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C o n t e n t s Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e s

6 Introducing New President Marcia Pinvidic

A woman of class and a leader of Sweet Adelines – introducing your new International President, Marcia Pinvidic.

9 Barbershop Martial Arts Perfect blend, polished dynamics – barbershop takes a cappella music to a whole new level.

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Special Notes President’s Message …………………………… 4 HQ Matters …………………………………… 5 International Update …………………………… 8

Departments Bulletin Board ………………………………… 3 Education Matters …………………………… 11 Quartet Spotlight …………………………… 12 Membership Matters ………………………… 16 Satellite Spotlight …………………………… 49

10 Board Bound!

Meet the Newest Member Thérèse Antonini may be new to the International Board of Directors, but she has a rich history as a Sweet Adeline. Hear her story, share her vision – meet Thérèse.

In Memory …………………………………… 51 Accolades ……………………………………… 51

Involvement Baltimore Tour Information ………………… 13 Young Singers Foundation ………………… 50

18 2014 Regional Winners/Results An exciting year of competition! Check out regional winners and the 2014 wildcard choruses and quartets.

The Overtone Society ………………………… 52

About the Cover This issue features scores, songs and personnel information from the winning quartets & choruses in each of the regional contests. Wildcards, most improved choruses and B+ choruses are also listed!!! Paper and mixed media collage by graphic designer and artist, Gabrielle Howell.


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Sweet Adelines International A worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. International Headquarters 9110 S.Toledo • Tulsa, OK 74137 Telephone 918-622-1444 • Toll-free 800-992-7464 Fax 918-665-0894 www.sweetadelineintl.org Email: Use one of the following departmental prefixes: admindept@ conventions@ education@ exec@ commdept@ member@ music@ sales@ followed by: sweetadelineintl.org Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday – Friday International Board of Directors May 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015 Marcia Pinvidic, International President Renée Porzel, Immediate Past President Paula Davis, President-Elect Joan Boutilier, Secretary Patty Cobb Baker, Treasurer Thérèse Antonini Anne Cargill Fran Furtner Peggy Gram Cammi MacKinlay Carole Persinger Dale Syverson Education Direction Committee Betty Clipman, Chair Joan Boutilier, Cammi MacKinlay, Diane Porsch, Harriette Walters Editorial Review Board Kali Caramia, Patty Cobb Baker, Paula Davis, Harriette Walters The Pitch Pipe Editor Joey Mechelle Stenner INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Kelly Bailey, Executive Director Robert W. Baker III., Director of Advancement Keesha Cashmore, Controller Lori Decter Wright, Director of Education Jennifer Hughes, Director of Events Carol Schwartz, Director of Music Services Joey Mechelle Stenner, Director of Communications Tammy Talbot, Deputy Administrator THE PITCH PIPE (ISSN 0882-214X) (USPS 603-060) is published quarterly: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 by Sweet Adelines International, 9110 South Toledo, Tulsa, OK 74137. Periodicals paid at Tulsa, OK and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE PITCH PIPE 9110 S. Toledo Avenue Tulsa, OK 74137 Canadian Post Agreement Number: 1453408. Send Canadian change of address information and blocks of undeliverable copies to: P.O. Box 1051, Fort Erie, ON L2A 6C7 Direct all correspondence, editorial copy, and photographs to: Joey Mechelle Stenner, Director of Communications, at the International Headquarters address. Deadlines are 60 days prior to publication.

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Contributors

Marcia Pinvidic

City of Gardens Chapter, REGION 26, International President, International Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Certified Expression Judge, International Faculty

Cammi Mackinlay

Lions Gate Chapter, REGION 26, International Board of Directors, Past International President, Panel Secretary, Education Direction Committee, International Faculty, AHA 2014 Co-Chair

Deke Sharon

Founder of Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA), creator of TV show “The Sing-Off” as well as “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2” movies, singer (The House Jacks), album producer (Straight No Chaser, Street Corner Symphony, Committed, Nota, Bubs), author (A Cappella Arranging) and custom arranger (over 2,000 songs). You can find more about Deke at www.dekesharon.com.

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Special Notes

President’s Message Sharing Our Gifts –

The Legacy Of

Marcia Pinvidic, International President

Knowledge Philanthropy

Are you a knowledge philanthropist? Before you answer, think about this: From the moment a singer walks into a Sweet Adelines International rehearsal hall, an exchange of gifts begins. The singer brings her voice, her musical talent and energy to a chorus, who in turn gives her more education, friendship and a stage on which to show off her talents! This exchange of gifts has nothing to do with dollars and cents, online shopping or wrapping paper. This is the exchange of knowledge, skills and the natural gifts we all possess. The magic is that in giving these gifts, we receive more than we could ever imagine. Like any organization that relies on volunteers, Sweet Adelines International has its share of knowledge philanthropists. These are the women who keep this organization alive by giving their time, energy and knowledge to others. These “donations” are just as valuable as a monetary gift. When I began in Sweet Adelines International, I was the recipient of the generosity of others’ leadership. As I eventually took a more active role, I quickly learned the value of giving to others and the resulting growth on my part. The people who taught me gave me valuable information, and when I began to give back, I really started to benefit from my membership. I was a very shy, young girl, but inside there was a woman who had gifts and the potential to give to others. I can hear you now – “That’s the same thing that happened to me!” Of course! It is so important to recognize our volunteers and to acknowledge the value of their contribution. From the costume chair in our chorus to the judge in the pit, these leaders serve in many positions without asking for anything in return. They serve for the benefit of others and for the good of our organization. The value of these contributions is priceless and key to our survival.

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They say it is in giving that we receive. We know by our own experiences what we have gained by our own knowledge philanthropy. This is why we are so willing to volunteer without asking, “What’s in it for me?” We know what’s in it for us – keeping our quartet, our chorus and our organization alive and well. At the installation of the 2014-2015 International Board of Directors this March, several past presidents were represented with a picture of their face illuminated by a candle. As I looked at these pictures, I saw the light glowing in their eyes, the vision of our future, the legacy of the gifts they shared. All the women who have gone before us are the reason we are still here. We owe so much to them for their service, their generosity and vision – their knowledge philanthropy. They created a place for us. From this glowing past we must work to ensure a shining future for many generations of women to come. The position of International President is another opportunity for me to share my gifts – knowing that the reward is learning and growing even more as a member of our organization, our world. I am at your service.

Marcia Pinvidic International President


Special Notes

HQ Matters T he V a l ue of

Your Membership Kelly Bailey, Executive Director I never had a sister growing up. I was raised by great parents who believed in me and encouraged my dreams, but I always wondered what it would be like to have a sister—until I encountered Sweet Adelines International. To become a part of Sweet Adelines is to welcome a circle of sisters into your life. I walked into this organization unsuspecting, knowing what an “association” type of nonprofit offered: membership, dues, and all the perks that accompany. Yet I have never encountered an organization that offered what Sweet Adelines does—to put a value on your membership is not possible. It’s priceless. As a Sweet Adeline, you experience education. I have experienced a variety of educational institutes—several academic programs and degrees later, I’d be the first to chime in about the beauty and power of education. But as a Sweet Adeline member, you procure an education beyond books and papers—you grow not only in music but in leadership and confidence. Yes, you receive incredible music instruction and a one-of-a-kind education through your membership, but you are also surrounded by peers and leaders who stretch not just your vocal tone—they encourage you to step out, to cultivate charisma and confidence whether onstage or in a new leadership role you’ve never done before. They steep you in community, in care, in a safe surrounding where week after week, rehearsal after rehearsal, you come back to the same faces who care about you and not just your musicality. How can one put a price tag on learning from leaders—sisters—who care so deeply for you? As a Sweet Adeline, you experience passion. I have had the privilege of meeting Sweet Adelines from so many choruses and continents, and let me tell you—your passion is unlike anything I’ve ever seen! You believe in barbershop, you believe in your chorus, you believe in the “bling”! If the world were filled with more people of such passion, would we even recognize it? To be surrounded by women who continually change their communities through music while living their lives with indelible passion for this art form makes me want to bottle your enthusiasm to share with all whom I know. And what would our organization be without the Sweet Adeline competition? Our members are fiercely competitive— whether in representing one’s tenor section or one’s chorus onstage—a Sweet Adeline gives her best. Yet the neatest thing of all is to watch your competitive drive be trumped by your love of our community—you are a competitor, but you are first a Sweet Adeline. To stand at International Convention and watch you greet your Sweet Adeline “sister” from halfway across the world is a sight I have seen and will never forget … why? Because beyond the regional scores and the “champion” titles, we are all Sweet Adelines—women who seek to put our sisters before ourselves and through that process, become stronger and more beautiful individuals. To be a Sweet Adeline is unlike any other membership, because it’s not discounts or a flashy membership card that set you apart—it’s the woman you become as a result of this organization, which is your greatest gift of all. Thank you for changing my life. As a sister, as a friend—I will never be the same. In harmony,

Kelly Bailey Executive Director

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Meet the President –

Marcia Pinvidic

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By Cammi MacKinlay

hat is it that prepares someone for the job of being president of an organization like Sweet Adelines International? In Marcia’s case, it is a lifetime of experiences and service that has culminated in her being the perfect person for the position. Marcia is one-of-a-kind — unselfish, shy, yet very funny, wise, generous, kind, patient, a teacher, a role model for faculty and judges alike, thoughtful, thought-provoking, an astute business woman and a truly loyal friend. In short, a treasure everyone would be fortunate to have in their lives! Marcia was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in a huge family — she is number eight of 14. With 25 years between the eldest and youngest child (seven girls and seven boys, all of them single births), Marcia’s mother was a stay-at-home mom. Her father had his own flooring contracting business, and while the boys were able to help out with the business, the girls looked after the house and tended to the younger children. Marcia grew up in a joyful, noisy home with role models everywhere! Marcia’s four older sisters all went to university and became teachers. When her older sisters left home, Marcia became the oldest girl and stepped into the role they had vacated — a lot of responsibility for a young teenager!

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It was here that her unselfish and nurturing nature truly blossomed, something that was put to the test a number of years ago when her older brother, Tony, suffered from kidney disease. Marcia was one of the siblings to step forward, and it was determined that she should be the one to give Tony a kidney. Sixteen years later, both Marcia and Tony are in great health! Marcia’s parents had an enormous influence on her as she was growing up. Her father was a kind, generous, wise man who shared whatever he had and gave unconditional love. Even though they did not have a lot of money, her father made sure that all of his nieces and nephews had gifts at Christmas, with Marcia helping to wrap and deliver them. Marcia’s mother was the funny one in the family, always dressing up for Halloween or telling stories to make everyone laugh. Perhaps that’s where Marcia’s love of clowning around comes from! Marcia met her husband, Dennis, when she was 13 years old, and it was love at first sight! They started dating when she was 15 and married when she was 19. Dennis had joined the navy, and they were posted to Victoria. They spent 282 days of their first year of marriage apart! They moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands in northwestern British Columbia, a very remote part of the world now called Haida Gwaii. Dennis was stationed there for two years working as an engineer in the navy, and they moved back to Victoria on their oldest son Brant’s first birthday. Their son Shawn came along two years later, and in 1979, after 12 years in the navy, Dennis retired and went into renovation construction. With Marcia’s background in book-keeping, she and Dennis built a business buying, renovating and selling homes.

Their son Brant is now married and lives in California with his wife, Juliana, and their three children, Kahless (13), Briana (10) and Braden (8). Brant is president of EyeWorks, a reality show production company. Shawn and his wife Tina live in Victoria, where Shawn is the B.C. sales manager for Kicking Horse coffee company. Tina works for Hanes Celestial, a natural foods company. They welcomed their first baby girl, Sydney, in April. Marcia and Dennis love to visit with their grandchildren and spend time in Hemet, Calif. every winter so that they can be with both families.


