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  • SING! - thank you.
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2020
    Morning beautiful people,

    Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who submitted videos and pulled out all the stops to make our AAC vid happen.

    Our remit was to make a video for LABBS (LBW)...and the wider public audience (nay the world...mwah ha ha!) via social media, post-LBW...that represented us/AAC and our musical effect, impact and connection...with not only each other...but also our extended ‘family’ and beyond!

    As you can imagine it was a big mission to include & represent all the amazing footage that was sent in to Rob. There was obviously a huge amount of fabulous content that he was disappointingly unable to ‘fit in’.

    However...I’m going to be getting my mitts on ALL the rushes and will be splicing together a 'just for us'/outtakes version...exclusively using all the awesome AAC footage. 

    Wishing you a Happy Thursday.
    Flash. XXX
  • Labbs Big Weekend Call Sheet
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2020
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  • Thank you!
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2020

    Morning gang,

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who managed to shoehorn some filming and send vids in over the last few days. They‘re fantastic. Really appreciate it...as I know our lives are very full atm.  It’s gonna look grrrrreat. 

    I know some of you are planning to do vids today too which is fab. 

    Thanks heaps. 
    Big Monday ones,

    Flash. XXX

     

  • SING videos.
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020

    Hey,

    Hope you’re all good.

    Thank you SO much to all those who’ve sent in their videos. 
    Muchos appreciated. 

    To you gawjus peeps who haven’t....yet(!)....if it’s at all possible to find an hour (somewhere in the ether of time...ha!) to film something...anything....that would be really great. 

    It would be wonderful to have as many AAC peeps included and represented. (I know there’s an inner pop video diva in most of us out there!)

    It’s going to be a fabulous endorsement of Boo’s arrangement premiere...and of our Golden contribution to the LABBS virtual Convention.

    If it’s poss to do something by Saturday 19th (deadline) that would be ace....but by the end of the weekend would be totes fine too.

    Thanking you muchly,

    Flash. XXX

     

     

  • Details to follow soon....!
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 5 Sep 2020

    Hey

    The info I sent out last night is some pre-videoing spiel...to familiarise yourself with...if you have the time.

    I’m just compiling everything now...into a format that will hopefully make it as easy as poss to understand and execute.

    All the details and specifics will become clear sooooon.  
    Thanks for your patience. 
    Happy Saturday.

    Flash. XXX

  • Textual instructions!!!
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 5 Sep 2020
    You will need:
    A phone (visual recording device)
    A separate device to play the audio of SING! on.

    Wear:
    Pink T-shirt

    Location:
    Anywhere you’d like. (Living room/garden/bathroom)
    Film in landscape (Horizontal not vertical) 
     
    To be filmed by AAC members: (in order of priority)
    A) Dancing to camera (whole song if poss) (shot 18)
    B) The WW/power move (shot 21)
    C) Singing to camera (whole song if poss) (shot 19)
    D) Any extra/other fun vignettes…in fancy dress…with children…or animals…or props!! (the sillier the better) (shot 20)
    E) Looking sad/forlorn/lost/despairing (shot 25)

    You can film one, or more, or all of the above.
    Whatever you can muster.
    (If you can manage just one video start with A.
    But if you can manage more…work your way down the list.)

    How to do film.
    Audio ready, camera ready(in video mode and in landscape)(on table or someone filming), t-shirt on, have prepared the space to film in, press record on phone/video device, say shot no. And description at start of vid, press play on audio, film vid, press stop.
    (Repeat for how ever many vids you’re gonna do.)

    Once you’ve filmed/sending your video.
    Google we transfer, click on send files, click on photo gallery, click on videos, select videos, put video details in the message area (description/your name/shot#) (ie: Dancing FLASH shot18) (DO THIS FOR EACH VIDEO), click on email, enter singamersham@gmail.com, put in your email, enter verification code, press send. Diddly done.


     
  • SING! virtual vid.
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 4 Sep 2020
    Well helloooooo!
     
    Hope all diddling well your ends!!!

    Just a quickie from me.

    Over the summer a SING! Team have been beavering away on our virtual video creatives: a storyboard and shot list.

    And we are now all set to start putting the visuals together.

    The basic premise….
    A celebration of the empowering and positive effects of music and singing. (With a quirky/unique AAC twist.)

    Rob (our producer) has been busy with BBC commitments and also working on BABSlive…but he’s now all ours (mwaa ha ha ha ha)…until our virtual video completion! (I’m not sure he knows what he’s let himself in for.)

    I have a Zoom sesh with him tonight to finalise everything.

    But in a nutshell…
    …it will involve (for those who want/can get involved)…some short and simple filming…on mobile phones…in pink AAC t-shirts…then email it over. Simples.

    I’ll be in touch with all the super easy deets over the weekend.

