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MEET YOUR NEW

INTERNATIONAL BOARD PRESIDENT,

PAUL A D AV I S

I NT E R NAT I O NA L


SWEET ADELINES PRESENTS Light Up the Night!

Come for the fun, the music, the dancing and let’s light up the night to celebrate another successful Annual Convention!

When: Saturday Night, October 22, 2016 8:00-11:00 p.m. Where: Las Vegas MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena, Studio B Come dressed in white or neon clothing and shine bright under the black lights! Admission included as part of your convention registration.


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Fe a t u r e s

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Meet Our President, Paula Davis

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Meet the Newest Board Member, Jennifer Cooke

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Song of Seattle Chorus, Region #13

Metro Nashville Chorus, Region #4 Scenic City Chorus, Region #4 Song of Atlanta Chorus, Region #14

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Las Vegas 2016

Event Information and Registration

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Sweet Adelines International Committee List 2016-2017

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Regional Competition Results 2016

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In Every Issue

3 From Our President 5 From Our Acting CEO 16 Member Profile, Ann Gooch

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Jacksonville Harmony Chorus, Region #9

20 Harmony Roundup 51 The Lowdown

In Memory and HQ Reminders

52 Accolades

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Save e t a D The 15, 2016 R E B O T OC FOR THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN IN HARMONY F E S T I VA L

Sweet Adelines International is excited to present the 2016 International Young Women in Harmony Festival! This free-of-charge festival is open to female singers 25 or younger, Sweet Adelines membership is not required to attend or participate. The YWIH Festival is an opportunity to meet other singers your age, all with one thing in common: MUSIC! On Saturday, October 15, participants will engage in an exhilarating day of fun and educational rehearsals, filled with music, singing and dancing! Working with Sweet Adelines certified director Patti Thorpe, attendees will be introduced to the elements of singing four-part harmony in the barbershop style. The festival experience will culminate in an exciting chorus performance on the evening of Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The YWIH festival chorus will perform a show package on the Sweet Adelines International stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, in front of an audience of more than 3,000 and webcast to thousands of fans across the globe. If you are a middle school, high school or college-age female singer, please join us for the exciting festival. Don’t miss this chance to perform on the international stage!

Register at www.sweetadelines.com/YWIHfestival

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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.

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Tammy Talbot Acting CEO/Chief Operating Officer Richard Huenefeld Chief Financial Officer Tamatha Goad Editor-in-Chief Lauren Stark Managing Editor C'est La Vie • Christchurch City Chorus • ClassRing Jennifer Cooke • Paula Davis • Anna Holton-Dean Contributors Ben Larscheid Graphic Designer Joey Bertsch • Rebecca Box • Darlene Friend Bob McCormack • Tate Mckenzie Photography Elizabeth Pitcorn • John Read Photography Photography Brenda Monroe Sales & Advertising Manager 918.622.1444 • sales@sweetadelines.com INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017 Paula Davis, International President Marcia Pinvidic, Immediate Past President Patty Cobb Baker, President-Elect Joan Boutilier, Secretary Jeanne d’Arc (JD) Crowe, Treasurer Thérèse Antonini Anne Cargill Jennifer Cooke Peggy Gram Cammi MacKinlay Carole Persinger Renée Porzel EDUCATION DIRECTION COMMITTEE Marcia Pinvidic, Chair Joan Boutilier Corinna Garriock Carole Persinger Kim Vaughn EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD Patty Cobb Baker Joan Boutilier Jocosa Bruce Sharon Cartwright Cammi MacKinlay ______________________________________ Sweet Adelines International members receive The Pitch Pipe as a benefit of their membership. Additional annual subscriptions are available for $12/year U.S.A. or $24/year outside U.S.A. SUBSCRIPTION REQUESTS & ADDRESS CHANGES: The Pitch Pipe 9110 S. Toledo Ave., Tulsa, OK 74137 U.S.A. Telephone 918.622.1444 • Toll-free 800.992.7464 Fax 918.665.0894 • www.sweetadelines.com Office hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST) Direct all correspondence, editorial copy, and photographs to: Communications Department; communications@sweetadelines.com www.pitchpipemagazine.com Deadlines are 60 days prior to publication. Not all submissions will be published. ______________________________________ 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, Periodicals paid at Tulsa, OK U.S.A. and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE PITCH PIPE 9110 S. Toledo Ave., Tulsa, OK 74137 U.S.A. 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 Canada Entire contents are copyright © 2016 by Sweet Adelines International. All rights reserved.


FROM O U R P R E S I D E N T

JOY IN THE JOURNEY “Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.”

-HAROLD MELCHERT

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iking in the mountains is both challenging and inspirational. Having lived in Colorado for 12 years, hiking was more than great fun and good exercise. For me, it was where I went to free my mind and heart. So many things look clearer at 12,000 feet! When you’ve been ascending a steep slope and your breathing is labored in the thin air, sometimes you wonder if you’ll make it all the way up to your goal. But then, you look around — beauty is everywhere. Clear blue skies, majestic mountains, colorful wildflowers and mountain streams change your perspective and inspire you to see what’s around the corner. Once your heart rate has returned to normal and you can breathe again, continuing the climb is actually exciting and fun. Our journeys as Sweet Adelines are much the same. We begin with loads of enthusiasm and energy! We’re excited for new adventures and enjoy the friends along the way. Then at various places along our journey, we start to get tired, discouraged by how far we have to go, and we begin to wonder if we can make it to our goal.

Even when we take a breather to rest, we remain focused on the difficult road ahead and have trouble recharging. Have you ever experienced that? Now that another year of Regional Competitions has come and gone, some of us are flying high from tremendous successes and personal bests! Some of us are still early in our journeys and are living off the high of just being on stage! And some are wondering, where is the path that leads us to greater heights? No matter where you are in your journey, take a few moments to stop and appreciate how far you’ve come and the truly amazing and beautiful experiences and people that surround you. Look up into the smiling faces of your fellow members and remember the laughter and fun you’ve shared. Listen to the stories and the music that you’ve created together. Share a meal or a drink together and “glance toward the summit” of what you want to be, but also take time to be grateful for moments of making beautiful music with friends and harmonizing your world. Looking up gives us all new energy and strength to continue our journey with joy.

My journey as president began May 1, 2016. There are beautiful vistas I am privileged to see — amazing members, strong and dedicated leaders, incredible singing and magical performances — and truly the best and most remarkable women I know! There will also be a few steep mountains and some rocky terrain at times. But we are never alone — we have each other! We have music that opens our hearts and allows us to express ourselves in ways that mere words can’t. Let’s make a pact to remind one another to look up and find the joy in our journeys. Invite others to join your adventure because it is more fun to travel with friends and family. Find joy in your journey and others will want to join you! As the song says, “It’s all about The Climb”! Enjoy your journey! All the best in 2016,

Paula Davis International President

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FROMOURACTINGCEO

FROM NEW YORK TO NEW ZEALAND, SWEET ADELINES ARE HARMONIZING THE WORLD “Music is the universal language of mankind.”

-HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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et me start by saying congratulations to all our regional contest winners and kudos to everyone for your hard work, improving on already-outstanding talent each and every year! With regional competition season behind us, national TV appearances such as ClassRing’s performance on FOX & Friends for National Barbershop Quartet Day, and successful Global Open Houses, what an amazing, action-packed year it’s been so far ... and we are just getting started! From New Zealand to New Orleans, the worldwide barbershop excitement continues, leading up to our return takeover of Las Vegas for the 70th International Convention and Competition. First stop on our tour is a double-header in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand: the 2016 Rising Star Quartet Contest for young women age 25 and under (July 13), followed by A Cappella Harmony Academy 2016 (July 15 – 17). Our stellar AHA faculty — Sharon Babb, Betty Clipman, Paula Davis, Marcia Pinvidic and Sandi Wright, along with

special guest 2016 International Champion Quartet Speed of Sound — will cover topics ranging from foundational elements to creative flourishes. And of course, there will be plenty of ringing chords each day! Our next educational stop is for all you frontline and assistant directors. Join us in New Orleans, La., for the “TLC: Teach, Lead, Care Directors’ Seminar” at the historic Hotel Monteleone, Aug. 18 – 20. World-class faculty and special guest Dr. Jim Henry, will offer instruction for directors of every level — all while taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of Southern hospitality. I know I’m looking forward to it! This leads us to October and what we prepare for year round here at HQ: International Convention and Competition. Whether you’ve already booked your flight to Vegas or plan to watch via webcast, we’ve had all members in mind, working to make every aspect of your experience the easiest, most exciting and most enjoyable it can possibly be, from onsite educational sessions to live streaming the “I am Sweet Adelines” Opening Session

for home viewers. We can’t wait to see you and name our 2017 champions! Remember to check out the events tab on our user-friendly, newly redesigned website for registration and full details on these can't-miss opportunities, plus many more. As announced previously, our former CEO, Kelly Bailey, resigned this past April. Please be assured that your headquarters staff remains committed to providing Sweet Adelines' amazing members with the best of care and support in furthering the organization's mission. And as always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or needs. It’s our pleasure to serve you as we embark together on another 70 years of “harmonizing the world.” In your continued service,

Tammy Talbot Acting CEO/Chief Operating Officer

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MEET OUR PRESIDENT SKILL, COMMITMENT, AND A WHOLE LOT OF HEART. INTRODUCING OUR NEW PRESIDENT,

PAULA DAVIS.

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s a music educator and lifelong singer, Paula Davis always knew the joys of singing and the thrill it brings. That’s why, although teaching music daily, she still longed for an outlet to sing for herself. One fateful trip to the grocery store in 1983 while living in Dallas, Texas, she happened to see a flier — the kind with tear-off phone numbers — tacked to a community bulletin board, inviting women to sing in a new chorus. So she took the phone number and, as it turned out, the journey of a lifetime. As the newly installed International Board President, she recalls where that journey began. “It was a prospective Sweet Adelines chorus that didn’t make it,” Paula says. “That was the fall of 1983, and a few months later, in 1984, five of us joined the Rich-Tones, of which I was a member for 10 years.” It’s no surprise then that one of her fondest Sweet Adelines memories was as a member of Rich-Tone Chorus at the 1987 International Competition in Hawaii. “In the finals, the audience was stomping on the bleachers for us and going crazy. It was so exciting!” she says. “We came in third place, but I could have flown home without the plane. Of course, winning our gold medal in Baltimore in 1992 was very memorable too!” Due to the nature of her husband Bob’s work as an engineer, the Davis family moved many times through the years. Accordingly, Paula’s Sweet Adelines membership did too, taking her from the Rich-Tone Chorus, to Houston Horizon Chorus, to chartering a chorus called SpindleTop Sound, which she directed for three years. Leaving Texas for Colorado, she then sang for 12 years with Velvet Hills Chorus in Colorado Springs. Today, she lives in Tacoma, Wash., where she directs a newly chartered chorus, Song of Seattle, which just competed for