In 1988 Marcia was encouraged to enter the judging program in the Expression category by Carole Persinger (Kirkpatrick) and Betty Clipman. They, along with Marsha Fulton, have always been strong supporters of Marcia’s rise through the program. Marcia has gone on to be a Judge Analyst, Judge Specialist and for the last nine years, Moderator of the Judge Specialists and of the entire Judging Program. During her tenure as Moderator, Marcia helped create the new Open Division Category, from inception to fruition, providing training tools for the judges and fielding myriad questions from members and judges alike. She became International Faculty in 2002 through the encouragement of Marge Bailey and Kim Vaughn (Hulbert) — they had seen her teach one of her stellar classes in Region 31 and told her she had to apply as her talents spoke for themselves. Marcia believes she would never have had the opportunity to teach if it had not been for Sweet Adelines International. Lucky are those who have sat in one of her classes!

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

Marcia found Sweet Adelines in 1979 when she went to visit the prospective Arbutus Chorus. Dennis couldn’t believe she was going on her own as she was so painfully shy at the time, but she did and was voice-placed as a baritone. She was allowed to take the music home as long as she promised to bring it back the next week, and she learned both the lead and the baritone part. No one had told her that the baritone was sung an octave higher than was written! She then joined City of Gardens in 1982 and went on to become their director in 1986 and was one of the first members to complete the Director Certification Program. She directed City of Gardens to a regional gold medal in 1992, and they competed internationally in Indianapolis in 1993. After she retired from City of Gardens, she directed The Village Squires (BHS chorus) for seven months as they were putting on a show, and then Greater Victoria Chorus formed in 2000, and she directed them for three years. Travelling between California and British Columbia necessitated her retirement from directing altogether but still allows her to coach choruses and quartets, something she loves to do!

Marcia threw her hat into the ring for the International Board of Directors (IBOD) in 2010. After only one year on the IBOD, she was elected treasurer, and the next year president-elect. It was very obvious to all of us from day one that she had the skills, talent and aptitude needed to take on this vital role! This was also a time when we were poised to effect change at many levels. Marcia’s skill, expertise and vision, coupled with her quiet, calm demeanor, were all vital components of the decision-making that the IBOD went through to bring Harmonic Progression to the regional level, the new Open Division contests and the hiring of an Executive Director at International Headquarters. Marcia was an integral part of the process that led the IBOD through the necessary steps to transition from an Executive Management Team to an Executive Director, and Marcia served on the selection committee that found and hired Kelly Bailey. We are so fortunate to have Marcia as our president for the next two years. She is a proud ambassador of Sweet Adelines International, an organization that she knows will change women’s lives just as it has changed hers. She has been given opportunities for leadership and for teaching that she would never have had otherwise, and it has enabled her to overcome her shyness and grow into the confident, poised leader she is today. The path that she has been on from her early days as a middle child to that of wife, mother, grandmother, singer, director, teacher, leader, judge — these have shaped Marcia into an amazing woman, one that I am proud to call my president! n

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Sweet Adelines International INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 266th (Summer) Meeting International Update The International Board of Directors met on June 13-14, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla. Following is a summary of actions taken. • The charter and chapter membership for the following chapters were authorized: – Bella a Cappella Chapter, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, Region 35

Special Notes

– Sound Harmony Chapter, Seattle, Wash., Region 13 – Dazzling Diamonds Chapter, Springdale, Ark., Region 25 • New Zealand, Region 35, was chosen as the location for the 2016 A Cappella Harmony Academy (AHA) and the 2016 Rising Star Quartet Competition. • In order to supply competitors with a more durable media format of their competition performances, USB drives will be provided to competitors at International Convention instead of CDs or DVDs. • Melody Lowe of Greater Auckland Chapter, Region 35, was chosen as the recipient of the 2014 Ann Gooch Award. • Patricia Danner of Hickory Tree and Greater Nassau Chapters, Region 15, was chosen as the recipient of the 2014 NAfME Award. • International President Marcia Pinvidic announced that she selected Kim Vaughn as the recipient of the 2014 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. • The International Nominating Committee will be reviewing 13 applicants as potential nominees for the International Board of Directors election. The potential nominees are: – Thérèse Antonini, North Metro Chorus #16 – Sue Beck, Voices Northwest Chorus #13 – Joan Boutilier, River City Sound Chorus #3 – Jeanne d’Arc (JD) Crowe, Canadian Showtime Chorus #16 – Dana Dunlevy, Hickory Tree Chorus #15 – Elaine Hamilton, Chapter-at-Large #31 – Carolé Mensing, Coastline Show Chorus #1 – Toula Oberlies, Capital City Chorus #4 – Mari Pettersson, Harmony Heights Chorus #32 – Marcia Pinvidic, City of Gardens Chorus #26 – Valerie Taylor, Vocal Dimension Chorus #31 – Kathy Triolo, Sierra Gold Chorus #12 – Missy Wurthmann, Southern Harmony Chorus #14 • Lifetime Member Pins have been designed and will be available for purchase through the International sales department. • Staff announced that continuing updates are being made to the website to make it more user-friendly. Information

available for potential members visiting the website is also being enhanced.

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Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e The basics

Barbershop:

A Cappella’s Martial Art

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By Deke Sharon

ou’re young, you’re scrappy. You want to be the best. You started singing in school, like everyone – choir, maybe a couple of musicals. Karaoke with some friends, talent shows. Then some collegiate a cappella.

But you don’t want to just be fine. That’s not enough. You want to be great. You want technique, you want moves. You need to learn karate … except contemporary a cappella doesn’t have a traditional, refined martial art … does it? It does. It’s called BARBERSHOP. And if you’re a newbie, you’re about to get the best schooling, including:

BLEND :

There’s no blend like a barbershop blend. They don’t just match their vowels, they align their diphthongs as they sweep from one vowel to the next. Four voices (meaning men or women) sounding like one. Why does blend matter? Because each vowel has a very specific “fingerprint” –frequencies in the harmonic series– and when the vowels are perfectly aligned, it helps lock down tuning.

TUNING : You think four voices can only create four notes? Guess again. When you lock your voices into perfect tune with the same vowels, you not only create additional notes above yours, you can even create the perception of a bass note below the human vocal range. That’s right, that’s the vocal equivalent of some kind of dark arts ninja magic. But it works, and it happens every day, along with dynamics.

DYNAMICS : Pop music on the radio has had the life squashed out of it. Learn how to sing quieter than you thought you

could, and make a group sound louder than you have before, without microphones. Did I mention that a perfectly aligned chord also reinforces itself, creating a boost in volume? More ninja skills. But we’re not done yet, because you’ll learn rubato.

RUBATO : In a pop song, the tempo rarely varies. In a barbershop performance, you’ll be pushing and pulling time, not unlike an

orchestra. But there’s no conductor. You learn to feel the rhythm rise and fall; you learn to breathe as a unit as you perfect your phrasing.

PHRASING : When everyone’s singing the lyrics, everyone’s singing and augmenting the melody as a unit. Like a finely tuned dance troupe, each person’s movements are linked to everyone else’s, in perfect synchronicity. This requires precision, so you’ll learn how to rehearse.

REHEARSE: Barbershop is built on the finest traditions and techniques of classical choral music, so you know you’re learning proper vocal technique and centuries of good habits, which will lead to performance.

PERFORMANCE : There’s no hiding in the back row in barbershop, and no autopilot. Songs are short, and every measure is a litany of rhythmic changes, rapidly aligning chords, juxtaposed dynamics — all delivered with a larger-than-life performing style that will push you to be present in every moment. But it’s not all about performance; it’s all about community.

COMMUNITY : When you sing barbershop, you’re always only three ladies away from a song, because there’s a common repertoire and a perpetual desire to sing. Everyone’s on the same team playing the same game, and you always win. * * * You might think barbershop is only older people singing old songs, but you’re wrong. Sometimes the songs are new, sometimes the people are young, but you know what? There’s a lot to be learned from your elders, and if a song has lasted a century, it’s still around for a good reason. I’m not saying you have to learn barbershop to be a great a cappella singer … but I am promising if you do sing barbershop, you’ll be better than if you don’t. n This excerpt was taken from a previously published work by permission.

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Board Bound! Meet the Newest Member By Nicole Pride

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eet Thérèse Antonini — a bass hailing from Canada, the second youngest of 14, and now … official 2014-2015 International Board Member! She has experience sitting on the risers to participating as a Chapter-at-Large member to serving as panel secretary and being a part of a Regional Management Team. Quite a busy woman! After 20 years as an active Sweet Adeline, Thérèse knows what it is like to be a member and has a heart to empower all Sweet Adelines to become better women as they grow musically. Read on to get to know Thérèse better — welcome to our newest Board member! • How is the Thérèse of today different than the Thérèse who began her journey in Sweet Adelines? When I first joined Sweet Adelines, I thought of it as a casual way to get back to singing. As I continued in the organization, I began to understand that there was more to it than getting together to sing once a week. It started with an exploration of what it takes to make a chorus run and as I ventured into the Regional and International spheres, I saw even more clearly what the presence of the organization means to women. Through my experience in different choruses, I have encountered many different personalities and understand now that we are each driven by our own motivations. This has contributed to a greater acceptance of people as individuals, and at the same time has helped me better define my own value system. • How has Sweet Adelines International (SA) touched your life and opened doors for you and/or your musical education? Sweet Adelines introduced me to barbershop — an art form where my low voice is not only welcomed, but celebrated! I am a lifelong learner, and being a part of an organization with a primary focus of education is a perfect fit for me. The opportunities that I have been given to serve in leadership positions have helped me develop skills that are applicable

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across all areas of my life. Through the Panel Secretary program and now the International Board of Directors, I have been able to travel and learn firsthand from other members of the organization, and I have formed friendships with extraordinary people who likely would never have crossed my path except through Sweet Adelines. • What is one of the most impressionable memories you’ve had while a part of Sweet Adelines? What is your favorite memory? When my daughter was 15, she came and sang with my chorus for a short period. Her placement in the baritone section put her on the risers beside a woman in her 70s, and the memory of the two of them laughing with each other, figuring out their notes together, and working to blend their voices — that picture really speaks to me how this is an organization that breaks down barriers and allows us to unite in the most profound goal of making beautiful music together. It is hard to choose a favorite memory. The years I spent in Prairie Gold were very special to me because my sister, Chris Evans, was the chorus director for most of the time I was there. I do remember one evening when we were working on an emotional ballad and one of the basses shouted out, “How can you sing a song that you hate?” Many members of the chorus gave her good suggestions like,

“Try to connect it to a life experience” or “Think of parts of the song that you like more than others.” Finally, one of our most dignified, older members gave the definitive answer and all discussion stopped. She said, quietly and simply, “Suck it up.” • What do you wish to accomplish while on the International Board of Directors? Positions of leadership give us the capability of empowering others. In my time on the Board, I would like to be a part of creating even more opportunities for our members to access educational resources, develop and practice musical and administrative skills, and become more influential as contributors to their communities. • What would you tell SA members if you could tell them one thing? Be yourself. You have a unique contribution that only you can bring to your chorus and/or quartet, your region and the International organization. You can only do that if you accept, love and express the truth of who you are. n


Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e E d u c a t i o n m a tt e r s

Educational Events • Baltimore Convention Week International Convention week is more than just the fabulous competitions! It’s a time to make new friends, network and connect with barbershoppers from across the globe and to learn more about the art of barbershop harmony! This year during International Convention, there are several fantastic educational opportunities available for all-events ticket holders to attend free of charge.

Monday, Nov. 3

Learn from two of our top International Music Arrangers about how to re-voice chords, change a tag or intro, handle key changes and tailor an arrangement to specifically suit your chorus or quartet. Two sessions are offered on Monday, Nov. 3 as follows: Arranging for Chorus Directors with Marge Bailey, Master Music Arranger 9 a.m. — Noon Room 321 of the Baltimore Convention Center Arranging for Quartets and Chorus Members with Jean Flinn, Certified Music Arranger 1 p.m. — 3 p.m. Room 321 of the Baltimore Convention Center To reserve a seat in one of these free classes, please register via this link: http://bit.ly/2014ArrangingClasses.

