Posts from August 2016

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Windward Notes – Good (Actually Great) Neighbors

by WCS Blogmeister

A couple of years ago the Hawaii Food Bank  put out the word that they were running short on some basic staple foods as the holidays were approaching and several of the local service organizations made plans to help out. There wasn’t much time to organize things as we only had a couple days notice so we […]

Windward Notes – Sounds Good To Me

by WCS Blogmeister

So here’s the deal…YouTube is massive. Seriously massive. When I’m puttering in my workshop I’ll search for a musician or band or musical genre followed by the word “concert” and get a zillion things to listen to via my bluetooth-enabled little boom box. Very cool. There are also audio books and recordings of pretty much […]

Important Information About Goodshop and Amazon

by WCS Blogmeister

Just a head’s up that Amazon is no longer making donations via the Goodshop interface. They’ve started up their own version called Amazon Smile. You can register and do your shopping at and buying eligible products will result in a 0.5% donation to the charity of your choice. Eligible products will have “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” […]

Windward Notes – We Hereby Decree

by WCS Blogmeister

Shamelessly stolen from around the web and gently modified to use here, I give you: Murphy’s Laws for Susie Duprey: The music stand you get will wobble. Singers late for rehearsal are always those who sit in the first row. The longer the rests, the less likely a section will enter after them. At least […]

Windward Notes – Don’t Get Sick in Space

by WCS Blogmeister

Famous things that happened over the years on August 6th: Denton True “Cy” Young pitched and won his 1st major league baseball game. The first case of motion sickness in space was reported (I bet that got messy). Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities. “Oh! Calcutta!” (which was […]

Windward Notes – Joy of the Month (The Music That Binds)

by WCS Blogmeister

Not specific to the Joy of Music…and All That Jazz but more about the environment that has helped to nurture and grow the Windward Choral Society into the group of singers who can make such a fundraising event happen. A non-auditioned community chorus is a rare thing and the support of the community is the blood […]