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http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/photo-34.jpgHAPPY TO BE "PICKED" -- The barbershop quartet "Just Ducky," (left to right) Hal Verity, Steve Brausa, Maurice Debar and George Seelinger, asked to perform at an annual Strawberry Fair held in mid-June on the grounds of Westbury's Church of the Advent, provided vocal entertainment just a few steps from the Church's Winthrop Hall, the place where members of the Long Island Harmonizers chorus hold their Tuesday evening rehearsals that are open to those interested in barbershop singing.

 


CONNECTING THE DOTS -- Recent Spartanburg, SC newcomer Bob Heim (right), a 13-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society's Long Island Harmonizers chorus, recently had an opportunity to chat about the pleasures of four-part harmony with both Dan Seaman (left), director of the local Palmetto Statesmen chorus; and the organization's music vice president, John Ryan. John, a former member of the Big Apple chorus before his move to the Carolinas, fondly recalled his friendship with Maurice Debar, director of the Long Island Harmonizers, when they shared risers in Manhattan.  
 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/pdf2011/photo-2.jpgALL DRESSED UP AND RARIN' TO GO for their 66th Annual Show entitled "New York Harmony," are members of the Long Island Harmonizers, pictured at the dress rehearsal for the April 30-May 1 production and its musical tributes to some of the city's great attractions.
 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/3-15-16.jpgDULY "NOTED" -  Betsy Teter, owner of Spartanburg, South Carolina's popular downtown bookstore and editor of the Hub City Press, recently learned about the  significance of April 11th and those who love to sing barbershop, from new resident Bob Heim of the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter during one of Bob's swings into the culturally rich community. Locally, the Dixie District's Palmetto Statesmen Chapter entertains for visitors and residents in the area, and has been doing so for some 50 years.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/photo-31.jpgVALENTINE'S PREVIEW: Bill Wise, morning show disc jockey for a popular radio show on local WHLI-AM receives a Valentine's "heads up' along with his listening audience and patrons gathered at Domenico's, an Italian restaurant in Levittown, NY. Shown singing the two love songs offered Feb. 12-13-14 in order to promote the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's "Singing Valentines" program are (from left)  Howie Bailin, tenor; Tony Leone, lead; Ken Wunsch, bass and George Seelinger, baritone.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/photo-spring2.jpgSIGN OF SPRING - Chapter President George Seelinger (left) and 2016 Annual Show Chairman Wayne Lazar get into the act as Musical Director Maurice Debar shows he's in readiness for "another hit" with the presentation of "Harmony in New York,"offered by the Long Island Harmonizers chorus on April 30th and May 1st at the Brookside School in North Merrick, NY.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/photo-1.jpgONE EXAMPLE OF "TRAINING"  --  The barbershop strains of "I've Been Working on the Railroad, " one of the songs to be performed at the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's 66th Annual Show next spring, was the music of choice to run through when (from left) George Seelinger, guest rehearsal director Jeff Glembowski, Steve Stojowski and new District rep Paul Santino joined their well-schooled voices to give it their all in early September.

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/Long%20Time%20No%20C.jpgGOOD TO "C"-YA -- Ed O'Connor (third from left) was "back in the fold" with his barbershop brothers, ready to respond to a pitchpipe "C" when Nassau Mid-Island Chapter members and guests gathered for food and song at an August deck party hosted by Lois and Hal Verity. Ed is pictured with (from left) Bob Miraglia, Bill Vesely and Vinnie Colonna. 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-20.jpgMAKING A "PITCH" -- The Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's Michael Creaney, who encouraged Scott Deutsch (left) to attend a recent rehearsal, tells Scott about the pleasures of barbershop singing with the Long Island Harmonizers , not to mention (though he did) the camaraderie enjoyed by its members. 

