The Orange Quartet Chapter is hosting the 54th Annual Southern California Novice Quartet Contest on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 pm, at Fullerton Union High School Little Theatre in Fullerton, CA. ALL barbershoppers are encouraged to participate. A handicap system based on prior experience levels the playing field for the benefit of less experienced singers and quartets. All are evaluated based on Society standards. For information, registration, and tickets, please visit the Orange Quartet Chapter website.
Saturday, February 27
Fullerton Union High School Little Theatre »
201 E Chapman Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
Greetings to all FWD Barbershoppers!
Wow, what an absolutely amazing weekend we just completed at the BHS Mid-Winter Convention! There were some fantastic moments over the past several days, including the Youth Chorus competition held on Friday. The Youth in Harmony movement is alive and well in barbershop, and that was very clear this past weekend!
So hot on the heels of this event is the BEST TIME to get things happening with your HIGH SCHOOL QUARTETS! The 26th Annual HS Quartet Contest is coming up next month, and we are ready to get those HS Quartets registered for the contest! Remember that registering for the HS contest is a separate process from the normal registrations.
High Priority Wins GOLD!
High Priority, 2016 International Seniors Quartet Champion
RENO, NEVADA (January 30, 2016) – High Priority from the Far Western District, took top honors today at the International Seniors Quartet Finals held in Reno, Nevada during the 2016 BHS Midwinter Convention, and is your 2016 International Seniors Quartet Champion. Singing Stormy Weather and Mean to Me, the quartet scored an average of 76.3.
Ray Estes, tenor, Byron Bennett, lead, Mark House, baritone, and Dan Davenport, bass are all members of the Greater Phoenix Chapter from Phoenix, Arizona. They won the Silver Medal at last year’s contest in New Orleans. Byron won another Seniors Quartet gold medal with Audacity in 2009.
Eclectones wins first ever Youth Quartet contest
Eclectones, 2016 Youth Quartet Champion
RENO, Nevada (January 30, 2016) — Top honors in the first ever BHS Youth Quartet Contest, held in Reno, went to Eclectones from Chandler, Ariz., with an average of 72.3. Their lead, R.J. Esquivias, also sings lead in Suit Up!, runner-up in this past Fall's FWD Quartet Contest. Other members are Mario Yniquez, Brady Larson and Gerrit Stilwell. Eclectones will represent the Far Western District at the Harmony Foundation International Collegiate Quartet contest in Nashville.
Chandler, Arizona chorus takes top honors
Sounds Of The Mouth
RENO, NEVADA (January 29, 2016) — A community youth chorus from Chandler, Ariz. took top honors in its age category competition in the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival today during the 2016 BHS Midwinter convention in Reno, Nevada.
Sounds of the Mouth, a 27-member group directed by Mario Yniguez (Asst. Dir. Christopher Keene) scored the highest among four choruses in the Plateau AA (ages 18-20) competition and received a Superior rating.