Dana Dorsey's blog

Rusty Pipes entertaining Cummings Healthcare Senior Home

On Wednesday December 17, 2014 Rusty Pipes slogged through the driving rain and made their way to the Cummings Healthcare Senior Home where they entertained residents and staff with their singing. They did a mix of Christmas songs and a few Barbershop songs from their repertoire. The residents really enjoyed their singing style. After the performance the Pipes made their way to Trapier's Restaurant in Endield and had an enjoyable dinner.

Ross Manor Christmas Caroling

The Mainely Music Chorus completed their final community Christmas caroling event on Monday December 15th by sharing their favorite songs with the folks at Ross Manor. The chorus sang a few traditional Barbershop songs and many Christmas carols in which the residents added their voices to fill the room with music. It' s always a joy to sing for Ross Manor residents for the chorus sees how much it means to them in their faces and gestures. Another Christmas Caroling season comes to another successful conclusion.  Merry Christmas from The Mainely Music Chorus.

Who's On B Flat and Hammond Street Senior Center

On Thursday, December 4, 2014 the Who's On B Flat quartet entained the good folks at the Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor with an afternoon of music. The B Flats sang a collection of good old Barbershop songs and a variety of Christmas songs to the delight of the gathered members in the living room atmosphere. As you can see in the attached photo of the quartet, even old Johnny, the resident cat of the Center,stopped by and said hello. He only stayed a short time to have his ears rubbed a bit and then made off to his favorite spot in the bulilding......the kitchen. He weighs almost as much as the Flats Baritone.

Brand New Day and Frankfort Congregational Church Fair

Memnbers of  Brand New Day entertained the patrons of the Frankfort Congregational Church Christmas Fair on Saturday. What better way then to spend a chilly Saturday attending your local church fair to start your Christmas shopping and be sung to by a barbershop quartet singing your favorite Christmas songs. The quartet have other engagements this christmas season and be sure to check back often. If you have need of their entertainment services, contact Bill Pupkis at  518-461-5272 or Email him at [email protected] 

Fantastic Day of Chorus Coaching

The day started off with the arrival of our brother chapter from Waterville, The Kennebec Valley Chordsmen,ready and eager to meet our chorus coaches for the day.  Dan Signor and Chris Henderson arrived from their homes in  New Hampshire to put the Mainely Music Chorus and the Chordsmen through their paces to improve individual singing skills techniques.

The session started off with a short warm up by Russ and Dana and then Dan took over by reinforcing basic singing skills such as proper breath management and vocal production. For the next three and a half hours Dan with the able assistance from Chris helped the two choruses move forward to making better music with more control and less effort vocally.

Rusty Pipes Mean Business

With the fun loving quartet, Rusty Pipes you just never know what they have up their sleeve next. What they do mean is that all men that can carry a tune should find their way to the Bangor Parks and Rec Building at 647 main St. Bangor Main. This is the location where at 7:00 PM on October 6, 2014 and for the next six weeks the Mainely Music chorus kicks off their Learn to Sing program.. The Rusty Pipes would love to teach you some of their favorite tags (short endings of songs with the best chords) and show you the fun of singing barbershop harmony.. Rember, the Rusty Pipes Mean Business when it comes to singing barbershop.

Bangor Mall Sing Out

The Mainely Music Chorus made a visit to the Bangor Mall on Saturday October 4, 2014 to kick off their Learn to Sing with the Barbershopers program. The chorus sang several numbers from their repertoire to the joy of buzy shoppers at the Mall. During the hour long program three quartets from the chorus performed several songs to show the audience the joy of singing four part harmony.

The Mainely Music Chorus is calling all men to come and take part in the Learn To Sing program they are offering. The Program starts Monday October 6, 2014 and runs for the next six weeks ending November 10, 2014. Please use the back parking lot entrance, then follow the sounds of barbershop harmony up to the second floor rehearsal room.