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/show.jpgRICH SOUNDS:  Members of The Long Island Harmonizers chorus, including appropriately dressed young Ray Yey, performed If I Were a Rich Man at the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's 65th Annual Show.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/Reaching%20for%20the%20Stars%20A.jpgREACHING FOR THE STARS (IN TERMS OF MUSICAL EXCELLENCE)  are Howie Bailin (left) and Dennis Weiss (right), shown with our director, Maurice Debar at an April rehearsal in advance of the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's 65th Annual Show.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-19.jpgPOST TIME: Savas Fereos, owner of the Greenvale Townhouse Diner (at 49 Glen Cove Road) is pictured at the front entrance of his popular restaurant after prominently displaying a Chapter flyer heralding the 65th Annual Show.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-18.jpgGOING BY THE BOOK: 65th  Annual Show chairman Wayne Lazar is shown reviewing his to-be-checked list at a March meeting with Dolan Center Auditorium's technical director, Michael Grant.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-17.jpgWHENEVER IRISH EYES ARE SMILIN' count on the fact that Will McCoy (left) will be among those supplying the joyful looks, especially at a recent Chapter rehearsal where the celebration of Saint Patrick's Day had members sporting green. With Will is a green-attired Chapter president, George Seelinger.

 

 

 

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/Brolly_Adam_Kerry_and_Gransdon.jpgA FAMILY AFFAIR: This year's "Singing Valentines" program brought proud Chapter member John Brolly (and singing sidekicks) to the home of his daughter, Kerry and son-in-law, Adam, where serenading was in order for John's four-week-old grandson, Adam Patrick, seen with the pleased parents.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/news-12-aa.jpgHEART OF THE MATTER: News 12 Long Island’s TV audience learned about this year’s “Singing Valentines” program and had the opportunity to hear us as well, thanks to the television channel's filming in advance of quartet delivery dates.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/M-AD_Central_Leadership_Academy.jpgAMONG THOSE ON HAND for marketing and public relations discussions led by Steve Skolnick (at right), Mid-Atlantic District's VP for Marketing and P.R., at a recently held M-AD Leadership Academy in Newark, DEL were (from left) Tom Newmyer, North Pennsmen Chapter, BHS, Lansdale, PA; shown with Steve Marrin, dual member of the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter and the chapter at Five Towns College on Long Island; and our NM-I Chapter's Bob Heim.

 

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/Installation_of_Officers_2015_A.pngALL A-BOARD IN THE NEW YEAR:  N-MI Chapter Counselor Steve Maririn was on hand to officially administer oaths of office to the organization's Board for 2015 at an Installation Night held in mid-January.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/BSOY_2014_WAYNE_LAZAR_B.jpgHONORED: Wayne Lazar (right), named the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's "Barbershopper of the Year" for 2014 accepts the plaque indicating that honor from Awards Committee member Jon Ayers at the organization's Installation Night held in January. In other presentations to members, Ray Shotter was given a Meritorious Service Award for his contributions during 2014, and Steve Marrin was recognized for Distinguished Service during the year.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-16.jpgPHOTO OP:  Hospital personnel savored our traditional holiday appearances at  local health care facilities in December, and saved it as well with their cameras and iPhones at the ready. Members of the Long Island Harmonizers chorus sang to patients and staff at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside as well as at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-15.jpgTHE "STUFF" OF HOLIDAY HAPPINESS: Bob Heim recruited a smiling friend to be an honorary N-MI member-for-a-day during the Chapter's holiday visit to Roslyn's St. Francis Hospital. A voice part in our Long Island Harmonizers chorus was not suggested.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-13.jpgEASY TO SEE: Maurice Debar playfully explains to Chapter bass Bill Spencer that our newest repertoire song, Everybody Loves a Lover, will be conducted in "cut time." It will be one of the barbershop arrangements offered at our 65th Annual Show set for this spring.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-11.jpgHERE HEARS: Marva Brown and her two daughters, Boeranna, age 10, and Narra, age 12, traveled to Lynbrook from nearby Baldwin for its annual Winter Celebration, and enjoyed an outdoor holiday performance by the Long Island Harmonizers chorus. They are shown with Chapter members Steve Marrin and Tony Leone.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-12.jpgRAISING VOICES AND BARBERSHOP AWARENESS (IN SONG): Members of the Long Island Harmonizers chorus gathered streetside in December to perform holiday music along with a sprinkling of other songs from its current repertoire as part of a Winter Celebration offered each year by the Incorporated Village of Lynbrook.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-9.jpgLENDING A HAND:  Dennis Novick, who has stepped forward to be the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's Singing Valentines Chairman for 2015, uses playing cards at a December rehearsal to  get into the heart-capturing spirit of things, as President George Seelinger looks on.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-10.jpgIT'S YOUR MESSAGE:  Guest vocal coach Ron Meixell (center) on hand at a recent N-MI rehearsal to offer suggestions for improvement, points out how important the difference is between simply telling a story in song as opposed to singing from the heart and telling it as your story in song. Getting the message is Howie Bailin (left) and Don Rausch.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/1-22-14.jpgFIVE WILL GET YOU FOUR - Five Towns College's "Facetones" quartet (left to right) Mike Kelliher, Justin Guidone, Jeff Glemboski and Evin Guidone recently captivated N-MI members at a Tuesday evening rehearsal with their polished harmonies. The Long Island Sound chorus barbershoppers  serenaded with several songs including two picked for Mid-Atlantic District competition.

