Quarryland Quickie - News for QMC Members
Season 15, Celebrate!, our Ruby Anniversary
Issue #6
October 10, 2016
A positive performance-based community for gay/bisexual men/transmen and their allies in South Central Indiana.  We foster talent, fellowship, pride, and understanding through excellence in vocal music.  Founded in 2002. 

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Polls, sign-up sheets, and items which require your action.

  • October Board Meeting is this Saturday - all are welcome.  Board members, please be prepared!  Send any agenda items to Robert asap.  Board folder on musetta.
  • Performers - see Barry's rehearsal notes below in Performer's Corner.
  • EVERYONE:  Last call - we need more than 10 responses!  Take our post-GALA survey.  It only takes a few minutes and it will help jump-start our planning for GALA2020 in Minneapolis.  Even if you did not attend GALA2016, please fill out the survey.
  • Save the date!  All members, off stage and performing, are welcome to attend our first overnight retreat at Brown County Inn on November 4-6, 2016.  Pricing and more details to come.  Start asking around to arrange roommates (up to four per room)...the more to a room the less-expensive it will be for you.  Plan to arrive Friday by dinner time and depart Sunday around 1pm.  Board members - plan on having our board meeting sometime Saturday at the same venue.
  • Sign-up for a committee or to help in an appointed position.
  • If you are unable to attend rehearsal, contact our new Chorus Manager!!!, Luis Lopes via FB, email (lflopes@indiana.edu) or text (812-360-8508)!

Performance and Fellowship Opportunities

  • After our performance Sunday, let's plan on going to lunch together.  Robert has also offered to lead those who are interested on a hike from his house down to Lake Griffey.  Bring sturdy shoes!
  • To celebrate National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11th (Tuesday), GradQueers invites the Hoosier community to a night of storytelling at The Back Door.
    • We are hosting a Moth-style event where people come and tell anecdotes related to the event’s theme of “coming out”. This is an intimate and enlightening experience; and we encourage everyone to come out and celebrate the diversity of our community and beauty of the human condition.
    • GradQueers is currently looking for interested storytellers who wants to share their stories. All stories are welcome, whether funny, bizarre, heartwarming, or heartbreaking. If you're interested, please contact Don Dumayas (see contact info below).
    • When: 10/11 (Tuesday)
      Time: 8 PM
      Where: The Back Door
      This event is 21 and older.
    • All members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies are welcome to attend.
    • For more information on the event, please contact Don Dumayas at ddumayas@indiana.edu or the IU GLBT Office at 812-855-4252.
  • Doug McKinney and Peter Burkholder (QMC alums) organize the monthly Bloomington Gay Men's Fellowship.  If you'd like to be placed on their mailing list contact Doug McKinney <pdmckinn@indiana.edu>.
  • There is a new speakeasy-style party for gay men, their friends, allies, and other aesthetes (no cover, no requests) organized by Aaron Tilford at the Root Cellar (basement of FARM on Kirkwood Ave by BLU Boy and Buskirk-Chumley Theater) called Monsieur.  Every week on Sunday, 8pm-Midnight.

Performer's Corner

Past rehearsal notes, upcoming rehearsal prep, performance information (attire, call-time, performance order), rehearsal reminders.  Link to musetta.
  • Performance - Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 10:15 call-time
    • Event:  First United Church services, 10:45am-12:15am
    • Attire:  White shirt with white undershirt, black dress pants, black socks, black dress shoes, black belt.  QMC ties will be handed out before the event.
    • Call-time:  10:15am
    • Meet at:  Music Rehearsal Room
    • Performing:
      • Make Them Hear You (memorized)
      • Brave Souls and Dreamers (memorized)
    • Performance Time:  10:45am
  • Arrive at rehearsal before 7:30pm, ready to sing!
  • Turn in any music from past seasons/concerts/gigs you may still have in your possession.  Return Believe and When the Song of the Angels (we won't be singing those this concert) to your folder.
  • Current note from Barry:
    • Thanks for the hard work on Monday night. We have made some good progress
      and with some individual and group efforts we are ready for some large
      steps forward. Your individual work makes all the difference.
    • This week please review the work we¹ve done with particular focus on "Festival
    • This next week we will work on "Oseh Shalom," "Chanukah In Santa
      Monica," and continue work on "I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus."
    • We will also be reviewing our work on "Sure On This Shining Night."
    • Have a great week and I hope to see you ALL on Monday!
  • Past notes from Barry:  Hey folks. Thank you for a great rehearsal last Monday.
    • Last week we focused on “Festival Gloria,” “Stargazing,” “Chanukah in Santa Monica,” and “Oseh Shalom.”
    • This week we will continue some work on those pieces but will focus a little on “Sure On This Shining Night,” from rehearsal D to the end; “I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus,” and “Silver Bells.”
    • Hopefully you’ve taken my challenge to start looking at your music a little bit each day even if that’s only 10-20 minutes. You can review rhythms, read the words so that you get context and it makes memorization easier, you can sing the notes, or you can listen to a recording.
    • “There is Faint Music” Auditions will be Monday. If you are interested please find the music on Musetta https://qmc.musetta.org/folders/502 in the SINGERS-->2016 WINTER folder.
  • We're adding a new gig on Dec 1....see the calendar below!!!
  • Our December 1 gig at IU Art Museum and the Oct 9 gig in Indy have been postponed/ canceled.  The Oct 9 gig at church is still on the calendar.

