2023 Louisville Program of Events

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Table of Contents 3........................................................................ President’s Welcome 6........................................................................ Headquarters Desk/Registration/Will Call 7........................................................................ Harmony Bazaar 8-11.................................................................. Schedule of Events 12-13................................................................ Education Classes 14...................................................................... Judging Panels 15...................................................................... Webcast Schedule 16-17................................................................ Harmony Classic 18-22............................................................... Quartet Semifinals 23-25.............................................................. Chorus Semifinals 26-28.............................................................. Quartet Finals 29-33.............................................................. Chorus Finals 34-42.............................................................. Songs

Sweet Adelines International Mission Statement

Elevating women singers worldwide through education, performance, and competition in barbershop harmony and a cappella music.

Vision Statement

Inspiring and empowering voices to joyfully harmonize the world.

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Welcome to Louisville

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elcome to the Sweet Adelines International 2023 Convention and Competition! In Louisville, we find a city that is well-equipped for the celebration of Champions, and we are sure to be celebrating all week long. In fact, we recognize that every singer who will cross the stage this week comes here as a champion, and we know there is plenty more celebration to come! This year, our choruses (and some of our quartets) are those who braved our return to regional contests in 2022, and we celebrate them with deep appreciation for the time, effort and determination that got them to the regional stage, whether physical or virtual. Our regional leadership rose brilliantly to the occasion with flexibility and skill, and our judging community smoothly responded to every needed adaptation. Through it all, staff supported all of us with patience and encouragement. This chorus competition carries the uniqueness of its qualification process onto the stage and is sure to be one that will echo in our memories. Congratulations to all who made it possible! There is great cause for celebration to everyone in attendance this week. Our educational classes, both on Monday and Tuesday, will bring us together to share in the experience of learning that is so foundational to our organization. When Sweet Adelines get to physically be with each other in a room, the energy can bring moments of inspiration, rejuvenation, and especially fun! I hope you all find it enriching and are able to share with those members who could not be here in person.

This year, we will also enjoy the performance of two choruses that bring our members from across the organization together. Our Monday Funday Chorus is sure to amaze us with what they have accomplished in their short time together, and it will be so exciting to welcome back to the stage our Family Chorus, featuring the ones we love and who support us in living out our Sweet Adelines dreams. From the moment we open the Harmony Classic on Tuesday, we will be experiencing the very best our members have to offer as we build the story of Louisville 2023. Each one of the thousands of members who crosses the stage has a unique personal journey that brought them here, and each will leave with a new set of memories. Those of us experiencing their performances out front or supporting them behind the scenes will build our memories too, and every member will add a thought, a sentence, a picture to our communal Sweet Adelines story. That is, indeed, a truly great cause for celebration! As always, when my mind goes to thoughts of our members, I am filled with gratitude for each of you and I am so excited to be together with you again! I extend this heartfelt invitation to Louisville by borrowing from our new organizational song. Hey everyone, ‘Come On and Sing’! Thank you (for everything you do), Thérèse Antonini (she/her/hers) President, Sweet Adelines LO U I SV I L L E 2 02 3 | 3


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Media Policy

Photography, video or recordings of any kind is strictly prohibited during all competition sessions except by authorized Sweet Adelines staff and contracted vendors.

NOTICE OF FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY When you enter a Sweet Adelines International event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Sweet Adelines and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar Sweet Adelines events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of Sweet Adelines. You release Sweet Adelines, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Sweet Adelines or the person or entity designated to do so by Sweet Adelines. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

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Headquarters Desk Registration Desk • Will Call KICC • Exhibition Hall A

Monday, Oct. 30 2–7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 6 | LOUISVILLE 202 3


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Schedule of Events

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All times, events, and locations are subject to change. All times are in EDT • *Doors open 1 hour prior to start time. KICC – Kentucky International Convention Center

General Seating

All competition sessions are general seating, with the exception of VIP seating (honored from Wednesday through Saturday). There is ample space in this year’s competition venue, which will allow groups to spread out based on their own comfort levels. Be sure to get there early with your friends to claim your seats for the day! Seats cannot be saved overnight. Items left in the competition hall at the end of each contest day will be taken to Lost and Found at the HQ Desk in Exhibition Hall A.

VIP Seating

VIP seating will be honored from Wednesday, November 1 (Quartet Semifinals) through Saturday, November 4 (Chorus Finals). Harmony Classic (Tuesday, October 31) will be general seating for all, with no VIP seating.

Monday, Oct. 30 Event

Time

Location

RMT Training

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

KICC (By Invitation Only)

Monday Funday

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

KICC L103

Harmony Bazaar

2–7 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Registration/Will Call/HQ

2–7 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Riser Rehearsals

2:30 p.m.–Midnight

KICC, Ballroom A, B, and C

Harmony Classic Form Collection/Q&A

3–4 p.m.

KICC, M107

Coronet Club Crown Reveal

3:15-4 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

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Tuesday, Oct. 31 Event

Time

Location

Riser Rehearsals

7 a.m.–Midnight

KICC, Ballroom A, B, and C

Quartet Form Collection/Q&A

8:30–9:30 a.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Harmony Bazaar

9 a.m.–7 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Registration/Will Call/HQ

9 a.m.–7 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Diversity and Inclusion Education Class

9–11 a.m.

KICC, L013

Arranging Class

9–10 a.m.

KICC, L015

Chorus Form Collection/Q&A

9:40–10:40 a.m.

KICC, M107

ACP Testing

10–11 a.m.

KICC, L015

Tech Rehearsal

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Major Donor Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant 150 S. Fifth Street, Louisville

Coronet Club Reunion (By Invitation Only)

1:30–2 p.m.

The Galt House, Ballroom C

Quartet Reception (By Invitation Only)

2–3 p.m.

The Galt House, Ballroom C

State of the Organization*

5:30–6 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Harmony Classic *

6–11 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Wednesday, Nov. 1 Event

Time

Location

Riser Rehearsals

7 a.m.–Midnight

KICC, Ballroom A, B, and C

50- and 60-Year Anniversary Breakfast Ceremony (By Invitation Only)

8–9:30 a.m.

