Sweet Adelines Lake Ontario Region 16 Newsletter
April 2018
This is such an exciting time of year!
In a few short days, we'll all be together in Syracuse!  It's always a great opportunity to create new friendships and to reconnect with those we see only a few times a year.  It's pretty awesome to share the love of harmony and song with each other, isn't it?

Whether you're a quartet taking the stage for the first time, or the 10th time... a seasoned chorus member or a "first timer", our wish for you is that you have the best experience ever on the stage next weekend. As you look out into the audience, always remember that we are cheering you on and are waiting with excited anticipation for the lovely musical journey you are going to take us on with you. 

We've been communicating digitally with each other over the past couple of years and I'm looking forward to saying hello in person when the opportunity arises, even if it's just with a wink and a smile ;) 

Please keep in mind to submit a short article to the Sixteenth Notes following contest so you can share some of your favourite memories with the entire region!  The deadline for the May issue is May 13th. 

From the Regional Leadership to you, enjoy every single moment of the upcoming weekend.  We really do belong to an amazing and inspiring organization that has brought incredible people and experiences into our lives.  

Sing your hearts out, breathe,  smile and shine!  We will see all of you in Syracuse! 

In Harmony, 

Sue Heighway
2018 Regional Convention
In This Issue
Submission Deadline for May Issue :
MAY 13 ,2018

Friendly reminders about your articles: 
  • Keep your submissions to approximately 500 words. We all have a lot of great news to share and I encourage you to submit monthly so articles could be kept to a reasonable length.
  • Send your articles either in a Word document, or in the body of an email. Please do not send as a PDF
  • Send your articles to sheighwayreg16@live.ca
If you have any questions, please let me know! 

New Members!  Wahoo!
Keep an eye out for the "First Timers" in Syracuse! You'll be able to spot them wearing their "First Timer" ribbons! 
Buffalo Gateway Welcomes
  • Leah Milosh 
Let us know who your new members are and they can see their name here!
Regional Website Login Information
Just a reminder that our Region 16 website does not have a member specific login.  In order to get to the Regional Songs, enter the userID and Password below in the "Members Only" area.

UserID:      member16
Password: singalong
Past Publications
Click on the link below to see past issues of the Sixteenth Notes
Don't miss this! 
Faculty:           Diane Porsch
Date:                 Friday April 20, 2018
Time:               10:30-11:30 AM
Place:               Carrier Theater at the Syracuse Civic Center
Description:     Educational Class presented by Di Porsch, Master Director of Buffalo Gateway Chorus, Di's credentials include many positions within the organization including International Faculty Member, Certified International Showmanship Judge, past International Board member, and dynamic vocal coach and teacher to both women and men's choruses and quartets internationally. 
You can only imagine what she has to offer to you with a class titled:
"You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out...."   
Circle of Harmony

Here is our front row still standing AFTER an amazing three-hour coaching session with the extraordinary Erin Howden on the first leg of our retreat weekend!
We had her all to ourselves and took our up-tune to another level of excellence! We are very lucky to be able to hold our special coaching sessions with Erin in a mirrored dance studio at the facility, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre where our chorus rehearses each week!
The Circle of Harmony wishes all our Sisters in Harmony a wonderful time at contest!
Susan Mander
Kawartha Music Company

Kawartha Music Company is proud to announce our new Director, Cynthia Bennett Awe. 
C ynthia has been a lead with KMC for over five years.  She is a very passionate barbershopper and we are delighted that she has accepted the position. 
Thank you to Viktoria Light and her Director search team for a job well done.

Northumberland Chorus
Northumberland Chorus
Northumberland Chorus had a full day coaching session with Martha DeClerg in January.   We learned a lot and have been working on the skills that she taught us.   In March, Martha was back again to give each member of the chorus a PVI.    I know we all felt these sessions were invaluable and we shared what we learned with each other.

We are happy to have two new members join our chorus, Brenda Whitehead and Yolanda Melburn.   They are very enthusiastic and are a great addition to our Bass and Baritone Sections, respectively. 

Jackie Brimblecombe & Heather Massicotte have been a part of our chorus since November. They have quickly become valued members with their sense of humour, eagerness and willingness to learn

On April 2 we held our annual Installation Dinner, which was a pot-luck.   The new Board (Laurie, Laura, Nancy, Michele and Cheryl (absent Thalia)) was introduced after a great meal and we had a lot of fun socializing and singing. 
Our chorus is not competing this year but several of us are going to Syracuse to cheer on our favorite choruses and quartets, as well as have a lot of fun.
Upcoming Events
Convention Education Class
Friday, April 20, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Syracuse, NY
Civic Centre
Carrier Theatre

Register by May 15, 2018
Saturday, June 15, 2018
Toronto, ON
Music School
November 9-11, 2018
Kingston, ON
Music School
June 7-9, 2019
Quartet Workshop
October 26, 2019

Small Chorus Workshop

Sweet Adelines Region 16
Sue Heighway - Communications Coordinator