Corona Crisis!

We have been effectively shut down by the directives of our governor. We aren’t the only ones. Basically every arts group has had major interruptions to their routines. The challenge now is to figure out how to come back after the crisis is over. Being a choir, we are further challenged by the fact that singing is perhaps the one activity that can spread a virus faster than the cars at the Indianapolis Speedway! Singing turns people into large aerosol containers and causes an easier and faster transmission of the the virus. There is a story of a choir that had a rehearsal last month. They took precautions like hand sanitizer and increased distance between singers, but they overlooked what singing can do. Of the 60 singers at the rehearsal, 45 now have the symptoms and/or virus and a few of those folks died. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. I suppose we can wear masks to knock down the chance of transmitting the virus, but we cannot eliminate it totally. So how do we restart? Given the challenges of delayed symptoms and a lack of testing, we cannot be certain we are all healthy. That leaves one alternative: Remain shutdown. For now, the government directives have us covered for another month. After that? No one knows for sure. The directives may be extended for another week or another month. We will cross that bridge when we get to it. Until then, please, stay home, stay isolated, and stay alive. We will get through this. It’s just a matter of time.

New Address for us!

In an effort to cut costs, we have eliminated our office at the McKinley Arts Center. This makes the cash flow easier in years when we don’t get enough grants. It also gives us more options when we are successful in fundraising.

This means we have a new mailing address. It is:

P.O.Box 5476

Reno, NV 89513

Our phone number which changed a few months ago is: 775-393-9789

SHN at the Balloon Races 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at the Great Reno Balloon Race. As always the balloons are beautiful. We hope the crowd liked our selections. It’s often difficult to judge the crowd because so much is going on. Afterall we are just the cream filling between the Dawn Patrol and the Mass Ascension.

Thank you to Eric Kao, Debbie Bero, and Kevin Craik for the pictures.

Dawn Patrol – All Aglow
Dawn Patrol “The Glow Show”
Members of the Sierra High Notes
L to R Eric Kao our Accompanist, Ron Smith our Narrator (and the voice of the Great Reno Balloon Race), and Music Director Sharon Eyre

Another Garage Sale Fundraiser

All Proceeds go to the Sierra High Notes!

Well it seems there was enough stuff left over plus a few others wanting to donate that a few of our members decided we needed a sequel to our First Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser. This Saturday August 24, on the corner of Seventh and Ibis streets in Reno, there will be another Garage Sale to benefit the Sierra High Notes