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the first time in Open Division of Region #13’s Annual Competition. While saying goodbye to her Sweet Adelines sisters along the way hasn’t always been easy, each chorus provided new friendships, new harmony and new opportunities to serve in different capacities, all while learning from Sweet Adelines legends. “I have been incredibly fortunate and blessed to have some of the mentors that I have had in Sweet Adelines,” Paula says. “Dale Syverson, Betty Clipman and Kathy Carmody as my former directors, Marcia Pinvidic, Peggy Gram and all the board members ... they have all been incredibly influential in their mentoring. As a director, leader or coach, we never know who we are touching; we may be talking with or mentoring the next director or International President. Our influence changes lives — theirs certainly changed mine!” Sweet Adelines International, as well as the many friends and mentors it has given her, has helped Paula realize her possibilities and discover the confidence to step up, try new things and help others as well. “People that knew me early on as a Sweet Adeline in the Rich-Tones saw me as fairly quiet, very willing to do things and try out, but I didn’t have tons of confidence,” she says. “Life can be quite difficult at times and shake our confidence.” “Sweet Adelines provided me a place of acceptance, joy and encouragement in the midst of life. It has given me confidence and a belief that I can do anything I want to do, more than I could ever have imagined. In times of difficulty or challenges, it has helped me walk through those with greater ease and, more than anything, it’s given me strength, confidence and courage. In


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“Even in the newness of each city we moved to, walking into a new chorus was like being at home,” she says. “Sweet Adelines are family — no matter where you are!” -PAULA DAVIS

times of celebrations and fun, I have so many incredible friends to share it with me!” Because of the countless ways Sweet Adelines has enriched her life, Paula has been honored to give back, serving in many capacities. For eight years, she served on Regional Management Teams — two years as education coordinator in Region #10 and as directors’ coordinator for six years in Region #8. She’s also served on the International Board of Directors (IBOD) as well as the Regional Leadership Committee, the Editorial Review Board and the Regional Governance Task Force. Additionally, she is an International Faculty member, a Certified Expression Judge and has served on the Judge Specialist Committee. “Because of all that Sweet Adelines has done for me, I wanted to give back and have loved serving the organization and its members. Serving and giving back has opened the doors that led me to this position as president,” she says. And it’s in this continued spirit of servant leadership that Paula will lead the organization throughout her tenure as president. “Serving on the IBOD is about service, selfless service to the organization we love and a chance to give back in return for all that we have received throughout the years. Whether someone is a new member in a small chorus or has been a member for 20 years or more, they too could find themselves here if they are willing to serve with no agenda other than preserving and advancing the health and vibrancy of our organization.” Apart from Sweet Adelines, Paula spends as much time as possible with her other passion — family. “Since we both travel a great deal for work, when Bob and I are home, we really like to be ‘at home.’ We just like to work together, eat together and play

together whenever we can,” she says. While their younger son Scott lives in Chicago, son Daniel and his wife Mary live nearby in Seattle, ensuring plenty of play time with their grandsons: 6-year-old Logan, 4-year-old Paul and 2-year-old Calvin. The boys’ imaginations have even provided Paula with practice for her new presidential role. “I just like to play whatever they want to play,” she says. “They have very big imaginations. I end up being a superhero a lot. Logan just finished kindergarten, and he memorized all the presidents. So we pretended we were the Washingtons; he was George, and I was Martha. Next time we were John and Abigail Adams. We are working our way through the presidents. We hosted a dinner for the Washingtons and Jeffersons, and Paul was being a pet T. rex. He showed us another T. rex to kill, so we served T. rex steaks and corn on the cob.” While she will likely reserve the T. rex steaks and corn on the cob for the grandkids, Sweet Adelines the world over can rest assured that International President Paula Davis will remain at their service, ensuring an organization that will continue to enrich their lives through harmony and sisterhood.

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PAULA DAVIS

International President International Board of Directors member Former Expression Judge Specialist Certified Expression Judge International Faculty Former Chair of the Regional Leadership Committee Former Regional Management Team member Certified Director Quartet and chorus member

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MEET THE NEWEST BOARD MEMBER

JENNIFER COOKE By Jennifer Cooke

"My home was always filled with music." -JENNIFER COOKE

HOUSE OF HARMONY

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y home was always filled with music. With a mom in Sweet Adelines, a dad who is a talented pianist/ organist, and a sister with an amazing voice, there really wasn’t much choice ... not that I would choose differently. I grew up singing in a family quartet, experiencing the love and sisterhood of barbershop choruses, playing music games in the car, and randomly breaking out into song while grocery shopping. My dad would accompany us on the piano, and my family would sing and play, at home and in public. It was a wonderful way to grow up, and I freely admit that I took it completely for granted. I am now reminded on a regular basis, as I watch music heal wounds and shape lives, how truly blessed I was.

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fter I graduated from college, my mom encouraged me to officially join Sweet Adelines (and by “encourage,” I mean she came to visit me in Nashville and insisted I go with her to visit the local chapters). A few weeks later, I simultaneously joined a chorus and a

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quartet, and I’ve never looked back. I’m preaching to the choir when I declare that this organization is ALL about the music; but Sweet Adelines is also so much more. Through Sweet Adelines, I’ve been able to:

Travel and make friends from all over the world and from all walks of life. There are so many wonderful people who I count as friends, and I would have never met them outside of the barbershop world.

Become a confident performer and musician. I will say this until I’m blue in the face – Sweet Adelines has, hands down, one of the best vocal educations out there. I’ve learned so much about vocal skills and I’ve also realized that I will never stop wanting to learn more.

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could go on and on — I know that many of you have the same experiences and love for our organization. That is why two of my passions for Sweet Adelines are to continue promoting excellent vocal and musical education; and to spread the word to as many students, moms, teachers, grandmas, lawyers, artists, great grandmas, engineers, scientists — anyone, really, who is a musician at heart — as we can, so that they too, can experience the metamorphosis that singing, performing, and learning can bring. I am thrilled, honored, and humbled to be able to serve the members of Sweet Adelines on the International Board. I am zealous about our music, our education, and, most of all, our people. I truly can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!

Watch music change other women’s lives. As a director and YWIH coordinator, I am privileged to witness the transformation that happens when women from all walks of life join our organization. Positive change and growth is a way of life for us and I never get tired of seeing it happen.

JENNIFER COOKE • • • • • •

International Board of Directors member Regional Leadership Committee member Past YWIH Program Committee moderator Past Education Coordinator Past YWIH Coordinator Master Director


Lights, camera, action, CONVENTION!

70th Annual Convention & Competition Oct. 17-22, 2016 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nev.

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THE COUNTDOWN TO CONVENTION HAS BEGUN! There’s really nothing quite like International Convention. Ringing chords and out-of-this-world overtones that leave you speechless. Choreography so exquisite and intricate you can’t blink. This is where outstanding women from all over the world will barbershop battle it out for the international champion title. This is Vegas 2016!

Registration is

CURRENTLY OPEN for Vegas 2016

Visit www.sweetadelineslasvegas.com • For detailed information on how to register • For single event registration

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• For the complete schedule • To stay up-to-date on all events during the week


Sweet Adelines

International

70thANNUAL CONVENTION & COMPETITION

OCTOBER 17- 22, 2016 • MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Registration is CURRENTLY OPEN for 2016 Las Vegas International Convention & Competition. Visit www.sweetadelineslasvegas.com for detailed information on how to register.

REGISTRATION

CONVENTION ASSISTANTS ALL EVENTS

MEMBER ALL EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL CHORUS & QUARTET COMPETITOR ALL EVENTS

YOUTH (MEMBER OR NON-MEMBER) ALL EVENTS

NON-MEMBER ALL EVENTS

$125

$225

$225*

$140

$240

*Late Registration after July 15, 2016 (Quartets only)

Competition, housing and chorus rehearsal space is all under one roof at the fabulous MGM Grand Hotel & Casino!

“There aren't many hotels with offerings so grand that it's practically an entire vacation under one roof. With such a wide variety of things to do and see at the MGM Grand, don't be the least bit surprised if it takes more than one visit to experience it all.” – MGM Grand

SPACE IS LIMITED Reserve your room today. $174 Single King per night plus tax* $189 Double Queen per night plus tax* *Rates above include an MGM-required resort fee.

TO RESERVE A ROOM, VISIT

www.sweetadelineslasvegas.com/housing MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 Phone Toll Free: (800) 967-8852 International: (847) 996-5832

Resort amenities include:

• Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access • Daily newspaper available for pickup • $15 beverage credit per room per stay applicable at any MGM Grand-owned bar or lounge • Complimentary printing of boarding passes, copies and faxes up to five pages • Unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls • Complimentary daily access to the cardio fitness room

SING WITH THE TECHNICAL REHEARSAL CHORUS Be a part of the international experience by participating in the Technical Rehearsal Chorus! This chorus helps set the sound for the international chorus competitions in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first 250 entries will make up the chorus on the International Stage in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. This opportunity is only open to non-competitors.

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Las Vegas Schedule CC= Convention Center

GGA= Grand Garden Arena

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 Event

Time

Location

The ABCs of Copyright

9:00-10:00 a.m.

MGM CC Section 122

PVI Roulette

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

MGM CC Sections 103,104,105

Ticket Sales/Will Call

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Headquarters Desk

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Building a Unit Sound

1:30-3:00 p.m.

MGM CC Section 121

Harmony Boutique

2:00-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Studio B

Developing a Regional Arranging Program

2:30-5:00 p.m.

MGM CC Section 122

Harmony Classic Briefing

3:00-4:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Regional Leaders' LEAP Day: Learn, Engage, Apply, Perform

TBD

TBD

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 Event

Time

Location

Las Vegas 2017 Early Registration

9:00-10:00 a.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Ticket Sales/Will Call

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Headquarters Desk

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Harmony Boutique

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Studio B

International Sales

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Quartet Briefing

9:30-11:00 a.m.

MGM GGA

Chorus Briefing

10:30-11:15 a.m.

MGM GGA

Coronet Club Front Row Rehearsals

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

MGM CC Vista Ballroom

Tech Rehearsal

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Coronet Club Reunion/ Quartet Reception

2:00-3:00 p.m.

MGM CC Vista Ballroom

2016 Opening Session

5:15-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

State of the Organization

5:15-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Harmony Classic

6:00-10:30 p.m.

MGM GGA

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

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Event

Time

Location

YWIH Coordinator Breakfast

7:00-8:30 a.m.

MGM CC Vista Ballroom 207

Lifetime Achievement Breakfast

7:30-9:00 a.m.

MGM CC Vista Ballroom 209

Ticket Sales/Will Call

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Headquarters Desk

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Harmony Boutique

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Studio B

International Sales

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Quartet Semifinals

10:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

MGM GGA

TOS VIP Donor Lounge

12:00-8:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Quartet Finalist Briefing

10:45-11:15 p.m.

MGM GGA

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Las Vegas Schedule CC= Convention Center

GGA= Grand Garden Arena

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 Event

Time

Location

PIP’s Breakfast

8:00-9:30 a.m.

By Invitation Only

Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Headquarters Desk

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Harmony Boutique

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Studio B

International Sales

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Chorus Semifinals

10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

TOS VIP Donor Lounge

12:00-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Chorus Finalist Briefing

9:15-9:30 p.m.

MGM GGA

International President’s Reception

9:00-11:00 p.m.

By Invitation Only

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 Event

Time

Location

World Harmony Chorus Rehearsal

8:00-9:00 a.m.

MGM CC Section 313

Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Headquarters Desk

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Harmony Boutique

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Studio B

International Sales

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Quartet Music Education Class

9:00-10:15 a.m.

MGM CC Sections 119-120

TOS VIP Donor Lounge

11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Mass Sing

11:15-11:45 a.m.

