January Issue of The Trompette
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January 2017
Volume 16, #5

A Note from the Dean

Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas season brought joy to all and that you have had some time to relax, enjoy and rejuvenate as 2017 arrives.  As we await the three kings arrival, I remind you that there is still time to R.S.V.P. to me for our next event, the Twelfth Night Party hosted by Dr. Robert Chase at his home in White Plains. (see below) There will be good food and conversation among friends to be had. Send Frank Miller an email at FLMusic25@live.com if you are willing to bring a side dish or dessert so that we can ensure a balanced offering. I hope to see you there.

Terence J. Flanagan

Chapter Events

Twelfth Night Party
Hosted by Dr. Robert Chase
Sunday, January 8, 4PM
R.S.V.P. to Dean@agowestchester.org

Concert Calendar


New this year... we have added musical events to a google calendar that is available on the chapter web site. Click here to view the calendar.

Third Season of Music at Asbury
 Music Old and New for Trumpet and Organ
Bill Owens, trumpet and Craig Williams, Organ
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 3 P.M.

Empty Benches


White Plains Presbyterian Church
White Plains, NY

Director of Music Ministry
One weekly service, one weekly rehearsal (mid-week) and Sunday morning before worship
Ensembles: Adult Choir (weekly), Children's Choir and Instrumental Ensembles (occasional)
Organ: Austin 1964, 53 ranks, 3-manual
click here for more information

Reads and Mixtures

A Music Biography - J. R. Bach

The seventh illegitimate son of Drizzle and C.U. Bach was born in Western Albania and moved to Tucson, Arizona at six months of age with his Aunt Chovee... a distant relative acquired as a result of a lost wager.
An early accident with a cactus prevented one leg from growing as long as the other. It is felt that this condition is the primary cause of his compositions sounding like the beat is constantly turning over. This same condition is most definitely responsible for the text in his songs having accents on the wrong syllables.
His mastery of the two-string guitar has always remained unquestioned along with a vocal trill obtained by using a spur. His ingenious use of tobacco sauce to increase a singer's range and wind capacity remains a cornerstone in the vocal technique classes for western ballads and yodeling.
Having never married, J. R. and his horse Dolly are free to explore the vast expanse of our western states. Many a star-lit night inspired J. R. to write such memorable tunes as: Why can't I find my house?, Oops! It bit me... again., and Saddlebags, Blisters and Leaks in My Memory.
Having lost his voice to a freak accident while artificially inseminating a buffalo, J.R. now restricts himself to composing and his favorite past-time... composting... or decomposing.

Research for this bio was conducted under extreme pressure after leaving the Bourbon Bungalow.

Hitchcock Presbyterian Church
, NY
Executive Board
Terence J. Flanagan

Craig Degener

Karen Longwell


Kevin Walsh

Class of 2017
Margaret Kim
Frank Miller
Class of 2018
Kenneth Potter
Jonathan Riss
Class of 2019
Kyoko Meredith
Michael Mulder


AGO Certification
and Education

Dr. Robert A. Chase

Newsletter Editor
Terence J. Flanagan

Joyce Gardner


Kevin Walsh

Virginia Bender
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