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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…
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Mt. Zion 'Excellent' as Illinois' First-Ever Festival Competitor

Mt. Zion’s Some Assembly Required drew a standing ovation from the BHS Midwinter convention crowd attending the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in Reno, Nev. The chorus of 14 young men from Mt. Zion High School, under the direction…
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Spring Harmony Jamboree registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Spring Harmony Jamboree! Click HERE to register!   And click here for a schedule of events!  Thanks to a generous gift from the Illinois District Endowment Assurance (IDEA), all participants who register in…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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215 Years of ILL District Experience

These four men are well known for their barbershop activities in the Illinois District.  They all attended the 64th Annual Sterling Rock Falls Show on April 25th. Though they didn’t actually sing on the show, they could have. They have…
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IDAH 2015 Recap

Last Saturday, February 21st, 2015, over 200 people gathered at the Parke Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Illinois for a day full of education, harmony, coaching, and fun at IDAH. Some of the best and biggest names in the society were on-hand…
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QCA's 2015 Music Man: John Hanson

The Twenty-Fourth QCA Music Man Award is hereby presented to John Hanson to recognize his pioneering contributions to barbershop chapters, quartets and choruses during the formative years of  the barbershop movement in Illinois.
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Fall Convention Scores

We appreciate your patience as we waited for the official, double-checked and final scoresheets from the fall convention.  They are here, and you can download the sheets at the links inside.