MGM CC Lobby-Level 1

Quartet Finals

12:00-5:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Coronet Club Show

8:00-10:30 p.m.

MGM GGA (Ticket Required)

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 Event

Time

Location

World Harmony Chorus Rehearsal

8:00-9:00 a.m.

MGM CC Section 313

Ticket Sales

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Headquarters Desk

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Harmony Boutique

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Studio B

International Sales

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Foyer

Chorus Music Education Class

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

MGM GGA

TOS VIP Donor Lounge

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Chorus Finals

12:00-6:00 p.m.

MGM GGA

Light Up the Night! Closing Party

8:00-11:00 p.m.

MGM GGA Studio B

Coronet Clubhouse

9:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

MGM CC Vista Ballroom

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A+ Education Classes Welcome to the 70th Annual International Convention & Competition! The Education Direction Committee and Sweet Adelines Education Department has worked diligently to prepare the most comprehensive, quality education classes available anywhere in the world. You won’t get docked for the wrong answer, and there is no final exam to study for. We want all attendees to not only experience the world’s best barbershop harmony, we want you to improve your barbershop skills, and share your strengths with other attendees. We can’t wait to see you in Vegas 2016!

Monday Oct. 17, 2016 9:00-10:00 a.m. Monday Oct. 17, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Monday Oct. 17, 2016 1:30-3:00 p.m. Monday Oct. 17, 2016 2:30-5:00 p.m. Monday Oct. 17, 2016 Time: TBD Friday Oct. 21, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Saturday Oct. 22, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion - The ABCs of Copyright MGM CC Section 122 Join us for an informative discussion covering common questions about copyright. Attendees will learn about ownership, licensing, permissions for use, and Sweet Adelines’ publishing and copyright procedures.

PVI Roulette MGM CC Sections 103,104,105 This class offers attendees the opportunity to learn private voice instruction (PVI) techniques directly from international faculty members. Three faculty will rotate between three rooms of attendees to demonstrate various methods for PVI. Audience members will be invited to volunteer as the “student” for one of the 25-minute demonstrations.

Building a Unit Sound MGM CC Section 121

In this experiential class, international faculty will create a quartet from the audience and showcase different approaches of establishing a unit sound. If you are an aspiring coach, this is a class you won’t want to miss!

Panel Discussion: Developing a Regional Arranger Education Program MGM CC Section 122

The panelists will discuss their work in arranger education and share ideas to help regions establish their own program. Other topics covered will include marketing the program and advice for established arrangers who would like to mentor and support aspiring arrangers. Regional education coordinators and arrangers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Regional Leaders' LEAP Day: Learn, Engage, Apply, Perform Location: TBD

Quartet Education Class MGM CC Sections 119-120

2015 International Champion Quartet, Bling!, will present The Inner Game of Bling! that will explore the power of perseverance, teamwork and staying focused. The quartet will also discuss their journey to the top and their approach to unity of sound and image.

Chorus Education Class MGM Grand Garden Arena Stage

How does a chorus stay vibrant and happy? Join Lori Lyford and the 2016 International Chorus Champion, Scottsdale, to find out! They will discuss the source of their relentless energy and joy, and share ways that choruses can stay motivated and inspired while working hard to achieve excellence.

Contact the Education Department at education@sweetadelines.com for more information!

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ADVERTISING AT CONVENTION 2016 This year, Sweet Adelines is pleased to offer the following advertising opportunities related to our greatest week of the year — International Convention & Competition. CONVENTION PROGRAM: SHOUT OUTS AND ADVERTISEMENTS Back by popular demand, the Convention Program is a great way to reach thousands of attendees and competitors each day of International Convention & Competition. Wish your favorite Sweet Adeline good luck, represent your region, or congratulate your director in the Convention Program! SHOUT OUTS Send up to 25 words and one photo to communications@sweetadelines.com. We will design your Shout Out for you!

ADVERTISEMENTS Have your message viewed by all attendees with an advertisement in our go-to source for convention information. Full and half-page ads are available in the Convention Program. JUMBOTRON SLIDES Put your message in front of 8,000 attendees daily on two 12' x 16' screens in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. While you are waiting for the next performance, see your slide on the big screens! Slides will run Tuesday through Saturday between performances and during intermission. Email communications@sweetadelines.com to make your advertising reservation or inquire about rates. Advertising reservations will be accepted until August 1, 2016. SPACE IS LIMITED! Advertising artwork is due August 12, 2016.

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MEMBERPROFILE

ANN GOOCH SHARES ‘60 YEARS OF WONDERFUL MEMORIES’

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MEMBERPROFILE I AM SWEET ADELINES

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t’s hard for Ann Gooch to remember a time that she wasn’t a Sweet Adeline. “I was 23 years old when I first joined Sweet Adelines,” she says. “Next year I will be 80 years old. That's how long Sweet Adelines has been a part of my life. The organization has made me the woman, leader, musician and chorus director that I am. It’s all a result of Sweet Adelines. When I say, ‘I am Sweet Adelines,’ it’s true!” Through 56 years of membership, Ann’s accomplishments and positions within the organization grew and evolved, from directing a small chorus to serving as International Board President. “Years ago, chorus directors were volunteers, but I remember that after our rehearsal, the chorus passed around a small dish so that members could contribute change to support the evening’s work by the director. Sometimes this dish brought me $3 or $4, which made me feel really good!” Ann’s impressive resume includes not only being a past International Board President, but also a Certified Music Judge, International Faculty Emerita, Master Director, and 2001 Harmony Classic AA Champion, along with developing Sweet Adelines’ presence beyond North America. Despite being a Sweet Adelines pioneer, Ann says she was still shocked to receive the phone call informing her she was chosen to receive the 2012 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from Renée Porzel. “It was a very happy surprise,” she says. “To get a call from Headquarters, I thought, ‘Oh my God, what have I done now?’ I was absolutely speechless. She even had to say, ‘Ann, are you there?’ I was so pleased that it was Renée who had nominated me; she is a very special person in my life.”

THE ANN GOOCH AWARD

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n recognition of her lifelong dedication to Sweet Adelines International and the advancement of barbershop education around the world, Ann was honored in 2001 with the creation of the Ann Gooch Award — the inauguration of which is one of her fondest memories. “A special experience was having my husband Jim Kane present the monetary gift and announce the award in my honor from the stage at International Convention,” she says. “It was a moment I will never forget.”

The award continues to be given annually to non-North American members who have contributed significantly to the furtherance of barbershop in the worldwide arena.

LIFE AS A FULL-TIME SWEET ADELINE

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lthough Ann retired from her professional career as a teacher at Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2008, she hasn’t slowed down. She says as a full-time Sweet Adeline, she doesn’t have a lot of time for other hobbies beyond some gardening and taking care of her Maine Coon cat, “Gatsby.” And she shows no signs of slowing down any time soon as she’s singing tenor in a newly formed quartet whose name is not yet finalized. Throughout her Sweet Adelines career, Ann has never stopped directing. In fact, she became director upon joining the Greater Orlando Chorus. “Interestingly, I’ve never been a singer in a chorus,” she says. “I was made director the first day.” She maintained directing while serving on the International Board of Directors, and since 1975, she has directed Jacksonville Harmony Chorus, successfully leading its members to four Harmony Classic competitions.

A LIFETIME OF WONDERFUL MEMORIES

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or all she has contributed, Ann feels she has gained just as much in return. “I think of myself as being exceptionally lucky to have found Sweet Adelines at a young age and have had going on 60 years of wonderful memories,” she says. “After all this time, I still love it. As a bonus, I've enjoyed judging and coaching and creating new choruses. Needless to say, I've experienced getting to know many fabulous women who shared this journey with me. Thank you, Sweet Adelines, for always opening doors for me and offering me new challenges to meet. For better or worse, it’s been a wonderful life!”

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SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL SALES

THE SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL SALES DEPARTMENT PROVIDES EXCELLENT TOOLS FOR ADVANCING YOUR BARBERSHOP EDUCATION. KEEPING YOUR BALANCE: KEY TO THE BARBERSHOP SOUND A DEMONSTRATION OF CONE-SHAPED BALANCE AUDIO CD WITH ACCOMPANYING SCRIPT $10.00 Let’s face it, there is a lot that can affect the pursuit of perfect accuracy. Work through examples of balanced sounds and problems commonly heard when chords are not balanced well. Learn how to correct and identify elements that are causing the problem. It will be worth it to hear those full, ringing barbershop chords!

JUDGING CATEGORY DESCRIPTION BOOK

$25.00 Think like a judge! Overview of all four judging categories and their requirements. Features copies of the official scoresheets, including the updated expression category and the 2014 Open Division.

ARRANGERS GUIDE

$25.00 This guide is a compilation of knowledge, understanding and skills from a group of experienced arrangers. Perfect for those embarking on the exciting adventure of arranging barbershop music.

DIRECTORS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM MODULES FOR ALL 11 MODULES $110.00, EACH MODULE SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $15.00 Whether you are a front-line director or a musical leader within a chorus, participating, educating and advancing through the Director Certification Program will be a most rewarding experience!

Visit www.sweetadelines.com/shop to order your education materials, and be sure to check out our exclusive Sweet Adelines novelty items! All prices in USD.


Sweet Adelines International

Committee List Executive Committee

Paula Davis, International President Marcia Pinvidic, Immediate Past President Patty Cobb Baker, President-elect Joan Boutilier, Secretary JD Crowe, Treasurer

Editorial Review Board

Published Music Sales/ Marketability Committee Sharon Carlson Anne Marteniuk Downton Amy Leacock Sophie Radcliffe Dale Syverson

Patty Cobb Baker Joan Boutilier Jocosa Bruce Sharon Cartwright Cammi MacKinlay

Regional Leadership Committee

Education Direction Committee

Task Force Specialist

Marcia Pinvidic, Chair Joan Boutilier Corinna Garriock Carole Persinger Kim Vaughn

International Bylaws and Rules Specialist Anne Cargill

International Judge Specialists Renée Porzel, Moderator Ruth Ann Parker, Sound Sharon Babb, Music Vickie Maybury, Expression Peggy Gram, Showmanship

International Music Arrangers Program Coordinators Suzy Lobaugh, Moderator Joan Adler Kay Bromert

Membership Retention Committee

Cammi MacKinlay, Chair Thérèse Antonini Jennifer Cooke Nancy Field Thérèse Antonini

The Overtone Society Deferred Giving Liaison Peggy Gram

Worldwide

JD Crowe, Worldwide Moderator Lea Baker, Worldwide Coordinator Valerie Taylor, Worldwide Coordinator

Young Singers Foundation Advancement Committee Patty Cobb Baker, Chair Susan Smith Kate Veeder

Young Women in Harmony Program Coordinators Amy Leacock, Moderator Natalie Allen Amanda Sky Harris

Sharon Carlson, Chair Janice McKenna Melynnie Williams

Nominating Committee Marcia Pinvidic, Chair Patty Cobb Baker Marilyn Cox Becki Hine Carole Persinger

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HARM O N Y R O U N D U P

FOX & FRIENDS CELEBRATES BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY WITH ClassRing By ClassRing

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ur New York trip all started with an urgent text from Michaela to our group message saying she received a call from Sweet Adelines International about an amazing opportunity to represent the organization on FOX & Friends for National Barbershop Quartet Day. We quickly took off work and class, and by Sunday of that same week, we were on planes to New York City! The less than 24-hour trip was an unforgettable experience. We explored Times Square and got to spend time with our friends in Storm Front, the Barbershop Harmony Society representative for National Barbershop Quartet Day. Monday morning came bright and early; well, it wasn’t so bright, but that couldn’t stop our excitement! We were up by 3 a.m. and at the studio by 5:15 a.m. The studio was exceptional and the hosts were so warm and welcoming! After being escorted to our dressing room, a short rehearsal, and our sound check, it was time to go live. We had a wonderful experience singing for everyone in the studio and those of you watching on television.