The Galt House

Harmony Bazaar

9 a.m.–7 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Registration/Will Call/HQ

9 a.m.–7 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Quartet Semifinals*

10 a.m.–9:15 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Quartet Finalist Briefing

End of Contest

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Schedule of Events WHEN YOU SEE THIS ICON, THE DENOTED EVENT IS BEING BROADCAST LIVE ONLINE AT WWW.SWEETADSWEBCAST.COM.

All times, events, and locations are subject to change. All times are in EDT • *Doors open 1 hour prior to start time. KICC – Kentucky International Convention Center

Thursday, Nov. 2 Event

Time

Location

Riser Rehearsals

7 a.m.–Midnight

KICC, Ballroom A, B, and C

Harmony Bazaar

9 a.m.–7 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Registration/Will Call/HQ

9 a.m.–7 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Chorus Semifinals*

10 a.m.–8:45 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Visionary Voices Reception (By Invitation Only)

2:30–3:30 p.m.

KICC Room M111

Donor Suite (By Invitation Only)

3:30 p.m.– Announcement of Winners

KICC Room M111

International President’s Reception (By Invitation Only)

9:30–11 p.m.

The Galt House

Chorus Finalist Briefing

End of Contest

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Friday, Nov. 3 Event

Time

Location

Quartet Music Education Class

8:30–10 a.m.

KICC, Ballroom C

Harmony Bazaar

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Registration/Will Call/HQ

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Toast Of Celebration Derby Hats & Hors D'oeuvres (By Invitation Only)

10–11 a.m.

KICC Room M111

Quartet Finals*

11 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Donor Suite (By Invitation Only)

11 a.m.– Announcement of Winners

KICC Room M111

The Coronet Club Show

8–10:30 p.m.

KICC, International Stage Exhibit Hall B/D

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Saturday, Nov. 3 Event

Time

Location

Chorus Music Education Class

9–10:30 a.m.

KICC, Ballroom C

Harmony Bazaar

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Registration/Will Call/HQ

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall A

Donor Suite (By Invitation Only)

2 p.m. – Announcement of Winners

KICC Room M111

Chorus Finals*

11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

KICC, Exhibit Hall B/D

Coronet Clubhouse

9:30 p.m.–Midnight

The Galt House, Ballroom C

Food and Beverage Offerings at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) There are a variety of restaurants with lots of food choices within close proximity to the KICC, however we want to ensure that people have plenty of time to eat, shop, and watch the contests, so we will be providing a few concession options in Hall A, Upper Concourse in the Harmony Bazaar area. Seating will also be available.

Concession times are as follows: Tuesday, October 31 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, November 1 • 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, November 2 • 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, November 3 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m

Saturday, November 4 • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

No food or drink, with the exception of water, is allowed inside the competition arena. Thank you for your cooperation.

Audience Reminders • Photography, audio, video or live streaming is prohibited during all competition sessions. • Please turn off cell phone and watch alarms so they will not sound while contestants are on stage. • Smoking, e-cigs and vaporizers are prohibited in convention and competition venues. • Please be aware no one may enter or exit the competition seating area while contestants are on stage. • Firearms and weapons are prohibited at all Sweet Adelines event locations.

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Education Classes Monday, Oct. 30 Monday Funday

9 a.m.-3 p.m. • KICC, L013 Attendees will start the morning off with an ice-breaker/mixer activity before warming up their bodies, minds, and voices. Vocal coaching and section rehearsals will take place before lunch. In the afternoon, convention chorus rehearsals begin with learning It’s The Music that Brings Us Together to be a part of the accompaniment on the international stage following Chorus Semifinals. • 9 a.m. • Coffee and Socializing • 9-9:45 a.m. • Physical Warmups • Renée Porzel Physical warmups will set the tone for the rehearsal, as well as ensure that all singers are focused, energized and ready to learn! • 9:45-10 a.m • Performance Meditation • Nicholas Winterrowd This class will focus on mindful preparation that will help performers "get in the zone" before they go on stage. Mental affirmation, breathing techniques, and other tips can be used to make sure you perform at your very best! • 10-10:30 a.m. • Breathing For Singing • Kim Vaughn Don't miss Breathing for Singing & Vocal Warmups with Kim Vaughn. Because you don't become a three-time Queen of Harmony without expertise in vocal warmups! • 10:30 a.m. • Break • 10:45 a.m.-noon • Section Rehearsals & Duets • Kim Vaughn, Mary Rhea, Joan Boutilier, Vickie Maybury • It’s The Music That Brings Us Together • Noon – 1:30 p.m. • Lunch Break (on your own) • 1:30-3 p.m. • Chorus Rehearsal & Coaching • Vickie Maybury & Betty Clipman

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Diversity and Inclusion Education Class 9–11 a.m. • KICC, L013

DEI Class: It’s a Journey, Not a Race • Chorus Toolkit Subcommittee Practical, hands-on engagement with the Chorus Toolkit will enable participants to determine better chapter choices, lean into healthy conversation practices, and become more familiar with useful terms and phrases. DEI Workshops • KICC, L022 The Chorus Toolkit team will be available throughout the Convention to help your team discover resources specific to your chorus or region’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) journey. Space is limited. Contact us at chorustoolkit@sweetadelines.com to schedule an appointment.

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Tuesday, Oct. 31 Arranger Class: It’s All About the Bass (Tenor, Lead, and Baritone Too)!

9–10 a.m. • KICC, L015 • Kay Bromert & Suzy Lobaugh Utilizing typical barbershop elements within an arrangement. For arrangers, quartet personnel, and chorus musical leaders.

ACP Testing

10–11 a.m. • KICC, L015 • Kay Bromert & Suzy Lobaugh Beginner ACP Testing

Friday, Nov. 3 Quartet Music Education Class

8:30–10 a.m. • KICC, Ballroom C • Patty Cobb Baker One of the most vital elements we bring to our barbershop performances is our energy. In this class we will explore how our individual and ensemble energy influences every aspect of the music we create and the experience that we create for our audience. This interactive class will help you develop a greater awareness of the impact of energy, and how to master its application in your vocal performance through your foundational breathing skills.

Saturday, Nov. 4 Chorus Music Education Class

9–10:30 a.m. • KICC, Ballroom C • Rich-Tone Chorus The objective is to elevate music through intentional imbalance, embellishments and compelling visual expression, fostering a deeper understanding of textures and synchronizing auditory and visual perceptions for a truly immersive artistic experience.

