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Cheers to Region 12 Winners

We are so happy to represent Region 12 in the 2020 Sweet Adelines International contest in Louisville, Kentucky.  Our friends and family spurred us on to a first place finish in our Region 12 contest, May 4, 2119.  Thank you so much for everyone's encouragement and support.  Thanks to our terrific coaches.  You were sensational.

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Thank You Coaches

"You're Gonna Love us!"  in Petaluma, Sacramento, St. Louis and beyond.  Outstanding coaching by Erin Howden has energized us to tell our story every time we sing, especially on the SAI stage in St. Louis.  Thank you Sandy Marron, Joe Connelly, and Ron Black for your excellelent creative ideas and encouragement.  We had a blast.

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Making New Friends

Good Thing number Three:  We mixed casual singing and networking in a pleasant and relaxed pace at the Petaluma Farmers’ Market.  We love to stroll and mix during the good old summertime, so we had fun entertaining in Theater Square for all the restaurant goers.  When the band takes a break we sing for all the market-goers who stopped by to give us a listen, a smile and clapped along to “Happy”.  We love having visitors and potential new members at our rehearsals every Wednesday.

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Friends Are Forever

Good Thing number TWO:  We performed on the Napa Valley Harmonizers’ Strollin’ Down Harmony Show.  We always enjoy getting both of Patty’s choruses together and being invited to sing during this traditional show with our Harmonizer Friends over in Napa.   The show was so enjoyable, and friends, family, and other supporters were enthusiastic and so appreciative.

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Good Things Come in Threes for Pacific Empire Chorus

Coaching is inspiring!  

Good Thing number ONE:  After a vacation for all of us in July, we returned with exceptional happiness, fantastic attitudes, and an eagerness to sing, sing, and sing!  Our coaching with Joe Connelly is always great fun, and since we love to perform and continually improve, he brings out the best in us!   Joe has a talent and personality that inspires us as he helps us RING and make every song our very own.

Friends are Forever