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Another significant moment for us was performing an arrangement with Storm Front at the end of the show. And by 2 p.m. that day, we were all on our way home. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to represent Sweet Adelines International and barbershop as a whole on National Barbershop Quartet Day. Thanks to Storm Front, for their kindness and professionalism, and Lauren and Tammy from International Headquarters, for helping to make this trip so special. Lastly, thank you to each of you who wrote on our Facebook page, sent us messages, and tuned in to watch. We definitely feel your support and could not do it without you.

In harmony and love,

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HARM O N Y R O U N D U P WE ARE THANKFUL. WE ARE LOVED. WE ARE C’EST LA VIE. WE ARE SWEET ADELINES! By C’est La Vie

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s your 2015 Rising Star Quartet Champions, we feel called to represent our youth in harmony. We have dedicated our reigning year to supporting the youth, which is why we have been fundraising to attend this year’s Rising Star Quartet Contest. Since August of 2015, we have organized a number of fundraisers and with the support from our friends, family and Region #21, we are overjoyed to say that we will be going to New Zealand in July! Over the past year, we have received more help than we could have ever imagined and we are so thankful for all of your love and encouragement. Since we raised more money than we needed to attend the 2016 Rising Star Quartet Contest, we want to share the generosity. C’est La Vie was able to donate $200 to both The Ladies (U.S.) and Timbre (Sweden). We hope that our small gesture will get them a little closer to New Zealand. We are also organizing a dinner with all of the competitors while we are there. We want to make a difference in Sweet Adelines; supporting youth and giving back is just the beginning.

CHRISTCHURCH CITY CHORUS' RETREAT WITH DEKE By Christchurch City Chorus

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he New Zealand sunrise is the first in the world to send out the light of a new day, and early-riser Deke Sharon makes the most of his every morning. Deke was in New Zealand and on retreat with Virginia Humphrey-Taylor and the Christchurch City Chorus. He inspired the chorus to tap into emotions, which when released by over one hundred and fifty singers, created a groundswell of musical magic! One of Deke’s true talents is his ability to help you grasp the meaning behind what you’re singing, and bring the notes and words alive for the audience. A true connection with the song is

about believing what you’re singing, and he has a unique way of getting you to understand that, in the midst of vowel placements, breath management, lifting phrase endings, keeping your ribcage up, and the myriad of other things running around a singer’s brain when she’s concentrating! Elvis is the king of rock. Deke is our king of a cappella. Listen to your heart and sing!

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SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL SALES

NOVELTY ITEMS With International Convention just around the corner, it’s time to represent your membership longevity, travel in style, and be able to finally find those always-hard-to-find bobby pins. Here is a look at some items we have picked out for every Sweet Adeline!

Hit the road in style with Sweet Adelines luggage gear.

LUGGAGE TAG

LUGGAGE STRAP

This one-of-a-kind cosmetic bag is the perfect place for all your performance necessities.

PASSPORT HOLDER

Support and share your passion for Sweet Adelines with our international membership pin.

Affirm your love for Sweet Adelines and highlight your years of harmony with our official membership longevity pins. Available in increments of five years.

Ordering your exclusively-licensed Sweet Adelines gear is easy! Visit www.sweetadelines.com/shop, email sales@sweetadelines.com or call 1.877.545.5441.


SUPPORT SWEET ADELINES AROUND THE WORLD! Life is full of momentous milestones worth celebrating -birthdays, anniversaries, graduations. This year, celebrate your loved ones and commemorate life's big moments by supporting Sweet Adelines programs and make a lasting impact on women around the world. Your monetary gift to The Overtone Society, Young Women in Harmony and the Young Singers Foundation not only advances our mission to educate and promote barbershop harmony but also enables us to create new and viable ways of preserving the incomparable Sweet Adelines experience for generations to come. And that, too, is something we can all celebrate!

To donate or for more information, visit www.sweetadelines.com/give or call 1-800-992-7464.

2016 B+ (592) AND ABOVE CHORUSES Sweet Adelines International recognizes the accomplishments of all competing choruses and congratulates those scoring B+ and above in the 2016 regional competitions. They are listed here alphabetically, followed by region number. Choruses scoring 700 or higher are noted with an asterisk. a cappella joy Chorus, #13 Alamo Metro Chorus, #10 Alaska Sound Celebration Chorus, #13 Alba Show Chorus, #32 Bay Area Showcase Chorus, #12 Brindabella Chorus, #34 Canadian Showtime Chorus, #16 Capital City Chorus, #4 Capitaland Chorus, #15 Carolina Harmony Chorus, #14 Choral-Aires Chorus, #3 Circle of Harmony Chorus, #16 Farmington Valley Chorus, #1 Faultline Chorus, #35 Forth Valley Chorus, #31 Gateway Chorus, #26 Grand Rapids Chorus, #17 Grand Traverse Show Chorus, #2 Greater Auckland Chorus, #35 Greater Kingston Chorus, #16 Greater Nassau Chorus, #15 Greenville in Harmony Chorus, #14 Harbor City Music Company Chorus, #19*

Harmony on the Sound Chorus, #1 Heart of Essex Chorus, #2 Hickory Tree Chorus, #15 Houston Horizon Chorus, #10 Jacksonville Harmony Chorus, #9 Jersey Sound Chorus, #19 Jet Cities Chorus, #13 Kansas City Chorus, #5 Lace City Chorus, #31 Lions Gate Chorus, #26* Malmö Limelight Chorus, #32 Melodeers Chorus, #3* Metro Mix Chorus, #5 North Metro Chorus, #16* O-Town Sound Chorus, #9 Pacific Empire Chorus, #12 Perth Harmony Chorus, #34 Pride of Baltimore Chorus, #19 Pride of Toledo Chorus, #17 Red Rose City Chorus, #19 Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus, #26 Sacramento Valley Chorus, #12 San Diego Chorus, #21

Santa Monica Chorus, #11 Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, #15 Scenic City Chorus, #4 Scioto Valley Chorus, #4* Shoreline Sound Chorus, #2 Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus, #17 Spinnaker Chorus, #31 Spirit of Spokane Chorus, #13 Spirit of Syracuse Chorus, #15 Springfield Metro Chorus, #25 Stockholm City Voices Chorus, #32 Surrey Harmony Chorus, #31 Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus, #25 Toast of Tampa Show Chorus, #9* Top of the Rock Chorus, #25 TuneTown Show Chorus, #4 Velvet Hills Chorus, #8 Vienna-Falls Chorus, #14 Waikato Rivertones Chorus, #35 Wellington City Chorus, #35 Women of Note Chorus, #9

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

VOCE – Score: 622 Annette Landry (t) (Millennium Magic Chorus) Judy Sherriff (l) (Millennium Magic Chorus) Angie Clark (bt) (Millennium Magic Chorus) Beth Paul (bs) (Millennium Magic Chorus) Songs: Cry Baby (Bergman); Once Upon A Time (Dale)

Second Place First Place VOCE

Third Place

Saffron – Score: 598 (Harmony on the Sound Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet Flashpoint! (Royal River Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 23

Boston Accent – Score: 605 (CAL Region #1 and Coastline Show Chorus)

CHORUSES First Place

Harmony on the Sound Chorus Karen Sweeters, director Score: 642 • 75 on stage Songs: Cinderella/You Were Meant For Me (Arns, Cokeroft, Craig and Wright); When I Fall In Love (Wright)

Second Place

Farmington Valley Chorus Cheryl Wilcox, director Score: 614

First Place Harmony on the Sound Chorus

Third Place

Merrimack Valley Chorus Eileen Gioe, director Score: 590

Division A

Profile Chorus Teresa Neill, director Score: 514 • 22 on stage Songs: Cry Baby (Bergman and Hill); There Goes My Heart (Bergman and Steinkamp)

Division AA

Division A Profile Chorus

Farmington Valley Chorus Cheryl Wilcox, director Score: 614 • 41 on stage Songs: I Will Love You 'Til The End Of Time (Baker); Changes Medley (Sellers)

Most Improved Chorus (two-way tie)

Royal River Chorus • Christine Ferguson, director Score: 590 (+30) Profile Chorus • Teresa Neill, director Score: 514 (+30)

Audience Choice Chorus Island Grove Chorus Patricia Hoitt, director

Division AA Farmington Valley Chorus

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Number of Competing Choruses: 15


R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS

First Place

Fascination! – Score: 595 Barbara Hiner (t) (Spirit of Detroit Chorus) Nanette Wardin (l) (Spirit of Detroit Chorus) Kathryn Summers (bt) (Spirit of Detroit Chorus) Paulette Snider (bs) (Spirit of Detroit Chorus) Songs: I Didn’t Want To Fall (Liles); If I Give My Heart To You (Clancy)

Second Place

Sashay – Score: 540 (Grand Traverse Show Chorus)

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Third Place

FULL CIRCLE – Score: 498 (CAL Region #2, Shoreline Sound and Song of the Lakes Choruses)

Audience Choice Quartet Dream On! (Great Lakes Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 11

First Place Fascination!

CHORUSES First Place

Shoreline Sound Chorus Diane Catellane, director Score: 645 • 47 on stage Songs: Love Letters Straight From Your Heart (Arns); Deed I Do Medley (Bescos)

Second Place

Grand Traverse Show Chorus Jill Watson, director Score: 612

First Place Shoreline Sound Chorus

Third Place

Heart of Essex Chorus Lois Kelly, director Score: 592

Division A

Grand Traverse Show Chorus Jill Watson, director Score: 612 • 30 on stage Songs: All The Way (Gentry); The Moment I Saw Your Eyes (Liles)

Division AA

Shoreline Sound Chorus Diane Catellane, director Score: 645 • 47 on stage Songs: Love Letters Straight From Your Heart (Arns); Deed I Do Medley (Bescos)

Division A Grand Traverse Show Chorus

Most Improved Chorus

Song of the Lakes Chorus Maria Christian, director Score: 505 (+90)

Audience Choice Chorus Harmony Gateway Chorus Kristine Williams, director Number of Competing Choruses: 19

Division AA Shoreline Sound Chorus Photos: E.R. Lilley Photography

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

By Request – Score: 596 Angie Williams (t) (Yahara River Chorus) Marie Grafwallner-Huseth (l) (Yahara River Chorus) Jennifer Johnson (bt) (Yahara River Chorus) Jane Richard (bs) (Yahara River Chorus) Songs: Oh, How I Miss You Tonight (Arns); I Love To Hear That Old Barbershop Style (Lund)

Second Place

First Place By Request

Quest – Score: 573 (Melodeers and Midwest Crossroad Choruses)

Third Place

AnaKaZantz – Score: 566 (Heart of Illinois, Melodeers and Midwest Crossroad Choruses)