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International Judging Panel Quartet Judging Panel Panel Chair Panel Secretaries Paula Davis

Pattee Bender, Janice McKenna

Sound

Music

Beth Smith, Kim Vaughn

Mary Ashford, Sharon Carlson

Expression Visual Communication Lea Beverley, Marcia Pinvidic

Peggy Gram, Tori Postma

Resources Judge Page

Jan Meyer Andrea Hass

Chorus and Harmony Classic Judging Panel Panel Chair Panel Secretaries Marcia Pinvidic

Pattee Bender, Janice McKenna

Sound Music Joan Boutilier, Betty Clipman

Corinna Garriock, Jan Meyer

Expression Visual Communication Paula Davis, Vickie Maybury

Becki Hine, Anna Rosenberg

Resources Judge Page

Beth Smith Andrea Hass

Trial Scorers

Becky Maybury, Lisa Hunszinger, Kerri Mauney, Donna Halley

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Webcast Schedule

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State of the Organization • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023 5:30–6 p.m. EDT Harmony Classic • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023 Sharon Cartwright (Anchor) Annika Dellas (Anchor)

6–11 p.m. EDT

Quartet Semifinals • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 Karen Breidert (Anchor) Maggie Ryan (Correspondent) Karen Breidert (Anchor) Lori Crouter (Correspondent)

First Session • 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. EDT Second Session • 4–9:15 p.m. EDT

Chorus Semifinals • Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023 Renée Porzel (Anchor) Glenda Lloyd (Correspondent) Renée Porzel (Anchor) Katie Blackwood (Correspondent)

First Session • 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. EDT Second Session • 4–8:45 p.m. EDT

Quartet Finals • Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 Karen Breidert (Anchor) Lindsay Chartier (Correspondent)

11 a.m.–4:15 p.m. EDT

Chorus Finals • Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 Renée Porzel (Anchor) Anne Downton (Correspondent)

11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. EDT

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Tuesday • October 31, 2023 State of the Organization • 5:30 p.m. Kentucky International Convention Center Presenter: International President Thérèse Antonini

Harmony Classic • 6-11 p.m.

(All seating is General Admission/Open Seating) Introduction: Janell Mason Emcee: Mary Teed Mic-Testers: Pride of Kentucky, #4

Division A 1. Diamond Jubilee, #4 Middletown, Ohio Jean Barford, Director

4. Vocal Harmonix, #19 Lancaster, Pa. Lori Jo Whitehaus, Director

2. Brindabella, #34 Canberra, AUS Glenda Lloyd, Director

5. Vocal Dimension, #31 Redhill, Surrey, UK Valerie Taylor, Director

3. Voices in Harmony, #17 Ypsilanti, Mich. Jennifer Jones, Director

Division AA 1. Greater Cleveland, #17 Independence, Ohio Nathan Ogg, Director

4. Malmö Limelight, #32 Malmö, Sweden Sofia Feuer, Director

2. TuneTown Show, #4 Nashville, Tenn. Rick Spencer, Director

5. Vocal Matrix, #14 Greenville, S.C. Kim Graham, Director

3. Melodeers, #3 Northbrook, Ill. Renée Porzel, Director

Most Entertaining Award:

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Tuesday • October 31, 2023 Harmony Classic Division A Awards Presentation Presenters:

Christine Tenekjian, President; Susie Smith, Director; Rebecca Whetten, Asst. Director and members of 2023 Harmony Classic Division A Champion Carolina Harmony Chorus, #14 5th Place:_ 4th Place:_ 3rd Place:_ 2nd Place:_

2024 Harmony Classic Division A Champion Chorus:

Harmony Classic Division AA Awards Presentation Presenters:

Susan Gertson, President; Mary Rhea, Director and Jenifer Allbaugh, Sara Anders, Casey Lambert, Sarah Montgomery, Nancy Nortz, Julie Robinson, members of 2023 Harmony Classic Division AA Champion OK City Chorus #25 5th Place:_ 4th Place:_ 3rd Place:_ 2nd Place:_

2024 Harmony Classic Division A Champion Chorus:

Closing Songs The Voice Of Harmony – Page 34 Directed by Mary Rhea, OK City Chorus, #25

How We Sang Today – Page 36

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Wednesday • November 1, 2023 Quartet Semifinals First Session • 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Introduction: Janell Mason Emcee: Jeannie Froelich Mic-Testers: Martini, 2012 International Champion Quartet

The following list was compiled from information provided on official entry forms for the 2023 International Competition. Personnel are listed in order: tenor, lead, baritone, bass. Locations are those of the quartet contact. Date indicates year in which the quartet last won its regional contest. “W” indicates the quartet was a Wildcard in that year. 1. Spice, #6 Brooklyn Park, Minn., 2023 Angela Blackwood (t) City of Lakes Chorus Heidi Dick (l) City of Lakes Chorus Liz Miller (bt) City of Lakes Chorus Jan Rick (bs) City of Lakes Chorus

7. Lady A Cappella, #4 Grove City, Ohio, 2016 Stacey St John (t) Chapter-at-Large #4 Deidra Ekins (l) Chapter-at-Large #4 Kerry Denino (bt) Scioto Valley Chorus Gretchen Holloway (bs) Scioto Valley Chorus

2. Stiletto, #3 Naperville, Ill., 2023 Lindsey Bondi (t) Choral-Aires Chorus Kimberly Blair (l) Choral-Aires Chorus Cathy Gattone (bt) Choral-Aires Chorus Linda Herza (bs) Choral-Aires Chorus

8. Tenacious. #4 Powell, Ohio, 2016 Shannon Lange (t) Scioto Valley Chorus Chelsea Selvaggio (l) Scioto Valley Chorus Tracy Marcarello (bt) Scioto Valley Chorus Karen Johns (bs) Gem City Chorus

3. PRISM, #3 Beach Park, Ill., 2022 Cynthia Ahlgrim (t) Melodeers Chorus Jenelle Lambert (l) Melodeers Chorus Janet Masters (bt) Choral-Aires Chorus Deborah Lee (bs) Choral-Aires Chorus

9. Girl Talk, #2 Haslett, Mich., 2023 Staci Slamka (t) Motor City Blend Chorus Holli Houtz (l) Motor City Blend Chorus Kathryn Summers (bt) Motor City Blend Chorus Kendra LaPointe (bs) Motor City Blend Chorus

