Outreach Singers

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Outreach Singers
A "Tehachapi"
Community Service Group


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  • Mission
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Outreach Singers is a Community Service Group. The volunteers bring a seasonal message of hope and inspiration in familiar songs when visiting hospitals, senior care centers, those who are shut-in, home bound, the ill, or immobile. Volunteers who "give back" this way as well as those visited are enriched and their lives enhanced.

Outreach Singers welcome adults as well as families with children and encourages both home and public school children to experience singing in a choir. Additionally, it fosters an understanding of "Giving Back" to your community.

Outreach Singers is an Easy, Fun, and Enjoyable volunteer group. Even if you wish you had a better singing voice, this volunteer group is without judgment. Although it is important to always do our best, Our Message of Hope and Inspiration is Most Important.

If you or someone you know would appreciate an uplifting message of hope and inspiration in song, please tell us by using the form, "Referrals," on this page or click the word [Referrals] in the menu bar.



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  • Calendar



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  • Volunteer
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What we do as a Volunteer

Over the years the number of volunteers with the Outreach Singers group has varied in any one year between 10 and 40 people. When we deliver our message of hope and inspiration, 8 to 12 volunteers are necessary at any one visitation. Not every volunteer is needed at each visitation and this flexibility makes it easy for volunteers to participate. Each year as Outreach Singers reorganizes, it grows and improves. Live visitations are best kept at 25 to 35 minutes. And Remain Positive Always!

Rehearsal goals are always kept in mind

  • We use Simple and Easy 4-part music. Songs familiar to everyone.
  • Rehearsals are a cappella so:
    1. we can pitch the melody to fit most singers' voices,
    2. help those with limited range sing an easy harmony part,
    3. encourage singers to listen to each other and blend, and
    4. it builds confidence in singing.
  • Make the melody dominant and easy for most singers.
  • Because the music is simple and easy, we make it Fun to Sing .
  • With above practices we keep the sound good, clean, and in-tune .
  • Rehearsals are held to 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Refreshments and social time for 10 minutes after rehearsal.
  • Rehearse only enough to be audience acceptable.
    Keep it Fun and Worry Free!

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A Volunteer: a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.

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Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain "to benefit another person, group or organization". Wikipedia


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  • Referrals

Who Do You Know May Benefit . . .

Our Mission -- bring a message of hope and inspiration in familiar songs to those hospitalized, in senior care facilities, group homes, shut-ins or home bound, the ill, and immobile. We wish to enrich and enhance the lives of those who sing as well as those we visit.


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  • About the Organizer
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Jeffrey Haswell, after graduating from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in voice and music education, obtained a livetime teaching certificate with the State of Wisconsin and began teaching music in the Marinette Public School in Marinette, WI. In 1975 he took a choral and instrumental music teaching position in the Whitewater Public Schools in Whitewater, WI. While teaching in the local schools, he periodically held a University Summer Camp honorarium position for Swing & Jazz Choirs as well as completing two Masters degrees; one in Kodaly Music Education and second with emphasis in Choral Conducting.

Upon completion of the Masters degrees in 1981 and with a desire obtain a Doctorate in Music Conducting, he completed and passed the initial application process and entrence examination for a Phd program to Columbia University in New York. But later in 1982 felt he needed a break from further education and put Phd aspirations on hold indefinitely. He never rekindled interest to obtain the Phd, but has always enjoyed directing choirs, jazz choirs, bands and orchestras.

While studying voice as an undergraduate, he spent two summers in New York City with Bernard U Taylor, renowned opera singer and vocal instructor, editor publisher and retired Choral Department Chairperson at Juilliard School of Music.

From 1972 through 1996, Jeffrey Haswell traveled on eight concert tours to Europe as a singer, soloist and chorus director. He has concertized in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Belgium, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, and Austria.

After moving to California he formed and lead the "Stony Ridge Ramblers", a successful eight piece dixieland jazz band, in the San Francisco Bay Area. For 14 years, he performed with this group for County Fairs, Chamber of Commerice events, private & company christmas parties, attorney association parties, senior living communities, Pleasanton Community Concert Series, and Livermore Community Concert Series.

As a Baritone, from 1982 thru 1986 he performed with the "Valley Concert Chorale" the Tri-Valley's premier community chorus serving the Pleasanton, Livermore and Castro Valleys. During that time he also performed with the San Francisco Bach Choir at Davies Symphony Hall. Then from 1996 thru 2005, he performed as a Tenor with "Voices of Musica Sacra" a semi-professional community chorus in Walnut Creek, CA. Voices of Musica Sacra is now know "Diablo Choral Artists" .

Most recently, from October 2011 through September 2013, he has served as Choir Director for traditional church services at Stallion Springs Community Church. From January 2014 thru September 2015 directed choir for Shepherd of The Hills church in Bear Valley Springs.

In 2014, he formed an outreach group of singers with a purpose to enhance and enrich the lives of both the singers in the group and those individuals who are shut-in/immobile, in senior care facilities, and hospitals. The outreach group continues to grow and enrich people's lives.

He performs with the Tehachapi Symphony Chorus, The Summit Singers, and sings solos, duets, and in quartets for local church services.



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  • Contact

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Jeffrey Haswell, you can use either
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Our Email Address
Contact~(at)~OutreachSingers.com

To contact us by phone
Home -- request number
Fax -- (661) 822-6448

To contact us via U.S.P.S.
Outreach Singers
P.O.Box 1298
Tehachapi, CA 93581-1261

Rehearsal Time
Wednesday Evenings
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7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Rehearsal Location
Shepherd of The Hills Church
24300 Bear Valley Road, Tehachapi, CA



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