Audience Choice Quartet Flip Side (Vermillion Valley Show Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 13

CHORUSES First Place

Melodeers Chorus Jim Arns, director Score: 759 • 117 on stage Songs: I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face (Arns); Georgia May/Georgia Brown Medley (Arns)

Second Place

Choral-Aires Chorus Amy Brinkman and Bonnie Fedyski, directors Score: 666

First Place Melodeers Chorus

Third Place

Yahara River Chorus Jennifer Johnson, director Score: 579

Division A

Great Lake Sound Chorus Carol Thompson, director Score: 546 • 28 on stage Songs: When You Wish Upon A Star (Bergman); I Can’t Give You Anything But Love/L-O-V-E Medley (Bergman)

Division AA

Division A Great Lake Sound Chorus

Yahara River Chorus Jennifer Johnson, director Score: 579 • 33 on stage Songs: I Never Meant To Fall In Love (Liles); I Didn’t Want To Fall In Love (Liles)

Most Improved Chorus

Great Lake Sound Chorus Carol Thompson, director Score: 546 (+23)

Audience Choice Chorus

Racine Sweet Adelines Chorus Jarmela Speta, director Number of Competing Choruses: 14

Division AA Yahara River Chorus

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS

First Place

Glamour – Score: 662 Stacey St. John (t) (Capital City Chorus) Deidra Ekins (l) (CAL Region #4) Dominique Parsons (bt) (Scioto Valley Chorus) Gretchen Holloway (bs) (Scioto Valley Chorus) Songs: If I Love Again (Hopkins); Red Hot (Bergman)

Second Place

Tenacious – Score: 659 (Capitol Showcase and Scioto Valley Choruses)

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Third Place

Spot On – Score: 603 (CAL Region #3, Pride of Kentucky, St. Louis Harmony and TuneTown Show Choruses)

Audience Choice Quartet Just 4 Fun (Scenic City Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 27

First Place Glamour

CHORUSES First Place

Scioto Valley Chorus Kerry Denino and Char Gurney, directors Score: 732 • 108 on stage Songs: Pal Of My Cradle Days (Bescos and Beck); I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody (Wright)

Second Place

TuneTown Show Chorus Richard Spencer, director Score: 649

First Place Scioto Valley Chorus

Third Place

Capital City Chorus Stacey St. John, director Score: 615

Division A

Diamond Jubilee Chorus Jean Barford, director Score: 535 • 29 on stage Songs: You’re In Wrong With The Right Baby/How Come You Do Me Like You Do Medley (Giallombardo); I Can’t Give You Anything But Love/ L-O-V-E (Bergman)

Division A Diamond Jubilee Chorus

Division AA

TuneTown Show Chorus Richard Spencer, director Score: 649 • 60 on stage Songs: Oh, How I Miss You Tonight (Arns); Ring Out The Bells In Dixieland/‘Cross The Mason Dixon Line Medley (Arns)

Most Improved Chorus Diamond Jubilee Chorus Jean Barford, director Score: 535 (+39)

Audience Choice Chorus Columbus Chorus Kathy Larkins, director

Number of Competing Choruses: 20

Division AA TuneTown Show Chorus Photos: John Read Photography

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

Legacy – Score: 629 Wendy Pool (t) (Kansas City Chorus) Stacy Schumacher (l) (Kansas City Chorus) Alexis Nicoletta (bt) (Song of Atlanta Chorus) Trish Holland (bs) (Kansas City Chorus) Songs: Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Hine); What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Keller)

Second Place First Place Legacy

Believe It or Not – Score: 604 (Heart of Missouri and Melodeers Choruses)

Third Place

Take 4 – Score: 591 (CAL Region #5, Kansas City and St. Louis Harmony Choruses)

Audience Choice Quartet 4’s Company (CAL Region #5 and Kansas City Chorus) Number of Competing Quartets: 18

CHORUSES First Place

Kansas City Chorus Susan Ives, director Score: 608 • 69 on stage Songs: What’ll I Do? (Arns); When That Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam' (Giallombardo)

Second Place

Metro Mix Chorus Bev Hamilton, director Score: 594

First Place Kansas City Chorus

Third Place

St. Louis Harmony Chorus Sandi Wright, director Score: 585

Division A

St. Louis Harmony Chorus Sandi Wright, director Score: 585 • 30 on stage Songs: My Foolish Heart (Bescos); I Never Knew/You Were Meant For Me (Craig)

Division AA

Division A St. Louis Harmony Chorus

Metro Mix Chorus Bev Hamilton, director Score: 594 • 42 on stage Songs: Make ‘Em Laugh (Hine); Smile (Calvin and Schmidt)

Most Improved Chorus Metro Mix Chorus Bev Hamilton, director Score: 594 (+38)

Audience Choice Chorus Lincolnaire Chorus Karen Randall, director

Number of Competing Choruses: 16

Division AA Metro Mix Chorus

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS

First Place

Sparkle! – Score: 618 Barbara Graham (t) (CAL Region #6) Karen Dunn (l) (City of Lakes Chorus) Lisa Kvigne (bt) (City of Lakes Chorus) Marcia Starnes (bs) (City of Lakes Chorus) Songs: It’s You (Rund); Two Tickets To Georgia Medley (Pernert and Volk)

Second Place

Take Two – Score: 566 (City of Lakes Chorus)

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Third Place

Medallion – Score: 537 (CAL Region #6 and City of Lakes Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet Pink Ladies (City of Lakes and Twin Cities Show Choruses)

Number of Competing Quartets: 10

First Place Sparkle!

CHORUSES First Place

Fox Valley Chorus Heather Johnston, director Score: 573 • 32 on stage Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins); California Medley (Bergman)

Second Place

Twin Cities Show Chorus Judy Olson, director Score: 570

First Place Fox Valley Chorus

Third Place

Spirit of Harmony Chorus Judy Weipert, director Score: 559

Division A

Spirit of Harmony Chorus Judy Weipert, director Score: 559 • 24 on stage Songs: If I Love Again (Bergman and Wasche); After You’ve Gone (Gray)

Division AA

Fox Valley Chorus Heather Johnston, director Score: 573 • 32 on stage Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins); California Medley (Bergman)

Division A Spirit of Harmony Chorus

Most Improved Chorus

Red Cedar Sounds Chorus Jennifer Dworak, director Score: 403 (+18)

Audience Choice Chorus Lake Country Chorus Sandy Bergersen, director

Number of Competing Choruses: 13

Division AA Fox Valley Chorus Photos: John Read Photography

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

Ruby Blue – Score: 626 Cindy Wadsley (t) (Skyline Chorus) Heather Tavel (l) (CAL Region #8) Rebecca Richards (bt) (High Country Chorus) Jocelyn Nguyen (bs) (CAL Region #8) Songs: Let’s Start Tomorrow Tonight (Reimnitz); Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (Reimnitz)

Second Place First Place Ruby Blue

Third Place

Nothin’ But Treble – Score: 565 (Mountain Jubilee Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet DeJa Vu (Skyline Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 17

Free Fallin’ – Score: 575 (Skyline and Velvet Hills Choruses)

CHORUSES First Place

Velvet Hills Chorus Kathy Carmody, director Score: 623 • 54 on stage Songs: Make Someone Happy (Minshall); A Wonderful Day Like Today/Let Me Sing And I’m Happy (Minshall)

Second Place

High Country Chorus Rebecca Richards, director Score: 536

First Place Velvet Hills Chorus

Third Place

Bella Voce Chorus Jeana Womble, director Score: 514

Division A

Bella Voce Chorus Jeana Womble, director Score: 514 • 18 on stage Songs: If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman); Let’s Talk About My Sweetie/Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby (Bergman)

Division A Bella Voce Chorus

Division AA

Velvet Hills Chorus Kathy Carmody, director Score: 623 • 54 on stage Songs: Make Someone Happy (Minshall); A Wonderful Day Like Today/Let Me Sing And I’m Happy (Minshall)

Most Improved Chorus High Country Chorus Rebecca Richards, director Score: 536 (+38)

Audience Choice Chorus Windsong Chorus Annette Lambrecht, director

Division AA Velvet Hills Chorus

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Number of Competing Choruses: 14


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First Place

Premier – Score: 619 Christy Dillon (t) (CAL Region #9) Janeen Summey (l) (CAL Region #9) Cindy LeMasters (bt) (CAL Region #9) Tabby Miller (bs) (CAL Region #9) Songs: F or The Sake Of Auld Lang Syne (Bescos); The Old Piano Roll Blues (Bescos and Rector)

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Third Place

Ladybug – Score: 599 (CAL Region #9, A Capella Bay Show and Toast of Tampa Choruses) Number of Competing Quartets: 16

Second Place

Ciao Bella – Score: 610 (Toast of Tampa Chorus)

First Place Premier

CHORUSES First Place

Toast of Tampa Show Chorus Tony DeRosa, director Score: 726 • 119 on stage Songs: If I Ruled The World (Hine); Yes Sir That’s My Baby (Wright)

Second Place

O-Town Sound Chorus Kay Webb, director Score: 615

First Place Toast of Tampa Show Chorus

Third Place

Jacksonville Harmony Chorus Ann Gooch, director Score: 599

Division A

Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus Chanda Morris and Diane Sherley, directors Score: 572 • 25 on stage Songs: I’m Through With Love (Diamond); Fit As A Fiddle (Diamond)

Division AA

O-Town Sound Chorus Kay Webb, director Score: 615 • 40 on stage Songs: If I Loved You (Craig); How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns)

Division A Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus

Most Improved Chorus

A Cappella Bay Show Chorus Denise Helbig, director Score: 568 (+26)

Audience Choice Chorus Magic of Manatee Chorus Lois VanBeek, director Number of Competing Choruses: 16

Division AA O-Town Sound Chorus Photos: E.R. Lilley Photography

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

Live it Up! – Score: 620 Janet Burnett (t) (Houston Horizon Chorus) Gayle Connelly (l) (CAL Region #25) Kellie Welsh (bt) (The Woodlands Show Chorus) Kerri Mauney (bs) (The Woodlands Show Chorus) Songs: How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns); My Foolish Heart (Bescos)

Second Place First Place Live it Up!

