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  • Harmony Brings Boys Together

    IRVINE, Calif., March 17, 2018 — Cross City Harmonizers, a barbershop quartet from three different high schools in the Las Vegas area, have won the 2018 Far Western District High School Quartet Contest.

    Saturday March 17

    3242 hits

  • 2016 High School Quartet Contest

    LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2016 — Winner of the 2016 Far Western District High School Barbershop Quartet Contest is Soundsations from Orcutt Academy High School in Santa Maria, California, Dona Kintzi, Music Educator. Members are: Colin Alm, Tenor; David Genge, Lead; Chase Bradley, Baritone; and Mason Oakes, Bass. Soundsations - 2016…

    Friday April 22

    3183 hits

  • Far Western District High School Quartet Contest

    4 Men 4 Octaves 4 Men 4 Octaves won the 2014 Far Western District High School Quartet Contest and again in 2015. They are self-taught students at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, coached by a parent and local barbershoppers. They are sponsored by Pacific Coast Harmony, the La…

    Tuesday February 19

    2391 hits

  • Mike O'Neill's Visit to Santa Cruz

    Barbershopper Mike O'Neill coaching high school students Dear Mike, Thank you so much for coaching Wednesday at four of our high schools here in Santa Cruz County. You worked with approximately 110 high school singers who were very excited to work with you! Our pick-up quartet (Ian Blackwood, lead; Dwight…

    Friday November 04

    2303 hits

  • Sowing Seeds of the Future and the Barbershop Style

    195 Students Attend Young Men's Harmony Festival The Masters of Harmony hosted the 11th annual festival at Costa Mesa's Orange Coast College. The weekend of February 12, 2011, the Masters of Harmony and the Southern California Vocal Association co-sponsored the 11th Annual Young Men's Harmony Festival. It was attended by 195…

    Wednesday February 16

    2332 hits

  • Brentwood Quartets Visit Santa Cruz

    On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2010, three quartets from Liberty High School in Brentwood CA, visited six schools in Santa Cruz under the auspices of the Gold Standard Chorus. In two teams, they visited Monte Vista Christian School, Aptos HS, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz HS, Pacific Collegiate, and Mission Hills Middle…

    Friday January 21

    2495 hits

  • Barbershop Singers Invade AMEA Conference

    Barbershop harmony was in abundance at the Arizona Music Educator Conference held at the Mesa Conference Center over the weekend of January 7th through 9th. This year’s annual conference was attended by approximately 700 educators.   This was the 6th consecutive year that Ron and Annie Hayes have operated exhibits…

    Wednesday January 19

    2329 hits

  • Westminster Chorus Wins 'Choir of the World' Trophy

    Llangollen, Wales, UK, July 12, 2009 — The Westminster Chorus, under the direction of Justin Miller, has won the 2009 'Choir of the World' Pavarotti Trophy at the International Musical Eisteddfod (Festival). Nearly 4,000 choral participants took part in the annual event held in Llangollen, Wales. More about the Westminster Chapter…

    Sunday July 12

    2280 hits

  • International Youth Chorus Festival Draws 240 Participants

    Saturday Afternoon International Youth Chorus Festival (Excerpt from BEST MIDWINTER CONVENTION EVER!, Westunes, Spring 2009, page 3) Heart of Gold Chorus from Placerville, CA; Janet Matranga, Director January 28-31, 2009, Pasadena, CA—This impressive event is called a festival because it is not as much a competition as an opportunity for…

    Saturday February 28

    2277 hits