SAVE THE DATE: Sing College Songs at Homecoming
On Saturday, October 25th, as they do every year, hundreds of alumni and their families and guests assemble at Baker Field for the Alumni Homecoming Picnic and of course the Homecoming Football Game. The event takes place in a posh 60’x180’ tent with an artificial turf floor, and the full bar and excellent catering is provided by Columbia’s foremost caterer, Sterling Events. Around the inside perimeter are tables promoting various alumni groups, including Columbia Alumni Singers. At our table, we give out flyers, fill out membership applications, and sell our CDs.
We have been invited to sing a set of Columbia Songs (similar to the set we sang at the Reunion Concerts) at about Noon on October 25th . We will have a platform, a keyboard, a good microphone and a set of speakers, and we will have Jerry Weale and/or Bruce Trinkley – or perhaps both – to lead us. They will also lead a rehearsal on a weekday evening a week or two before the event.
This is a unique opportunity to get together and catch up, to sing some wonderful material, to get ourselves known to a large group of alumni, and of course, to support Columbia. All of the logistics are being worked out with CAA by our Events Committee and our next Newsletter will explain all of the details, including how to download the music.
For the seventh year, the CAA networks globally and connects locally. Over 60 alumni clubs around the world are histoing events on or around September 26. Visit alumni.columbia.edu/events to find a Columbia Connection near you this fall.
Rehearse and Sing in Concert at
Alumni Reunion Weekend
May 31 – June 1, 2013
Meet old friends, make new friends, rehearse great music, and perform in concert on Alumni Reunion Weekend 2013 in celebration of the 140th anniversary of the founding of Columbia’s oldest student activity, the Columbia University Glee Club.
It is with anticipation, delight and to quote the first glee, “harmonious joy,” that we transcend those verbs for the more resounding INVITE and REGISTER!
This item describes the event and invites you to do precisely what you need to do to register and attend. Please note that there are different procedures for members of Reunion classes and non-Reunion classes; and by the way, history has proven that you can both attend your class Reunion and rehearse and sing as well.
Finally, even though we employed a focus group of octogenarian English-major second tenors to test these procedures, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Garrett at [email protected] if you have any problems or questions whatsoever.