December 27, 2009, Santa Cruz Sentinal—The Santa Cruz High School Concert Choir recently received a $905 check from the Gold Standard Barbershop Chorus, which hosted November's "Sing for your Life" fundraiser for school music. Every November for the last seven years, Gold Standard has hosted the event, raising a total of $34,250 for the 10 Santa Cruz County high schools that participated.
Gold Standard also sends quartets into classrooms to demonstrate four-part harmony, helps to send students to Youth Harmony Camp and coaches student quartets for entry into regional competitions.
The chorus is from the Santa Cruz chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Gold Standard members Joe Pedota (front left) and Gerry Stone (front right), presented the check to vocal students, a music teacher and the school's principal.
JAG, a male high school quartet from Liberty High School, Brentwood, CA with their teacher Sue Stuart and Lawrence Stern of the Santa Cruz Chapter.