 

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/church.jpgRAINY CONDITIONS AND CHILLY OCTOBER TEMPERATURES COULD NOT DAMPEN SPIRITS of The Long Island Harmonizers Chorus and its talented quartets as they sang with energy and passion at the 18th Annual City of Long Beach Fall Festival held in  Kennedy Plaza in front of  its City Hall. Here, the hearty Nassau Mid-Islanders that were able to participate on the holiday weekend, ready themselves prior to taking to the mobile stage for the two-hour singout.

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-8.jpgA REASON TO BE "FLOORED" - Nassau Mid-Islanders were in for happy surprise recently when showing up for rehearsal at the Church of the Advent's Winthrop Hall -- the refinishing of its main room floor. Nathaniel Walls is pictured adding some final touches in the spruced up look. 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/proud.jpgPROUD OF HER "WHERE-WITH-ALL" --   2015 Annual Show Chairman Wayne Lazar recently toured the impressive facilities at Friends Academy in Locust Valley in order to learn about staged productions offered in its auditorium.  Lazar, who was accompanied by a contingent of several other N-MI members, is shown with the Academy's proud Director of Arts, Tracey Foster. The group was also able to speak with the auditorium's Technical Director, Michael Grant as a prelude to a final decision as to where to hold the 65th Annual Show.

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/grat.jpgGRATITUDE - In an expression of thanks for the good work it does, N-MI Chapter President George Seelinger (joined by Wayne Lazar, Bob Heim, Maurice Debar, Vinnie Colonna, and Bernie Genzer), recently presented a check on behalf of the Long Island Harmonizers chorus to Stanfort Perry, Associate Executive Director of AHRC Nassau. The donation represents a portion of the proceeds received in connection with the Harmonizers' 64th Annual Show given in April. The admirable work of AHRC Nassau is directed at enriching the lives of local-area children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/legion.jpgPOST TIME: Thanks to the kindness of Williston Park N-MI chapter member Bill Vesely (so appreciated Bill) and local American Legion Post 144, our Long Island Harmonizers were able to use its facilities for a recent Tuesday rehearsal during construction work at Winthrop Hall.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/uglyvest.jpgBACK TO BASICS: Member Tony Leone (left), whose responsibilities for the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter include uniforms for its members, gives Vinnie Colonna a first look at the barbershop vests to be purchased for the Long Island Harmonizers chorus and included as part of possible performance attire.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/9-18.jpgWE ARE FAM-I-LEE: Nassau Mid-Islanders had the pleasure of having their long-time Chapter member Dave D' Antonio, recovering from health issues,  again in their midst during a recent rehearsal. Dave is shown being welcomed by Music Director Maurice Debar.

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-7.jpgBEAUTY AND BEAUTIFUL BARBERSHOP: Shown backstage while waiting to go on stage to sing on one of the preliminary nights at this year's "Miss America"  competition were the Chapter's (left to right), Steve Marrin, Maurice Debar, Hal Verity and George Seelinger, shown with Nina Davuluri , the outgoing Miss America. The foursome, who received thunderous applause from the packed convention center audience for their efforts, were invited by preliminaries host Dena Blizzard to perform a parody written for them to poke fun at the long-winded pageant speeches of Miss America CEO, Sam Haskell.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-6.jpgDISHING UP CHAPTER NEWS: Bob Heim, the Chapter's VP Marketing and Public Relations, recently called up the Long Island Harmonizers website at the Landmark Diner in Roslyn, where large size computer screens are available as a feature with booth seating. (P.S. Bob left the site up for other patrons to enjoy.)

