It’s Febrrrruary, and we have some special updates for you all. In this bulletin:
- A New Year with New Faces – New undergrads and board members
- Mission Accomplished – Fostering charitable work
- Bringing the Generations Together – Undergrad concert in Wellesley MA
- Annual Appeal – Thank you for your support
- Spring Jam in April – If it’s happening, that is
1. A New Year with New Faces
We at the DMAA hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2015 is off to a fantastic start. Word has come from New Haven that the group recently returned from their annual tour of the Borscht Belt, and as such, we thought it would be a good time to introduce you to the doox babies! Perhaps one of them is from your town, providing a perfect opportunity for a tour stop or mini reunion:
- Avi Durlling, Tenor 2 from Saratoga Springs, NY
- Caleb O’Reilly, Baritone from Oakland, CA
- David Torres, Bass from El Paso, TX
- Kenyon Duncan, Baritone from San Jose, CA
- Wade Newville, Tenor 1 from Oklahoma City, OK
In addition, we have some new faces at the DMAA. Please welcome your new officers as of January 1, 2015:
- Michael Hrycelak ’97, President
- Tom Bulleit ’79, Vice President
- Lindsay Elliott ’04, Secretary
- Jon Rubin ’81, Treasurer
Other current Board members are:
- Jeff Freeman ‘57
- Carl Kaestle ‘62
- Elliott Watts ‘09
- Ken Goldman ‘84
- Tom Metzloff ‘76
And special thanks to our original Board founders Tom Bulleit and David Lefkowith ’78 as they pass the torch they so brightly lit.
2. Mission Accomplished!
One of the goals of the DMAA is to facilitate charitable and educational work by the current group. We are proud to announce that, through the efforts of board member Elliot Watts ‘09, the boys performed a public concert in Atlanta as part of their winter tour with proceeds donated to the East Atlanta Kids Club, a non-profit organization that supports the education and development of underserved children. The group was very well received, and expressed their excitement about taking part in such endeavors in the future.Do you know a worthwhile organization in your community who could benefit from such a performance? Contact the DMAA and let us help with the details.
3. Bringing the Generations Together
Another DMAA goal is to foster a life-long love of singing. We are excited to announce a wonderful opportunity in the Boston area, organized by Linus Travers ’58:“Come on along! Enjoy the current Duke’s Men as THE featured group at an a cappella festival. Saengerfest promotes male a cappella singing and focuses particularly on encouraging younger singers to learn what all of us know: the joy and camaraderie of male voices raised in song.”The current Duke’s Men of Yale will be the lead-off group, performing a full set. Other groups on the program will also display their talents. All singers will engage in a triumphant massed a cappella chorus to finish the concert.
- Date and Time: Sunday February 8 @ 4 PM
- Location: Wellesley High School Auditorium, 50 Rice Street Wellesley Hills, MA
- Tickets and information: www.saengerfest.org
4. Annual Appeal
A special thank you to all who donated in 2014 as part of our annual fund raising appeal. We are please to announce that we saw a significant increase in the number of donors, and we are grateful for your support. For those who donated at the special incentive level, your gift CD is in in the works and will be sent once production is complete. In addition, you should already have received a letter thanking you for your tax-deductible donation. If you have not, please contact our treasurer, Jon Rubin ’81 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send an email to email@example.com.And, of course, if you haven’t yet donated, it is never too late! Please use this link to donate and support the continued efforts of the DMAA:
5. Spring Jam
The undergrads, as usual, are not planning on having a spring concert. But if they were, it might be on Friday, April 24th in the evening.