Entries by Kevin McClelland

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2016 ILL District: International Preview

The Illinois District is honored to have four groups heading to the international competition this July. Each of the groups brings a wealth of barbershop experience to the stage. Keep reading to learn more!   After Hours: This group really needs no introduction. Our 2010 District Champs have been singing at an elite level since they […]

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Quartetting…..for Life !

By Bob Squires, ILL District Historian Take a look at this photo. You old timers will recognize those faces in no time. You youngsters may not have a clue. Undoubtedly there is a lot of history represented here…but it goes way beyond that. This picture and the men in it represent a historical legacy that may not ever […]

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Happy New Year from President Hansen

Greetings, members of the Illinois District! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by – and I am already half-way through my term as your president! 2015 proved to be an exciting year for our district.  To kick things off, thanks to the efforts of Bill Miller, our district held a CSLT Summit in […]

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Contest Winners & Convention Recap

Union Station Wins Buzz Haeger Trophy, Qualifies for Nashville Posting qualifying scores in both the semi-finals and finals, Union Station claimed the 2015 Illinois District Championship with an overall score of 77.0. Composed of veteran barbershoppers John Davis (bari), Jay Giallombardo (bass), Oliver Merrill (lead), and Steve Davis (tenor), this Chicagoland-based group will join 2010 […]

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2015 Fall Contest & Convention Results

What a great contest weekend in Bloomington! Congratulations to all of our competitors who joined us at the BCPA. A special congratulations to our new district quartet champions, Union Station, and to our chorus champion, The Sound of Illinois! Scoresheets are available below, and other articles are soon to follow. International Chorus Contest Results | District Chorus […]

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2015 Fall Convention Schedule Released

FRIDAY- September 25 1:30 pm: House of Delegates Meeting – Marriott Hotel (Beaufort Room) 3:00 pm-6:00 pm: Convention Registration/District Historical Display – Marriott Hotel (Note: Single event tickets sold at the BCPA only) 4:00 pm-6:00 pm: Quartet Corner/Tag Singing – Marriott Hotel (Beaufort Room) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm: BHS Reunion Chorus Rehearsal – BCPA (2nd floor) 6:30 […]

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Competitor Order of Appearance Announced

Quartet Order of Appearance (Friday Night): Happy Hour Abilene Paradox Upside Downers Tinnitus Ringtime Land Of Lincoln 4 Q’d Up Take Note Locked & Loaded Relative Harmony Greenridge Musical KaPeR The Committee Cruise Control Drive Time Sound IQ I Don’t Care Tribute True Blue Union Station No Excuses! Menagerie 74 and a quarter Velvet Hammer […]

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Jim Moses Visits Sound of Illinois Rehearsal

Former Pekin Chorus director Jim Moses stopped by the Sound of Illinois rehearsal on Tuesday, September 8th, to lead a tag and listen in on rehearsal. Click here to watch him direct the chorus! Jim is the lead of the 1953 Illinois District champions, The Kord Kutters. He is the first director in the history […]