4. Sirens, #9 Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2023, W Gina Baker (t) Toast of Tampa Show Chorus Angie Love (l) Spirit of the Gulf Chorus Deanna Kastler (bt) Spirit of the Gulf Chorus Joanie Jacques (bs) Spirit of the Gulf Chorus

10. Harmony, #15 North Baldwin, N.Y., 2023, W Diane Duff (t) Greater Nassau Chorus Heidi Wilson (l) Greater Nassau Chorus Harriette Walters (bt) Greater Nassau Chorus Leigh Anne Dorman (t) Greater Nassau Chorus

5. Duly Noted, #9 Spring Hill, Fla., 2022 Raegan Stauffer (t) Toast of Tampa Show Chorus Madison Riviere (l) Spirit of the Gulf Chorus KaleyAnna Raabe (bt) Toast of Tampa Show Chorus Emily Hitt (bs) Spirit of the Gulf Chorus 6. Ambush, #32 - Withdrawn Södertälje, Sweden, 2019 Erica Anna Forsgren (t) Chapter-at-Large, #32 Ann-Louise Svensson (l) Rönninge Show Chorus Karin Sjöblom (bt) Chapter-at-Large, #32 Eva Stahl (bs) Rönninge Show Chorus

11. Lipstick Scoundrels, #4 Miamisburg, Ohio, 2023, W Nancy Appel (t) Scioto Valley Chorus Christine Pirot (l) Diamond Jubilee Chorus Christie Scheiderich (bt) Scioto Valley Chorus Jennifer Davis (bs) Diamond Jubilee Chorus

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12. Daybreak, #17 Allison Park, Pa., 2023 Nancy Conway (t) Chapter-at-Large #17 Sara Clevenger (l) Greater Harmony Chorus Margie Manuel (bt) Greater Harmony Chorus Allison Hengelsberg (bs) Greater Harmony Chorus


Wednesday • November 1, 2023 13. Keep Cruisin', #32 Tullinge, Stockholms län, Sweden, 2023, W Sofia Sjöberg (t) Rönninge Show Chorus Jennie Lindgren (l) Rönninge Show Chorus Lena Toyer (bt) Rönninge Show Chorus Kristina Jerre (bs) Rönninge Show Chorus

19. Charmed, #13 Covington, Wash., 2023 LouAnn Hommel (t) Spirit of Spokane Chorus Julie Louise Hagstrom (l) Song of Seattle Chorus Anna Chamberlain (bt) Jet Cities Chorus Connie Alward (bs) Grand Olympics Chorus

14. Kindred, #8 Aurora, Colo., 2023 Christine Weaver (t) Skyline Chorus Robin Mickle (l) Skyline Chorus Dawn Hewitt (bt) Skyline Chorus Kim Andrews (bs) Skyline Chorus

20. Skylark, #34 Nicholls, AUS, 2023 Joanne Oosterhoff (t) A Cappella West Chorus Avril Hughes (l) Brindabella Chorus Kirsten Richardson (bt) A Cappella West Chorus Glenda Lloyd (bs) Brindabella Chorus

15. Saving Grace, #10 San Antonio, Texas, 2023 Elise Zufall (t) Chapter-at-Large #10 Mikayla Wallis (l) Chapter-at-Large #10 Kieley Morales (bt) Chapter-at-Large #10 Marisa Garza (bs) Alamo Metro Chorus 16. Flourish, #5 Grain Valley, Mo., 2023, W Jennifer Zoellner (t) Vocal Standard Chorus Becky Pattee (l) Vocal Standard Chorus Stacy Patton (bt) Vocal Standard Chorus Lori Carrende (bs) Vocal Standard Chorus 17. All Fired Up, #19 Enola, Pa., 2019, W Nancy Cloeter (t) Harbor City Music Company Chorus Alicia Carter (l) Chapter-at-Large #19 Dawn Adams (bt) Chapter-at-Large #19 Kim Elger-Griffin (bs) Spirit of the Gulf Chorus 18. Presto!, #14 Madison, Tenn., 2022 Lindsay Patrick (t) Song of Atlanta Chorus Jennifer Cooke (l) Scenic City Chorus Kathe Schellman (bt) Song of Atlanta Chorus Kris Wheaton (bs) Chapter-at-Large #14

21. Unlimited, #35 Auckland, NZ, 2023 Kate Sinclair (t) Waikato Rivertones Chorus Jill Rodgers (l) Chapter-at-Large #35 Helena Lister (bt) Waikato Rivertones Chorus Mehernaz Darukhanawalla (bs) Waikato Rivertones Chorus 22. First Class, #5 Louisburg, Kan., 2022 Wendy Pool (t) Vocal Standard Chorus Stacy Schumacher (l) Vocal Standard Chorus Kristin Drummond-Mance (bt) Vocal Standard Chorus Maria Christian (bs) Song of the Lakes Chorus 23. Thumbs Up!, #26 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN, 2023 Dawn Witherspoon (t) Gateway Chorus Lori Colwell (l) Gateway Chorus Vicky Smith (bt) Gateway Chorus Lisa Greenough (bs) Gateway Chorus

Personal photos or videos are strictly prohibited For the safety of our competitors and the greater enjoyment of our audience members, personal photos, videos and livestreaming are strictly prohibited inside the competition venue. As in years past, Sweet Adelines International Headquarters staff and contracted personnel will be taking photographs, video and/or other digital media of attendees throughout the convention in designated areas. See pg. 5 for more details on video, recording and photography policies. LO U I SV I L L E 2 02 3 | 1 9


Wednesday • November 1, 2023 Quartet Semifinals Second Session • 4–9:15 p.m.

