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Barbershop: A Cappella’s Martial Art

If you want to be great, you need to learn contemporary a cappella's traditional refined martial art: Barbershop.

Spring Convention Extra: Chiefs of Staff 25th Anniversary!

Four more reasons for you to be at the Spring Convention: The 1988 International Champions, Chiefs of Staff.
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The Harmony Platoon Wants You

Enlist now! The Illinois Harmony Platoon wants you!
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IDAH pumps up the valiant few

Nine of the 41 quartets in the Illinois District took advantage of intense coaching at IDAH. Somebody’s missing out!
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Barbershop at Music Educators Conference

For some time now, Terry and Michelle Adams have hosted a booth at the annual Illinois Music Educators Association meeting in Peoria.  As usual, several students and educators stopped by and tried out a few pieces of the music. Even Dr. Jim Henry, who was serving as a guest choral clinician, stopped to check out the booth.
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New Things for Spring Convention

The Illinois District Spring Convention returns to Peoria April 12-14, 2013, featuring the Illinois District Small Chorus Championship, a new Barbershop Harmony Festival, and -- of course -- preliminaries for the International Quartet and College Quartet contests.
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Joliet + South Cook = Will-Cook

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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Illinois District’s Newest Chapter

The members of the Joliet and South Cook chapters have voted to merge with each other and, as of last night's combined meeting, have voted to call themselves the Will-Cook Chapter with the new chorus name, Knights of Harmony.
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Political Harmony

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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What a great program idea!

At a Tuesday night rehearsal on August 28 in Belleville, Program VP Bob Cearnal had a great idea. One of the chapter’s members, Steve Martin, was looking for a time and place to “pop the question” to his girl friend.