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Houston Horizon had the fabulous Janie Macchiaroli come and do riser placement this past Tuesday. A fascinating process to see how different voices in different places make the sound change completely. We're thrilled with our new spots and cannot wait to share the sound with our Region 10 friends at Regional Contest and then in September at International Competition in New Orleans. Will you be there to cheer us on?

Tuesday, January 22, HHC had some visitors from our region.  Kaye Pledge, Team Coordinator, and Mary Ann Wydra, Education Faculty, came for a visit and we had a great time!  Kaye was there to help us understand what HHC members might need from their region as well as answer any questions about the region that chorus members might have.  Mary Ann spent her time with us coaching us on our songs that are planned for singing at International Competition in New Orleans later in 2019.  She was great and would not let us get away with anything when it came to singing a great set!!  What a treat having both of these ladies come for a visit and to encourage us on our way to New Orleans!  

Christmas from the 1940's came from the studios of Radio K-H-H-C during the chorus annual Christmas show.  Everyone dressed in their best 1940's Christmas outfits, including our Christmas chorus members!  We had the Andrews Sisters quartet, the Mama Made Me Duet quartet and our guest quartet, S.L.E.D. entertain our audience also.  Radio commercials, cue cards, a reading of the Night Before Christmas and the next segment of Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories, along with our hilarious sound effects team allowed our audience to relive the 1940's in all it's Christmas glory! 

HHC competed in the second annual Rice Village Sing-Off for the Rice Village Christmas Tree lighting on Nov 28th.  Even though we didn't win the competition, we did make it to the final round and received lots of compliments from the crowd that was there.  The winners were from Rice University, the Philharmonics, and we were delighted for them.  A huge Christmas tree, snow (something we don't see very often in Houston) and Luke Pell, from the Bachelor, as host made for a fun evening for everyone.  

Congratulations are in order for director, Janet Burnett, who was honored with her 50 year pin for membership in Sweet Adelines.  She received her pin at the recent international competition week in St Louis along with fellow Region 10 honorees, Darlene Rogers and Mary Hower.   What an honor for these ladies who continue to serve the organization and our region.  Cannot wait to see what their futures hold!!!  In addition, congratulations go to our Region 10 competitors, Woodlands Show Chorus, Alamo Metro chorus, The Ladies, and Essence!  Thank you for representing Region 10 so well!

September 25, 2018, Houston Horizon celebrated it's 37th year history with a Reunion.  And, what a fun reunion it was.  Friends from all over the place came to visit and renew friendships while new friendships were formed!  We all got on the risers and sang songs and tags together, watched a slide show of our past directors with commentary, and viewed photos of the chorus from each contest that we have competed in.  We also figured out that, as far as we know, we are the only chorus in Sweet Adelines that has produced 3 presidents for the organization!  Not bad, right?   We would love to see more of our friends and find out what you have been doing since you sang with us.  Come and visit any Tuesday evening, we would LOVE to see you!!!!! 

This past Tuesday night, HHC got to do something that has become our favorite activity at rehearsal...welcome a new member!! Welcome to our newest member, Demi Edwards! We are so glad that you are a part of us now! Looking forward to seeing you join us in all of our activities moving forward. WELCOME!

Houston Horizon had a fabulous time at our annual retreat this past weekend at Moody Gardens. And, here's the proof of all that fun! Our coach, Lynda Keever, helped us grow into our new ballad. Fun was had by all! Come by on Tuesday evenings and see what all the fun is about!

Rehearsal this week saw lots of friends back on the risers....welcome back!  Plus an audition for a new member!  Things are rockin' along here at HHC!!  Come and join the fun!