    Until then....Happy Friday.
    Flash. XXX
     
  • Filming and submission instructions.
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 4 Sep 2020

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XFNAPluPYSuTnzOei0vDUDkXoK29tu0wrUwSAFnr2j4/edit?usp=sharing

  • AAC physical warm up. (Marriage of Figaro) 09/06
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2020

    AAC physical warm up. (Marriage of Figaro overture) 09/06
    https://youtu.be/rYdS98hwiZU
    Happy Wednesday.
    Flash. XXX

    YouTube Video URL:
  • Barbershop Viewing Party Video Links
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020
    Morning ladies,

    For those asking, I'm still putting the slide with all the links on in the same place each week for anyone who wants to follow along (for better visuals) or catch up later, or watch the videos we didn't get to. 

    You can find the last four weeks' links at:
    https://bit.ly/AACparty1 (Ladies' choruses singing barbershop)
    https://bit.ly/AACparty2 (Ladies' choruses singing show songs)
    https://bit.ly/AACparty3 (Men's choruses singing barbershop)
    https://bit.ly/AACparty4 (Men's choruses singing non barbershop)

    If you're going to look at one video we didn't get to last night, I'd watch the Westminster performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water (feat. The Crush). There are several videos of them singing it with different quartets (e.g. OC Times) but that one is my favourite!
  • AAC physical warm up. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy/Pentatonix 05/05
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 7 May 2020

    AAC physical warm up. 05/05
    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy/Pentatonix
    https://youtu.be/wCo6Rs9-62c

    Happy Thursday.
    Flash. XXX

    YouTube Video URL:
  • 28/04 Physical warm up vid and SING rhythms vid
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020

    Hey hi hello,

    Hope you’re all keeping safe and well : -)

    Here’s the physical warm up vid from last night 

    https://youtu.be/jwcZdYMiGiA

    plus the SING clap/stamp rhythm vid

    https://youtu.be/FB0kUq1cWYo

    Big ones,

    Flash. XXX

  • Zoom physical warm up 21/04
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020
    Physical warm up 21/04
    (AAC Zoom rehearsal)

    You Can't Stop The Beat!

    BIG Wednesday ones,
    Flash. XXX
    YouTube Video URL:
  • Virtual physical warm up!
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020

    Gooooood morning Am-er-sham,

    SO fab to 'see' most of you last night...and your gorgeous smiley faces. Great 'rehearsal'. A real boost!

    Attached is the physical warm up from last night...that was pre-recorded in case we needed to use an alternative format. 

    Regular movement/exercise throughout the day can really help alleviate stress and lift your mood.


    Sending positive vibes to you all.
    Mwaa.
    Flash. XXX

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  • Wedding gig 18 April CANCELLED
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020
    Dear All,
    Just to let you know that since weddings are now not possible while we are in lockdown, Zenab ( who came to listen to our rehearsal recently with her future mother-in-law ) has had no choice but to cancel her wedding scheduled for 18 April at Chenies. Naturally she's heartbroken* but definitely wants us to be there whenever they can arrange a new date and sends us all her best wishes. So everybody who offered their availability on the day can now "stand down". 

    Thanks,
    Hilary

    *same as my own daughter Sarah whose wedding was to have been in May.
    Sad times
  • “Damn machine....and I sing” vid.
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 27 Sep 2019
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  • DROMP general video notes.
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 27 Sep 2019
    YouTube Video URL:
  • Tues 10th Sept - early/extra choreo
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 5 Sep 2019

    FYI.....

    Next Tues 10th Sept 7-9pm

    There will be an early & extended choreo rehearsal.

    RISERS - at the Epilepsy Centre.

    FRONT ROW - at the drama studio, Amersham School.

  • AAC rehearsal video 03/09
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 5 Sep 2019

    Here’s the vid from Tuesday.

    It’s in good shape...but still lots to do! 

    The 1st half is looking good...a few bits to iron out...and placements to correct (cue: mirror rehearsal)....but...in essence....a thumbs up!  

    The 2nd half needs some attention.

    If you can be as au fait with everything...but esp the second half...for Sunday...that would be great. 

    (Don’t worry about the very last couple of bars of the song...for now.)

    The mirror rehearsal (and extra Tues sesh) will make a big difference....and be a significant turning point in our progress.

    Then we can start to up-the-ante and add an injection of va va vroom too!!!

    (The ‘eye sheet’ is in the pending tray...nearly done.)

    See you Sunday. XXX

     

    Attachment:
  • DROMP AAC rehearsal vid from last week.
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 2 Sep 2019
    Video performance notes to follow a bit later on. XXX
    Attachment:
  • DROMP CHUNK 4 vids plus riser vids with music.
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 1 Sep 2019

    Here’s the DROMP CHUNK 4 vids instructional....plus riser vids...all the way through....right and left....with music. 

    There’s still a few elements to clarify....the ending....and also the eye plan.

    Full vids with all of this....in each of the different row combinations too....will be out in due course. Please just try and be as familiar as poss with what you have. That would be ace. Ta muchly. XXX

     

     

    DROMP

    CHUNK 4 

    Right instructional

    https://youtu.be/kodybKHML-U

    Left instructional 

    https://youtu.be/9lUQDpGwkvM

     

    DROMP

    All with music.....

    Right risers

    https://youtu.be/jOfPYW1Hgc8

    Left risers

    https://youtu.be/FEePla4VgNo

  • PS. Also....FYI......
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019

    Also...FYI....