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/9-4-14.jpgAS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, Doug Carnes (right), Assistant Director with the Long Island Sound barbershop chorus of Five Towns College, was available to accept an evening in September during a brief absence of Maurice Debar, to share some of his vocal approaches with members of the Nassau Mid-Island Chorus as guest rehearsal conductor.  Doug is shown during a break with Chapter President George Seelinger.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/sunday2014.jpgPLEAS:  Long Island Harmonizers chorus members delighted listeners with their barbershop rendition of "Please, Mr. Columbus" (turn this ship around), at the 7th Annual Our Lady of Mercy Summer Fair offered in Hicksville. The fundraiser took place in early August.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/6-13-3014.jpgA MIKE ASSIST (ERR, MAKE THAT HELP OFFERED BY MAURICE DEBAR) is shown being given to performing Ladies' Night quartet (left to right) Bill Ruth, Steve Brausa, Bernie Genzer and Nassau Mid-Island Chapter President George Seelinger at the elegant Swan Club in Glenwood Landing in mid-June, where members expressed their thanks at the event for significant and constant support.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/2.jpgTHE RADIANT SMILE OF JOAN RAMPOLLA returned to the stylish Swan Club at Ladies' Night 2014 as Long Island Harmonizers chorus members said and sung thanks to honored guests for unwavering and devoted support. Joan's late husband, John, was a cherished and longtime member of the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter. With Joan is aide, Jhana Clarke.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/toodark.jpgAMONG THOSE GETTING WITH THE PROGRAM at Ladies' Night 2014 were Joel and Linda Trent (at left) and new Chapter member Dennis Novick and his wife, Judy, checking out its list of Long Island Harmonizers as well as all the lovely ladies that provide their constant support.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/justright.jpgSMILES FROM TABLE FOUR at Ladies' Night 2014 included (left to right) Mary and Vinnie Colonna; Wayne and Carol Lazar; as well as Bess Bell, (oh yes, Chiz was there, too, among the 60 Nassau Mid-Island Chapter members and guests at the special mid-June occasion).

 

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/djdude.jpgHEEEERE'S (OUR) JOHNNY: Those on hand for Ladies' Night 2014 were once again rewarded with the talented keyboard playing and singing of Johnny LaRosa for dining interludes and dance music.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/orange.jpgFEELING A SONG OR TWO (OR THREE) COMING ON was a full complement of Nassau Mid-Island Chapter members on hand to honor and offer their gratitude at Ladies' Night 2014.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/5-5-2-14.jpgAN AWARD REFLECTING ENORMOUS THANKS was recently presented on behalf of a grateful Nassau Mid-Island Chapter to Steve Stojowski (right) by Chapter President, George Seelinger, just prior to Steve's relocation to Pennsylvania. The plaque extends sincere appreciation for the devoted years spent with the Nassau Mid-Islanders, and offers best wishes and heartfelt thanks for a job well done.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/photo-5.jpgTHEATER "GLO-ERS" -- A scheduled singout in April at Syosset's Public Library, gave local residents in the community the opportunity to hear the Long Island Harmonizers chorus as well as four of its quartets. The hour-long performance included well-executed harmonies by the AfterGloWorms (pictured here) on the library's theater stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/april2-14.jpghttp://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/april-1-14.jpg"WELL-WISHERS"--  Among hose recently conveying  expressions of support and wishes for improved health to longtime Chapter members Bob Roth and Dave D'Antonio,  were Bill Ruth, Vinnie Colonna, Steve Marrin and George Seelinger, who (why of course they did) included some impromptu polecat singing  during  afternoon visits. Bob is shown with the foursome at his home in Massapequa Park, while Dave is pictured with them at an Amityville rehabilitation center where he continues to heal from a back injury just sustained.  Get back soon, fellas. 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/onemore.jpgWEARIN' OF THE GREEN: Long Island Harmonizers chorus members (from left) Wayne Lazar, Steve Marrin, George Seelinger and Joel Trent gather with an appropriately green Kermit the Frog (sitting comfortably on Seelinger's shoulder) to mark this year's St. Partrick's Day with some bonus at-rehearsal fun that also included corned beef, Irish soda bread and other taste treats enjoyed by our Nassau Mid-Islanders.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/scott.jpg"SCOTT-ISH" CONNECTION: Nassau Mid-Island Chapter member Michael Creaney (left), who proudly boasts a Scottish heritage, recently found a few moments to get in some personal quality time to chat about barbershop with Scott Brannon (center), our knowledgeable Long Island Harmonizers vocal coach on hand at a February rehearsal to offer pointers in advance of the organization's 64th Annual Show (April 26-27). Joining them in conversation was Joel Trent.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/2014-photo-gallery-images/val-2014.jpgROUTE TO ROMANCE: Joanne Glaudioso, one of this year's "Singing Valentines"  recipients, was the beneficiary of two love songs as well as a rose delivered on behalf of her husband by the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's John Brolly, George Seelinger, Jon Ayers and Vinnie Colonna, pictured at the Bethpage office of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

