|Welcome to our two newest members Kate and Carole. |
Headliners has grown by 25% over the past few months with ten new members joining the chorus. We are beyond excited to be welcoming you all and sharing the joy of singing together in this wonderful group of women.
|Thanks to our Publicity Manager Judi, the Headliners found themselves in the local rag recently - the article explains how to become a Headliner, come on you know you want to!|
|What a fabulous achievement, the Headliners have turned 20 and are still going strong with one existing member still singing (and keeps us on the straight and narrow).
Members past and present had a magic night, some wearing costumes from over the years and of course there was plenty of bling all round. We mingled, reminisced, and heard stories that would make your hair curl! What fun the Headliners have had over the years and continue to have every day.
Gwen provided us with an entertaining blast from the past recapping some of the mischief the Headliners have got up to over the years.
Claire, our ever supportive and helpful RSL representative, was made an honorary member of the Chorus. Those Headliner pins are not given out to just anyone!
Lyn our oldest serving member and Carol our newest member did the honours of cutting the beautiful cake.
The night ended with a good old sing song (of course), you could see those memory banks churning when they pulled out some of the old tunes.
And a big shout out to the RSL for providing the cake and drinks so that we could celebrate in style.
|Ballina RSL Club recently hosted an evening to celebrate the 2023 ‘Community Outreach Initiative’ recipients. Cath, our amazing Musical Director, attended and received an award, on behalf of the chorus, The award was presented to the Headliners Chorus in recognition of the exceptional service we provided to the community.|
|The Headliners where honoured to be invited, by Rotary Ballina-on-Richmond, to perform at this year’s recent Annual Change Over Lunch.|
How lucky are we Headliners as we offer a big welcome to our four new members Rachel - tenor, Carmel - baritone, Kerrie- bass and Robyn - baritone.
Ballina RSL Club
|Welcome to our three newest members, Tina (Bari), Sally (Lead), and Helena (Bari).|
We are so excited to have you onboard!
|Celebrating their 100th event, Rous Unplugged hosted an All-Stars event with all varieties of acts but professional and semi-professional. Rous Unplugged supports the Sierra Leone Educational Charity.|
The Headliners happily provided their donation in supporting this charity in an act comprising of: Count on Me, December ’63 (Oh, What a Night), Anthem, Do You Hear The People Sing and The Parting Glass.
|“Ladies and gentlemen, close the doors and take your seats. Next, we have Chorus number 11, led by the most talented Cathy Gordon from Ballina New South Wales, the Headliners.”|
The lights come up, the glitter sparkles and the Headliners break into their entertaining and unique version, adapted by non-other than our very own Cathy Gordon, of “If I Give My Heart To Shoes”, though you might know it as “If I Give My Heart To You”.
The crowd are surprised, they are laughing, they are engaged, we have done all we set out to do, but wait there’s more. It’s time to get up of the couch and step outside our comfort zone, take a new step and seize the day which each and every Chorus member did, and we all enjoyed every minute of it.
To hear and see the Headliners at this years Sweet Adeline’s Australian National Convention, “Rise and Shine” held in Brisbane click here to view their outstanding performance.
Headliners - Sweet Adelines Region 34 - 2023 Chorus Entry
(Forward to 2hrs 51mins)
We extend our Congratulations to the Skylarks Quartet and Endeavour Harmony Chorus the winners of Region 34 Competition 2023.
|It is with great thanks we celebrate the dedication of our outstanding members that make up our outgoing Management Team. We would be lost without them.
Thank you for your time, energy and enthusiasm in keeping our chorus on track.
And now we welcome, with forward thanks, our new and returning members of this year’s Management Team.
Thank you for taking on these roles and for keeping us in ship shape!
Team Coordinator Ingrid
Communications Coordinator Sharon
Assistant Finance Coordinator Christine
Membership Coordinator Tracey
Performance Coordinator Outgoing - Paola, Incoming - Jill
Publicity Coordinator Judi
General member Susie
Appointment of Director
Music Director Cathy
Director Nominated Positions
Director's Assistants Team Sue and Margot
Historian / Tech Resources Marg
Showmanship Team Suzanne, Christine, Juliette and Jan
Visual Team Tracey, Julia and Susan
Section Leaders Kerry, Narelle, Margot, Jan, Mel and Julie
Assistant Section Leaders Tracey, Paola, Christine and Sharon
|What a beautiful start to any morning, singing in memory of our fallen comrades,
‘Lest We Forget’.
This was the first year the Headliners have had the opportunity to sing at the Ballina RSL sub-Branch Anzac dawn and commemoration services, and what a true honour it was.
Image provided by RSL Ballina
|How fantastic was it to see four of our dedicated members nominated for this year’s Sweet Adeline of the Year award - Susan, Kay, Wendy, and Tracey.|
And the winner is……Susan….
Susan has been a member of our chorus for 20 years. She sings Lead and is a member of the Visual Team.
Susan has donated innumerable hours over many years to building, painting, and sewing for us, with fabulous results. She has provided us with many things that keep our image elevated in our community. Her sense of style is invaluable.
She has created brilliant set designs and props, made our silk scarves and capes, assembled decorations for our performances, and sewn exquisite gifts for our coaches. Our costumes and accessories come alive with her efforts.
Susan’s dedication is also demonstrated by her consistent attendance at rehearsals despite arduous travel conditions.
Susan’s contribution to our chorus over many years has earned her this year’s Sweet Adeline of the Year award.
Thank you for all that you do!
|Congratulations to 5 of our amazing members Jill, Kay, Jan, Ingrid, and Kate on celebrating 10 years with the Headliners and what fun they’ve had!
|Fabulous work team! Our latest Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Ballina was co-hosted with Ballina’s Dragon Boat team ‘Ballina Dragons’. Unfortunately, it was not just the sausage that were sizzling. However, the team did a wonderful job and returned with a handsome profit making it a worthwhile day.|
Proceeds will help support the Headliners in their trek to this year’s Sweet Adelines convention in May. Thank you, Bunnings Ballina and Ballina Dragons, for supporting us on our journey to Brisbane for the convention, and a massive thank you to our amazing volunteers and plentiful hungry customers.
|Welcome to our, first in a while, newest member. We are looking forward to you joining our Baritone Section and we can already see that your passion and cheekiness will be a great asset to the chorus.|
Now that the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have eased, the Headliners were delighted to warm up their voices and get back out into the community. What better way to start than in supporting Ballina Shire Council’s Flood Commemoration event at the recent ‘Mayor’s Morning Tea’.
This wonderful community event was held at Missingham Park where the Headliners provided live music alongside free kids face painting, coffee, doughnuts and ice cream.
Ballina Mayor, Sharon Cadwallder’s spoke of how ‘[she] thought it was important to provide an opportunity for a relaxed gathering, where together we can reflect on all that has passed and build strength as we look ahead; at what still needs to be done in our community, as we continue to recover’.
It was magic to share in this celebration and support the community in this event.