Monday, Nov. 3 (Continued)

Demonstration Stations 3 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Rooms 318–320 of the Baltimore Convention Center Collect “pearls of wisdom” from our top faculty members and organization’s leaders. Rotate through a circuit of 10-minute, fun and interactive demonstrations on topics such as stage makeup, breath for singing, creating a unit sound, expressing emotion on stage, vocal skills and more! Those who complete all 10 stations will receive a souvenir! • All Dolled Up with Cammi MacKinlay • Breathe Easy with Joan Boutilier • C’mon Along! with Anne Cargill • Feeling Groovy with Paula Davis • Flying High with Fran Furtner • Give Good Face with Renée Porzel • Show Me The Way with Thérèse Antonini • Sing and Ring with Betty Clipman • Sing as One with Dale Syverson • Stand Tall with Patty Cobb Baker • What’s the Word? with Carole Persinger • You Be The Judge with Marcia Pinvidic

Wednesday, Nov. 5 Regional YWIH Coordinator Breakfast* 7 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. The Hilton Baltimore * by invitation only

Friday, Nov. 7 Education Class 2013 International Champion Quartet Touché presents “Sound Singing” 9 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. Rooms 318–322 of the Baltimore Convention Center

Saturday, Nov. 8 Education Class 2014 International Champion Chorus Rönninge Show Chorus presents “Journey to the Gold” 9 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. International Stage at the Baltimore Convention Center For more information about these educational events taking place in Baltimore: http://bit.ly/2014EdEventsBaltimore or email: education@sweetadelineintl.org

PROGRAM • International YWIH Festival in Baltimore Young female singers age 25 and under are invited to participate — free of charge — in the 2014 International YWIH Festival in Baltimore! Beverly Bruening (associate director of Dundalk Chorus, Region 19) will direct, and Ali Hauger (lead of GQ, 2012 Rising Star Champion Quartet) will serve as choreographer for this year’s YWIH festival. Chorus rehearsals will take place Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, and will culminate with a performance package presented on the International Stage during the break between Harmony Classic competitors on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Young Women in Harmony Festival Chorus Rehearsals with Bev Bruening & Ali Hauger 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. North Point Government Center in Dundalk, Maryland (10 miles from the Baltimore Convention Center)

Young Women in Harmony Festival Chorus Performance during the Harmony Classic Competition 6 p.m. — 10:30 p.m. International Stage at Baltimore Convention Center Membership in Sweet Adelines International is not required to participate. For information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1nex2JT.

Support for Regional and Chapter Young Women in Harmony Activities

Every year the International Board of Directors generously provides funding in the annual budget to support youth outreach activities at the chapter and regional levels. Such activities include in-school and after-school programs; workshops, camps and festivals; and hosting exhibit booths at music educator conferences. You can find out more by reviewing the YWIH Guide for Chapters, a free guidebook that is downloadable in PDF format under Forms and Templates in the Youth Section of the Education Center. The various forms you need to submit to request assistance with your YWIH events and activities are also archived there.

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Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e Quartet Spotlight MAXX Factor’s

“Sing-Off”

Excellent Tour Adventure!

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n 2009 when we were working on the first season of “The Sing-Off,” arranger Deke Sharon spoke of someday having a live “Sing-Off” tour where any alumni group that lived near the tour city would be invited to sing on the tour as a special guest. MAXX Factor was offered an incredible opportunity when we were invited by Deke to perform on the tour at Penn State and the Baltimore Soundstage. We weren’t sure what to expect when we arrived at the venue at Penn State. We entered the arena and were given our credentials and were then escorted to the stage for a sound check. On the stage rehearsing was the current “Sing-Off” champ, Home Free. We first met Home Free when we hosted the National Harmony Sweepstakes as outgoing champions in 2010. As soon as they saw us, we got a resounding “MAXX Factor is in the house!” The groups Voice Play and Filharmonics came to the stage, and the entire tour rehearsed the opening and closing numbers. While watching the groups, we agreed we had the same, “What the heck are we doing here? We are so out of our element!” feeling we had in 2009 when we were competing at the National Harmony Sweepstakes against top a cappella groups in the country. When it was our turn for mic check, we were each given our own microphone… oh no! Flash back to our stage time at the Sweeps and “The Sing-Off.” Four handheld mics were not what we were accustomed to, but we had managed it before and knew we could make it work. We were asked to perform two songs, and of course, we wanted to sing our best barbershop, so we chose a Joni Bescos arrangement of “When You Wish Upon A Star” and a Clay Hine arrangement of “Make ‘Em Laugh!” We got through our scary “arena” mic check and went to our assigned dressing room. When we walked in the 12 x 12 room with no mirrors and one table, we discovered we were sharing the room with the other special guest, Aca, a group of 10 college girls! Not ideal. So what do four seasoned Sweet Adelines do about this situation? Start searching the arena for our

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own dressing room! We found one, down the hall, equipped with lighted mirrors and a bathroom. A bit of Sweet Adelines resourcefulness. First up, Filharmonics performed their set of crazy, energetic, break dancing complete with screaming girls. Next, it was our turn to perform. Are you kidding?! How do we follow that? Well, let me tell you, that audience was amazing! We walked on the stage and someone screamed, “I love you, Leslie!” Leslie replied, “Thanks, Mom!” Huge laughter. Valerie told the audience that our baritone, Dawn, was a Penn State alumna, and the crowd roared for Dawn. That’s the kind of energy and appreciative audience that makes you want to slam the barbershop chords.

loudest venue they had on the tour, and he had never experienced anything like it. I told him he needed to get out more and perhaps attend a barbershop convention. We started our set with Valerie getting the crowd going by asking them to show the tour groups how we cheer in our hometown. Val got the crowd to do the “Seven Nation Army” chant typically heard at a Baltimore Ravens game. The room literally rocked! We could see the tour groups watching us from stage right with jaws dropped open like they couldn’t believe what they were hearing from the standing room-only crowd of a thousand. We finished the set with our most requested song, Tom Gentry’s beautiful arrangement of “All the Way.” Halfway through the tag, the audience starting screaming in appreciation. Just by looking at the other three, I knew we shared the same thought, “I can’t hear us!” In between sets, we were able to talk to the groups individually, and we discovered we had mutual barbershop friends. The guys in Filharmonics told us of their attempt at singing barbershop in high school. Those young men are so talented and funny, you just want to take them home and raise them! It was especially fun sharing similar “Sing-Off” stories of 1 a.m. wardrobe fittings, 6 a.m. makeup and hair checks, 14-hour dress rehearsals and the ever popular “all nighters” to learn our music. Of course, we all agreed we would do it again in a heartbeat! When the group finale number was over, the group came off the stage and one by one, each individual hugged and thanked us. Everyone on the tour was so kind and complimentary, truly like family.

We were singing our ballad in an arena full of thousands, and you could have heard a pin drop. It was absolutely eerie. Once we hit the tag, I swear we couldn’t hear anything except the audience screaming. After the show, the tour groups were autographing memorabilia, so we hung around to see friends and sing for audience members who were now new barbershop fans. Our work there was done! Our next show was a day later at Baltimore Soundstage, a club that had a capacity of 1,000 standing room-only screaming a cappella fans. The groups were wearing earpieces, and they were blown out! One singer told me it was the

We were exhausted from doing just two shows, so I can’t imagine how they did an entire tour, a different city every night for two months, all while living on a bus! After the experience of performing on the tour’s shows, I know for sure it’s the audiences that kept them inspired. Just like Sweet Adelines barbershop-loving audiences, their excitement was positively addicting! If you were fortunate enough to see the tour, you know how incredibly entertaining it was and like me, you wonder how they will top it? Deke says, “We have to try!” MAXX Factor can’t wait to see “youse guys” in Balwmer, hon! n – Molly, Leslie, Valerie & Dawn


Tour Information This tour program provides you and your family the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of Baltimore and the surrounding region. Tours may sell out quickly! To reserve your spot, complete the form below and send it to Event Transportation Systems (ETS) by mail, email or fax. Deadline for advance purchase is Oct. 17, 2014. You can pick up your reserved tickets – or purchase any other available tour tickets – at the Sweet Adelines International Tour Desk, located in the Baltimore Convention Center lobby when you arrive. If you must cancel a reservation, contact ETS as soon as possible at (888) 447-4387. Cancellations received after Oct. 24, 2014 will not be refunded. All tours will depart from/return to the Convention Center and require a minimum of 30 people. Tours that do not meet the required minimum number of registrants are subject to cancellation. Price includes round-trip bus transportation, tour guide, admissions, coordination, local taxes, gratuities and other items as noted below. This tour of Washington, D.C. will take you to some of the most storied sights in our nation’s capital. Enjoy a drive along Pennsylvania Ave. and the Presidential Parade Route, and tour around Capitol Hill and Union Station. The Smithsonian Institution and D.C.’s impressive monuments and memorials will be next. Then on to Lafayette Square for a picture-perfect stop at the White House, St. John’s Church and Blair House. You’ll then drive by the majestic National Cathedral, the Vice President’s House and Embassy Row, where stately embassies abound. Lunch will be on your own. You will have free time to explore the National Mall on your own.

The “Charm City” Tour • $40 per person

This Baltimore city tour will take you to some of the historical and most remarkable sights of the city, including the Inner Harbor waterfront, Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument of Baltimore, which was the first formal tribute to our nation’s first president. You’ll then tour the grave of Edgar Allan Poe, Fells Point (the oldest neighborhood in Baltimore), Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Federal Hill neighborhood.

Involvement

Washington, D.C. City Tour & Embassy Row • $88 per person

Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour • $130 per person

A visit to the nation’s capital would not be complete without a visit to America’s most popular historic home — Mount Vernon, the treasured estate of George and Martha Washington and one of our country’s oldest ongoing preservation projects. Located just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., Washington’s elegant mansion has been restored to its appearance as it was in the last year of Washington’s life. The exhibition area contains more than 30 acres of beautiful gardens and wooded grounds, outbuildings where much of the day-to-day domestic activity of the plantation took place, the tombs of George and Martha Washington and much more! Enjoy lunch with a special guest, Martha Washington, at the Mount Vernon Inn. Then travel back to Old Town Alexandria for a riding tour of the town with a stop at Christ Church. *Tour Includes: Admission to Mount Vernon

Down By The Bay Tour • $72 per person

The day begins with a 40-minute cruise of Annapolis Harbor and the Severn River aboard The Harbor Queen. Southern in character, nautical in orientation, and historic in appearance, Annapolis ranks as one of the East Coast’s most attractive and charming small cities and is distinguished by its architecture composed of buildings that have changed little since the 18th century. Along Annapolis Harbor, you will view the U.S. Naval Academy, established at Army’s Fort Severn in 1845. A two-hour tour of the city and the Naval Academy will continue after an enjoyable lunch. *Tour Includes: Cruise on the Severn River, luncheon and two-hour tour of Annapolis

Amish Country Tour • $125 per person

Travel north through horse country and the Maryland countryside, then cross into Pennsylvania and continue on to Lancaster. Enjoy a riding tour of the area and stroll through the Amish Country Homestead, which is a reflection of the Amish lifestyle, traditions, practices and life without electricity. You will learn how the Fisher family lives from day-to-day. You will then tour a one-room school house, where eight grades are taught. Then off to a typical Amish luncheon. You will later have time to explore the gift shops on the grounds before departing to the Lancaster Outlet Malls for some bargain shopping. *Tour Includes: Riding tour of Amish countryside, admission to Amish Country Homestead and lunch

Maryland Live Casino • $30 per person

Just 30 minutes south of Baltimore is a major entertainment venue known as Maryland Live Casino and Arundel Mills Shopping Center. Enjoy a night at the full casino that includes slots, table games, dining and entertainment. *Tour Includes: Match play from the Casino

Washington After-Dark Tour • $49 per person

Take a tour of Washington’s most famous attractions and monuments at night – there’s no better time to tour the city! See breathtaking sites including the illuminated dome of the U.S. Capitol, a breathtaking view of the Potomac River, and Georgetown from the roof of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Step off the motor coach and view the Jefferson Memorial, the statue of Iwo Jima, the Kennedy Center and the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials illuminated after dark. Along the way, you’ll see other sites such as the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Federal Triangle, Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, and the Reflecting Pool. A marvelous way to see the nation’s capital!