 


"BETH-PAGES" - Library time set for a an afternoon barbershop singout at Bethpage Public Library involved the Long Island Harmonizers chorus, its quartets and an enthusiastic audience composed of School District #21 residents as well as out-of-area attendees. The performance on Super Bowl Sunday, was early enough for all in attendance to get to TVs, if they wished, to watch the big game. 

 

 

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BEST OF THE BEST - Jon Ayers received "Barbershopper of the Year" honors from the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter in this plaque presentation made by 2013 Awards Committee Co-Chair Steve Stojowski (right) who served in that capacity with Vincent Colonna. Ayers was also the recipient of  a "Presidential Award" for his significant contributions in the past year. With them is current Chapter President George Seelinger.

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RECOGNIZE HIM?  We ALL know John Brolly, our VP Chapter Development, but we mean "recognize" in a much bigger way - as the organization's 2013 Nassau Mid-Island Chapter "Meritorious Award" honoree. With him is Awards Committee co-chair Steve Stojowski (at right) and our Chapter President George Seelinger.

 

 

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http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/index-red/12-16-14.jpg"PEEKING" INTEREST Rosanne Dorfman, program coordinator for the West Hempstead Public Library, pictured with Long Island Harmonizers music director Maurice Debar, gets an advance look at the rundown of music readied for a mid-December holiday concert attended by library patrons and guests.  


YES, THAT CARNEGIE HALL - Members of the Long Island Harmonizers had the honor of taking to the stage of what has been called the most prestigious concert hall in the U.S., on November 18, to present 15-minutes of barbershop song. The performance was the final segment in what was a special USA-Japan Goodwill Concert.

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http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/photo-30.jpgCOMPLETE SUCCESS: On October 29th, 2013 The Long Island Harmonizers Mid Island Chapter held an "Interchapter Night." The night was a great big hit with over 100 area chorus members in attendance.

 (Photo: Bill Vesely)


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/sept1.png"RED-DY" AND ABLE - An appropriately kilt-attired Michael Creaney (at left) joins his fellow Long Island Harmonizers chorus members and musical director Maurice Debar, all wearing their uniform red, for a singout at the 53 Annual Scottish Festival and Games held in Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY.

 

 

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http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/photo-28.jpgTOGETHER TO TALK "SHOP" (BARBERSHOP, THAT IS), were recent rehearsal visitors (from right) Jan Lappin, talented director of The Wine Country Troubadours (west coast chorus of the Rohnert Park Chapter, BHS); her Long Island-born husband, Bob, who sings bass with the society's Voices of California Chorus in Santa Rosa, CA;  Scott Brannon, our distinguished NM-I vocal coach; and Ron Kritzman, a member of the Arlington Heights Chapter of the society in Illinois . They are pictured with Jon Ayers and Maurice Debar.   (Photo: Bill Vesely)