Introduction: Janell Mason Emcee: Donnetta Hawkins

24. Gusto!, #12 Manteca, Calif., 2023 Dana Entrikin (t) Chapter-at-Large #12 Stephanie Beard (l) Chapter-at-Large #12 Martha Segura (bt) Chapter-at-Large #12 Susan Smith (bs) Diablo Vista Chorus 25. Fortuity, #31 Cornwall, UK, 2018 Veryan Zimber (t) Chapter-at-Large #31 Gemma Fox (l) Lace City Chorus Sarah Netherton (bt) Chapter-at-Large #31 Sophie Hasson (bs) Chapter-at-Large #31 26. Journey, #5 Olathe, Kan., 2023 Michelle Hunget (t) Kansas City Chorus Susan Ives (l) Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus Janice Wood (bt) Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus Stacie Masur (bs) Chapter-at-Large #5 27. Clever Girl, #4 Cedar Park, Texas, 2023, W Neyla Pekarek (t) Velvet Hills Chorus Ashley Wright Tabares (l) Chapter-at-Large Region #4 Holly Janda (bt) Rich-Tone Chorus Taylor Daniels (bs) Metro Nashville Chorus 28. Up All Night, #14 Fairfax, Va., 2023 Sara Duffy (t) Potomac Harmony Chorus Allison Lynskey (l) Potomac Harmony Chorus Heidi Wilson (bt) Potomac Harmony Chorus Kristen Thomas (bs) Potomac Harmony Chorus 29. SoloVoce, #21 San Diego, Calif., 2023 Rebecca Smith (t) Harborlites Chorus Tracey Sandberg (l) Harborlites Chorus Jennifer French (bt) San Diego Chorus Marina Hayden (bs) San Diego Chorus 20 | LOUISVILLE 2 02 3

30. Last Call, #8 - Withdrawn Denver, Colo., 2022 Lizzie Loomis (t) Skyline Chorus Becky Maybury (l) Skyline Chorus Lily Radack (bt) Chapter-at-Large #8 Laura Barnick (bs) Skyline Chorus 31. Vocal Audacity, #25 Tulsa, Okla., 2023, W Jan Fisher (t) Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus Teresa Totty (l) Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus Denise Fly (bt) Alamo Metro Chorus Vickie Dennis (bs) Houston Horizon Chorus 32. Firefly, #16 East Amherst, N.Y., 2023 Rachel Beach (t) Heartland Singers Chorus Aileen Carney (l) Canadian Showtime Chorus Susann McKinley (bt) North Metro Chorus Sharon Demy (bs) North Metro Chorus 33. Endeavour, #4 Columbus, Ohio, 2023 Amanda Kaufmann (t) Scioto Valley Chorus Laura Kitchel (l) Chapter-at-Large #4 Amy Leacock (bt) Scioto Valley Chorus Natalie Berdahl (bs) Rich-Tone Chorus 34. Sound Central, #31 Liverpool, UK, 2023 Jennifer Crooks (t) Milltown Sound Chorus Suzanne Mansfield (l) Heartbeat UK Chorus Sarah Bolton (bt) Milltown Sound Chorus Samantha Jackson (bs) Heartbeat UK Chorus 35. Essence, #10 Schertz, Texas, 2023, W Katarina Pano (t) Chapter-at-Large #10 Candice Griffith (l) Alamo Metro Chorus Kerry Parker (bt) Alamo Metro Chorus Tianna Coffey (bs) Chapter-at-Large #14


Wednesday • November 1, 2023 36. PrimeTime, #13 Burlington, Wash., 2022 Sylvia Passo (t) Song of Seattle Chorus Katy Hawley (l) Song of Seattle Chorus Patti Burklund (bt) Song of Seattle Chorus Sonja Mejlaender (bs) Song of Seattle Chorus 37. Lucille, #17 Burbank, Calif., 2019 Erin Cardin (t) Scottsdale Chorus Jennifer Recker (l) Chapter-at-Large #17 Emily O'Brien (bt) Harborlites Chorus Loren Vaughn (bs) Chapter-at-Large #15

42. Alchemy, #19 Alexandria, Va., 2023 Katie Knorr (t) Valley Forge Chorus Jennifer Kuethe (l) Harbor City Music Company Chorus Kate Mannherz (bt) Harbor City Music Company Chorus Amanda Clements (bs) Harbor City Music Company 43. For The Love, #9 Inverness, Fla., 2023 W Abbie Owens (t) Toast of Tampa Show Chorus Jamee Billings (l) 38. Illuminate, #15 Toast of Tampa Show Chorus Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 2023 Jenifer Billings (bt) Chapter-at-Large #9 Rebecca King (t) Merrimack Valley Chorus Katherine Noriega (bs) Chapter-at-Large #9 Alicia Caron (l) Spirit of Syracuse Chorus 44. Saffron, #1 Jennifer Hunter (bt) Trumbull, Conn., 2023 Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus Christine Bulgini (t) Chapter-at-Large #1 Cherie LaDuke (bs) Coastline Show Chorus Amanda Fowski (l) Chapter-at-Large #1 39. TITANIUM, #25 - Withdrawn Valeri Reynolds (bt) Frisco, Texas, 2017 Sound of New England Chorus Connie Light (t) Rich-Tone Chorus Susan Berry (bs) Chapter-at-Large #1 Melody White (l) Alamo Metro Chorus 45. Wildfire!, #25 Holly Fisher (bt) Alamo Metro Chorus Little Elm, Texas, 2023 Lindsay Chartier (bs) Dawn Krones (t) Note-ably North Texas Chorus Sooner Sensation Show Chorus 40. Venture, #5 Erin Goeke (l) Rich-Tone Chorus Overland Park, Kan., 2023, W Jennifer Foster (bt) OK City Chorus Melissa VanHousen (t) Jen Le Claire (bs) Rich-Tone Chorus Vocal Standard Chous 46. Dynasty, #9 Eva Marie Vargo (l) Vocal Standard Chorus Fort Myers, Fla., 2023 Melissa Gillespie (bt) Sarah Lindvall (t) Toast of Tampa Show Chorus Vocal Standard Chorus Debbie Cleveland (l) Spirit of the Gulf Chorus Janet Velazquez (bs) Vocal Standard Chorus Michaela Slamka-Johnston (bt) 41. VOCE, #1 Spirit of the Gulf Chorus Agawam, Mass., 2019 Jenny Cutlip (bs) Chapter-at-Large #17 Deanna Sargent (t) Millennium Magic Chorus 47. SwingTime, #11 Cheryl Brusket (l) Chapter-at-Large #1 Newbury Park, Ill., 2023 Angie Kunasek (bt) Millennium Magic Chorus Sally McLeish (t) Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus Beth Paul (bs) Millennium Magic Chorus Shawnna Dechant (l) Carpe Diem Chorus Courtney Anderson-Georges (bt) Carpe Diem Chorus Susan Kegley (bs) Scottsdale Chorus

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Wednesday • November 1, 2023 Special Performances:

2023 Rising Star Champion Quartet, Cosmic 2023 Diamond Division Champion Quartet, Quad City Sound

International Novice Quartet Award

This award recognizes the highest-scoring quartet in the International Semifinals in which two or more members have never before competed in the Semifinals and no member of the quartet is a previous International Quartet Champion. The quartet must also achieve a minimum score of 960 points. The 1967 International Quartet Champions, Hurricane Honeys, sponsor the award presented to each member of the winning quartet.