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Tour order form Tour

Cost

# of Tickets

Tour Time

o Washington City Tour

$88

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

o Baltimore “Charm City” Tour

$40

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

o Mount Vernon & Old Town

$130

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

o Down By The Bay

$72

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

o Amish Country Tour

$125

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

o Maryland Live Casino

$30

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

o Baltimore “Charm City” Tour

$40

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

o Washington City Tour

$88

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

o Washington After-Dark

$49

5:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Involvement

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE

$

Contact & Payment Information Name: Address: City, State, Postal Code: Phone: (day)

(evening)

Email: Hotel Where Registered:

o Check made payable to ETS enclosed o Credit Card: o AMEX

o MC

o VISA

Credit card no.

Exp. date:

Name: Signature:

Date:

*Signature required for legal authorization of credit card

Please complete and mail or fax form and payment by Oct. 17, 2014 to: Event Transportation Systems (ETS) P.O. Box E, Fairfax, VA 22031 Toll Free: 888-447-4387 • Office: 703-503-5100 • Email: sales@eventtrans.com • Fax: 703-503-5152 *For our international members, please use the country code of “1” to dial into the United States.


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Departments m e m b e r s h i p m a tt e r s

Want to share your love of singing? Be a Part of the Next…

Global Power House! January 2014 marked another successful, internationally-directed Global Open House event. With more than 75 percent participation from Sweet Adelines choruses since the campaign’s launch in 2012 and through your efforts to create a unified, cohesive marketing message supporting the “One Voice, One Message Global Membership Drive,” the organization has broadened awareness and created an impression across the globe. IT’S WORKING! And your continuous dedication and passion for Sweet Adelines International is making a difference. Let’s keep the momentum going and start planning your event NOW for September 2014 and January 2015.

What is the One Voice, One Message Global Membership Drive? This is a perpetual effort led by International Headquarters that is designed to generate one common marketing message throughout the organization. When promoting our unique international organization, marketing effectively is a little more complicated than stamping your chorus’s name on a promotional item, sending a press release or posting colorful flyers. One of the primary goals in this campaign is to speak with one voice and with one message that reflects the organization as a whole. The influence of one consistent message generated from International Headquarters, promoted by each region and chorus, could be substantial. This integrated marketing principle could create a substantially greater impact than if each chorus made an isolated promotional effort. When all chapters present similar images and messages that identify Sweet Adelines International, it reveals a sense of unity and creates brand recognition. By working together, the consistency of our marketing efforts will create a stronger and more believable presence as the message is steadily delivered to our target audience. Consequently, all this hard work creates greater harmony between International, regions, chapters and members, improving overall membership growth.

What are five things I can do to support this ongoing campaign year-round and not just during the Global Open House events? 1. Include the campaign logo, graphic elements and messages (real women. real harmony. real fun.) on your website, social media posts, email blasts and all promotional materials. 2. Make sure to mention that you are a part of Sweet Adelines International in your press releases and when participating in media opportunities.

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4. Engage with other members and prospective members through social media. 5. Make sure your contact information is current with both International and your region so you are always fully informed and notified of regular updates.

Why should my chapter or I participate in the Global Open House? If you belong to a chorus, it is an ideal opportunity to increase awareness and membership for your chapter. It’s extremely flexible for chapters to make of it what they want, and there are unlimited resources available from International to make it as convenient and effortless as possible. Even more so, your participation at the grassroots level is the ultimate key to preserve and strengthen your organization. Remember the old fashioned saying, “There is power in numbers?” Can you imagine the global footprint you could make and the number of eyes you could open to this spectacular world you are a part of if every Sweet Adeline member would participate? It would be astonishing, and the potential is there! This is your organization, and it counts on you to spread the word and influence others. Your personal recommendation actually has a much deeper impact on the general public than does any general advertisement, which is why this campaign is expected to stick around for some time.

Is it really working for participating chapters? Simply stated – YES! Here’s proof: Each Global Open House campaign is evaluated based on member feedback, survey results and tallied chapter/ regional totals before and after the campaign. A majority of members and chapters continue to support the Global Open House concept and the “One Voice, One Message Membership Drive.” Here are some of the significant findings: • More than 87 percent of participating chapters in January 2014 gained at least one new member – some gained more than 10. • After the September 2013 Global Open House, more than 130 participating choruses stated they gained at least one new member with the majority gaining multiple members. • Between January and March of 2014, 75 percent of all regions experienced membership growth. • Between January and March of 2013, 20 out of 28 regions had an increase in membership numbers. • Less than 10 percent of chapters said that they did not have any return visits.


Are you ready to teach the world to sing?

Based on the facts:

YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! We hope to keep this momentum going in September. Look for the new September Global Open House Facebook Event page! Encourage others to get involved, share your experiences and be creative. If it can work for some, it can work for all!

Generate a buzz by placing this decal on car windows, office doors, store fronts and community bulletin boards – spread the word!

What five things can I do to convert guests into members? 1. Get to know guests, and form personal relationships with them. 2. Encourage and inspire guests at each rehearsal so they are motivated to come back again. 3. Communication is key. Provide information they need, but don’t overwhelm them with everything on the first night. 4. Overcome their objections to join by finding solutions for them. Make joining easy. 5. Make a point for the director to connect with each guest. You can learn a whole lot more about this subject by watching the “Converting Guests Into Members” archived webinar on the “Webinars” page of the Members Only Marketing Center.

What five things can I do to retain new members? 1. Encouragement, hospitality and communication are key to maintaining loyal relationships. In addition, ensure there is a personal connection between the chorus membership and the director. 2. Assimilate them into your chorus by offering members a role that keeps them engaged, such as a section leader, chapter officer, makeup or costume coordinator, choreography assistant, etc. 3. Offer incentives to renew, and offer a program that can assist with their monthly membership dues. 4. Make sure the value of being a member is greater than the cost. Consider customizing the experience for each member’s specific needs: is she getting the coaching she expects, are the chorus performances enough to keep her loyal, is competition what drives her, etc.? 5. If a member must leave your chapter, inform her of other membership options so she will continue to stay connected to the organization

such as: an Associate, Chapter-At-Large or Member-At-Large memberships. Provide detailed information on the numerous benefits of membership she will be missing out on once her membership expires. Several resources on retention are available in the Marketing Center, including archived webinars and an entire section of “The Real Guide to Growth” handbook devoted to retention.

What resources are available to make participating in the Global Membership Drive as convenient as possible? There are numerous tools, resources and plans available in the Members Only Marketing Center to make participating in the Global Membership Drive and the Global Open House as simple and convenient as possible. These pages are frequently updated with new and revised resources. Much of the work is already done and ready for you to put into action! Some of the available resources include: • Newly designed logos, graphics and materials • An online Ad Builder where you can build customized ads with the International brand • Press release templates • Global campaign evaluation, timeline and marketing plan templates • Social media training guide • Applied chapter membership campaigns • And much more! Don’t forget about other external, available resources such as: • User-friendly, Google-based chapter search • Invite-a-Friend feature on the International website • International Facebook page and Global Open House event pages

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Regional

Region 1 • Springfield, Mass.

PHOTOS BY: E.R. Lilley Photography

Choruse s First Place Harmony on the Sound • Karen Sweeters, director Score: 647 • 77 on stage Songs: Nobody’s Sweetheart/Angry Medley (Alsbury); I’m Alone Because I Love You (Beck) Second Place Farmington Valley • Cheryl J. Wilcox, director Score: 610 Third Place Millennium Magic • Anne M. Wilson, director Score: 593

First place

Division A Millennium Magic • Anne M. Wilson, director Score: 593 • 17 on stage Songs: How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns); All The Way (Gentry) Division AA Farmington Valley • Cheryl J. Wilcox, director Score: 610 • 40 on stage Songs: Changes Made Medley (Sellers); Auld Lang Syne (Hine) Most Improved Chorus Rhythm of New Hampshire Show • Jessie A. Oslán, director Score: 498 (+57) Audience Choice Chorus Island Grove • Patricia L. Hoitt, director

Division A

Number of competing choruses: 20 Number of competing quartets: 23

Quartets First Place – Score: 618 Full Throttle Donna Adams (t) Alicia Carter (l) Patricia Newman (bt) Barbara Moores (bs) Chapter-at-Large, Coastline Show and Merrimack Valley Choruses Songs: Once Upon A Time (J. Dale); I Used To Call Him Baby Medley (Giallombardo) Second Place – Score: 602 Boston Accent Chapter-at-Large, Coastline Show and MetroWest Harmony Choruses Third Place – Score: 598 Wake the Neighbors Coastline Show Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Avant-Garde Chapter-at-Large and Coastline Show Chorus

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Division AA

PHOTOS BY: E.R. Lilley Photography


Involvement

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Regional PHOTOS BY: E.R. Lilley Photography

Region 2 • Dearborn, Mich. First Place Shoreline Sound • Diane A. Catellane, director Score: 637 • 46 on stage Songs: Time After Time (Arns); ‘Deed I Do Medley (Bescos) Second Place Spirit of Detroit • LeAnn Hazlett, director Score: 635

First place

Third Place London • Julia M. Beadle, director Score: 602 Division A Fenton Lakes • Jeanne Lundberg, director Score: 565 • 24 on stage Songs: Sweet Georgia Brown (Bescos); When You Wish Upon A Star (Bescos)

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C hor us es

Division AA Shoreline Sound • Diane A. Catellane, director Score: 637 • 46 on stage Songs: Time After Time (Arns); ‘Deed I Do Medley (Bescos) Most Improved Chorus Shoreline Sound • Diane A. Catellane, director Score: 637 (+46)

Division A

Audience Choice Chorus N/A Number of competing choruses: 19 Number of competing quartets: 10

Quar te ts

Division AA

First Place – Score: 609 Firefly Brenda Cameron (t) Julia Beadle (l) Anne Norman (bt) Marianne Gotz (bs) Chapter-at-Large and London Chorus Songs: Taking A Chance On Love (Giallombardo, Backwell); Bundle Of Old Love Letters (Backwell) Second Place – Score: 595 Allure Chapter-at-Large and Spirit of Detroit Chorus Third Place – Score: 579 Spree Chapter-at-Large, Capital City, Capitol Showcase and Shoreline Sound Choruses Audience Choice Quartet N/A

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Regional

Region 3 • Grand Rapids, Mich.

PHOTOS BY: Jon B. Peterson Photography

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

Choruse s First Place Choral-Aires • Bonnie Fedyski and Amy Brinkman, directors Score: 666 • 74 on stage Songs: Once Upon A Time (Berg); Toot, Toot, Tootsie/Look Me Up When You’re In Dixie Medley (Bergman) Second Place Crosstown Harmony • Lynda Keever, director Score: 617 Third Place Midwest Crossroad • Tori Hicks, director Score: 607

First place

Division A Yahara River • Jennifer Johnson, director Score: 534 • 28 on stage Songs: I Told Them All About You/You Dear Medley (Baird, Waesche, Liles); From The First Hello To The Last Goodbye (Arns) Division AA Midwest Crossroad • Tori Hicks, director Score: 607 • 42 on stage Songs: Ragtime Cowgirl Jo/Pony Boy (Bergman, R. Craig); L-O-V-E (Bergman) Most Improved Chorus River Bend • Kristin Farwig, director Score: 431 (+52)

Division A

Audience Choice Chorus Toast of Champaign • Jacalyn Compton, director Number of competing choruses: 17 Number of competing quartets: 16

Qua rte ts First Place – Score: 638 ROXY Cynthia Ahlgrim (t) Darcy Newell (l) Tori Hicks (bt) Lynn Vaughn (bs) Choral-Aires, Melodeers and Midwest Crossroad Choruses Songs: You Don’t Know Me (Bergman); Swanee (Waesche) Second Place – Score: 625 Epix Crosstown Harmony Chorus Third Place – Score: 609 PipeDreams Choral-Aires and Melodeers Choruses Audience Choice Quartet Whistle Junction Chapter-at-Large and Spirit of the Lakes Chorus

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Division AA

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Region 4 • Covington, Ky. C hor u s es

Second Place TuneTown Show • Dusty Schleier, director Score: 617

First place

Third Place White River Sound • Debbie Thistle, director Score: 571 Division A Voice of America • Stacey Lyn St. John, director Score: 527 • 27 on stage Songs: Here You Are Back Again (L. Wright, Anderson); Forget It, I’ve Had It (L. Wright)

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First Place Scioto Valley • Kerry Denino and Char A. Gurney, directors Score: 688 • 95 on stage Songs: It’s You (Rund); I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody (D. Wright)

Division AA TuneTown Show • Dusty Schleier, director Score: 617 • 59 on stage Songs: If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman); Bye Bye Blackbird (Schmidt)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Spirit of Evansville • Kenneth Steinsultz, director Score: 359 (+24) Audience Choice Chorus Columbus • Kathy Larkins, director Number of competing choruses: 20 Number of competing quartets: 31

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 622 CRUSH Stacey St. John (t) LeAnn Hazlett (l) Gretchen Holloway (bt) Patti Britz-Stensaker (bs) Chapter-at-Large Region 1, Scioto Valley, Spirit of Detroit and Voice of America Choruses Songs: What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Keller, L. Wright); Sweet Georgia Brown (Avener) Second Place – Score: 611 In Sync Pride of Kentucky and White River Sound Choruses Third Place – Score: 600 Dream Chapter-at-Large, Scenic City and TuneTown Show Choruses Audience Choice Quartet Kinetic Energy Scenic City Chorus

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Regional

Region 5 • Kansas City, Mo.