Essence – Score: 590 (CAL Region #10 and Alamo Metro Chorus)

Third Place

SoundWise – Score: 570 (CAL Region #10, A Cappella Unlimited and Alamo Metro Choruses)

Audience Choice Quartet Changed 4 Good (Crescent City Sound Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 19

CHORUSES First Place

Houston Horizon Chorus Janet Burnett, director Score: 599 • 62 on stage Songs: Deed I Do/Put Your Arms Around Me/I Never Knew (Wright); Once Upon A Time (Dale)

Second Place

Alamo Metro Chorus Mary Ann Wydra, director Score: 599

First Place Houston Horizon Chorus

Third Place

Chisholm Trail Chorus Carol Scherer, director Score: 530

Division A

Chisolm Trail Chorus Carol Scherer, director Score: 530 • 29 on stage Songs: I Can't Give You Anything But Love/L-O-V-E (Bergman); My Romance (Minshall)

Division AA

Alamo Metro Chorus Mary Ann Wydra, director Score: 599 • 51 on stage Songs: Look For The Silver Lining (Wydra); Auld Lang Syne (Hyne)

Division A Chisolm Trail Chorus

Most Improved Chorus Austin Harmony Chorus Nancy Bourell, director Score: 492 (+39)

Audience Choice Chorus Baton Rouge Chorus Catherine McRitchie, director

Number of Competing Choruses: 17

Division AA Alamo Metro Chorus

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First Place

Cachet – Score: 580 Sally McLeish (t) (Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus) Shawnna Allen (l) (Carpe Diem Chorus) Tove Hoch (bt) (Santa Monica Chorus) Mary Ashford (bs) (Carpe Diem Chorus) Songs: I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling (Bergman); Time After Time (Arns)

REGION

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Third Place

Cheers! – Score: 568 (Carpe Diem Chorus) Number of Competing Quartets: 19

Second Place

Ringin' Again! – Score: 574 (Lady Luck Showtime Chorus)

First Place Cachet

CHORUSES First Place

Santa Monica Chorus Laura Pallas, director Score: 616 • 47 on stage Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins); The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (D. Wright)

Second Place

Voices United Chorus Michael Ogdon, director Score: 541

First Place Santa Monica Chorus

Third Place

Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus Monica Tautkus, director Score: 530

Division A

Voices United Chorus Michael Ogdon, director Score: 541 • 22 on stage Songs: You Turned The Tables On Me (Bergman); If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman)

Division AA

Santa Monica Chorus Laura Pallas, director Score: 616 • 47 on stage Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins); The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (D. Wright)

Division A Voices United Chorus

Most Improved Chorus RiverOaks Chorus Theresa Schonbach, director Score: 509 (+12)

Audience Choice Choruses (three-way tie)

Kern Valley Chorus • Cheryl Borthick, director Pacific Horizon Chorus Kim Patrick-Miernicki, director L.A. South Towns Show Chorus Caroline McLean, director Number of Competing Choruses: 16

Division AA Santa Monica Chorus Photos: E.R. Lilley Photography

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

Turbulence – Score: 614 Julie Baxter (t) (Bay Area Showcase Chorus) Kristi Bispo (l) (Bay Area Showcase Chorus) Laura Bode (bt) (Bay Area Showcase Chorus) Julie Starr (bs) (Bay Area Showcase Chorus) Songs: Some Enchanted Evening (Wright); Flirty Eyes (Bergman and Hill)

Second Place First Place Turbulence

Verve – Score: 601 (CAL Region #12, Bay Area Showcase, Diablo Vista and Pacific Empire Choruses)

Third Place

Surprise! – Score: 598 (Pacific Empire Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet PDQ (CAL Region #12, Pacific Empire and Sacramento Valley Choruses) Number of Competing Quartets: 25

CHORUSES First Place

Bay Area Showcase Chorus Julie Starr, director Score: 667 • 94 on stage Songs: All The Way (Gentry); My Baby Just Cares For Me (Bergman)

Second Place

Sacramento Valley Chorus Lynne Erickson, director Score: 613

First Place Bay Area Showcase Chorus

Third Place

Pacific Empire Chorus Patty Pennycook, director Score: 599

Division A

Oregon Spirit Chorus Kathy Scheel, director Score: 536 • 28 on stage Songs: All The Way (Gram); I Didn’t Want To Fall (Liles)

Division AA

Pacific Empire Chorus Patty Pennycook, director Score: 599 • 52 on stage Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean? (Hopkins); Deed I Do/Put Your Arms Around Me Honey (Bescos)

Division A Oregon Spirit Chorus

Most Improved Chorus Diablo Vista Chorus Caitlin Castelino, director Score: 533 (+88)

Audience Choice Chorus

Sounds of the Valley Chorus Lu Fox, director Number of Competing Choruses: 16

Division AA Pacific Empire Chorus

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS

First Place

Wink – Score: 616 Kay Keating (t) (Lions Gate Chorus) Melanie McGuire (l) (Olympia Chorus) Anna Chamberlain (bt) (Jet Cities Chorus) Susan Kegley (bs) (Pacific Sound Chorus) Songs: L ove's Old Sweet Song (Hine); Why Don't You Fall In Love With Me? /Undecided Medley (Bergman)

REGION

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Second Place

Sunbreak – Score: 593 (CAL Region #13 and a cappella joy Chorus)

Third Place

Fourcast – Score: 591 (CAL Region #13, Harmony Northwest, Pacific Sound and Voices Northwest Choruses)

Audience Choice Quartet

Takin' A Chance (CAL Region #13 and Rolling Hills Chorus) Number of Competing Quartets: 31

First Place Wink

CHORUSES First Place

Alaska Sound Celebration Chorus Peggy Benton, director Score: 634 • 59 on stage Songs: My Romance (Craig and Marron); Shanghai (Bergman, Heller and Marron)

Second Place

a cappella joy Chorus Nikki Blackmer, director Score: 630

First Place Alaska Sound Celebration Chorus

Third Place

Spirit of Spokane Chorus Mike Elliott, director Score: 602

Division A

Rolling Hills Chorus Lucy Heinkel, director Score: 532 • 25 on stage Songs: The Bandstand In Central Park (Bergman); When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam' (Olguin)

Division AA

Division A Rolling Hills Chorus

Alaska Sound Celebration Chorus Peggy Benton, director Score: 634 • 59 on stage Songs: My Romance (Craig and Marron); Shanghai (Bergman, Heller and Marron)

Most Improved Chorus Jet Cities Chorus Ken Potter, director Score: 598 (+49)

Audience Choice Chorus Song of Seattle Chorus Paula Davis, director

Number of Competing Choruses: 27

Division AA Alaska Sound Celebration Chorus Photos: E.R. Lilley Photography

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

Boss. – Score: 590 Melody Hine (t) (Song of Atlanta Chorus) Tessa Walker (l) (Song of Atlanta Chorus) Angelina Stasulis (bt) (Song of Atlanta Chorus) Mary Cox (bs) (Song of Atlanta Chorus) Songs: Ain’t He Sweet/Yes Sir, That’s My Baby Medley (Hine); Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Hine)

Second Place First Place Boss.

Up All Night – Score: 581 (Vienna-Falls Chorus)

Third Place

4.0 – Score: 568 (Carolina Style and Greenville in Harmony Choruses)

Audience Choice Quartet Swizzle Stix (Greater Richmond and Skyline Harmony Choruses)

Number of Competing Quartets: 20

CHORUSES First Place

Vienna-Falls Chorus Claire Gardiner, director Score: 634 • 72 on stage Songs: Love Letters Straight From Your Heart (Arns); My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms (Wright)

Second Place

Carolina Harmony Chorus Susie Smith, director Score: 602

First Place Vienna-Falls Chorus

Third Place

Greenville in Harmony Chorus Nancy Field, director Score: 602

Division A

Carolina Harmony Chorus Susie Smith, director Score: 602 • 26 on stage Songs: My Foolish Heart (Bescos); How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns)

Division AA

Greater Richmond Chorus Vera Crouse, director Score: 584 • 53 on stage Songs: Roses Of Yesterday (Bergman); When That Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam' (Giallombardo)

Division A Carolina Harmony Chorus

Most Improved Chorus

Potomac Harmony Chorus Ozzi Mask, director Score: 539 (+66)

Audience Choice Chorus Hills Are Alive Chorus Dondra Warden, director

Number of Competing Choruses: 19

Division AA Greater Richmond Chorus

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First Place

Drive! – Score: 607 Diane Duff (t) (Greater Nassau Chorus) Carol Beckmann (l) (Greater Nassau Chorus) Patricia Danner (bt) (Greater Nassau Chorus) Loren Vaughn (bs) (Harmony Celebration Chorus) Songs: H ow Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns); If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman)

REGION

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Second Place

One Track Mind – Score: 580 (CAL Region #15, Jacksonville Harmony and Saratoga Soundtrack Choruses)

Third Place

Resonance – Score: 575 (Spirit of Syracuse Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet

After Hours (CAL Region #15 and Capitaland Chorus) Number of Competing Quartets: 19

First Place Drive!

CHORUSES First Place

Greater Nassau Chorus Harriette Walters, director Score: 687 • 59 on stage Songs: All The Way (Gentry); Fit As A Fiddle (Wright)

Second Place

Spirit of Syracuse Chorus Kay Crawford, director Score: 623

First Place Greater Nassau Chorus

Third Place

Hickory Tree Chorus Carolyn Schmidt, director Score: 612

Division A

Evergreen Chorus Carole Argulewicz, director Score: 567 • 28 on stage Songs: The Moment I Saw Your Eyes (Liles); Love Letters (Healey)

Division AA

Greater Nassau Chorus Harriette Walters, director Score: 687 • 59 on stage Songs: All The Way (Gentry); Fit As A Fiddle (Wright)

Division A Evergreen Chorus

Most Improved Chorus (two-way tie) Evergreen Chorus Carole Argulewicz, director Score: 567 (+85)

Golden Apple Chorus Anastasio Rossi, director Score: 450 (+85) Number of Competing Choruses: 16

Division AA Greater Nassau Chorus Photos: Jon B. Petersen Photography, Inc.

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

Power Chords – Score: 602 Molly Rowland (t) (Buffalo Gateway Chorus) Rosalie Mattison (l) (Buffalo Gateway Chorus) Sue Melvin (bt) (Rochester Chorus) Cindy Rivera (bs) (Buffalo Gateway Chorus) Songs: Drivin' Me Crazy (Disney); My Foolish Heart (Bescos)

Third Place

Absolutely! – Score: 562 (CAL Region #16 and Canadian Showtime Chorus) Number of Competing Quartets: 16

Second Place First Place Power Chords

S.L.A.M.! – Score: 573 (CAL Region #16, Pineridge and York Harmony Choruses)

CHORUSES First Place

North Metro Chorus Erin Howden, director Score: 727 • 117 on stage Songs: I Love A Piano (Bescos); Once Upon A Time (Dale)

Second Place

Canadian Showtime Chorus Sandie Nason, director Score: 657

First Place North Metro Chorus

Third Place

Circle of Harmony Chorus Barbara Hodge, director Score: 616

Division A

Ontario Heartland Chorus Jan-ake Weston, director Score: 560 • 17 on stage Songs: There, I've Said It (Bergman); Taking A Chance (Giallombardo)

Division AA

Greater Kingston Chorus Paula Allen and Nancy Watson, directors Score: 606 • 45 on stage Songs: When I Fall In Love (Schmidt); Doggone I've Done It (Olguin)

Division A Ontario Heartland Chorus

Most Improved Chorus (two-way tie) Ontario Heartland Chorus Jan-ake Weston, director Score: 560 (+61) Image City Sound Chorus Kathy Wakeman, director Score: 511 (+61) Number of Competing Choruses: 16

Division AA Greater Kingston Chorus

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First Place

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Third Place

Fusion – Score: 566 Joyce Vaclav (t) (Spirit of Detroit Chorus) Rebecca Cherry (l) (Shoreline Sound Chorus) Jill Spriestersbach (bt) (Pride of Toledo Chorus) Beth Miller (bs) (Lake Ridge Legacy Chorus) Songs: Over The Rainbow (Giallombardo); Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart (Craig)

Sidekicks (Greater Harmony Chorus)

Second Place

Number of Competing Quartets: 19

Sublime – Score: 560 (Grand Rapids and Melodeers Choruses)

REGION

Allegro! – Score: 553 (City of Flags, Lake Ridge Legacy, Pride of Toledo and Scioto Valley Choruses)

