Friday, May 29, 2009

Sheridan Community Chorus

The Sheridan Community Chorus will present the patriotic cantata: 'Our Flag Was Still There' with two concerts only.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, June 2 @ 7:00 pm at The First Baptist Church of Silver Creek (32 Main Street / directly next door to the Petri Cookies office). Please enter through the rear entrance of the church. There is a church parking lot for your convenience. The first rehearsal will consist of viewing the DVD and a quick run - through.


Saturday, June 27 @ 8:00 pm at the Willow Creek Winery in Sheridan.
Sunday, July 12 @ 3:00 pm at the Cattaraugus Christian Camp (Cattaraugus, NY).

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sheridan Community Chorus

Only one week from the start of our chorus rehearsals.
We will start on Tuesday, June 2 at The First Baptist Church (32 Main Street - next door to the Petri Cookies office) in Silver Creek. ALL ARE INVITED!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Technology gone too far...

The new supermarket near our house uses all the cutting edge grocery technology. There's an automatic 'mister' in the produce section ... but just before it comes on, you hear the low rumble of distant thunder and an aroma-like fresh rain fills that corner of the store.
As you approach the dairy case, you hear cows softly lowing and you can smell freshly cut hay.
Down the canned vegetable aisle you can hear a hoe overturning the dirt and smell a good, earthy loam as you gaze at the corn and carrots and beans.
Down the bread aisle you get the aroma of freshly baked bread and can hear the sounds of a bakery hard at work.
I don't buy toilet paper there anymore.

Sheridan Community Chorus rehearsals begin on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 @ 7:00 pm at The First Baptist Church (32 Main Street, Silver Creek - directly next door to the Petri Cookies office). For all the basses, this is a new rehearsal location!!!!!!!
There is a church parking lot next to and behind the church. For convenience sake, please enter the rear entrance of the church.

Chorus concerts:
Saturday, June 26 @ 8:00 pm at Willow Creek Winery in Sheridan
Sunday, July 12 @ 3:00 pm at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Internet usage #101


An Introduction to Things Everyone Else Has Already Seen
Sub-Title: Don't Forward This!

Two Paragraphs or Less: Writing An Email People Will Actually Read

The Improbabilities of receiving an email from a Nigerian Princess

Origins and Proper Use of the Caps Lock Key

Should I Forward This Email? Three Questions to Ask Yourself

Lose vs. Loose: The Eternal Struggle

Links You Should Never Click: The Advanced Class

You Are Not the 1,000,000,000 Visitor - Why You Didn't Win

The Psychology of Web Page Design, or "Don't Click That Ad!"

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sheridan Community Chorus

I now have the music for our patriotic musical: 'Our Flag Was Still There.'
The PracticeTrax cd's will be available the week of 5/11/09.
I would like to begin rehearsals the beginning of June in Silver Creek.
Would you please do me a favor and see if you still have your 'Our Flag Was Still There' book from last year?

I look forward to seeing you all again!!!!!!


Friday, May 8, 2009

'Battle Hymns'

A battle arose between the Pastor and the Choir Director of The Lutheran Church of Grace. The first hint of trouble came when the Pastor preached on "dedicating yourselves to service" and the Choir Director chose to sing: "I Shall Not Be Moved."

Trying to believe it was a coincidence, the Pastor put the incident behind him. The next Sunday he preached on "giving." Afterwards, the choir squirmed as the director led them in the hymn: "Jesus Paid It All."

By this time, the Pastor was losing his temper. Sunday Morning attendance swelled as the tension between the two built. A large crowd showed up the next week to hear his sermon on "The sins of Gossiping." Would you believe the Choir Director selected "I Love To Tell The Story?"

There was no turning back. The following Sunday the Pastor told the congregation that unless something changed, he was considering resignation. The entire church gasped when the Choir Director led them in "Why Not Tonight?"

Truthfully, no one was surprised when the Pastor resigned a week later, explaining that Jesus had led him there and Jesus was leading him away. The Choir Director could not resist "What A Friend We Have In Jesus."

*The joke and characters in the joke are completely fictitious and any and all similarities between real characters and events is purely coincidental.*

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sheridan Community Chorus

The Sheridan Community Chorus will sing...

Saturday, June 27 @ 8:00 pm at the Willowfest pre-fireworks festivities. Willowfest is held at the Willow Creek Winery (2627 Chapin Road Sheridan, NY).

Sunday, July 12 @ 3:00 pm at the Cattaraugus Christian Camp (9714 Leon Road - Rt. 353 & County Road 6 in Cattaraugus, NY).

Chorus rehearsals will begin in the beginning of June at The First Baptist Church (32 Main Street in Silver Creek, NY) next door to the Petri Cookies office.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The meaning of 'Life'

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Monday, May 4, 2009

The first 'swine flew' pandemic ...

Happy anniversary to the 'PIANO'

It was on this day way back in 1655 - let's see, that's 354 years ago - that a man named Bartolomeo Cristofori was born. Mr. Cristofori had at least one brilliant idea in his life: He replaced the string-plucking mechanisms on a harpsichord with levered devices called hammers. This allowed the player to adjust the volume of the instrument by applying more or less force to the hammer when played.

His original name for the new instrument was "Harpsichord-that-plays-soft-and-loud." (Well, no one said Bartolomeo was gifted in marketing.) As the instrument grew in popularity among musicians, the name was shortened to just "soft-loud" and eventually just "soft."
In Italian, the word for "soft" is "piano."

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sheridan Community Chorus

We have been offered the use of the facilities at First Baptist Church in Silver Creek for our chorus rehearsals. The church would like to have our chorus present our patriotic musical. Would you be available to sing with us on Friday, July 3 @ 7:00 pm or on Sunday, July 5 @ 6:00 pm in Silver Creek?
Would you please let me know if you're available?

Our patriotic concert series plans so far include...

Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 8:00 pm at the Willowfest pre-fireworks. This is held at The Willowcreek Winery: 2627 Chapin Road in Sheridan, NY.

Sunday, July 13, 2009 @ 3:00 pm at the Cattaraugus County Christian Camp (9714 Leon Road - Rt. 353 & County Road 6) in Cattaraugus, NY.