May Meeting: (2nd Monday)                                                                                                                 Board Meeting:
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm                                                                                                                                       6:00 pm
Location:  Shull Piano
                25041 Redlands Blvd.,
                Loma Linda, CA 92354

In April, we had Paul McCloud from the San Diego Chapter present at our meeting. He went over all manners of polyester repair, from how to evaluate polyester finish anomalies from scratches, to repairs on horizontal surfaces and vertical surfaces. It was a hands-on session with lots of Q&A. If you weren't there you missed a great presentation! Thanks, Paul!

In May we will be meeting at Bill Shull's shop in Loma Linda. (The address is above.)Vertical Innovation is the topic Bill Shull will be discussing. This program looks at the first decades of the vertical piano, partly seen through pianos in the Period Piano Center collection. The vertical piano developed in an era of experimentation, curiosity and innovation. The program looks at how some pianos tell that story - some of these pianos are in the Period Piano Center, others are pianos Bill has documented over the years.

You will also have a chance to view and play 8 new Hailun pianos, as Shull Piano has recently taken delivery of three grands and several uprights. You will even be able to enter a drawing for a new HU1P 48" vertical if you test the Hailun piano and complete the questionnaire on what you think of the Hailun piano - pianos with designs by American engineer/RPT Frank Emerson and hammers with the incredible Würzen felt (the old Weickert felt from before WWII). There's also a just-completed remanufactured 1908 Steinway "B" to play . . .

Additionally, our chapter librarian, Don Crawford, is moving to Oregon. Come to the meeting to say goodbye and thank him for his service to our chapter.

Chapter member Jerry Moore of Hesperia has also had a double whammy this month; he had back surgery (successful), but when he returned home after recuperative care he discovered his house had been broken into, and his Peterson ETD was stolen (not much else)!