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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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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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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.
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The Illinois District's first all-in-one convention was a big success as 11 choruses and 17 quartets crossed the stage. Congratulations to the winners and all the competing quartets and choruses!
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At our 2014 Spring House of Delegates Meeting, a motion was passed to change our Illinois District Contests and Conventions from two per year to a fall-only format. This means that all of our Illinois District contests, except one, will now be contested during the fall contest sessions.
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While the Illinois District competition representatives did not bring home any hardware from the Barbershop Harmony Society's 76th annual International Convention, all three groups that took the stage for the district have a lot to be proud of.
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Have you ever wondered just how many chapters were part of our Illinois barbershop history? At one time or another since the Barbershop Harmony Society was created, over 120 chapters organized, received charters and welcomed men into the great hobby of singing in harmony.
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Congratulations to 2013 International Quartet Finalists After Hours! They join the New Tradition and Sound of Illinois as the Illinois District's representatives at the 2014 International Convention.
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A crowd of barbershop enthusiasts from the Illinois and Central States Districts enjoyed some wonderful performances in the specially-renamed Quartet Cities as 21 quartets competed for a chance to advance to Las Vegas this summer.
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Take Note, the lone Illinois quartet entry in the 2014 International Senior Quartet Contest, earned a Fifth Place medal in the contest held in Long Beach, California as part of the 2014 BHS Midwinter convention.