Member and Alumni Milestones

  • Super milestones:
    • Congrats to Mick Welling on being selected as "Top Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist" in Indianapolis by Top Doctor Awards!  Go Mick!
    • Thanks to Tim Selph, Tim King, Jim Johnson, and Michael Grubb for representing QMC and performing for the IU Art Museum 75th Anniversary celebration.
  • October Birthdays
    • 2nd - Thomas DeCarlo
    • 8th - Tim Jessen and Mitch Serslev
    • 9th - Edwin Rivera
    • 10th - Brian Galm and Ethan Cripps
    • 11th - Jeff Sroufe
    • 15th - Lee Chapman
    • 19th - David Higgins
    • 21st - David Barnhouse and Steven Junkersfield
    • 24th - Marlin Howard
    • 29th - Eric Metzler
    • 30th - Cicada Dennis and D.J. Hilley and Brandon King
    • 31st - Nic Newby - halloween baby! that explains a lot :-)

It Takes a Village

Helpful hints, words of encouragement, and notes from the Board - all geared toward the success of the chorus.  And the donate button is always wanting you to give it a go - or copy the URL and share it with a friend/colleague.
  • New season sponsor
    • Thanks to HONOR Realty, we have our first cash-paying season sponsor.  Thank you to QMC member Terry Michael for making this generous donation to the chorus!
  • Board Officers elected for 2016-2017
    • President - Robert Ping-Slater
    • VP/President Elect - Marion Krefeldt
    • Secretary - Eric Metzler
    • Treasurer - Jacob Wooden
  • August 2016 Approved Board Meeting Minutes
  • June 2016 Approved Board Meeting Minutes


  • Saturday, October 8 | 10am-Noon
    • October Board Meeting - all are welcome
    • First United Church
  • Sunday, October 9 | 10:15am call
    • Performance at First United Church services
  • CANCELED: Sunday, October 9
    • Tentative performance in Indy
  • Monday, October 10 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Monday, October 17 | 7-10pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Monday, October 24 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Monday, October 31 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Friday, Nov 4 - Sunday, Nov 6
    • Retreat at Brown County Inn
  • Monday, November 7 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Monday, November 14 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Monday, November 21 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Monday, November 28 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Wednesday, November 30 | 5:45pm call
    • Performance for full chorus for World AIDS Day of Remembrance
  • Thursday, December 1 | TBA
    • Performance in Indinapolis for World Aids Day
  • POSTPONED:  December 1
  • Monday, December 5 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Monday, December 12 | 7:30-9:30pm
    • Rehearsal
  • Friday, December 16 | 7-10pm
    • Dress/Tech Rehearsal
    • First United Church
  • Saturday, December 17 | Call 6pm
    • Performance for QMC Winter Concert, Traditions
    • First United Church
    • Performance is at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 18 | Call 2pm
    • Performance for QMC Winter Concert, Traditions
    • First United Church
    • Performance is at 3pm
  • Monday, January 2
    • Rehearsals resume
  • Monday, January 9 | 6-10pm
    • QMC Spring Auditions and Rehearsal
    • Member Recruitment and Rehearsal
    • Auditions:  6-7:30pm and 9:30-10pm
    • Rehearsal: 7:30-9:30pm
    • First United Church Music Room
  • Jan 26-28
    • Performances for IU GLBTAA Reception and Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival
  • Saturday, April 29 | Call 6pm
    • Performance for QMC Spring Concert, Celebrate
    • First United Church
    • Performance is at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 30 | Call 2pm
    • Performance for QMC Spring Concert, Celebrate
    • First United Church
    • Performance is at 3pm
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