Monday, August 4, 2014

Looking Back on the July 29th Chapter Meeting and Put Together Contest

Hi all - Rick Wagner prepared this Looking Back report for us. Thanks to him and Todd Rykstarsyk for filling in while I am on vacation. Jack – YeEd

Subject: RE: Put Together Result

Though the crowd was not huge, it was energetic and the Harmonizers presented another successful Put Together Quartet contest. Bob Blair with assistance set up the hall for the contest by 6:30. Quartets were madly prepping for the contest from 6:30 to 7:30 with last minute rehearsals, quartet member changes, making up names, etc. The contest started at 7:30. The event was "put together" by Calvin Schnure. Lew Klinge served as MC for the Contest providing some history on Wilbur Sparks and the origin of the Put Together Contest. All toll twelve separate quartets competed and everybody did a fine job. Awards were handed ou t for best comedy quartet and third, second, and first place quartets. Our special guest judges were "THE MONORAIL FOUR", current Southern Division Champs. They were Bobby Seay, Phil Ferguson, Andrew Havens, and Kellen Hertz. The judges did a great job and entertained the crowd with a couple of selections after the contest. A good time was had by all. The results of the contest were Best Comedy Quartet was M*A*S*H Q with Randy Lazear, TJ Donahue, Nathan Ritter, and Calvin Schnure who entertained the crowd with a clever parody, "Something About A Shoulder". The third place quartet was "Brigade Island Boys" with Doug White, Kevin Mckenzie, Joel Golden, Calvin Schnure, singing "Where the Southern Roses Grow". They were preparing for Harmony Brigade and did a fine job with one of the Brigade numbers. The second place quartet was "Cool Cats" with Doug White, Will Cox, Jacob George, and Joel Golden, who gave us a "jazzy" version of "My Wild Irish Rose". Taking top honors was "Coney Island Hot Dogs" with Carl Kauffman, Clyde Crusenberry, Joel Golden, and Steve Murane who gave us a rousing rendition of "Coney Island Babe" with skimmers and all. The evening was ended with Doug White directing "Keep the Whole World Singing".




Until next time – editorjack!

(This message is prepared for your review if you were there, for your information if you had to miss, and as a historical record of the great things going on each week during the 66th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd.)


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