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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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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.
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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.
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The 25th Anniversary Reunion of our 1988 International Quartet Champions, Chiefs of Staff, was more than worth the price of admission for the audience at the 2013 Illinois District Spring Convention.
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The Illinois District was featured on the evening news Friday, April 12 by WMBD-TV in Peoria. The brief feature summarized why we were in town and mentioned the Society's 75th Anniversary.
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It is with great sadness we report that two longtime Illinois District brothers in harmony have graduated to the Chapter Eternal.
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If you want to be great, you need to learn contemporary a cappella's traditional refined martial art: Barbershop.
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Doubtless by now, you’ve all seen the picture with the caption, “Illinois District’s Newest Chapter” on the homepage of the District website. That newest chapter is made up of two of the District’s oldest Chapters, Joliet (1945 and 1955) and South Cook (1948), now merged into a single Will-Cook Chapter.
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In a rare display of political compromise, the Democratic governor of Illinois and the Republican mayor of the state capital set partisan differences aside. And it was barbershop that led to this nearly miraculous cease-fire in the middle of a contentious election season.
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While we may be members of a singing society, we depend on our chapters to give us the framework for a variety of quality singing experiences. That means a chapter needs a few good men to do the grunt work to sustain chapter operations.