AIM Weekend: January 18 - 20
It's time to look forward to our next Regional get-together, the popular January Adventures In Music weekend. We are so pleased to announce that our guest faculty person will be none other than the fabulous Becki Hine. Master 700 Director of the Song of Atlanta
Chorus, Becki has been directing the chorus since 1993. Together they have won 10
regional championships and five International top ten medals, including their
latest fifth place finish at the Sweet Adelines International
competition in Denver this month.
Becki is in high demand as a chorus and quartet coach and
enjoys traveling around the world to share her infectious passion for
performance and vocal excellence. As a Certified
Showmanship Judge, she has judged Regional Sweet Adeline
competitions throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. She has
also served as a judge for the European Barbershop Contest (held in the
Netherlands) and for the Barbershopping in Germany (BinG) Contest in Germany.
Becki is passionate about promoting barbershop among young
singers, and has served as clinician and judge at the International Rising Star
Quartet competition, region 23 Young Women in Harmony contests, and youth
festivals and workshops throughout the southeastern United States and in
Married to long-time barbershopper Clay Hine, highly
regarded arranger, baritone of the International championship quartet FRED and
director of the Atlanta Vocal Project chorus, Becki is rightfully proud of her
dynamic barbershop family. Her daughter Melody sings on the front row of Song
of Atlanta Show Chorus and son Camden performs with the Atlanta Vocal Project
Pre-Register for AIM weekend with your chorus contact person. Choruses can email their
pre-registration forms by Thursday, January 10, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org,
then mail their checks payable to Pacific Shores Region 12 for the
registration fees to Sherry Rowe, 1580 Charm Way, Sacramento, CA 95835.
Pre-registration for members is $20. Youth pre-registration is $10. At
the door, $25 members, and $12.50 for Youth.
San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
Host Chorus: Mission Valley
Rooms will be $109.00
(the same as last year)
This rate includes free self parking
for overnight guests
Reservations must be made by Friday, January 4thOnline room reservations
are now just a click away with ResLink at San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
Here’s MUSIC to SING – Just for You
Carol Johnson, a member of Diablo Vista Chorus whose
arrangements are available through Sweet Adelines International, has given two arrangements to the members of Region 12; Tell Me Why and Mary's A Grand Old Name.
For each song, there are two versions
- one for adult women, and one for Young Women In Harmony.
Carol said that at our recent AIM weekend she realized how
few regional songs we share and are able to sing together. She set about arranging some public domain pieces
for all of us to share. The
first two of these pieces are being distributed to Region 12 as a gift. They are ours to sing free of charge. Just print what you need and sing. Your quartet can sing them, and so can
your chorus. We can sing them in
rehearsal; we can sing them for performance. Most of all, we can sing them when we get together.
You can download the sheet music here. You will be prompted to log in to the website as a member before you can access this page. (Audio tracks are not yet
Thank you, Carol, for such a marvelous gift.
SAVE THE DATE
SUMMER SPECTACULAR...NEW BEGINNINGS
JUNE 28-30, 2013
SIMPSON UNIVERSITY, REDDING, CA
Nov 24th; 2:00pm
Convention Center, San Jose
Dec 1st; 2:00pm
Chorus Jingle Bell Tea
Spirit Center, Modesto
Dec 1st; 2:30pm
Diablo Vista's Annual Show
Dean Lesher Center for the Performing Arts, Walnut Creek
Dec 1st; 6:00pm
Red Bluff High
Dec 8th; 11:30 & 3pm
Jingle Bell Tea
Community Center, Saratoga
Dec 8th; 2:00pm
Dec 8th; 2:00pm
Xpress Holiday Show
Dec 19th; 7:00pm
Presbyterian Church of Petaluma, Petaluma
NOVICE and DOUBLE QUARTETS WANTED!
For those who missed it last year, there is now ONE parade of both Novice Quartets and Double Quartets with one drawing for order of appearance. It happens Saturday night January AIM weekend.
Participants receive written comments from Region 12’s top coaches, and they will receive performance level letters (B, C, etc.) No points will be given. The panel of coaches do not declare a winner based on performance points. Each group of four or eight singers will be expected to sing two songs in the barbershop style.
DON’T WAIT! Start now to create some fun. The AUDIENCE chooses the most entertaining ensembles for “Lettuce Entertain You” Award. You’ll want to be there to cheer on the ensembles from your chorus to help them win the entertainment prize.
Download the forms for Novice Quartets
and Double Quartets
and be sure to send it in by the deadline of December 23rd, 2012.
Contact Shelley Culp