We have been encouraged by the
interest that has been shown in our Music Program. Now that we have distributed
the set of 3 music CDs to enhance your Eastern Star meetings, we are sure that
others will be interested in the program. You will find on this website the
form to order your own set of CDs!
The CD music project was
developed for those chapters which do not have an organist. It has never been
our intent to replace any of our talented musicians. There is nothing that can
compare to live music to make our meetings more enjoyable. The recorded music
idea was to enable chapters to enjoy their meetings, even though they may not
have their own organist.
Of course, having the CDs will
also be a back-up for the chapter whose organist at the last minute becomes ill,
who may be away on vacation, or for whatever reason cannot attend a meeting.
You may find that some tunes on
these CDs are appropriate for marching or as vocal ode accompaniment. We
endeavored to provide many marches, familiar odes, and all the “Welcome” songs
or tunes we have ever heard to give you a wide range of possibilities. If you
are unsure of the words to a song, you will have to rely on neighboring
This music process will take
practice, just like the other officers practice. However, when your
“organist/music operator” becomes familiar with the player and the music, you
may wish to branch out to other CDs for marching music, or instrumentals for use
during presentations or the sunshine collection. You may want to use tunes
geared to the Chapter’s theme or the theme of the evening, i.e. Hawaiian,
Christmas or OSU music!
Another possibility would be to
purchase a religious or familiar/popular tune karaoke CD with a vocal track to
learn a song, and then use the accompaniment only track for an opening,
patriotic or closing ode. The possibilities are endless, once you become
familiar with the process.
Click here for CD Order