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Hail to the Champions!

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!
The Brotherhood
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New Contest Format This Fall

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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Illinois Represents in Vegas!

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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A Brief History of Barbershop Chapters in Illinois

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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After Hours Returns to International

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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Spring Contest Results

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 Takes Medal

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.
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Fall Contest: Chronicle, Take Note, Sound of Illinois, New Tradition on Top

A great contest venue and strong performances in the contests made for a memorable convention weekend. When the last echoes had faded, Chronicle was the quartet champion, Take Note had a slot at the International Seniors contest, New Tradition held the chorus trophy, and the Sound of Illinois had earned a bid to the International Chorus contest.
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Grandma's Boys Reunite at Fall Convention!

The Illinois District was proud to host some very special guests for the 2013 Fall Convention:  1968 Illinois District Quartet Champions -- and 1979 International Quartet Champs -- Grandma's Boys.
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
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Spring House of Delegates Meeting -- Plans for Joint District Convention

The semiannual meeting of chapter delegates of the Illinois District was held Friday afternoon, April 12, at the Stoney Creek Inn. Normal district activity was the order of the day, but the meeting did have a moment of controversy.