PHOTOS BY: Studio 131 Photography/217.585.9189

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

Cho ru se s First Place Kansas City • Stacy Schumacher, director Score: 654 • 83 on stage Songs: Auld Lang Syne (Hine); This Joint Is Jumpin’ (Bergman) Second Place River Blenders • Diane C. Huber, director Score: 617 Third Place Metro Mix • Bev J. Hamilton, director Score: 587

First place

Division A Topeka Acappella Unlimited • Susan J. Ives, director Score: 535 • 29 on stage Songs: When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along (Briner); Once Upon A Time (Dale) Division AA River Blenders • Diane C. Huber, director Score: 617 • 56 on stage Songs: Am I Wasting My Time On You? (Lund); That’s My Weakness Now/That Certain Party (Gentry) Most Improved Chorus Metro Mix • Bev J. Hamilton, director Score: 587 (+55) Audience Choice Chorus Cedar Sounds • Marilyn Fairchild, director

Division A

Number of competing choruses: 18 Number of competing quartets: 21

Q uarte ts First Place – Score: 623 Legacy Wendy Pool (t) Stacy Schumacher (l) Mary Duncan (bt) Trish Holland (bs) Kansas City Chorus Songs: That’s My Weakness Now/Certain Party (Gentry); When I Leave The World Behind (Bescos) Second Place – Score: 592 Fierce Chapter-at-Large and River Blenders Chorus Third Place – Score: 586 Odyssey Flint Hills Harmony and RiverSong Choruses Audience Choice Quartet N/A

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Division AA

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Region 6 • Rochester, Minn. C hor us e s

Second Place Twin Cities Show • Judy Olsen, director Score: 594

First place

Third Place Spirit of Harmony • Judy Weipert, director Score: 576 Division A Spirit of Harmony • Judy Weipert, director Score: 576 • 24 on stage Songs: Time After Time (Arns); The Moment I Saw Your Eyes (Liles)

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First Place Fox Valley • Heather Johnston, director Score: 615 • 31 on stage Songs: Get Me To The Church On Time (Bergman); How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins)

Division AA Fox Valley • Heather Johnston, director Score: 615 • 31 on stage Songs: Get Me To The Church On Time (Bergman); How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Vallee de Croix • Brent Graham, director Score: 573 (+78) Audience Choice Chorus N/A Number of competing choruses: 17 Number of competing quartets: 12

Quar tet s

Division AA

First Place – Score: 610 Keepin’ Outta Mischief Julie Balk (t) Karen Ann Dunn (l) Lisa Kvigne (bt) Judy Langer (bs) City of Lakes Chorus Songs: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love/L-O-V-E Medley (Bergman); If I Love Again (Waesche, Bergman) Second Place – Score: 592 Star Burst! City of Lakes Chorus Third Place – Score: 586 S.A.S.S. Chapter-at-Large and City of Lakes Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Pink Ladies City of Lakes, Twin Cities Show and Vallee de Croix Choruses

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Involvement

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Regional

Region 8 • Colorado Springs, Colo.

PHOTOS BY: E.R. Lilley Photography

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

Cho ru se s First Place Velvet Hills • Kathy K. Carmody, director Score: 638 • 71 on stage Songs: Young And Foolish (Bescos, Graham); 4 Leaf Clover/ It’s A Good Day Medley (Arns) Second Place Mountain Jubilee • Tori Postma and Beth Bruce, directors Score: 601 Third Place Bella Voce • Jeana Womble, director Score: 500

First place

Division A Bella Vocé • Jeana Womble, director Score: 500 • 15 on stage Songs: Once Upon A Time (J. Dale); Whose Honey Are You? (Shook) Division AA Nebraska Pride • Evie Caldwell, director Score: 432 • 38 on stage Songs: I’m Sitting On Top Of The World (Bergman); Over The Rainbow (Bergman) Most Improved Chorus A Cappella Electric • Danielle Forbush, director Score: 475 (+55) Audience Choice Chorus High Country • Rebecca Richards, director

Division A

Number of competing choruses: 15 Number of competing quartets: 26

Q uarte ts First Place – Score: 610 Ruby Blue Cindy Wadsley (t) Heather Tavel (l) Rebecca Richards (bt) Jocelyn Nguyen (bs) Chapter-at-Large, High Country and Skyline Choruses Songs: Me Minus You (Beck); That Tumbled Down Shack In Athlone (Liles) Second Place – Score: 609 Swoon Chapter-at-Large #21, Harborlites, Mountain Jubilee and Santa Monica Choruses Third Place – Score: 598 Prism Skyline Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Very Light Opera Co. Velvet Hills Chorus

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Region 9 • Daytona Beach, Fla. C hor us e s

Second Place Jacksonville Harmony • Ann M. Gooch, director Score: 613

First place

Third Place Women of Note • Mitchell Greenberg, director Score: 597 Division A Gainesville Harmony Show • Chanda L. Morris, director Score: 556 • 18 on stage Songs: Will It Be Me This Time (Diamond); I Had Someone Else Before I Had You (Avis)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Toast of Tampa Show • Tony DeRosa, director Score: 751 • 119 on stage Songs: Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Hine); Yes Sir! That’s My Baby (D. Wright)

Division AA Jacksonville Harmony • Ann M. Gooch, director Score: 613 • 48 on stage Songs: There Used To Be A Ballpark (Twardosky); Before The Parade Passes By (Schmidt)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Platinum Coast • Elaine D. Haugan, director Score: 499 (+106) Audience Choice Chorus Magic of Manatee • Lois I. Van Beek, director Number of competing choruses: 16 Number of competing quartets: 20

Quar tet s

Division AA

First Place – Score: 601 Attitude Chelsea Young (t) Cheryl Phillips-Anderson (l) Denise de la Cal (bt) Danielle Pachter (bs) South Florida Jubilee and Women of Note Choruses Songs: I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling (Bergman); Oh, How I Miss You Tonight (Craig, Wyatt, Briner) Second Place – Score: 598 4joy Chapter-at-Large, Jacksonville Harmony and Toast of Tampa Show Choruses Third Place – Score: 573 Galaxy Spirit of the Gulf and Toast of Tampa Choruses Audience Choice Quartet N/A

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Region 10 • Houston, Texas

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Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

Choruse s First Place Houston Horizon • Ruth Ann Parker, director Score: 648 • 73 on stage Songs: I Didn’t Want To Fall (Liles); All The Way (Gentry) Second Place Alamo Metro • Mary Ann Wydra, director Score: 616 Third Place Texas Harmony • Darlene E. Rogers, director Score: 589

First place

Division A A Cappella Unlimited • Kathryn Dane and Grant Goulding, directors Score: 527 • 28 on stage Songs: After You’ve Gone (Gray); May I Never Love Again (R. Craig) Division AA Alamo Metro • Mary Ann Wydra, director Score: 616 • 54 on stage Songs: You Keep Coming Back Like A Song (Bergman); Look For The Silver Lining/Great Day Medley (Wydra) Most Improved Chorus Azalea City Harmony • Patricia P. Hegwood, director Score: 422 (+52) Audience Choice Chorus Southern Acappella Sound • Cherri K. Barmore, director

Division A

Number of competing choruses: 17 Number of competing quartets: 13

Qua rte ts First Place – Score: 609 5 o’clock Somewhere! Carolyn Hudler (t) Sheri Strawther (l) Pamela Parish (bt) Kerri Mauney (bs) The Woodlands Show Chorus Songs: Cry Baby (Hill, Bergman); I’m Alone Because I Love You (Beck) Second Place – Score: 596 SoundWise Chapter-at-Large, A Cappella Unlimited and Alamo Metro Choruses Third Place – Score: 561 Essence Alamo Metro Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Ablast Houston Horizon and The Woodlands Show Choruses

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Region 11 • Bakersfield, Calif. C hor u s es

Second Place Verdugo Hills • Tammy Ragsdale, director Score: 552

First place

Third Place Channelaire • Bobbette Gantz, director Score: 552 Division A Central Coast Celebration • Dani L. Avalos-Prigge, director Score: 505 • 25 on stage Songs: By The Beautiful Sea (Calvin); If I Were The Only Girl In The World (Waesche)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Santa Monica • Laura L. Pallas, director Score: 565 • 42 on stage Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean (Hopkins); Changes Medley (Sellers)

Division AA Santa Monica • Laura L. Pallas, director Score: 565 • 42 on stage Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean (Hopkins); Changes Medley (Sellers)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Pacific Horizon • Kim Patrick-Miernicki and Logan Patrick-Miernicki, directors Score: 382 (+30) Audience Choice Chorus L.A. South Towns Show • Caroline McLean, director Number of competing choruses: 15 Number of competing quartets: 20

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 608 Cheers! Barbara Gregg (t) Viena Zeitler (l) Banks Staples Pecht (bt) Amanda DeLucia(bs) Chapter-at-Large and Harborlites Chorus Songs: Two Tickets To Georgia/Sentimental Gentleman (Pernert, Volk); Jazz Came Up The River (Baird) Second Place – Score: 552 Ringin’ Again! Chapters-at-Large #11 and #25 Third Place – Score: 549 KMPR Central Coast Celebration Chorus Audience Choice Quartet N/A

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Region 12 • Reno, Nev.

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Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

C horuses First Place Bay Area Showcase • Julie B. Starr, director Score: 661 • 87 on stage Songs: Mardi Gras March (Bergman, Hill); He Was There (Bergman) Second Place Sacramento Valley • Lynne M. Erickson, director Score: 640 Third Place Pacific Empire • Patricia Pennycook, director Score: 612

First place

Division A Oregon Spirit • Kathy R. Scheel, director Score: 584 • 30 on stage Songs: Changes (R. Craig); How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins) Division AA Pacific Empire • Patricia Pennycook, director Score: 612 • 50 on stage Songs: What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Kellar); Sweet Georgia Brown (Avener) Most Improved Chorus Sierra Gold • Ron Black, director Score: 555 (+95) Audience Choice Chorus N/A

Division A

Number of competing choruses: 18 Number of competing quartets: 29

Quarte ts First Place – Score: 612 Rogue Lisa Shortridge (t) Martha Segura (l) Danielle Shortridge (bt) Susan Riemer (bs) Southern Oregon Sound Chorus Songs: If Ever I Would Leave You (Hine); Deed I Do Medley (L. Wright) Second Place – Score: 581 Surprise! Pacific Empire Chorus Third Place – Score: 579 Canzonet Bay Area Showcase, Diablo Vista and Mission Valley Choruses Audience Choice Quartet PDQ Chapter-at-Large, Pacific Empire and Sacramento Valley Choruses

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Region 13 • Spokane, Wash. C hor us es

Second Place Cascade Harmony • Sandra F. Cahill, director Score: 612

First place

Third Place a cappella joy • Nikki Blackmer, director Score: 603 Division A Rolling Hills • Lucy Heinkel, director Score: 553 • 29 on stage Songs: When I Leave The World Behind (Bescos); Johnny Medley (Bergman)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Alaska Sound Celebration • Peggy D. Benton, director Score: 629 • 59 on stage Songs: Shanghi (Bergman); My Romance (R. Craig)

Division AA Alaska Sound Celebration • Peggy D. Benton, director Score: 629 • 59 on stage Songs: Shanghi (Bergman); My Romance (R. Craig) Most Improved Chorus Rolling Hills • Lucy Heinkel, director Score: 553 (+37)

Division A

Audience Choice Chorus Fairbanks Frontier • Patti J. Gallagher Number of competing choruses: 23 Number of competing quartets: 26

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 595 Pepper LouAnn Hommel (t) Andrea Olsen (l) Tonya Garske (bt) Carran Kelley (bs) Chapter-at-Large and Spirit of Spokane Chorus Songs: My Foolish Heart (Bescos); Jazz Me Blues (Minihane) Second Place – Score: 559 Aspire! Chapter-at-Large and Grand Olympics Chorus Third Place – Score: 548 The Four Get Me Nots Chapter-at-Large and Jet Cities Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Takin’ A Chance Chapter-at-Large and Rolling Hills Chours

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Region 14 • Winston-Salem, N.C.

