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Region 12

September 2011 News & Updates

Last-Minute Signups TODAY for Personal Vocal Instruction and
Quartet Coaching with Regional Faculty
at AIM Weekend
Reminder to sign up by September 7th for your PVI session (30 minutes) or Quartet coaching (1 hour) with regional faculty at AIM weekend. Contact Sharon Carlson, Regional Faculty Coordinator: to reserve your time.

Sept 15-18 AIM Weekend

It's going to be one of the best weekends ever!

Hotel Information:

San Ramon Marriott  (click for map)

2600 Bishop Drive 

San Ramon, CA 94583 

Phone: 925-867-9200 


To book a room, use Event Code: SWESWEA. Room prices are $99+tax for all rooms in our block (single, double, triple, or quad). Reservations must be made directly with the hotel. Mention that you are with the Sweet Adelines group. Note: your registration fee does NOT include parking this year. Parking for overnight guests is $5.00 per day.

The Regional Management Team sends thanks to all who stay at the hotel. Fulfilling our room block commitment guarantees that we can use the hotel function space for free during that weekend!


Remember to download and print your copy of "I Believe in Music" for AIM weekend.
Click here to get it...

Also, keep buying those HOW tickets..  and chorus reps, bring the money to AIM.

Shirley_KoutSpecial Event at AIM
River Lights Chorus will be hosting a reception to honor Shirley Kout's 50 years with Sweet Adelines immediately following the Pep Rally. It will be held in the Presidential Suite, Room 670.

Fall Shows & Events

Saturday, September 10
7:00 pm
Don’t Call It Frisco! Songs & Stories of The City
Guest Quartet: Heavenly! 3rd Place Region 12 Medalists.
Mildred Owen Concert Hal,l 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica. More info:

Sunday, September 25

Sing-Abration! featuring Diablo Valley Chorus, Canzonet and Chin Chin, the magician
DVC Performing Arts Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. More info:

Sunday, October 2
Barbecue and Barbershop - presented by Bay Area Showcase Chorus. Join us for some yummy BBQ and entertaining Barbershop! The chorus and quartets will entertain you in style.
Napradek Hall, 770 Montague Expressway, San Jose. More info:

Sunday, October 9
2pm - 6pm
PDQ Fundraiser: Pies, Pies & More Pies! Fun afternoon of bingo, pies and music.
38260 Dorsey Ct., Fremont. More info:

Saturday, October 15th
2:30pm and 7:30pm
We Have A Dream - Song of Sonoma
Evening show will have an after glow. 600 Acacia Ln, Santa Rosa. More info:

Saturday, November 5th
2pm and 6:30pm
A Rockin' Radio Show - produced by Radio Station KSVC and Sacramento Valley Chorus
Special guests: 2010 Far Western District Second Place/Silver Medalist Quartet, 95 North
Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael. More info:

Hello from FlipSide

FlipsideSo what have you all been up to this summer? You might have heard that there have been a few new quartets forming, and we are so excited that FlipSide is one of them! Friends for a long time, Merriann Cree, Margaret Leggett, Kathy Pecsar and Sandy Cope, have joined together for a new adventure of singing and fun. Over the years, we have sung with each other in different configurations and can't wait to see where this new combination takes us.

All four of us have been lucky to have sung in many quartets and have been blessed with the wonderful friendships that resulted. We have the utmost respect and admiration for all our friends that we have sung with and wish them the best of luck in their new adventures as well! FlipSide wishes all of the Region 12 competitors the best of luck at International! To our dear friends PDQ, Love Notes, Cheers and Bay Area Showcase - we know you will do awesome in Houston! And best of luck to Heavenly in the Rising Star contest. We will see you all at the AIM weekend in September!
In Harmony, Sandy, Kathy, Margaret, Merriann


HEAVENLY QUARTET appears on Good Day Sacramento

HeavenlyOur current YWIH Quartet Champions, Heavenly, made an exciting appearance on the morning TV show, Good Day Sacramento, on Sunday, Aug. 21st. They were spotted entertaining at a charity garage sale by Good Day staff the day before, and asked to entertain for the show the next morning. They performed two songs, were interviewed by the broadcasters, and when asked to improvise a musical intro for the next segment, the Car Tsar, came up with a classic barbershop tag, including personalized words on the spot! I was very impressed; not only with their polished musical performance, but with the professional way they presented themselves and represented Region 12. They even gave a plug for membership – BRAVO! Thank you Heavenly, we are very proud of you. Did you miss their TV performance?

You can watch a video clip by logging on to the Good Day Sacramento website as follows;
Log on to:
Click on the VIDEO tab In the Search box, at the bottom of the video images, search for Heavenly Quartet

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The new Region 12 website

The Region 12 website has been revamped and hopes to be your one-stop spot on the web for all useful regional information. There are two parts to the website, a public area and a members-only area. Much of the information you need is available in the public area. Look at each menu along the top and explore the website. Then, you'll want to log in as a member.

Please follow these instructions to log in as a member of Region 12:

1. Go to
2. Enter your user name - this has changed from our old site. Your new user name is your first name and your last name, in lower case, with no spaces. For example: annsmith
3. Enter your initial password, which is sasinger.
4. Once you have logged in, you should EDIT YOUR PROFILE. Right there on the members' home page, you'll see a link to Edit Your Profile. Click it, and enter all your information that you want to share with other members of Region 12. The public can not see this profile information. You can change your password here.

When you are logged in as a member, you will see an extra black toolbar at the top of your screen, with more menus to explore. Here you'll find chorus rosters, sheet music for special events, documents and other resources.

Director Search
Celebrity City Chorus of Las Vegas, Nevada, is looking for a new director for late fall 2011 as the current director is retiring following our Houston competition. This five-time Regional-winning, 8th place (2005) Sweet Adelines International chorus is eager to interview interested applicants.

If you’re talented and energetic plus looking for a GREAT opportunity in this gorgeous, lively community, please contact us at:; or call our search committee leader, Terrie, at (702) 612-9567. We will accept applications through Nov 1, 2011.

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