on November 28, 2014 Comments Off on Honolulu Blend on Hawaii Public Radio
Earlier this month, the women of the Honolulu Blend Show Chorus competed in the Sweet Adelines’ International Competition in Baltimore. They astonished the crowd by placing third, ahead of many more experienced competitors. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found the Blend is back in town and ready for more.
Region 21 gathers to send good wishes and celebrate performances at the International Competition in Baltimore
Region 21 will hold two separate celebrations of the Region 21 “Fleet” in Baltimore. On Monday, November 3, 2014, members and friends of Region 21 will gather to send good wishes to Honolulu Blend Show Chorus and Tucson Desert Harmony as they prepare to compete in the Harmony Classic the next day.
The Region will gather again on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to cheer on Harborlites Chorus (Huntington Beach, CA), which will compete in the chorus semifinals the following day.
Region 21 competing quartets (SwingLine, ConTempo, Aloha Spirit, Cheers!, and Swoon) able to attend the sessions will also be honored.
on June 14, 2014 Comments Off on JUNE 2014 – Spring Training for Directors and Musical Leadership – Sharon Babb
“Get Your Game On!” was an exciting experience in San Diego with the ever-inspiring Sharon Babb – a Sweet Adeline to the bone who began her career in 1969 right here in Region 21 and has been active ever since as a chapter and regional administrative leader, certified judge in both sound and music, judge specialist in sound, master faculty, chorus and quartet coach, International Board member, and – always and ever – a baritone.
She inspired the attendees through a variety of classes:
Psychology of Competition, Managing in the Moment, Coaching for Sound, Individual Musicianship, IVI Techniques, Teaching through Tags, and much more!
Sharon focused on how to ensure that every director and every member experience these essentials at every rehearsal:
HA, HA (laughter/enjoyment/reasons to smile and celebrate),
AHA! (learning something knew/refresh a known /skill), and
AHHH! (feeling inspiration and re-dedication to our magnificent art form)
It was a wonderful opportunity to experience Ms. Sharon Babb in an intimate setting at her effervescent best!