Quarryland Quickie - News for QMC Members
Season 15, Celebrate!, our Ruby Anniversary
Issue #12- Happy New Year!
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. 

Take Action!

  • Please contact Robert robping@iu.edu if you are able to help with Auditions on Monday, 5:30-7:30 (auditions are 6-7:30pm and 9:30-10pm).
  • January Board Meeting, 1/14/17 at First United Church, 10am-Noon.  All are welcome.  Directors, please put reports here: and send Robert agenda items by the end of the day Tuesday the 10th.
  • See the ad below if you'd like to participate in the Cabaret and Cabernet on March 2nd.  We have very few acts who have emailed their information about what they would like to perform.  Now is the time!  If you told Robert something in person, you should drop an email with the details. If you would like to perform or volunteer let Robert know by January 15, 2017.
  • GALA Leadership Symposium in Palm Springs, January 20-22, 2017: Please send an email to Jacob Wooden (jacob.r.wooden@gmail.com) if you plan to attend or if you would like to request funding from QMC to attend.
  • If you are unable to attend rehearsal, contact the Chorus Manager, Luiz Lopes, via FB, email (lflopes@indiana.edu) or text (812-360-8508)!

Performance and Fellowship Opportunities

  • 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 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.
  • Most recent note from Barry:
    • Thanks for a really good rehearsal. Notes:
      • Please work hard on your music this week.
      • If you weren’t there and don’t have music you will find it on Musetta in the files section: Spring 2017
      • If you have a couple of notes that you are unclear about and can’t figure out on your own, show up early next week (7:00) and someone will help you even though we might be hearing auditions as well.
      • For 1/9 please have “There’s No Business Like Show Business” memorized. Start memorizing “Number One Problem” as well (shoot for at least the first couple of pages up until you say “Bark! Stop!”)

QMC: 2017 Cabaret & Cabernet

  • Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7-9pm
  • Location: Oliver Winery
  • Price: $45 (includes wine tasting from Oliver Winery, food from Board + Blade Catering, performances, and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items)
    • Tickets shall be available at the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office soon.
    • Tickets will also be available for members to sell.
  • Auditions: Send an email to marketing@quarryland.org
    • Include song title, people who will be performing, whether you need us to assign an accompanist or not.
    • Songs should be between 2 and 4 minutes long and in the style of cabaret.
  • Volunteers will be solicited to serve food and do other tasks such as ticket taking, set up, tear down, greet guests (this will be about 8 people).
    • Anyone who is not performing and not a volunteer is welcome to purchase a ticket to attend the event.

Member and Alumni Milestones

  • January Birthdays
    • 4th - Tim King
    • 15th - Wendy Elliot
    • 21th - Jim Johnson
    • 24th - Jonathan Crocket
    • 29th - Tony Macheak

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.


  • Monday, January 9 | 6-10pm NEW!!!
    • QMC Spring Auditions and Rehearsal
    • Member Recruitment and Rehearsal
    • Auditions:  6-7:30pm and 9:30-10pm (please recruit!)
    • Rehearsal: 7:30-9:30pm
    • First United Church Music Room
  • Monday, January 23 | 7-10pm
    • Extra time rehearsal
  • Thursday, January 26 | 5-6p.m NEW!!!
    • Dress rehearsal
    • Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN)
  • Friday, January 27 | 5-7:30pm NEW!!!
    • Performance for IU GLBTAA Reception
      • Arrive at 5pm
      • Performance starts around 5:30pm
      • Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (275 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington IN)
    • Performance for Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival
      • Arrive at 6pm
      • Performance starts at 7pm
      • Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN)
  • Monday, February 6 | 7-10pm
    • Extra time rehearsal
  • Thursday, March 2 | 7-10pm
    • 2nd Annual Cabaret and Cabernet
    • Oliver Winery
  • Monday, March 6 | 7-10pm
    • Extra time rehearsal
  • Monday, April 3 | 7-10pm
    • Extra time rehearsal
  • Friday, April 28 | 7-10pm
    • Dress Rehearsal
  • Saturday, April 29 | Call 6pm
    • Performance for QMC Spring Concert, Celebration
    • First United Church
    • Performance is at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 30 | Call 2pm
    • Performance for QMC Spring Concert, Celebration
    • First United Church
    • Performance is at 3pm
  • Friday, June 2 | Performance Time TBD NEW!!!
    • Spencer Pride
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