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

C horuses First Place Greenville in Harmony • Nancy A. Field, director Score: 653 • 76 on stage Songs: Time After Time (Arns); When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along (Volk) Second Place Vienna-Falls • Claire R. Gardiner, director Score: 616 Third Place Carolina Style • Jean Danaher, director Score: 589

First place

Division A Carolina Harmony • Susie Smith, director Score: 582 • 28 on stage Songs: Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Hine); How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns) Division AA Carolina Style • Jean Danaher, director Score: 589 Songs: Time After Time (Arns); Cry Baby (Bergman) Most Improved Chorus Greenville in Harmony • Nancy A. Field, director Score: 653 (+52) Audience Choice Chorus Song O’Sky • Sherry L. Sprague, director

Division A

Number of competing choruses: 17 Number of competing quartets: 26

Quarte ts First Place – Score: 607 Shades of Jade Meghan Brueggemann (t) Heather Krones (l) Erin Cook (bt) Kasey Cox (bs) Greater Richmond and St. Louis Harmony Choruses Songs: Love Me And The World Is Mine (D. Wright); Flying Sinatra Medley (Payne) Second Place – Score: 583 Sound Advice Vienna-Falls Chorus Third Place – Score: 568 Fire & Ice Virginia Coast Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Midnight Special Potomac Harmony, Song of Atlanta and Vienna-Falls Choruses

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Region 15 • Albany, N.Y. . C hor us es

Second Place Spirit of Syracuse • Kay Crawford, director Score: 609

First place

Third Place Hickory Tree • Carolyn E. Schmidt, director Score: 606 Division A Saratoga Soundtrack • Nancy B. Faddegon, director Score: 580 • 30 on stage Songs: I’m Gonna Follow The Boys/Goodbye Medley (Bergman); White Cliffs of Dover/Over There (Bergman)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Greater Nassau • Harriette Walters, director Score: 710 • 57 on stage Songs: All The Way (Gentry); I Never Knew/I’m Getting Married Medley (R. Craig, King)

Division AA Greater Nassau • Harriette Walters, director Score: 710 • 57 on stage Songs: All The Way (Gentry); I Never Knew/I’m Getting Married Medley (R. Craig, King)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Sirens of Gotham • Sarah Clay, director Score: 550 (+76) Audience Choice Chorus Island Hills • Tom Brucia, director Number of competing choruses: 20 Number of competing quartets: 26

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 611 Foreign Exchange Morgan LaCroix (t) Maria Diasynia Gabriella (l) Nanda Landers (bt) Amanda Holloway (bs) Chapter-at-Large Songs: No, No Norman (Hine); For Sale, One Broken Heart (Hicks) Second Place – Score: 608 Drive! Greater Nassau, Hickory Tree and Jersey Sound Choruses Third Place – Score: 584 One Track Mind River Valley and Saratoga Soundtrack Choruses Audience Choice Quartet Just 4 (Kicks) Harmony Celebration Chorus

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Region 16 • Syracuse, N.Y.

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Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

C horuses First Place North Metro • June Dale, director Score: 751 • 127 on stage Songs: When The Toy Soldiers March On Parade (Giallombardo); Little Man You’ve Had A Busy Day (L. Wright) Second Place Canadian Showtime • Sandie Nason, director Score: 701 Third Place Circle of Harmony • Barbara Hodge, director Score: 609

First place

Division A Limestone City Voices • Kristin Stevens and Vanessa Patterson, directors Score: 546 • 20 on stage Songs: The Moment I Saw Your Eyes (Liles); Oh, How I Miss You Tonight (R. Craig) Division AA York Highlands • Martha DeClerq, director Score: 598 • 41 on stage Songs: Young And Foolish (Bescos); How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns) Most Improved Chorus Durham Shores • Carol Smith, director Score: 569 (+80)

Division A

Audience Choice Chorus N/A Number of competing choruses: 21 Number of competing quartets: 17

Quarte ts First Place – Score: 625 S.L.A.M.! Linda Morrison (t) Martha DeClerq (l) Stephanie Foley (bt) Annie Connett (bs) Chapter-at-Large, North Metro, Pineridge and York Highlands Choruses Songs: Oh! Look At Me Now (A. Dale); Time After Time (Arns) Second Place – Score: 602 En Route Circle of Harmony Chorus Third Place – Score: 574 Running With Scissors Chapter-at-Large, Buffalo Gateway, Orangeville and Rochester Choruses Audience Choice Quartet N/A

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Region 17 • Cleveland, Ohio C hor us es

Second Place Pride of Toledo • Kay Seymour, director Score: 605

First place

Third Place Sounds of Pittsburgh • David Wallace, director Score: 599 Division A Lake Ridge • Jill Spriestersbach, director Score: 538 • 28 on stage Songs: Taking A Chance On Love (Giallombardo); Once Upon A Time (J. Dale)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Grand Rapids • Denise Van Dyken, director Score: 619 • 60 on stage Songs: Stars Fell On Alabama (Coffman); Original One Step Dixie (R. Craig)

Division AA Grand Rapids • Denise Van Dyken, director Score: 619 • 60 on stage Songs: Stars Fell On Alabama (Coffman); Original One Step Dixie (R. Craig)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Renaissance Rhythm • Dennis Price, director Score: 470 (+111) Audience Choice Chorus N/A Number of competing choruses: 19 Number of competing quartets: 19

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 608 Naturally Kathy Fazekas (t) Amy Ringley (l) Beth Ann Gutowski (bt) Maria Christian (bs) Greater Cleveland, Song of the Lakes and Spirit of Detroit Choruses Songs: Tired Of Me (R. Craig, Connelly); Button Up Your Overcoat (Gentry) Second Place – Score: 558 Fusion Lake Ridge, Shoreline Sound and Spirit of Detroit Choruses Third Place – Score: 541 Dynasty Greater Cleveland, Greater Harmony and Sounds of Pittsburgh Choruses Audience Choice Quartet Double Dare Chapter-at-Large and Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus

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Region 19 • Ocean City, Md..

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Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

C horuses First Place Pride of Baltimore • Joe Cerutti and Claire Domenic, directors Score: 655 • 131 on stage Songs: When You Wish Upon A Star (Bescos); Sweet Georgia Brown (Bescos) Second Place Harbor City Music Company • Michael Gellert, director Score: 655 Third Place Dundalk • Shirley Coffman, director Score: 600

First place

Division A Altoona • Ann E. George, director Score: 543 • 29 on stage Songs: I Never Meant To Fall In Love (Liles); I Can’t Give You Anything But Love/I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling (Bergman) Division AA Dundalk • Shirley Coffman, director Score: 600 • 35 on stage Songs: The Joint Is Jumpin’ (Bergman); I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over (R. Craig, King) Most Improved Chorus Red Rose City • Lori Jo Whitehaus, director Score: 549 (+81)

Division A

Audience Choice Chorus Heart of Maryland • Karen J. Collins, director Number of competing choruses: 21 Number of competing quartets: 19

Q uarte ts First Place – Score: 624 GQ Amanda McNutt (t) Katie Gillis (l) Alexandra Hauger (bt) Katie Macdonald (bs) Chapter-at-Large and Dundalk Chorus Songs: Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (A. Dale); When You’re Smiling (Harrington) Second Place – Score: 580 Euphonix Chapter-at-Large, Chesapeake Harmony, Greater Harrisburg and Philadelphia Freedom Choruses Third Place – Score: 562 Mixology Greater Harrisburg, Harbor City Music Company, Jersey Sound and Pride of Baltimore Choruses Audience Choice Quartet N/A

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Region 21 • Mesa, Ariz. C hor us es

Second Place San Diego • Kim Vaughn, director Score: 708

First place

Third Place Honolulu Blend Show • Bonnie L. McKibben, director Score: 586 Division A Honolulu Blend Show • Bonnie L. McKibben, director Score: 586 • 17 on stage Songs: Once Upon A Time (J. Dale); When That Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam’ (Giallombardo)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Scottsdale • Lori Lyford, director Score: 732 • 113 on stage Songs: Mardi Gras March (A. Dale); He Was There (Bergman)

Division AA Inland Empire • Tomi L. McEvoy, director Score: 556 • 41 on stage Songs: Melancholy Baby (Bescos); It’s A Million To One You’re In Love (Minshall)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Inland Empire • Tomi L. McEvoy, director Score: 556 (+34) Audience Choice Chorus Tucson Desert Harmony • Karen Jo Meade, director Number of competing choruses: 14 Number of competing quartets: 16

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 634 SwingLine Dana Entrikin (t) Jennifer Perry (l) Emily O’Brien (bt) Mary Nasto (bs) Chapter-at-Large Regions 1, 17 and 21 and Harborlites Chorus Songs: I’d Give The World To Hear Alexander’s Band Again (Hine); If You Had All The World And Its Gold (Bescos) Second Place – Score: 621 ConTempo Chapter-at-Large and Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus Third Place – Score: 605 Aloha Spirit Harborlites and Honolulu Blend Show Choruses Audience Choice Quartet Ooh La La Harborlites and Santa Monica Choruses

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Region 25 • Tulsa, Okla.

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Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

C horuses First Place Talk of Tulsa Show • Frank Friedemann, director Score: 622 • 57 on stage Songs: Sweet Georgia Brown (Avener); Time After Time (D. Wright) Second Place Emerald City • Judy Alterman and Dana Evans, directors Score: 595 Third Place Springfield Metro • John Stockstill, directors Score: 577

First place

Division A Queen City Sound • Pat Vozza, director Score: 529 • 20 on stage Songs: I Never Meant To Fall In Love (Liles); It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie (D. Wright) Division AA Talk of Tulsa Show • Frank Friedemann, director Score: 622 • 57 on stage Songs: Sweet Georgia Brown (Avener); Time After Time (D. Wright) Most Improved Chorus ArkAppella Show • Prudence Hagan, director Score: 416 (+81) Audience Choice Chorus Sound of the Heartland • LaDonna Cheatham, director

Division A

Number of competing choruses: 24 Number of competing quartets: 27

Quarte ts First Place – Score: 597 BLAZE! Amy Stripling (t) Melody White (l) Tamara Boggs (bt) Teresa Batten (bs) Pride of West Texas Show, Rich-Tone and Top of the Rock Choruses Songs: Yesterday I Heard The Rain (Graham); Come Fly With Me (Keller) Second Place – Score: 583 Major Trouble Rich-Tone Chorus Third Place – Score: 570 Rendition Rich-Tone Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Providence Crystal Chimes and Top of the Rock Choruses

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Region 26 • Surrey, B.C. Canada C hor us es

Second Place Rhythm of the Rockies • Mary Hager, director Score: 629

First place

Third Place Gateway • Lisa Greenough, director Score: 601 Division A Peace Arch • Lisa Hood, director Score: 541 • 21 on stage Songs: My Romance (Minshall); Steppin’ Out With My Baby/ I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Bergman)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Lions Gate • Sandy Marron, director Score: 684 • 77 on stage Songs: The Way You Look Tonight (Hale); Nighttime in Dixieland/ One Step Dixie (Graham)