     

    1. You‘ve been allocated a performance team member per group who will video, observe and feedback each week from now until Convention. They‘ll answer any queries you have too. 
    2. There‘ll be a video of moves...for the whole song...left and right...front and back...early in Sept.
    3. An eye sheet will also be sent out so you’ll know exactly where to look and when.
    4. Please try and LEARN and PRACTISE whenever you can. Little and often. Anything is better than nothing. Don’t leave yourself a mountain to climb!
    5. There are 9 weeks until our competition. Woohoo!
  • Early riser choreo tonight.
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019
    Early riser choreo sesh tonight...in our hall...7pm-7.40pm. ????‍??

    Happy Tuesday. XXX

    (Soz for the late confirmation.????)
  • Repertoire survey
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 5 Jul 2019
    The music team have a meeting on Monday and would like to discuss the current repertoire and how it will evolve. Could you please take 60 seconds to tick 12 boxes so we know your feelings?

    https://forms.gle/LaVSstANZpVVaCce6
  • LABBS Convention information IMPORTANT
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 9 Jun 2019


    Reposted notice from 9 June

    LABBS Convention Fri 25th - Sun 27th October, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

    It’s time to think about Convention in October and your registration and hotel requirements.

    .....please read carefully and reply promptly - don't be the one we have to chase!

     

    REGISTRATION

    • We are processing the registrations in the first week of July to get the standard (lower) price for your All Events Pass. 
    • All Events Pass includes all show tickets, you do not have to buy them separately. 
    • It is assumed all members are going to Convention and will compete. 

    Please let Sausage and Marion know by Friday 21st June ....sausage@planet-sausage.com,magicmim@talktalk.net

    1. If you have already purchased an Early Bird Registration
    2. If you require any registrations or show tickets for friends and family. (costs attached)
    3. If you are NOT able to compete at Convention (you will also need to speak to Helen!)
    4. If you haven't replied by 21st June, they will assume none of the above apply and purchase the All Events Pass for you.

     

    ACCOMMODATION

    • We have booked rooms in the Somerset Hotel at a package price for 3 nights....Thur 24th - Sat 26th incl. https://daishs.com/llandudno/somerset-hotel/
    • There is no discount for a 2 night stay and no possibility to extend your stay here.
    • Single supplement is an additional £10 for the 3 day package.
    • When making travel arrangements, please be aware that your first call will be a rehearsal at 4pm on Friday 25th - not at the hotel, so you'll need to allow 15 mins to walk there.

    Please let KIrsty know asap ..   kirstygannaway@gmail.com

    1. Your room requirement - twin/double or single
    2. Your roomie (including any guests who are not chorus members)
    3. Any dietary (breakfast only) or access requirements for you and/or your guests that we should pass to the hotel.
    4. We DON'T need to know the number of nights.

     

    COST

    • The all-in cost to you, for a twin/double room plus All Events Pass, will be £210 less the £30 deposit you've paid, so £180 owing. (Chorus will subsidise the balance.)
    • If you know this is all you require, then you can pay some or all of this now - for any additional requirements, we will confirm the cost when you've replied.
    • Please reference any payments as CONVENTION
    • If you have a savings pot, we will automatically take that in payment and advise you of any balance outstanding - speak to Sue or me for your balance if you need it.
    • If you want to discuss timing of payments or apply for the Support Fund, please contact Sue. sueclewis@hotmail.com,

    Any questions, please ask,

     

    Many thanks,

    The Convention Team

  • Welcome to the AAC members site
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 8 Jun 2019
    Welcome to the AAC members site

    This site is private and visible only to members of AAC.  Newbies who are going through the audition process will have limited access to the site so they can access song files.

    This site will allow you to find everything related to chorus in one place including:
    • Notices: They will still be emailed to you but you will find the latest notices right here on this page;
    • Attendance: You can let us know whether you are attending upcoming rehearsals and events.  In fact, please click on Attendance below and do that now, especially with summer fast approaching;
    • Songs:  You will find the sheet music, teach tracks and rehearsal notes for each song.  Click on Song Library below.  We've started by adding the current songs, but soon the whole repertoire will be available;
    • Rehearsal recordings: Click on Rehearsal Recordings;
    • Stack:  You can check on the stack for events and songs. Click on Riser Stacks;
    • Other features coming soon:  Of course we're only just learning how to use the site, so we're starting small and we'll add more and more over the coming weeks and month.
    What to do now?
    • Please add your picture (it needs to be a close up). Your picture will appear in the stack, so is very handy.  It'll also help us to know who's who, as we are such a large chorus now.
      • How? Hover over your name and click on update my club details/photo.  
    • Add your planned attendance and planned absences.  This will help Helen and the rehearsal management team to plan for a Tuesday evening.
      • How? Click on Attendance.  The rest is straightforward.
    • Have a play and familiarise yourself with where everything is.
    Need help?
    We have a great group of girls who have been familiarising themselves with the site and giving feedback, so they should be able to help you out with any queries.  They are:

    Caroline D, Caroline M, Dee, Hils, Hilary, Jane P, Jus, Kerry, Rosy D, Sarah, Sausage, Stephanie, Sue L.  

    If they can't help, ask Dionne or Les.
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