International Novice Quartet Award Recipient:

Announcement of Quartet Finalists Fill in the Order of Appearance below.

1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10:

Closing Song Come On And Sing - Page 38

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Thursday • November 2, 2023 Chorus Semifinals First Session • 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Introduction: Janell Mason Emcee: Valerie Taylor Mic-Testers: Highest scoring chorus from the 2023 Harmony Classic contest The following list was compiled from information provided on official entry forms for the 2023 International Competition. “W” indicates the chorus qualified to compete in 2023 as a Wildcard. 1. Voices Northwest, #13 Mill Creek, Wash., W Charlene O'Connor, Director

12. Forth Valley, #31 Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK David Sangster, Director

2. Choral-Aires, #3 Addison, Ill. Amy Brinkman & Bonnie Fedyski, Directors

13. Grand Harmony, #2 Kitchener, Ont., CAN

3. Bella Voce, #8 Craig, Colo., W Anna-Lisa Glad & Jean Womble, Directors 4. Talk of Tulsa Show, #25 Withdrawn Tulsa, Okla. Frank Friedermann, Director 5. Sirens of Gotham, #15 New York, N.Y. Anna Chelak, Director 6. Verdugo Hills, #11 Glendale, Calif. Tammy Ragsdale, Director 7. London, #2 London, Ont., CAN Julia Beadle, Director 8. Alamo Metro, #10 San Antonio, Texas Ryan Heller, Director

14. Canadian Showtime, #16 Ottawa, Ont., CAN Julie Sykes, Director 15. Dundalk, #19 Baltimore, Md. W Jennifer Williams, Director 16. Vocal Standard, #5 Kansas City, Mo. Rob Mance, Director

17. High Country, #8 Wheatridge, Colo. Rebecca Richards, Director 18. Millennium Magic, #1 Manchester, Conn., W Laurel Strielkauskas, Director 19. Scioto Valley, #4 Dublin, Ohio Kerry Denino, Director

9. Greater Nassau, #15 Baldwin, N.Y. Harriette Walters, Director 10. Toast of Tampa Show, #9 Tampa, Fla. Tony DeRosa, Director 11. Buffalo Gateway, #17 Buffalo, N.Y. Diane Porsch, Director LO U I SV I L L E 2 02 3 | 2 3


Thursday • November 2, 2023 Second Session • 4-8:45 p.m.

Introduction: Janell Mason Emcee: Anne Downton 20. Spirit of Harmony, #6 Spirit Lake, Iowa Judy Weipert, Director

28. Rönninge Show , #32 Rönninge, Sweden Anna Alvring, Director

21. Carolina Harmony, #14 Raleigh, N.C. Susie Smith, Director

29. Scottsdale, #21 Scottsdale, Ariz. Lori Lyford, Director

22. Topeka Acappella Unlimited, #5 Topeka, Kan.,W Susan Ives & Michelle Hunget, Directors

30. Pacific Edge, #26 Victoria, B.C., CAN, W Julie Smith, Director

23. Alaska Sound Celebration, #13 Anchorage, Ak. Peggy Benton, Director

31. Harbor City Music Company, #19 Baltimore, Md. Michael Gellert, Director

24. Waikato Rivertones, #35 Hamilton, New Zealand Kate Sinclair, Director

32. Lions Gate, #26 Vancouver, B.C., CAN Sandy Marron, Director

25. Heartbeat UK, #31 • Withdrawn Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK Nancy Kelsall, Director

33. Diablo Vista, #12 Walnut Creek, Calif. Caitlin Castelino, Director

26. Harmony on the Sound, #1 Trumbull, Conn. Karen Sweeters, Director 27. OK City, #25 Oklahoma City, Okla. Mary Rhea, Director

Special Performance

2023 International Champion Rich-Tone Chorus, #25 Directed by Dale Syverson

Special Presentation

50th Anniversary of First Chorus Competition

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Thursday • November 2, 2023 Harmony Achievement Award

Presenters: Kim Wonders, Director and Melissa McAdory, President Metro Nashville Chorus, #4

Harmony Achievement Award: Announcement of Chorus Finalists Fill in the Order of Appearance below.

1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10:

Closing Song It's The Music That Brings Us Together – Page 40 Monday Funday Chorus Directed by Vickie Maybury, Director, Skyline Chorus, #8

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Friday • November 3, 2023 Quartet Finals • 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Introduction: Janell Mason Emcee: International President Thérèse Antonini Mic-Testers: 11th place quartet from the 2023 International Quartet Competition

Quartet Performances

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2023 Sweet Adelines Music Educator Award Recipient: Lauren Fladland, Metro Mix Chorus, #5

In September 2022, the International Board of Directors approved the Sweet Adelines International Music Educator Award to replace former educator awards, such as the NAfME Award. The award celebrates the achievements of music educators who have embodied our Guiding Principles of musical excellence, culture of belonging, diversity & inclusion, personal empowerment and leadership, and outreach by using their expertise to promote barbershop-style singing in their schools.

2023 Ann Gooch Award

Presenter: International President Thérèse Antonini and Ann Gooch Recipient: Annika Christiansen, Key Town Eskilstuna Chorus, #32 In 2001, the Ann Gooch Award was created in recognition of Ann’s lifelong dedication to Sweet Adelines International and the advancement of barbershop education around the world. The award continues to be given annually to non-North American members who have contributed significantly to the furtherance of barbershop in the worldwide arena. This award is made possible by the generous philanthropic support of our donors. This award is made possible by the generous philanthropic support of Ann Gooch.

