Monday, March 24, 2008

Wanda and her mentor, Sherry Lewis of TuneTown Show Chorus

Piney Hills Harmony Chorus is privileged to have its director, Wanda, chosen to participate in the Sweet Adelines International mentoring program during 2007-2008. Her mentor is master director Sherry Lewis of TuneTown Show Chorus in Nashville, Tenn. Only about 10 directors worldwide are tapped for this honor each year.

Sherry visited with us in December, and another coaching session is scheduled in April. She is absolutely full of helpful hints and tips, for both Wanda and the chorus. We loved the first get-together with her, and we're looking forward to our next session as well.

These are some shots during the last visit. On one of them Sherry looks as if she's literally pushing Wanda to greatness! ;-}

Here is the Web site for the TuneTown chorus and for the director's page, if you'd like to read more about Sherry and/or the group as a whole:

Singing together knits our hearts together

Quite a few of our chorus members are going through their own health-related issues or other concerns at the moment -- or their families or loved ones are. Whatever the case, we hold them all close to our hearts in a circle of love and caring.

Here's an excerpt from an e-mail recently sent to the chorus from Lea:

"My Dear Sweet Sisters in Harmony,

"Don't know what I would have done without all of your support this last week. You guys are so wonderful and caring and that's just what I needed to help me get over the craziness that's going on right now. I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful flowers, the calls, emails, ecards, and visits while I was in the hospital and since I've been home. I love knowing that I am a part of such a loving group of Christian ladies ...."

Any of you Piney Hills Harmony members who ever need our help or our prayers, please do not hesitate to let us know. We want to be there for you. Singing together binds our hearts together.

Chorus members win WOW and Sparky awards

The ol' PHH Blogger is posting some of these latest items belatedly -- either b/c of her hectic schedule or b/c some unnamed artist husband almost constantly comandeers the computer!

Perhaps she can be forgiven b/c some of the posts even included herself among the topics ... such as this one. :-D

Among our news items ... A new award has been created for chorus members: the WOW, or Woman of Worth Award. It joins our already-established Sparky Award.

The first WOW recipient was Sallie Rose Hollis, top photo.

The bottom pic shows one of our most recent Sparky winners, Jerri Mahoney, aka Chica, who leads us in a virtual cheer a day or two in advance of every rehearsal.

Go, Chica!!!

Meet Piney Hills Harmony's two newest members!

We're proud to introduce our two newest additions to the chorus: Sarah Hollis of Princeton, La., a lead (center); and Sandra Draper of Haugton, La., a tenor (right). With them is Mary Stark of Shreveport, our vice president and membership director. Sandra boasts earlier Sweet Adeline experience from Shreveport's Pride of Dixie chapter, where Mary was also formerly a member.

We're so pleased to count these two great ladies among our Sisters in Harmony. Listen: Can't you hear the sound of applause in the background???

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the grungiest of them all?!?

Hello, all you Piney Hills Harmony Sisters in Song!

Here's a pic from the 2007 Chorus Breakfast, which most of you know continued our "Grunge" theme from previous years. This is our grand-prize winner, the grungiest of them all, Sharon H. (last name protected for privacy reasons at this time! :-)

She allowed me to post this photo after I "photoshopped" it. Those of you who were at the breakfast will undoubtedly remember the aura of the whole ensemble.

I'm posting this to get us into the mood for this year's breakfast, which also carries on the grunge theme. Also please see the July archives page on this blog to get a gander at other breakfast attendees. Here's the URL (you'll have to scroll down to find the posting that depicts the breakfast).

See ya in Dallas!

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