ORLANDO, Fla. July 4 — The Next Generation Varsity Barbershop Quartet Contest was held today at the Chapin Theater in Orlando.
Thunderbolt! – Oscar Sotelo, Kedar Shashidhar, Nick Luna, & Bobby Reynolds – from Southern California was the sole competitor from the Far Western District, finishing in 14th place. Quartet Frontier from the Pioneer District took top honors, with Tagline from BABS finishing second and Wildfire from the Dixie District placing third.
Flightline, the 2017 Youth Barbershop Quartet Champions opened as Mic Testers for the event, and also performed their swan set.
Coming up: International Quartet Semifinals on Thursday, July 5 at 11:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. PDT) with FWD quartets Artistic License and The Newfangled Four competing.