Swan Song Performance

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Friday • November 3, 2023 2023 International Quartet Competition Awards Presentation Most Entertaining Award: 10th Place: medals and certificates presented by Coronet Club Board members • Bonnie Fedyski, Leslie Shoenhard, and Melynnie Williams

9th Place: medals and certificates presented by 2003 International Champion Quartet • Swinglish Mix

8th Place: medals and certificates presented by 1998 International Champion Quartet • Classic Edition

7th Place: medals and certificates presented by 1983 International Champion Quartet • Melo-Edge

6th Place: medals and certificates presented by 1973 International Queens of Harmony • Tiffanys & 2013 International Queens of Harmony • Touché

5th Place: medals and certificates presented by 2017 International Champion Quartet • Frenzy

4th Place: medals and certificates presented by, 2018 International Champion Quartet • Lustre

3rd Place: medals and certificates presented by 2019 International Champion Quartet • ClassRing

2nd Place: medals and certificates presented by 2020 International Champion Quartet • Viva!

1st Place: medals and certificates presented by 2023 International Champion Quartet • The Ladies

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Friday • November 3, 2023 Crown Presenters

2023 International Champion Quartet, The Ladies

Coronet Club Champion Quartet Trophies Presenter: Coronet Club President Nancy Cloeter

Flowers

Presenter: International President Thérèse Antonini

The Joni Bescos Trophy Awarded by the Coronet Club

Presenter: Coronet Club President Nancy Cloeter Each year, the Coronet Club presents a traveling trophy to the new champion quartet. The current trophy is named in memory of Joni Bescos, recipient of Sweet Adelines International’s second President’s Lifetime Achievement Award (1999). A Master Arranger, Joni has hundreds of arrangements to her credit and was instrumental in developing educational tools for arrangers. In February of 2009, Sweet Adelines International lost an icon. Joni was an international champion, a member of the International Judging Program, certified in three categories and served as a chorus director.

Closing Song How We Sang Today – Page 36

Directed by Jenny Harris, Harbor City Music Company and Annapolis Blend Chorus

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Saturday • November 4, 2023 Chorus Finals • 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Introduction: Janell Mason Emcee: Thérèse Antonini Mic-Testers: 11th Place Chorus from 2023 International Chorus Semifinals

Chorus Performances 1.

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50- and 60-Year Member Awards Class of 2023

Recognition By: International President Thérèse Antonini (See list of members on pages 30-31).

Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter: Thérèse Antonini Recipient: Toula Oberlies, Capital City Chorus, #4

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Saturday • November 4, 2023 50- and 60-Year Member Awards Class of 2023

