Jean Bass's blog

SOS held a “Flapjack Fundraiser” at Applebee’s Restaurant in Medford Oregon.  We sang for our customers as they enjoyed their breakfast of pancakes and scrambled eggs with sausage or bacon.  Members from the Rogue Valley Harmonizers came out to support us as well and Lytning, one of their quartets, also sang and entertained.

Southern Oregon Sound and Northern Gateway Chorus joined together in Shady Cove, Oregon at the Edgewater Inn for our annual retreat.  We were excited to have Lori Lyford, the Master Director of Scottsdale Chorus coach us for the weekend.  Scottsdale Chorus is the 2016 International Champion Chorus after winning the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This is their fifth International gold medal while under the direction of Lori Lyford.   It was an awesome time for us all, we learned so much!

Southern Oregon Sound traveled down to Redding, CA to join our sisters in song, Northern Gateway Chorus for a day of coaching with Jan and Dana Gervais.  Jan is a retired Master Director and an Expression Judge.  Her daughter, Dana, is experienced in the Showmanship area.  Jan and Dana worked with us in these areas and also on our singing techniques.  It was a great day for us all!