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/7-31-13.jpg"CAUSE" AND EFFECT -  Steven Stojowski (right), Treasurer of the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter, recently presented a charitable contribution on behalf of the Long Island Harmonizers, to member Joe Massaro (Colonel, USAR, Ret.), to help in the work of the 11th New York Regiment (Cavalry) of the United States Volunteers - America,  whose mission is to render military honors at the burials of honorably discharged veterans. The donation of $500 will be used by Massaro's Honor Guard Regiment to assist in the purchase and upkeep of uniforms and weapons. The Chapter monies came from a portion of the proceeds taken in at its 63rd Annual Show. 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/7-24-13.jpgADDING THEIR GRATITUDE -  The Barbershop Harmony Society's Nassau Mid-Island Chapter used a recent rehearsal to musically salute a group of dedicated workers present on Long Island to help local residents still coping with the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. After being serenaded with a variety of songs in four-part harmony, the Sandy Relief volunteers joined the Long Island Harmonizers chorus to proudly sing "God Bless America."  The workers from all over the U.S., received the melodic thank you at Calvary Protestant Church in Baldwin, LI where a group of more than 160 men and women are headquartered while offering rebuilding help, supplying food needs and furnishing other assistance. 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/nonor.jpgHONORED WITH A 2012 OPERATION HAROLD HILL AWARD - Shown with a special "Notable Award" given to the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter "For Admirable Membership Recruitment" are President Jon Ayers and Musical Director Maurice Debar.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/mustache.jpgCELEBRATING THEIR FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE in April as the newest members of the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter were "Spence" Spencer, Dennis Weiss and Michael Creaney (second, third and fourth from left) shown with Musical Director Maurice Debar and a special cake to mark the trio's barbershop chorus debut.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/congrats4-13.jpgEXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS: A special proclamation from the Village of Westbury and Mayor Peter I. Cavallaro honoring the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter during the Barbershop Harmony Society's 75th Anniversary was recently accepted on behalf of the Westbury-based organization by its President Jon Ayers and Musical Director Maurice Debar. The acknowledgement of appreciated contributions to the community was dated April 11, commemorating the time in 1938, when the Society had its beginnings


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/greenteam.jpgA GREEN TEAM in observance of St. Patrick’s Day were Nassau Mid-Islanders (l to r) George Seelinger, Bill McCoy, Bill Vesely and Ken Wunsch. 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/xmenu/whatwas.jpgWHAT WAS THAT AGAIN? - Wow, there's a combined 126 years associated with the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter in this foursome photo that recently brought together visiting 21-year former member Kevin VanMeter  (third from left) and active and current members (left to right) Bill Ruth, 37 years; Will McCoy, 28 years; and Ed Andreassen, proud of 40 continuous years with the organization. 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/one-of-two.jpgSCOTT FREE: Talented and respected chorus coach Scott Brannon gives a listen to Chapter member Dennis Weiss singing a few measures at a February rehearsal, and offers some helpful advice on keeping the voice supported , light and completely free. Attentive to Brannon's tips are Bill Vesely (second from left) and Joel Trent.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/bberyr2012.jpgDESERVEDLY PROUD -- Ken Wunsch (at left) accepts a special plaque from Vincent Colonna, Awards Committee Chairman. naming Ken as the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter's Barbershopper of the Year - 2012.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/honored2013.jpgHONORED with a Distinguished Service Award for his special contributions to the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter during 2012 was Wayne Lazar (left), shown receiving the honor in late-January from Awards Committee member George Seelinger.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/images/meritorious.jpgSINGLED OUT  for a Meritorious Award from the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter for his 2012 dedication in serving the organization was Tony Leone (right) who accepted the special recognition from George Seelinger, Awards Committee member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/new-gallery-images/tinypxhoto.jpgDEVINE INSPIRATION: The Nassau Mid-Island Chapter was honored in December with the presence Sean Devine (center), Director of Development with Harmony Foundation International, Inc.  In his helpful rehearsal coaching of the Long Island Harmonizers chorus, Devine brought truly impressive credentials to bear that have included being the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2002, 2005 and 2008 International Chorus gold medalist; a two-time Far Western District Quartet champ; the founding member of The Westminister Chorus, and part of the 2008 International Gold Medal Champion quartet, OC Times.  Devine also took time to describe the valuable work and successes of the Harmony Foundation, and to solicit member support. Shown with him, is Chapter President Jon Ayers and Musical Director Maurice Debar.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/tin.jpgWILL THE REAL BARBERSHOPPER NAMED ROTH PLEASE STAND UP -- Actually, that's both of them...Lee (at right) with the Hunterdon (NJ) Harmonizers (who was kind enough to take an on-stage photo of our chorus at the 2012 Mid--Atlantic District Fall Convention), and our own Bob Roth, one of 27 members of the Long Island Harmonizers in Ocean City, MD on hand for the performance


