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Covid-19 safe in-car/outdoor singing overview

The idea here is having Covid safe rehearsals for singers.  This is done by having everyone isolated in their own car.  Everyone has a microphone and listens to a mix of everyone together over either their car's FM radio, or a portable MP3 player with an FM radio.  Chorus members had previously tried multiple times to use "real time" internet based software such as Jamulus.  The inherent latency of both the internet and typical laptop audio (30 to 80 milliseconds), coupled with the difficulty of configuring said laptops in the first place, eliminated that as a viable option for the chorus.  The latency is a big problem for a capella singing in particular.  Both of these issues are addressed with the set up outlined next.

Aaron Edwards was presented with the coveted SeaChordsmen Barbershopper Of The Year (BOTY) award for 2020 at our annual (virtual Zoom this year) Installation Ceremony the evening of January 26, 2021.  A self-described "behind the scenes" guy, Aaron endured testimonial after testimonial to his seemingly endless activities to keep things running, Covid or no Covid.  He has organized our inventory of uniforms and music, gotten us involved with the Boy Scouts annual Christmas Tree sale as a fundraiser for us also.  Many others, but most imporantly always being there as the "can do" guy that steps up for whatever needs doing, and gets it done. With no drama.  And when this pandemic is over he will be expected to be the last one standing at afterglow again!  Saul offered an unprompted tribute

Check out our 2020 Figgy Pudding performance!  The Figgy Pudding Special will be re-broadcast on KING5-TV at 7:30 pm Wednesday (12/23) if you missed it earlier.

It's official -- Figgy Pudding 2020 is in the books. Sure, it didn't look like the Figgy Pudding event of years past, but a nice chunk of change was raised for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank -- especially crucial this year. The Seattle SeaChordsmen were honored to be involved in the raising of funds and the spreading of holiday cheer! We performed two songs:

The SeaChordsmen participated in the 30th Annual Great Figgy PuddingCaroling Competition and enjoyed every minute of this fun and worthwhile event.  We raised over $1500, sang a great variety of Holiday songs, and made more friends all at the same time.  It was great having our old friend Paul Ellinger sing with us and present us with the First Annual SUPERCHARGED Chapter of the Year!! 

On Tuesday, October 18 2016, the SeaChordsmen hosted their annual "Capture Your Voice and Sing" night with these wonderful 11 guys.  For the next five weeks they will learn the joys of singing Barbershop music under tutelage of the chorus director Ted Chamberlain.  From the smiles on their faces, we're guessing they had a good time. It's not too late for any interested male to start next week.

The audience loved the performance of "Disney Noir" based upon comments from our Social Media sites.  The Henchmen (pictured above), Cruella DeVil, our hero Steve, heroine Belle, and the SeaChordsmen all delivered a performance for the ages.  Then include current Evergreen District Quartet Champs 4.O, AND international quartet Main Street into the mix and the effect was tremendous.

Please come to Guest Night on 19 July, 7:00pm, and maybe you'll be on stage with us in October as we compete at the district competition in Vancouver, WA.

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