Audience Choice Quartet

First Place Fusion

CHORUSES First Place

Grand Rapids Chorus Denise Van Dyken, director Score: 624 • 57 on stage Songs: Sing Me That Song Again (Waesche); (Oh Suzanna) Dust Off That Old Pianna (Wright)

Second Place

Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus David Wallace, director Score: 612

First Place Grand Rapids Chorus

Third Place

Pride of Toledo Chorus Kay Seymour, director Score: 597

Division A

City of Flags Chorus Kevin Mohr, director Score: 506 • 29 on stage Songs: You Turned The Table On Me (Bergman); Young And Foolish (Gentry)

Division AA

Grand Rapids Chorus Denise Van Dyken, director Score: 624 • 57 on stage Songs: Sing Me That Song Again (Waesche); (Oh Suzanna) Dust Off That Old Pianna (Wright)

Division A City of Flags Chorus

Most Improved Chorus Little River Chorus Betsy Fowler, director Score: 440 (+22)

Number of Competing Choruses: 18

Division AA Grand Rapids Chorus Photos: E.R. Lilley Photography

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

First Place GQ

Third Place

GQ – Score: 669 Amanda McNutt (t) (Dundalk Chorus) Ali Hauger (l) (Dundalk Chorus) Katie Gillis (bt) (Dundalk Chorus) Katie Macdonald (bs) (Dundalk Chorus) Songs: If I Had My Way (Harrington); Always True To You In My Fashion (McAlexander)

SwingLine – Score: 621 (CAL Region #1, CAL Region #17, CAL Region #19 and Harborlites Chorus)

Second Place

Number of Competing Quartets: 19

Audience Choice Quartet Bearfoot (Chesapeake Harmony Chorus)

Neon Lights – Score: 660 (Harbor City Music Company Chorus)

CHORUSES First Place

Harbor City Music Company Chorus Michael Gellert, director Score: 706 • 75 on stage Songs: Hard Hearted Hannah (Gellert); Brokenhearted (Graham)

Second Place

Pride of Baltimore Chorus Joe Cerutti, director Score: 655

First Place Harbor City Music Company Chorus

Third Place

Red Rose City Chorus Lori Jo Whitehaus, director Score: 601

Division A

Diamond State Chorus Pamela Nichols, director Score: 549 • 25 on stage Songs: Love Is Just Around The Corner (Twardosky); If I Give My Heart To You (Clancy)

Division AA

Red Rose City Chorus Lori Jo Whitehaus, director Score: 601 • 40 on stage Songs: Over The Rainbow (Bescos); When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along (Volk)

Division A Diamond State Chorus

Most Improved Chorus Diamond State Chorus Pamela Nichols, director Score: 549 (+100)

Audience Choice Chorus Clustered Spires Chorus Robin Blythe, director

Number of Competing Choruses: 22

Division AA Red Rose City Chorus

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First Place

C'est la vie – Score: 613 Caitlin Tervo (t) (Scottsdale Chorus) Melanie Barker (l) (Scottsdale Chorus) Krista Moller (bt) (Scottsdale Chorus) Taylor Daniels (bs) (Scottsdale Chorus) Songs: T he Moment I Saw Your Eyes (Liles); If You Love Me Really Love Me (Bergman)

REGION

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Third Place

Ms. Cellaneous – Score: 598 (Harborlites and Scottsdale Choruses) Number of Competing Quartets: 20

Second Place

SpinOff – Score: 608 (Scottsdale Chorus)

First Place C'est la vie

CHORUSES First Place

San Diego Chorus Kathleen Hansen, director Score: 670 • 68 on stage Songs: Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Briner); Let Yourself Go/Doin’ The New Low Down Medley (Briner)

Second Place

Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus Karen Jo Meade, director Score: 588

First Place San Diego Chorus

Third Place

Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus Denise King, director Score: 574

Division A

Southwest Vocal Project Chorus Cary Burns, director Score: 515 • 28 on stage Songs: For All We Know (Hine); A Wink And A Smile (Burns)

Division AA

Division A Southwest Vocal Project Chorus

Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus Karen Jo Meade, director Score: 588 • 52 on stage Songs: I Will Love You ‘Till The End Of Time (Baker); Deed I Do Medley (Bescos)

Most Improved Chorus

Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus Denise King, director Score: 574 (+128) Number of Competing Choruses: 12

Division AA Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus Photos: E.R. Lilley Photography

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

Rio! – Score: 625 Patty Friedemann (t) (Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus) Pam Lauffer (l) (Rich-Tone Chorus) Mary Rhea (bt) (O.K. City Chorus) Melynnie Williams (bs) (Wichita Chorus) Songs: You Turned The Tables On Me (Bergman); If I Give My Heart To You (Clancy)

Second Place First Place Rio!

Third Place

Couture – Score: 587 (O.K. City Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet Pink (4-States Fusion Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 24

Major Trouble – Score: 601 (Rich-Tone Chorus)

CHORUSES First Place

Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus Frank Friedemann, director Score: 635 • 63 on stage Songs: Time After Time (Wright); This Joint Is Jumpin’ (Bergman)

Second Place

Springfield Metro Chorus John Stockstill, director Score: 617

First Place Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus

Third Place

Top of the Rock Chorus Kelly Causey, director Score: 605

Division A

Wichita Chorus Melynnie Williams, director Score: 580 • 23 on stage Songs: Once Upon A Time (J. Dale); Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Giallombardo)

Division AA

Springfield Metro Chorus John Stockstill, director Score: 617 • 44 on stage Songs: Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring (A. Dale); Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You (Volk)

Division A Wichita Chorus

Most Improved Chorus Emerald City Chorus Judy Alterman, director Score: 579 (+20)

Audience Choice Chorus Red River Valley Chorus Melody Holmes, director

Number of Competing Choruses: 24

Division AA Springfield Metro Chorus

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First Place

No Strings – Score: 621 Stephanie Ball (t) (Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus) Jennifer Auld-Roach (l) (Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus) Karri Quan (bt) (Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus) Laura Holmes (bs) (Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus) Songs: Y ou Are My Sunshine (Uhr); Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You (Volk)

Second Place

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Third Place

Thumbs Up! – Score: 581 (Gateway Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet Harmonycatz (Chinook Winds Show Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 18

Uptown Suite! – Score: 604 (Lions Gate and Westcoast Harmony Choruses)

First Place No Strings

CHORUSES First Place

Lions Gate Chorus Sandy Marron, director Score: 703 • 75 on stage Songs: Hello Dolly (Minshall); If I Had My Way (Harrington and Hine)

Second Place

Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus Mary Hager, director Score: 636

First Place Lions Gate Chorus

Third Place

Gateway Chorus Lisa Greenough, director Score: 603

Division A

White Sails A Cappella Chorus Marsha Fulton, director Score: 518 • 29 on stage Songs: I Don’t Know Enough About You (Bergman); Time After Time (Berg)

Division AA

Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus Mary Hager, director Score: 636 • 52 on stage Songs: Yesterday I Heard The Rain (Graham); Shanghai (Bergman)

Division A White Sails A Cappella Chorus

Most Improved Chorus Magic City Chorus Cheryl Pearce, director Score: 564 (+29)

Audience Choice Chorus Battlefords Blend Chorus Annette Duhaime, director Number of Competing Choruses: 14

Division AA Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus Photos: Trudy Janssens

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REGION

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

First Place The MIX

Third Place

The MIX – Score: 618 Andrea Day (t) (Heartbeat UK Chorus) Joanne Braham (l) Heartbeat UK Chorus) Nancy Kelsall (bt) (Heartbeat UK Chorus) Sandra Lea-Riley (bs) (Heartbeat UK Chorus) Songs: Razzle Dazzle (Gentry); Can't Help Lovin' That Man Of Mine (Beck)

Incognito – Score: 586 (Heartbeat UK Chorus)

Second Place

Number of Competing Quartets: 18

Audience Choice Quartet Oops! (Surrey Harmony Chorus)

Tone-Acity – Score: 597 (CAL Region #31 and Milltown Sound Chorus)

CHORUSES First Place

Forth Valley Chorus David Sangster, director Score: 694 • 98 on stage Songs: Yesterday I Heard The Rain (Graham); I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling (Bergman)

Second Place

Lace City Chorus Glenn Chaney, director Score: 644

First Place Forth Valley Chorus

Third Place

Spinnaker Chorus John Palmer, director Score: 620

Division A

Rhapsody UK Chorus Helen Glavina, director Score: 522 • 30 on stage Songs: The Bandstand In Central Park (Bergman); Angry/Bill Bailey (Bergman)

Division AA

Surrey Harmony Chorus Lorraine Turner, director Score: 597 • 53 on stage Songs: My Foolish Heart (Bescos); This Joint Is Jumpin' (Bergman)

Division A Rhapsody UK Chorus

Most Improved Chorus

Singing Unlimited Chorus Anita Zengerink, director Score: 546 (+69) Number of Competing Choruses: 16

Division AA Surrey Harmony Chorus

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REGION

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QUARTETS

First Place

Svea – Score: 616 Bodil Åström (t) (CAL Region #32) Karin Wikström (l) (CAL Region #32) Karin Sjöblom (bt) (CAL Region #32) Susanna Balsvik (bs) (CAL Region #32) Songs: W hen The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along (Volk); What’ll I Do? (Waesche)

Second Place

MACC – Score: 606 (Key Town Harmony and Rönninge Show Choruses)

Third Place

Twist – Score: 606 (Stockholm City Voices Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet Misty Bones (CAL Region #32 and Gothia Show Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 23

First Place Svea

CHORUSES First Place

Stockholm City Voices Chorus Mo Field, director Score: 669 • 40 on stage Songs: When Day Is Done (Waesche); Oh! Look At Me Now (Dale)

Second Place

Alba Show Chorus Mikael Wikström, director Score: 613

First Place Stockholm City Voices Chorus

Third Place

Malmö Limelight Chorus Sara Söderström, director Score: 603

Division A

Malmö Limelight Chorus Sara Söderström, director Score: 603 • 30 on stage Songs: Taking A Chance On Love (Giallombardo); If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman)

Division AA

Division A Malmö Limelight Chorus

Stockholm City Voices Chorus Mo Field, director Score: 669 • 40 on stage Songs: When Day Is Done (Waesche); Oh! Look At Me Now (Dale)

Most Improved Chorus

Key Town Harmony Chorus Annika Christensen, director Score: 579 (+68) Number of Competing Choruses: 14

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS First Place

Third Place

Hi-Jinx – Score: 623 BroadBand – Score: 557 Joanne Oosterhoff (t) (A Cappella West Chorus) (Perth Harmony Chorus) Rebecca Hewitt (l) (A Cappella West Chorus) Kirsten Richardson (bt) (A Cappella West Chorus) Number of Competing Quartets: 23 Lindsey Dyer (bs) (A Cappella West Chorus) Songs: Look At Me Now (Dale); In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (Arns)

Second Place First Place Hi-Jinx

Alouette – Score: 562 (Circular Keys Chorus)

CHORUSES First Place

Perth Harmony Chorus Carole Macintyre, director Score: 613 • 66 on stage Songs: How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns); At Last (Bergman)

Second Place

Brindabella Chorus Glenda Lloyd, director Score: 605

First Place Perth Harmony Chorus

Third Place

Circular Keys Chorus Vicki Dwyer, director Score: 581

Division A

Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus Jill Harris, director Score: 520 • 26 on stage Songs: The Chordbuster March (Liles); At Last (Bergman)

Division AA

Brindabella Chorus Glenda Lloyd, director Score: 605 • 40 on stage Songs: Once Upon A Time (Dale); I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling (Bergman)

Division A Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus

Most Improved Chorus Brindabella Chorus Glenda Lloyd, director Score: 605 (+10)

Audience Choice Chorus

Endeavour Harmony Chorus Lea Baker, director Number of Competing Choruses: 20

Division AA Brindabella Chorus

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R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6 QUARTETS

First Place

Molto! – Score: 608 Kristina Roper (t) (Greater Auckland Chorus) Jocosa Bruce (l) (Greater Auckland Chorus) Suzanne Berresford (bt) (Greater Auckland Chorus) Philippa Rogers (bs) (Greater Auckland Chorus) Songs: If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman); Cry Baby! (Bergman and Hill)

Second Place

Aftershock! – Score: 607 (Christchurch City and Waikato Rivertones Choruses)

REGION

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Third Place

ZEAL – Score: 586 (CAL Region #35 and Greater Auckland Chorus)

Audience Choice Quartet Revelry (Wellington City Chorus)

Number of Competing Quartets: 12

First Place Molto!

