Windward Notes – Cleared For Takeoff

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The view from my office overlooks the intersection of several runways at the airport, a source of constant entertainment as things come and go. I’ve even found a place on the interweb where I can listen to the tower and really get a feel for what I’m seeing. There’s a LOT going on and I’m […]

Windward Notes – When You Feel It

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Mrs. Blogmeister made a point of commenting on the celebration of Cam Shuford’s life…she said it was the most moving version of “‘O ‘Oe ‘Io” that she’d ever heard and it brought her (and most of the gathering) to tears. I was looking around a bit as we sang “Grace” and the same was true […]

Windwward Notes – From Someone Smarter Than Me!

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When someone writes something so good I have to read it twice and it makes me smile and think it has the potential to change how I sing I’d be nuts not to pass it along. Mahalo to Gabriela Hristova for her insights in this magic list for singers. https://www.choralnet.org/2018/03/the-complexity-of-singing/

Windward Notes – Plant a Seed

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I’ll admit it, my first reaction to John Starr Alexander’s “Requiem” was a resounding “meh” (don’t get mad at me, just keep reading). It just didn’t do much for me and the (seriously) rough run-through didn’t tug at me at all. Was I determined to give it my best? Sure, my dedication to our merry […]

Windward Notes – Give It a Rest

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So the week after the African American History Month concert Susie gave us a rehearsal day off to rest. I suspected it was more for her than for us given the drain that doing concerts on two islands had to have on her but I discovered that wasn’t really the case. I bet I’m not […]

Windward Notes – Who You Callin’ Old?

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I’ve always been a believer that a blog post that’s simpy a link from somebody else is just lazy. Rules, however, are made to be broken and this one that Susie sent out is an exception. Just plain cool stuff, enjoy. New York Times, Singing Their Way Through Retirement I feel younger already!

Windard Notes – No, She’s Not Snowboarding

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Before we move on the regular silliness I had to share the best spam post the blog has seen in a loooong time…somebody actually registered on the site so send me this: “Today, I went to the beаch front with mү kids. I found a sea sheⅼl and ցave it to my 4 year old […]

Windward Notes – Where It All Began

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I haven’t really been a please-add-your-comments-to-create-a-blog-entry guy but I just couldn’t resist this one time. I was digging through a mountain of choral music in the library of my choir director gig and ran into some pieces that I remember singing in church back about a thousand years or so and had a thought (stop […]