Recognition By: International President Thérèse Antonini

50-YEAR MEMBER AWARDS Barbara Almli

Jeanne Guyse

Barbara O'Donnell,

Carol Anhalt

Sandra Halseth

Suzanne Overcashier

Julie Brennan

Carolyn Hay

Mary Kay Parrish

Claudia Brothers

Janice Humphrey

Nancy Peterson

Lida Bush

Bonnie Kerr

Trina Pietz

Sandra Calhoun

Laura Kirkpatrick

Gwen Pullen

Millie Camp

Jean Knight

Sharon Putney

Nancy Cloeter

Celia Kraatz

Ann Reinman

Laura Conners

Jody Little

Viola Reko

Cinda Crews

Kathy Littlefield

Gayle Robinson

Sharon Davis

Patricia Luebbers,

Carole Rosenbrook

Marie Decker

Edwina Martens

Karen Rourke

Jo Forbus

Patty Martin

Sidney Rudd

Duane Gawler

Kathy Matyger

Jane Schoenfeld

Gayle Geers,

Bonnie McKibben

Georgia Spaetti

Dianne Gray

Lisa Norton

Joanne Stolp

Motor City Blend Chapter, #2

Cedar Harmony Chapter, #5

Sound Celebration Chapter, #5

City of Flags Chapter, #17

Heart of Michigan Chapter, #2

Capital City Chapter, #4

TuneTown Show Chapter, #4

Harbor City Music Company Chapter, #19

Member-at-Large

Rich-Tone Chapter, #25

Fenton Lakes Chapter, #2

Greater Harrisburg Chapter, #19

Member-at-Large

Twin Cities Show Chapter, #6

Diamond Jubilee Chapter, #4

Metro Mix Chapter, #5

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Zumbro Valley Chapter, #6

Battlefords Blend Chapter, #26

North Metro Chapter, #16

Cincinnati Sound Chapter, #4

Harbor City Music Company Chapter, #19

Pride of West Texas Show Chapter, #25

Lake Ridge Legacy Chapter, #17

Danville Chapter, #3

Toast of Tampa Show Chapter, #9

Sparkling City Chapter, #10

San Diego Chapter, #21

Chapter-at-Large, #19

Olympia Chapter, #13

Chapter-at-Large, #19

OC Sound Chapter, #21

Pacific Empire Chapter, #12

Central Coast Harmony Chapter, #11

Pride of Toledo Chapter, #17

Altoona Chapter, #19

Choral-Aires Chapter, #3

Hickory Tree Chapter, #15

Metro Nashville Chapter, #4

Spirit of Syracuse Chapter, #15

Shoreline Sound Chapter, #2

Kansas City Chapter, #5

Chapter-at-Large, #13

Choral-Aires Chapter, #3

Chapter-at-Large, #1

Scottsdale Chapter, #21

Greater Cleveland Chapter, #17

Spirit of Evansville Chapter, #4

Chapter-at-Large, #25


Saturday • November 4, 2023 Karen Streit

Joan Treadwell

Judith Wisner

Harriett Swartzmiller

Sally Wallace

Linda Wulf

Patty Temesi

JoEllyn Welch

Marlene Zabel

Isabelle Timm

Joyce Wheeler

Chapter-at-Large, #3

A Cappella Bay Show Chapter, #9

Greater Cleveland Chapter, #17

Twin Cities Show Chapter, #6

Harmony on the Sound Chapter, #1

Coeur d'Alene Chapter, #13

Heart of Illinois Chapter, #3

Jersey Sound Chapter, #19

Helena Xpress Singers Chapter, #13

Crosstown Harmony Chapter, #3

Member-at-Large

60-YEAR MEMBER AWARDS Nancy Barclay

Jerrie Johns

Norita Skvarla

Linda Clements

Pat LeVezu

Lou Solberg

Merriann Cree

Barbara McKeon

Joyce Stanbery

Bron Dixon

Jeanne Mills

Dale Syverson

Sheila Earnshaw

Marcy Newman

Wreatha Terry*

Darlene Filla*

Kathleen Nici

Maggie Ugen*

Barbara Gahr

Ruth Ann Parker

Beverly Vanasek*

Judy Gordon

Marlene Pence

Esther Varga

Joyce Harvey

Phyllis Richeson

Karen Whitted

Carolyn Huber

Donna Robson

Melodee Wright*

Arlene Hupach

Joanne Sipe

Julie Zehnder

Member-at-Large

Motor City Blend Chapter, #2

Sacramento Valley Chapter, #12

Member-at-Large

Chapter-at-Large, #16

Blue Mountain Chapter, #13

Member-at-Large

Harborlites Chapter, #21

Member-at-Large

Voices Northwest Chapter, #13

Midwest Crossroad Chapter, #3

Chapter-at-Large, #10

Bay Area Showcase Chapter, #12

Island Hills Chapter, #15

Member-at-Large

Show-Me Harmony Chapter, #25

Boston Skyline Chapter, #1

Rich-Tone Chapter, #25

Member-at-Large

Spirit of Spokane Chapter, #13

Gem City Chapter, #4

Acapella Express Chapter, #6

Harborlites Chapter, #21

Member-at-Large

Scenic City Chapter, #4

Rich-Tone Chapter, #25

Member-at-Large

Laurel Harmony Chapter, #17

Member-at-Large

Houston Horizon Chapter, #10

Chapter-at-Large, #6

Wichita Chapter, #25

Battle Creek Chapter, #17 *deceased

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Saturday • November 4, 2023 2024 Kansas City Promo Family Chorus

Directed by Michelle Hunget and Mary Duncan

Ignite the Sound Presentation Special Performance 2024 International Champion Quartet

2023 International Chorus Competition Awards Presentation Most Entertaining Award: 10th Place: medals and certificates presented by Liberty Oak Chorus • Laura Partynski, President and Katie Blackwood, Director

9th Place: medals and certificates presented by The Woodlands Show Chorus • Carol Herman, President and Betty Clipman, Director

8th Place: medals and certificates presented by Motor City Blend Chorus • Kendra LaPointe, President and LeAnn Hazlett, Director

7th Place: medals and certificates presented by Metro Nashville Chorus • Melissa McAdory, President and Kim Wonders, Director

6th Place: medals and certificates presented by Westcoast Harmony Chorus • Anne Downton, Director and Shayna Steeves

5th Place: medals and certificates presented by Spirit of the Gulf Chorus • Karen Breidert & Deanna Kastler, Directors and Jan Meyer

4th Place: medals and certificates presented by Pearls of the Sound Chorus • Anna Rosenberg, Director and Anja Lindstedt

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3rd Place: medals and certificates presented by Song of Atlanta Chorus • Becki Hine, Director and Michelle Little

2nd Place: medals and certificates presented by Skyline Chorus • Diane Dee, President and Vickie Maybury, Director

1st Place: medals and certificates presented by Rich-Tone Chorus • Kelli Hinton, President and Dale Syverson, Director

International Chorus Trophy

Presenter: Dale Syverson and Kelli Hinton, Rich-Tone Chorus The first International Champion Chorus trophy was retired in 1995. It was designed by the Balfour Company and represents Sweet Adelines International’s continuing efforts to harmonize the world. The traveling trophy, 1973-1995, was first presented to the Racine (Wisconsin) Chorus, directed by Jarmela Speta. It is now at International Headquarters. Currently a new trophy is presented each year and is retained by the winning chorus.

Special Performance 2024 International Champion Chorus

Closing Songs It’s The Music That Brings Us Together – Page 40 Directed by Dale Syverson, Director, Rich-Tone Chorus, #25

Come On And Sing – Page 38

Directed by June Dale, North Metro Chorus, #16

How We Sang Today – Page 36

Directed by 2024 International Champion Chorus Director

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long

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voi - ces

© Copyright 2023 Sweet Adelines International

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 

10

C' - mon and SING!SING! SING! out

sing!

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me,

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RING!

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on

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Let voi - ces

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It's The Music That Brings Us Together

Stock No. 213995DL

IT’S THE MUSIC THAT BRINGS US Words, Music and Arrangement by Clay HineTOGETHER for female voices

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Copyright © 2020 by Clayton B. Hine This arrangement copyright © 2020 by Clayton B. Hine. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission.

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It’s the Music That Brings Us Together

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___________________________________________________________ From the Composer/Arranger

This song was written shortly after “shelter-in-place” for COVID-19 started. As with many barbershop ensembles, my chorus had just started virtual rehearsals and it was inspiring to see how many barbershoppers still wanted to find ways to rehearse, learn more, talk about music, and most importantly, stay connected to all of our barbershop friends. It’s easy for me to get emotional about the impact barbershop has had on my life, but with the craziness of everyday life, we don’t always get a lot of opportunities to remember WHY barbershop is so important in our lives. Sharing a song or a great tag with friends is one thing that made us all go nuts for barbershop in the first place. Even when we're not able to sing together, it's incredibly inspiring and helps us remember WHY when so many still do so much to virtually get together with the friends that make music so meaningful to all of us.

Performance Notes

1) This key (F) should work well for female barbershop ensembles, but feel free to pitch it up or down if that better fits your particular ensemble’s vocal strengths. This arrangement is also available in A b (TTBB for female voices) and C (SATB for mixed voices). 2) There are optional notes shown in measures 17 (bass), 18 (bari), and 20 (bass). These work just fine, and may be considerations for your ensemble depending upon the voices and the key you choose. 3) The song starts with a simple message: “it’s the music that brings us together,” and continues to tell the story of what music means to us. From sweet melodies to grand harmonies, music is the emotional fire that fuels our souls. Music is passion, music helps us through good times and bad times, and when our troubles might be especially great, music is there to help ease the burden. The message starts simply, grows more emotional, passionate, and grand, and then comes back to the simple thought that “it’s the music that brings us together” . . . but it’s the friends we share music with that matter the most and that make each day special. Special thanks to track producers Tony De Rosa and Michaela Johnston for donating their time and talents to create learning tracks for this arrangement. All three versions are available free of charge at shop.barbershop.org and you can also find the TTBB and SATB at www.advocals.com (Tony) and the SSAA at www.officialjohnstonmusic.com (Michaela).

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