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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by aquist, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. aquist

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    i want to form a performing group that will sing at reenactemnts with the big bands that are currently playing at the dances associated with public battles. I sang at JBs dance and didnt do too badly, i sang we'll meet again but i have in mind a group that would resemble Glenn Millers Modernaires. let me know if you have any opinions or suggestions, my idea would be to fill in for the empty slot while the band is on break using a Kareoke or something i mean singing with canned music is routinely done in churches so Im sure it could be done by us, my proposed playlist would include numbers like Serenade in Blue, Elmers tune, Moonlight Cocktails, we'll meet again, usw. so if you are involved with either a band a music ministry at church or even know where we could get sheet music for this pm me ok? i figure it might even pay our way to events like the Gap and Reading which are out of our reach. or NOT
     
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    Re enactment.

    KP you strongly campaigned for such a section, this belongs there. If you want it to be in the members lounge then Re-enactment as a whole belongs here.
     
  3. aquist

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    i just thot the post had more to do with music and very few reenactors are also musicians, i was trying to decide who wold be most likely to know about music and it occurred to me to go for the wider audiance if i am seeking information
     
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    Rolling Eyes---MUSIC not to be confused with Reenactment :-D

    :roll: Music is not exclusively a "reenactment" topic--simply because I am focusing on the USO dance at ONE reenactment doesn't consign this post to the Reenactment Section.

    The members louge I thought was an OPEN forum--a generalized place to begin a conversation.

    But hey as always your input is appreciated...Thanks....
     
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    Simon has a point, I moved this thread into Reenactment. Please see it only as a suggestion to keep the forum tidy (everything in its own place).
     
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    Weren't the Andrews Sisters big during WWII?Find someone that could more or less immitate them.
     
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    music at REENACTMENTS

    A good suggestion. and we'll try that . as long as we can still offer quality and danceable songs to the crowd. actually any ww2 music that we can handle or mimic and not get laughed off the stage. its not as though this hasnt been tried its just to give a chance to other musicians and singers who love this period of music history. and it need not be confined to reenactments if its good enough for those ears it would probably be good enough for other ears. I dont have delusions of grandeur i just want to sing and I have been told that I can. That i have a passable voice. and i play well enough as a trumpet player to stand in front of the band wave a stick and occaisionally play a solo. wheres my tux? No we will do this in Khaki with 8th air force patches and sgt stripes except for the Captain who is the leader of the band he he
     
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    I'm beginning to worry about you KP, this group you are planning, who are the 'we' and 'us'? I've done WW2 shows but it'll be a bit of a drag from the green fields of Leicestershire to the "Yellow Rose of Texas" country!(is that where 'Hot springs' is?) In any case , a bit of karryoky?? after a few beers is hardly like
    Sgt. Ray McKinley and 'Crew Shack'!!! (this is taking me back to AFN Gorizia on the Jugland border and listening to the 'Voice of the Fighting Blue Devils" (88th.Blue Devils) back in 46).
    Come on KP, let's get down to brass tacks, just exactly how many of your re-enactors are there? I (not alone) was expecting a great influx of US re-enactors to the thread you requested but this hasn't happened.
    I've done my bit, supplied you with re-enactment pics to which Roel has added a great compliment; he said "they look like soldiers working not re-enactors re-enacting" (I've passed that on to the 49th.Inf.Div. Roel)
    If you'd like an autographed photo of the 'V Tones' (should have been 'V Notes' but printing error) I'll send you one! (I'm the over weight one in the middle!!!)
    (Have just read your request re WW2 sheet music, but unfortunately have only recently passed all mine on to the 'Tigers' for one of their display areas)
     
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    Sorry KP I've fed you a bit of duff-info, blame it old age, the Glen Miller group I was thinking of were the 'Crew Chiefs' but Sgt. Ray McKinley did do solos, he did a great version of 'Cow Cow Boogie', if you did form a group you could call yourselves the 'KP Nuts', and you could be the kernel!
     

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