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2015 Christmas Show

OzSGA 2015 Christmas Party Review....
Dec 13

Members, family, and friends of OzSGA gathered at the Stone Castle Hotel at 1pm to celebrate the season and usher out the 2015 meetings with lots of Fun, Food and Fellowship along with great music! Each player was asked to play 1 or 2 songs and afterwards everyone joined in for a marvelous jam session. We had 18 players join us (Marty Neer, Clovis Richards, Jeremiah Hanley, David Dean White, Bob Tuttle,Jerry Smythe, Larry Gerdeman, Keith Hilton, Ted Emmons, Bob Harris, Jerry Newberry, Jack Musgrave, Eddie Lane, Terry Bethel, Stven Melchi, JoAnn Kreder, Mike Squires, and Ron Ericsson) along with our faithful band members (Dino Strunk, Russ Burns, and Buddy Lewis) and singers(Ted Emmons, Charlie Steichen, Eddie Lane, Cathy Smeenk, Larry Gerdeman)...the ladies again provided us with an outstanding array of food. Many attending were festively dressed in fun holiday emoticon The main room was full of guests....about 72 to 75 were present.

Charlie welcomed everyone then we had the Pledge of Allegience....Jeremiah & Venda began with a group sing of "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night'….then Eddie Lane started the music with "Let it Snow" and Bob Tuttle blessed us with "White Christmas".....Jerry Smythe played a beautiful rendition of "What Child Is This?" Ted Emmons...played "Silent Night” on the steel and dobro…..Jack Musgrave then played "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"….followed byDavid Dean White play[ng while Cathy Smeenk sang "Silver Bells"....We then had break time and everyone filled up on all the great food and desserts and had lots of fellowship.

The Jam session started with "Just Because” as each player took a turn with their version of the song…."Mansion On The Hill" was started by Marty Neer....Larry Gerdeman started the next round with "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"...Eddie Lane chose "Hang Your Head In Shame"...Clovis Richards selected "The Other Woman"…..and Stven Melchi played "All Of Me"....David Dean White along with Marty Neer, Jeremiah Hanley and Bob Tuttle did a rousing version of the ever favorite “Steel Guitar Rag".........Ted Emmons picked "Miles & Miles of Texas" and even sang for us...Charlie assisted with backup vocals.....JoAnn Kreder was the only female player to join us this time and did beautifully on "Cowtown Blues"…. Marty Neer, David Dean White, Bob Tuttle all played together on the lovely "Together Again"....Jerry Newberry started off with "I'll be Alright When I Touch Calvary"…….then Ron Ericsson chose to do "Faded Love".....after a short break the group sat back down for the last hour of music.....Johnny Zazuliak played accordian 1st with "In The Mood".....Marty Neer started…"Amazing Grace".......Jack Musgrave played "I Saw The Light" with Ted Emmons on Dobro......Ron Ericsson then chose "Way To Survive".....while Clovis Richards played with Frank Warmbrodt & Eddie Lane singing "Don't You Get Tired of Hurting Me" then Frank & Eddie sang "What a Way To Live" while Ted started it off....Eddie Lane then played "A Fool Such as I" ....David Dean White played & CathySmenk sang .."Once A Day" with assist from Larry Gerdeman.....Keith Hilton selected "Faded Love"......Ron and Opal Ericsson then sang, "Born To Die That I Might Live"..Dino and the band then played Ode to Billie Jo to close out the day....if I missed anyone or listed a song wrong I'm sorry...I promise to learn all your names soon...



Thanks to all the players, band and singers who made this an enjoyable afternoon. Thanks to Terry Bethel, Charlie and Rosemary Steichen, and Jeremiah & Venda Hanley for putting it all together and for all they do throughout the year. Thanks also to everyone who brought food. May everyone have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Winter Show which has been changed to March 19-20 in hopes of avoiding bad weather.

God bless you all....
Martha J Randall (Behind the Scene Promotions)
& Terry Bethel(OzSGA President)

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