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2015 NIBC Leadership Summit Summary

Last Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015, some 33 chapter officers and members from Elgin, Arlingtones, Aurora, Northbrook, Lake County, Greater Rockford, Rockford Second City, Rock Island and Chicago Metro Chapters met at the First United Methodist Church…
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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.
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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!
Brat Bash 2014, New ABE winner Frank Fabian
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Thanks from Frank

We are honored to share this heartfelt letter to the Illinois District from 2013 ABE recipient Frank Fabian.

Wally Ryan 1931-2014

Wally Ryan, nineteenth president of the Illinois District, passed away in the early hours of Saturday, August 9, 2014.

Rod Hupach Brat Bash Tradition Continues

A day of food, fun, and four-part harmony were featured June 10th as the men of the recently merged Will-Cook chapter continued what has become one of the longest running traditions in the Illinois District.
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.