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/9-2.jpgTAKE HEED: "Pitch-man" Maurice Debar -- Musical Director of the Long Island Harmonizers Chorus -- illustrates a point at the shuttle bus that transported Chapter members between their rehearsal hall at Church of the Advent and the band shell at The 52nd Annual Scottish Festival and Games in  Old Westbury Gardens. The underlying "watch your step" message perhaps? Could it be the vocal distance between "do" and "re"????.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/toosmall.jpg"TRAINED" CHORUS: The fascinating Wantagh Museum located in Wantagh on grounds that showcase the community's original Long Island Railroad Station (dating back to 1885) and a LIRR railroad car used in 1912 among other preserved memorabilia was the venue for a Long Island Harmonizers outdoor concert, free to the public in late July.
 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/yellow.jpg"TRACKING" HIS CHAPTER: Howie Rosenberg (left) of Farmingdale,  a member of the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter 34 years ago, stirred those memories with attendance at a July concert of the Long Island Harmonizers chorus at the Wantagh Train Museum. He is pictured with current Chapter President Jon Ayers.

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/photo-4.jpgMANY HAPPY RETURNSNassau Mid-Island Chapter Musical Director Maurice Debar (left) playfully used a timer (indicating five minutes to go) before the July 3rd kick off the organization's summertime rehearsal schedule involving the cool comfort of Baldwin's Calvary Protestant Church. It marked the third year that member Hal Verity (also pictured) arranged the welcomed move. Thanks from all of us, Hal.

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/photo-3.jpgSIMPLY WILD ABOUT HARRY:  Harry Ruvolo (right), longtime member of the Nassau Mid-Island Chapter who has decided to turn to a less active barbershop life, earned  deserved adulation at Ladies' Night 2012 along with best wishes and a special parting gift. Here Harry, shown with President Jon Ayers (left) and Trustee George Seelinger, offers a few words of appreciation after receiving two framed Annual Show-related photos picturing him in performance as one of the Chapter's entertaining "Three Tenors."  


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/photo-2.jpgWELCOME TO THE CLUB:  Those in attendance at  Ladies' Night - 2012 held in June at the glitzy Swan Club in Roslyn, L.I. included Long Island Harmonizers Chorus member Karel Boersma and Chapter supporters (left to right) Marlene Muscarnera, Lynda Boersma, Kathy Brolly and Eva Milauskas. Ladies and guests at the dinner received sincere thanks from the Chorus (and a bit of serenading in appreciation, too).


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/READY.jpgHOWEVER WRITTEN, IT WAS A "GO" -- Tony Leone (left) joins Howie Bailin to prove that (whatever the language) the two were on hand at Morristown Beard School in New Jersey, readying to compete on stage along with fellow Long Island Harmonizers Chorus members at the Mid-Atlantic District's Northern Division Convention.  

 

 


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/6-3-12.jpgTHE PLEASURES? (THEIRS...AND OURS) -- Nassau Mid-Island Chapter members were on hand in June to sing at  the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society's 2012 Strawberry Festival offered in a large gazebo next  to Farmingdale's  Village Hall. Shown enjoying strawberry shortcake sundaes (why, of course) graciously provided by the event's appreciative hosts after the performance, are Wayne and Carol Lazar.


http://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/photo-1.jpghttp://www.longislandharmonizers.org/6-12-images/ART%20TI%20SHIRT%204%20(2).jpg"WAYING-IN" WITH ONE APPROACH: Showing off his honest-to-goodness "Ti" shirt aimed at drawing public attention to barbershopping as well as the Long Island Harmonizers Chorus, is its creator, Nassau Mid-Island Chapter member Bob Heim (at left), pictured with the organization's VP Chapter Development John Brolly.

 

The Ti-shirt text/visuals are shown at right.


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