Division AA Rhythm of the Rockies • Mary Hager, director Score: 629 • 53 on stage Songs: I Love Jazz/Take Me To The Land Of Jazz (D. Wright); All The Way (Graham)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Heart of the Island • Richard Dallman, director Score: 402 (+65) Audience Choice Chorus Desert Sounds Harmony • Janice Caravan Number of competing choruses: 18 Number of competing quartets: 17

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 595 Easy Street Julie Smith (t) Danna Woody (l) Laurie Attard (bt) Shayna Steeves (bs) City of Gardens and Westcoast Harmony Choruses Songs: How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns); If We Can’t Be The Same Old Sweethearts (Giallombardo) Second Place – Score: 571 Thumbs Up! Gateway Chorus Third Place – Score: 563 No Strings Vocal Motion! Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Fandango Chapter-at-Large and Lions Gate Chorus

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Regional

Region 31 • Nottingham, England

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

C horuses First Place Lace City • Glenn Chaney, director Score: 675 • 83 on stage Songs: Time After Time (Arns); I Love Jazz/Take Me To The Land Of Jazz Medley (D. Wright) Second Place Phoenix • Lynda Wood, director Score: 632 Third Place DaleDiva • Ally Law, director Score: 622

First place

Division A Milltown Sound • Kim Potter, director Score: 542 • 24 on stage Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins); How Many Hearts/ Them Eyes Medley (Graham) Division AA DaleDiva • Ally Law, director Score: 622 • 58 on stage Songs: Get Me To The Church On Time (Gentry); If I Had My Way (Harrington) Most Improved Chorus Solent Sounds • Lorraine Howden, director Score: 512 (+63)

Division A

Audience Choice Chorus Flying High Singers • Marie-Anne Pak, director Number of competing choruses: 21 Number of competing quartets: 19

Quarte ts First Place – Score: 594 Domino Emma Duguid (t) Suzanne Mansfield (l) Valerie Taylor (bt) Sarah Cole (bs) Chapter-at-Large, Heartbeat UK and Vocal Dimension Choruses Songs: All The Way (Graham); Cry Baby (Hill, Bergman) Second Place – Score: 562 Mac4 Chapter-at-Large and Forth Valley Chorus Third Place – Score: 554 Hot Note Viva Acappella Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Vocal Zone Aberdeen Chorus

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Region 32 • Karlstad, Sweden C hor us es

Second Place Harmony Heights • Mari Pettersson, director Score: 590

First place

Third Place Snowflake Singers • Kristina Lejon, director Score: 582 Division A Sunlight • Veronica Johansson, director Score: 518 • 28 on stage Songs: Dear Old Dad (Diamond); Some Sunny Day (Diamond)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Stockholm City Voices • Mo Field, director Score: 676 • 45 on stage Songs: May I Never Love Again (R. Craig); Oh! Look At Me Now (A. Dale)

Division AA Stockholm City Voices • Mo Field, director Score: 676 • 45 on stage Songs: May I Never Love Again (R. Craig); Oh! Look At Me Now (A. Dale)

Division A

Most Improved Chorus Sunlight • Veronica Johansson, director Score: 518 (+14) Audience Choice Chorus Gothia Show • Marie Erenstedt Number of competing choruses: 11 Number of competing quartets: 17

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 654 Milli Blink Hillevi Martinsson Billinger (t) Annika Krook (l) Maria Fabiansson (bt) Susanna Berndts (bs) Rönninge Show Chorus Songs: You Are So Beautiful (Johnson); Let’s Burn Up The Town (Nasto) Second Place – Score: 600 Twist Stockholm City Voices Chorus Third Place – Score: 589 Rizzo Chapter-at-Large and Rönninge Show Chorus Audience Choice Quartet N/A

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Regional

Region 34 • Sydney, Australia

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Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

C horuses First Place Endeavour Harmony • Lea Baker, director Score: 662 • 81 on stage Songs: At Last (Bergman); How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns) Second Place Bathurst Panorama • Tracey Cam, director Score: 598 Third Place Melbourne • Traci Voss, director Score: 597

First place

Division A Bathurst Panorama • Tracey Cam, director Score: 598 • 30 on stage Songs: Once Upon A Time (J. Dale); After You’re Gone (R. Craig) Division AA Melbourne • Traci Voss, director Score: 597 • 48 on stage Songs: Lulu’s Back In Town (Arns); Time After Time (Arns) Most Improved Chorus Brindabella • Glenda Lloyd, director Score: 575 (+78) Audience Choice Chorus Redland Rhapsody • Susan Lansdown, director

Division A

Number of competing choruses: 24 Number of competing quartets: 23

Quarte ts First Place – Score: 625 Hi-Jinx Joanne Oosterhoff (t) Rebecca Mutton (l) Kirsten Richardson (bt) Lindsey Dyer (bs) A Cappella West Chorus Songs: Doggone I’ve Done It (Olguin); How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins) Second Place – Score: 606 BroadBand Perth Harmony Chorus Third Place – Score: 589 Alouette Circular Keys Chorus Audience Choice Quartet N/A

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Region 35 • Auckland, New Zealand C hor us es

Second Place Waikato Rivertones • Lynn Jamieson and Kate Sinclair, directors Score: 602

First place

Third Place Bella A Cappella • Patti Cooke, director Score: 485 Division A Manawatu Overtones • Olwyn Jones, director Score: 447 • 27 on stage Songs: Razzle Dazzle (Lund); Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Bescos)

Fe a t u r e d A r t i c l e

First Place Greater Auckland • Melody Lowe, director Score: 621 • 61 on stage Songs: Time After Time (Arns); Ain’t He Sweet/Yes Sir, That’s My Baby Medley (Hine)

Division AA Bella A Cappella • Patti Cooke, director Score: 485 • 31 on stage Songs: Razzle Dazzle (Lund); Dear Old Dad (Diamond) Most Improved Chorus N/A

Division A

Audience Choice Chorus Nelson Bays Harmony • Janet Rowland, director Number of competing choruses: 8 Number of competing quartets: 17

Quar t ets

Division AA

First Place – Score: 585 Key Note Carolyn Duggan (t) Emma Hoadley (l) Raewyn Tidey (bt) Virginia Humphrey-Taylor (bs) Christchurch City Chorus Songs: Jazz Me Blues (Minihane); For The Sake Of Auld Lang Syne (Bescos) Second Place – Score: 570 MOLTO! Greater Auckland Chorus Third Place – Score: 562 Impact! Wellington City Chorus Audience Choice Quartet Count Me In Wellington City Chorus

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Wildcard Quartets

Region 1

Boston Accent Ruth Berman (t) Cheryl Brusket (l) Julie Jeffery (bt) Karen Rourke (bs) Chapter-at-Large, Coastline Show and MetroWest Harmony Choruses Score: 602 Songs: Pal Of My Cradle Days (Pilcher); You Gotta Know How To Love/I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Medley (Bergman)

Region 3

Epix Rochelle Hackmann (t) Michelle Brantman (l) Cricky Dietrich (bt) Cathie Zimmerman (bs) Crosstown Harmony Chorus Score: 625 Songs: Angry/Bill Bailey Medley (Bergman); It’s You (Rund)

PipeDreams Amy Brinkman (t) Renee Rieboldt (l) Linda O’Connell (bt) Bonnie Lee Fedyski (bs) Choral-Aires and Melodeers Choruses Score: 609 Songs: Take Another Guess/You Can’t Pull The Wool Over My Eyes (Briner); My Foolish Heart (Bescos)

Region 4

In Sync Pamela Ringo (t) Debbie Thistle (l) Krista Pickens (bt) Sue Pelley (bs) Pride of Kentucky and White River Sound Choruses Score: 611 Songs: Because Of You (Gray); Cry Baby (Hill, Bergman)

Region 8

Region 15

Region 16

Region 21

Region 21

Region 34

Swoon Erin Cardin (t) Timari Thorstenson (l) Neyla Pekarek (bt) Julie Cameron (bs) Chapter-at-Large, Harborlites, Mountain Jubilee and Santa Monica Choruses Score: 609 Songs: Lover, Come Back To Me (Bergman); Goody Goodbye (Avener)

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Aloha Spirit Stephanie Conching (t) Barbie Dodson (l) Tracy Southerland (bt) Bonnie McKibben (bs) Harborlites and Honolulu Blend Show Choruses Score: 605 Songs: If I Give My Heart To You (Clancy); Lonely Nights Medley (D. Wright)

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Drive! Diane Duff (t) Carol Beckmann (l) Patricia Danner (bt) Helen Kogut (bs) Greater Nassau, Hickory Tree and Jersey Sound Choruses Score: 608 Songs: Back In The Old Routine (R. Craig); Jazz Baby (Giallombardo)

ConTempo Margaret Rochon (t) Dayle Ann Cook (l) Deborah Shipman (bt) Karen Jo Meade (bs) Chapter-at-Large and Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus Score: 621 Songs: Two Tickets To Georgia (Penert, Volk); If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman)

En Route Carol Shields (t) Barbara Hodge (l) Margaret Fielding (bt) Katherine Withnell (bs) Circle of Harmony Chorus Score: 602 Songs: I’m Dancing This Dance In The Wrong Romance (Marzocco); Look Me Up When You’re In Dixie (Bescos)

BroadBand Jessica Bullen (t) Carole Macintyre (l) Patricia Spencer (bt) Alison Martin (bs) Perth Harmony Chorus Score: 606 Songs: You Turned The Tables On Me (Bergman); All The Way (Gentry)


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Regional

Wildcard Choruses

Region 3 Crosstown Harmony Lynda Keever, director Score: 617 • 62 on stage Songs: Come Take Your Place In My Heart (Clancy); Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Giallombardo)

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Region 2 Spirit of Detroit LeAnn K. Hazlett, director Score: 635 • 70 on stage Songs: Nobody’s Sweetheart Medley (Bescos); My Romance (Minshall)

Region 4 TuneTown Show Dusty Schleier, director Score: 617 • 59 on stage Songs: Bye Bye Blackbird (Schmidt); If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman)

Region 12 Sacramento Valley Lynne Erickson, director Score: 640 • 82 on stage Songs: Once Upon A Time (Dale); When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin (Volk)

Region 14 Vienna-Falls Claire Gardiner, director Score: 616 • 76 on stage Songs: Love Letters (Arns); Smile Medley (Hine)

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Wildcard Choruses Region 16 Canadian Showtime Sandie Nason, director Score: 701 • 85 on stage Songs: Oh You Beautiful Doll (Gialombardo); Time After Time (Arns)

Region 19 Harbor City Music Company Michael Gellert, director Score: 655 • 64 on stage Songs: He Was There (At The Mardis Gras) (Bergman); Hard Hearted Hanna (Gellert)

Region 21 San Diego Kim Vaughn, director Score: 708 • 74 on stage Songs: Auld Lang Syne (Hine); I Love A Piano (Massey)

Region 26 Rhythm of the Rockies Mary Hager, director Score: 629 • 53 on stage Songs: All The Way (Graham); I Love Jazz Medley (Wright)

Region 31 Phoenix Lynda Wood, director Score: 632 • 75 on stage Songs: Once Upon A Time (J. Dale); Never Say Say (Gentry, Field)

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B+ (592) and Above Choruses

Sweet Adelines International recognizes the accomplishments of all competing choruses and congratulates those scoring B+ and above in the 2014 regional competitions. They are listed here alphabetically, followed by region number. Choruses that scored 700 points or higher are noted with an asterisk after the region number. a cappella joy, #13 Alamo Metro, #10 Alaska Sound Celebration, #13 Bathurst Panorama, #34 Bay Area Showcase, #12 Canadian Showtime, #16* Cascade Harmony, #13 Choral-Aires, #3 Circle of Harmony, #16 Crosstown Harmony, #3 DaleDiva, #31 Dundalk, #19 Emerald City, #25 Endeavour Harmony, #34 Farmington Valley, #1 Fox Valley, #6 Gateway, #26 Grand Rapids, #17 Greater Auckland, #35 Greater Nassau, #15* Greenville in Harmony, #14

Harbor City Music Company, #19 Harmony on the Sound, #1 Hickory Tree, #15 Houston Horizon, #10 Jacksonville Harmony, #9 Kansas City, #5 Lace City, #31 Lions Gate, #26 London, #2 Melbourne, #34 Midwest Crossroad, #3 Millennium Magic, #1 Mountain Jubilee, #8 North Metro, #16* Pacific Empire, #12 Phoenix, #31 Pride of Baltimore, #19 Pride of Toledo, #17 Rhythm of the Rockies, #26 River Blenders, #5 Sacramento Valley, #12

San Diego, #21* Scioto Valley, #4 Scottsdale, #21* Shoreline Sound, #2 Song of Sonoma, #12 Sounds of Pittsburgh, #17 Spinnaker, #31 Spirit of Detroit, #2 Spirit of Syracuse, #15 Stockholm City Voices, #32 Talk of Tulsa Show, #25 Toast of Tampa Show, #9* TuneTown Show, #4 Twin Cities Show, #6 Valley Forge, #19 Velvet Hills, #8 Vienna-Falls, #14 Viva Acappella, #31 Waikato Rivertones, #35 Women of Note, #9 York Highlands, #16

Satellite

Spotlight Harmonizing the World By Janine Ross, Membership Specialist, HQ Staff Departments

Tokyo Chorus

(Tokyo, Japan) Regional competitions have come and gone, and what an exciting competition season it was! This year, Region 21 welcomed Tokyo Chorus to participate in their competition for evaluation. Tokyo Chorus was the first contestant to take the stage. Their package included an energetic medley titled I Can’t Give You Anything But Love and a beautiful song called Let It Be Me. A great time was had by all, and new friends were surely made as Tokyo Chorus members sang, laughed and sang some more at the Region 21 Afterglow. This is a great example of how tightly bonded Sweet Adelines members are, even when they live half a world away. Ain’t no mountain high enough … or ocean wide enough to keep them away from each other!

