, at least give us a compliment.

Wit or Wisdom?
"Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want,
but the realization of how much you already have."

~ Anonymous
“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
~ Anonymous
“Everything works out in the end. If it hasn't worked out, it's not the end.”
~ Anonymous
A little girl asked her mother, "Can I go outside and play with the boys?" Her mother replied, "No, you can’t play with the boys, they’re too rough." The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked, "If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?"

Today in History August 3

1975 – The New Orleans ‘Super Dome’ was dedicated
1967 – 45,000 U.S. soldiers were sent to Vietnam by President Johnson
1958 – The nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus, 1st vessel to cross the North Pole underwater
1944 – At the Auschwitz concentration camp 4,000 gypsies were gassed in one day
1926 – Tony Bennett (singer) was born in Yonkers, New York
1923 – Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President upon the death of President Warren Harding
1863 – Saratoga racetrack was opened in New York State
1492 – Christopher Columbus set sail for the “New World” from Palos, Spain

Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email:
For choir / chorus or church music updates:

Quote from my father

"He is a sophistical rhetorician inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity."

~ Bud’s father