CHORUSES First Place

Waikato Rivertones Chorus Lynn Jamieson and Kate Sinclair, directors Score: 659 • 56 on stage Songs: When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam’ (Olguin); For All We Know (Bergman)

Second Place

Wellington City Chorus David Brooks and Henrietta Hunkin, directors Score: 643

First Place Waikato Rivertones Chorus

Third Place

Faultline Chorus Carolyn Currington, director Score: 643

Division A

Manawatu Overtones Chorus Sylvia Fountain and Liz Watts, directors Score: 535 • 28 on stage Songs: If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Bergman); Chicago Medley (Lund)

Division AA

Division A Manawatu Overtones Chorus

Waikato Rivertones Chorus Lynn Jamieson and Kate Sinclair, directors Score: 659 • 56 on stage Songs: When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam’ (Olguin); For All We Know (Bergman)

Most Improved Chorus

Waikato Rivertones Chorus Lynn Jamieson and Kate Sinclair, directors Score: 659 (+74)

Audience Choice Chorus

Capital Harmony Chorus Joanne Oliver and Mary Sagato, directors

Division AA Waikato Rivertones Chorus

Number of Competing Choruses: 11 Photos: Neil Mackenzie

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WILDCARD QUARTETS & CHORUSES

2016 WILDCARD QUARTETS

Neon Lights

Region #1

Boston Accent

Boston Accent – Score: 605 Ruth Berman (t) (CAL Region #1) Cheryl Brusket (l) (CAL Region #1) Julie Jeffery (bt) (Coastline Show Chorus) Karen Rourke (bs) (CAL Region #1) Songs: Pal Of My Cradle Days (Pilcher); Goody Goody (Bergman) Photo: E.R. Lilley Photography

SwingLine

Region #4

Tenacious

Tenacious – Score: 659 Shannon Lange (t) (Scioto Valley Chorus) Chelsea Selvaggio (l) (Scioto Valley Chorus) Tracy Marcarello (bt) (Scioto Valley Chorus) Connie Brant (bs) (Capitol Showcase Chorus) Songs: All The Way (Gentry); It’s A Pity To Say Goodnight (Bergman) Photo: John Read Photography

SpinOff

Region #9 Ciao Bella – Score: 610 Jenifer Billings (t) (Toast of Tampa Show Chorus) Lexi Burkley (l) (Toast of Tampa Show Chorus) Jamee Billings (bt) (Toast of Tampa Show Chorus) Katherine Bush (bs) (Toast of Tampa Show Chorus) Songs: C ry Baby (Bergman); My Foolish Heart (Bescos) Photo: E.R. Lilley Photography

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Uptown Suite!


R E G I O N A L R E S U LT S 2 0 1 6

WILDCARD QUARTETS & CHORUSES

Region #19

Region #32

Neon Lights – Score: 660 Elaine Davy (t) (Harbor City Music Company Chorus) Amanda Miller (l) (Harbor City Music Company Chorus) Marianna Gellert (bt) (Harbor City Music Company Chorus) Ashley Conway (bs) (Harbor City Music Company Chorus) Songs: My Baby Just Cares For Me (Wright); All The Way (Graham) Photo: Freyvogel Photography

MACC – Score: 606 Annika Christensen (t) (Key Town Harmony Chorus) Carin Ländström (l) (Rönninge Show Chorus) Camilla Ljung (bt) (Rönninge Show Chorus) Marie Henriksson-Jalonen (bs) (Rönninge Show Chorus) Songs: If I Had My Way (Harrington); Georgia May (Dale) Photo: Dick Gillberg

MACC

Region #19

Region #32

SwingLine – Score: 621 Molly Plummer (t) (CAL Region #19) Jennifer Perry (l) (CAL Region #17) Emily O ’Brien (bt) (Harborlites Chorus) Mary Nasto (bs) (CAL Region #1) Songs: Yes Sir That's My Baby (Wright); Last Night Was The End Of The World (Papageorge) Photo: Freyvogel Photography

Twist – Score: 606 Rosie Karlsson (t) (Stockholm City Voices Chorus) Tindra Thor (l) (Stockholm City Voices Chorus) Elin Marklund (bt) (Stockholm City Voices Chorus) Viveka Boettge (bs) (Stockholm City Voices Chorus) Songs: My Romance (Minshall); Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) (Brockman and Minshall) Photo: Dick Gillberg

Twist

Region #35

Region #21 SpinOff – Score: 608 Erin Cardin (t) (Scottsdale Chorus) Lori Lyford (l) (Scottsdale Chorus) Jana Gutenson (bt) (Scottsdale Chorus) Christina Jette (bs) (Scottsdale Chorus) Songs: You Keep Coming Back Like A Song (Bergman); They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Dale) Photo: E.R. Lilley Photography

Region #26 Uptown Suite! – Score: 604 Donna St. Germain (t) (Westcoast Harmony Chorus) Danna Woody (l) (Westcoast Harmony Chorus) Patricia Anne Fry (bt) (Westcoast Harmony Chorus) Shayna Steeves (bs) (Westcoast Harmony Chorus) Songs: How Deep Is The Ocean? (How High Is The Sky?) (Hopkins); How Many Hearts Have You Broken? (Arns) Photo: Trudy Janssens

Aftershock!

Aftershock! – Score: 607 Jane Martin (t) (Waikato Rivertones Chorus) Catriona Hay (l) (Christchurch City Chorus) Sue Davis (bt) (Christchurch City Chorus) Hazel Hay (bs) (Christchurch City Chorus) Songs: Time After Time (Arns); I'll Never Say “Never Again” Again (Gentry) Photo: Neil Mackenzie

WILDCARD CHORUSES Beginning in 2015, we increased the number of wildcard choruses from five to 10. Choruses have a deadline of July 1, 2016, to commit to the 2017 International Competition. At press time, the following choruses have accepted the invitation to compete. A complete listing of choruses with photos will be included in the October issue of The Pitch Pipe. a cappella joy Chorus, #13 Canadian Showtime Chorus, #16 Choral-Aires Chorus, #3

Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus, #26 Spirit of Syracuse Chorus, #15 Springfield Metro Chorus, # 25

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IN MEMORY

—as of May 1, 2016

Karan Bradley, Heart of Illinois Chapter, Region #3 Carol Cusack, Chapter-at-Large, Region #3 Carolyn Davis, Potomac Harmony Chapter, Region #14 Rita Ann Dean, Danville Chapter, Region #3 Ellen Jean Ehrisman Ocean Bay Chapter, Region #19 Gail Friedl, Member-at-Large Rachel Guernsey, Windsong Chapter, Region #8 Opal Hicks, Member-at-Large Samantha Higley, Golden Sands Chapter, Region #11 Ona Kreis, Bluewater Chapter, Region #2 Darla Luebbe, Scioto Valley Chapter, Region #4 Corrin Magruder, Five Valley Chapter, Region #13

Ronnie Marcyes, Cranberry Shores Chapter, Region #1 Nina McMahon, Buffalo Gateway Chapter, Region #16 Linda Rae Phillips, Kern Valley Chapter, Region #11 Bettie Prosise, Vienna-Falls Chapter, Region #14 Muriel Prosser, Heart of the Island Chapter, Region #26 Patricia Pusey, Jersey Sound Chapter, Region #19 Marilynn Ryan, Valley Forge Chapter, Region #19 Anne Shulver, Rhythms of the Reef Chapter, Region #34 Emily Vaughn, Diamond Jubilee Chapter, Region #4 Edith Whitney, Liberty Belle Chapter, Region #1 Nita Wyatt, Windsong Chapter, Region #8

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Accolades

—as of May. 1, 2016

DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Advanced to Approved Director Jolyn Wood Spirit of Spokane Chapter, Region #13

Advanced to Certified Director Carolyn Benkowitz Georgia Sensations Chapter, Region #14 Dineke Philipsen Alberta Heartland Chapter, Region #26 Heather Kingham Grand Traverse Show Chapter, Region #2 Iris Christ Hilton Head Shore Notes Chapter, Region #9 Lee Boling Pride of West Texas Chapter, Region #25 Nancy Tiedeman Alberta Heartland Chapter, Region #26

Jill Watson Grand Traverse Show Chapter, Region #2 Jocosa Bruce Greater Auckland Chapter, Region #35 Lori Jo Whitehaus Red Rose City Chapter, Region #19 Nancy Faddegon Saratoga Soundtrack Chapter, Region #15 Nancy Watson Greater Kingston Chapter, Region #16 Paula Allen Greater Kingston Chapter, Region #16

Advanced to Master 700 Michael Gellert Harbor City Music Company Chapter, Region #19

Marilyn Block Lehigh Valley Chapter, Region #19 Marilyn Fairchild Cedar Sounds Chapter, Region #5 Merry Lu Jordan Water Wonderland Chapter, Region #2 Nancy Kanuka Magic City Chapter, Region #26 Sharon Orsi Vista Hills Chapter, Region #21 Sharon Stanley Vocal Edge Blue Mountains Chapter, Region #34 Stacey St. John Capital City Chapter, Region #4 Stephanie Ofshinsky Sirens of Gotham Chapter, Region #15 Terri Calvert Spring Valley Chapter, Region #3 Terry Ludwig Sound Celebration Chapter, Region #5

Advanced to Master Director Carolyn Currington Faultline Chapter, Region #35 Jennifer Cooke Scenic City Chapter, Region #4

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Wollongong is a University town in the heart of the picturesque Illawarra region on the south coast of NSW (Australia), just 80km down the road from Sydney. It was chosen to host this year’s Region #34 Convention. After 10 years at the helm of WHC, Director Jan McCarthy is now handing off the baton. Jan’s legacy is a mid-sized chorus of well-trained and technicallyaware musicians committed to advancing together, to delighting our audiences at every outing and to competing with success. Credits so far include everything from 5th to 2nd place at Regional Competition, as well as wins at Eisteddfod and local choir competitions. We are now seeking a dynamic director to take us to the next level. We envisage this person will be a musical leader with a strong barbershop background and a passion to match. For more information, email terrikp@gmail.com or visit www.wollongongharmony.org.au.



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