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Involvement

Ever wonder the “who” behind Young Singers Foundation grant recipients? Meet one of our 2013 YSF grant recipients, the Young Women In Harmony “Diva Day” Festival! Harborlites Chapter (Region 21) hosted its ninth “Diva Day” YWIH Festival this past February, bringing to life a 12-hour interactive event in which 176 high school girls experienced the one-of-a-kind world of four-part, barbershop harmony. The festival’s attendees participated in physical and vocal warm-ups, rehearsals and then performed for an audience at the Robert B. Moore Theater in Costa Mesa, Calif., creating a memorable experience these girls will cherish for a lifetime.

The Whole Group!

Beginning Rehearsals

Section Rehearsals

Section Rehearsals

Learning Choreography

Rehearsing with Harborlites

Choral Directors Clinic

Evening Show Performance

Congratulations to the 2014 “Diva Day” Festival on another successful year — keep up the great work!

To all our YSF contributors… Thank you for your support! Because of you, the Foundation is able to touch the lives of young men and women around the world and enable students to experience the joys of vocal music. Thank you for joining us in our passionate pursuit of changing young singers’ lives!

s The Young Singers Foundation, part of the philanthropic umbrella of Sweet Adelines International, is committed to enriching the lives of young people by supporting the educational and performance opportunities in vocal music. Please support the Young Singers Foundation with your tax-deductible gift. You may contribute online at www.youngsingersfoundation.org > How to Give. You can also find us on Facebook!

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In Memory

Accolades

(As of May 1, 2014)

(As of May 1, 2014)

Dottie Bockelman, Pride of Kentucky, #4

Director Certification Program Advanced to Certified Director

Brenda Brantley, Skyline, #8

Suzanne Graham, Dazzling Diamonds, #25

Connie Drake, Sound Celebration, #5

Lynn Jamieson, Waikato Rivertones, #35

Lisa Galloway, K-Town Sound Show, #4

Nancie Kiddoo, Westosha Lakes, #3

Barbara Gauthier, West Shore, #17

Linda McCurrach, Forth Valley, #31

Carol George, Oregon Spirit, #12

Jennifer Newman, Philadelphia Freedom, #19

Lee Hannon, Suncoast Harmony, #9

Nancy Nortz, O.K. City, #25

Alice Heitkamp, Harmony Roses, # 5

Karen Phillips, Tulsa Metro Sound, #25

Lyn Jones, Vocal Vibes, #34

Carrie Radtke, Mid-Lakes, #17

Carol Kyle, Pride of West Texas, #25

Advanced to Master Director

Nancy Marchetti, Spirit of Southeast Texas, #10

Nikki Blackmer, a cappella joy, #13

Bethany Nichols, Indian Blue, #34

Shirley B. Coffman, Dundalk, #19

Janene Pence, Potomac Harmony, #14 Betty Pettibon, Greater Harrrisburg, #19

Frank Friedemann, Talk of Tulsa, #25

Julie Roth, Chapter-at-Large, #13

Advanced to Master Director 700

Patricia Smith, Great Lakes, #2

Harriette Walters, Greater Nassau, #15

Departments

Shirley Dinkel, River Raisin, #17

CLASSIFIEDS WHAT YEAR DID I WIN THAT MEDAL, & WHAT WAS OUR CHORUS SCORE? Round or triangle thin, plastic, adhesive sticker in gold or silver for the back of your winning medal that shows year and chorus score. Minimum order of 40 @ $1.50/each, includes shipping. Contact zredheadsings@gmail.com for more information.

Surplus fabric for sale! Lots of sparkle!! Poly spandex fabric printed with colorful swirls and dots on black — with clear sequins. Looks great on stage! 42 yards of 60” fabric for $13/yard = $546, plus shipping. Email abuckheist@aol.com for pictures, or call Ann Buckheister at 319-360-5921 for a sample.

Attention all SMALL or MEDIUM choruses! Bargain prices on 24 reversible pink/gold vests, red polyester shells, 15 silver/gold lame tunics, 57 sets black, Spanish-style skirts and tops, 59 red, satin peplum tops, 35 tuxedo shirts, 19 teal/purple/pink cotton tops with skirts to match, 29 blue with silver polka dot, ruffled blouses, and 48 rayon purple tops/skirts with pink sequin trim. For pictures or questions, call Gena Plooster at 605-718-5199 or email gena.plooster@yahoo.com.

For Sale: 40 red, crushed velvet dresses — knee-length with car-wash flaps, sequined elbow length oversleeves, a princess neckline and a red-sequined petticoat. Twelve of the dresses have gold lamé material added to the petticoat ruffle for the front row. Sizes from small to 3XL. $20/each, plus shipping. Contact Gerry Wyrabkiewicz at gerrywyrab@yahoo.com or 734-728-7363 with questions or picture requests.

Stunning Rivars black 2-piece pants outfit. Weskit top with long sleeves designed to Velcro in and out, creating a versatile vest option. Black on black, baby dot sequin jacket front. Hand washable. Sizes S-4X, 45 sets @ $30/each. Seven extra vests plus 10 extra pants - all at $10/each. Extra fabric included. Shipping additional. For pictures, contact Connie Kilts, pearlie731@peoplepc.com or 319-396-6440.

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Involvement

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s International Convention is fast approaching, please take a moment and contribute to The Overtone Society (TOS). Remember that all diamond-level members and inaugural members will have exclusive access to the 2014 Donor Lounge in Baltimore. This year’s lounge is going to be spectacular! n

DONATE ONLINE TODAY, and we will ship your pin in time for Baltimore. Visit The Overtone Society at www.sweetadelineintl.org > Support, or contact us via email at overtone@sweetadelineintl.org.

t SPECIAL membership OFFERs t

Multi-Year Memberships Discounts Available Enjoy all the benefits of your Sweet Adelines membership longer and for less! Save dues dollars by purchasing a three-year, five-year, ten-year or lifetime membership at a lower rate. Multi-year memberships are available for all membership categories, including Chapter-At-Large (CAL) and Member-At-Large (MAL) members. For more information or to purchase your multi-year membership today, contact member@sweetadelineintl.org, or call the membership department at 800-992-7464.

New! Patron Membership Option If your family and friends are interested in being affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, now they can be! Anyone interested in supporting the music education mission of this amazing organization can now join as a Patron member.

Patron members are processed at the International level and receive a membership card, subscription to The Pitch Pipe magazine as well as discounts to International Sales items and more. Patron members can be anyone (male or female) who wants to support Sweet Adelines International.

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Adds Membership Incentive Campaign Free International dues when you refer five new members! To further strengthen the One Voice, One Message Global Membership Drive and the 2014 Global Open House campaigns, this membership incentive program is designed to reward YOU for your efforts. +5 members = free dues for 1 year ($90 value) +10 members = free dues for 2 years ($180 value) +15 members = free dues for 2 years and The Pitch Pipe recognition ($180+ value) +20 members = free 3-year membership and The Pitch Pipe recognition ($243+ value) +25 members = free 3-year membership, a complimentary brick on International’s brick patio, The Pitch Pipe recognition and acknowledgement at International Convention ($343+ value)

DON’T MISS OUT! Fill in the referred by field on all new member applications and reap the rewards! For additional information, email member@sweetadelineintl.org.

ening the Pot!

Join Us This September…

For another

Global Power House!

Since January 2012 more than 400 chapters have actively participated in this global promotion, and you have welcomed an estimated 5,000 guests! Let’s do it again! This September will mark the fifth internationally-supported Global Open House event where Sweet Adelines members around the world are joining in harmony to create a Global Powerhouse! The preceding Global Open House events not only broadened awareness around the world, but they’ve brought Sweet Adelines together, amplifying the unity of the organization, lifting spirits and tightening bonds between members regardless of distance. Don’t forget about the assortment of Global Open House resources and materials available to you, such as: • Live and archived webinars in the Marketing Center • The Google-based chapter search • The online Invite-A-Friend feature • The Facebook Global Event page • Customizable ad templates in the Marketing Center’s online Ad Builder • Social media training guide • Applied membership campaign samples from Sweet Adelines chapters • And much more

Let’s Teach The World To Sing With… One Voice, One Message

Coming to Baltimore in Fall 2014

HARMONY ON THE HARBOR FEATURING

Bling! Frenzy Growing Girls GQ Lunch Break Lustre MAXX Factor Rönninge Show Chorus Speed of Sound Spritzer Vocality

11.03.14 8:00 PM

JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL HOSTED BY PRIDE OF BALTIMORE CHORUS & THE ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS

www.prideofbaltimorechorus.com/ events/harmonyharbor2014

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Harmony University July 27 - August 3, 2014

Learn more and register at

www.HarmonyUniversity.org

Next Generation Chorus

and Young Women in Harmony Chorus

Honors Chorus

Special performance by

Masterpiece

Lead by Doug Harrington

New venue and city

Belmont University Nashville, TN

Visit downtown Nashville and experience the world famous nightlife!

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Photo: SAI's Sacramento Valley Chorus, of Region 12

Só Dança is proud to be a

2014 Gold Sponsor of the of Sweet Adelines International.

Cari Falk is our costume chairperson. This poem ended up sending ladies from our chorus, SacValley Chorus, and from our sister chorus to stores in Rocklin & Sacramento to purchase this shoe (the RO02).


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Enjoy the thrill of barbershop harmony in an intimate setting as you experience the wisdom & musical expertise of world-renowned Master Director 700 JIM ARNS and Choreographer Extraordinaire RENÉE PORZEL. This amazing resort sits right on the shores of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Grand Lucayan is a four star property directly across the street from the Port Lucaya Marketplace — a vibrant, open-air shopping and entertainment hub set on a five-acre peninsula overlooking the waterfront. YOUR REGISTRATION WILL INCLUDE: Luxury, Oceanfront Accommodations ✶ Roundtrip Transfers ✶ Gourmet Breakfast Every Morning Casino Night Experience ✶ Beach BBQ With Unlimited Food and Drinks ✶ Oceanfront Opening Reception Grand Closing Event with Multi-Course Dinner, Open Bar and Live Entertainment $50 Excursion Credit to use as You Choose ✶ Three Hours of Vocal and Choreography Training Each Day Space is limited for this exclusive event. A small deposit of $250 will reserve your space TODAY. Double Occupancy Ocean-View Room: $1,250 Single Occupancy Ocean-View Room: $1,750 Upgrades available at additional cost. For more information, visit www.sweetadelineintl.org. To register, call International HQ at 918.622.1444 or 800.992.SING.


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