Just to say March meeting of the guys was today - we are now a full SSAATTBB octet - having a second soprano makes a big improvement to the balance. Today, we were in effect a sextet as we were missing an alto and a tenor. So we mostly played arrangements with two alto lines.
Thanks to Abi, we had some new arrangements to try which were good: Graham had a work out on bari as he led Stand By Me, we all had our work cut out on reading fistfuls of accidentals in the finale to Stravinsky's Firebird, and Alexander's Ragtime Band (and we were right - it's Irving Berlin not Gershwin...). The ARTB starts at just past 2mins into the video.
I'd like to thank the guys for putting up with me bossing them around.