Season 3 Episode 29

What a contest! Kim and Janelle talk about their favorite moments that they watched on the webcast, featuring Millennium Magic Chorus, Titanium, Don’t Call Me Shirley (what, like you’re surprised), and of course our new champions: Viva! and Ronninge Show Chorus!

And as a special surprise, we dragged…ahem…included our friend Tatiana in for the latest round of Dapper Games to see what a non-Sweet Adeline knows about our organization.

Season 3 Episode 28

It’s our final batch of New Orleans competitors, because the competition is just around the corner! Plus texts from Don’t Call Me Shirley, and a random tie-in to a West Wing episode. So hang on for this wild ride.

Season 3 Episode 27

Only two weeks away from New Orleans! The next few choruses have some really creative fundraiser ideas (that we’d love to steal!). We hope you’re all making your final preparations for international and we can’t wait to cheer all of you on as you hit the stage in just a matter of days!

Season 3 Episode 22

We’re home from the Region 21 summer regional event (Camp Orange Blossom) with stories to share! Listen as we discuss what information we took away from the weekend, and find out what it was like for Janelle’s quartet to be coached by Kim Vaughn AND Sharon Babb in the same weekend. And we continue on our journey to learn about this year’s international quartet competitors.

This week’s featured competitors:

PRISM

Essence

Wicked

ROXY

Fortuity

The Ladies

Renegade

Season 3 Episode 21

Region 21’s summer regional is almost here and we can’t wait to try new things with our double quartet. Plus, what songs has barbershop ruined for YOU? Janelle shares her number one pick. As usual, we bring you another handful of quartets with fun facts and interesting backgrounds.

This week’s featured competitor’s:

VOCE

Up All Night

Famous Janes

SwingTime

Infinity

GQ

Nightfall

Season 3 Episode 20

There was so much gorgeous singing and ringing at the BHS convention in Salt Lake City! We cover some key highlights and favorite moments. We also cover quartet contestants 22-28 for the upcoming Sweet Adelines competition in New Orleans.

Season 3 Episode 18

This week we cover 7 more quartets who will be competing in New Orleans. Most of these quartets sent us emails, which we’re thrilled about! They told us about yoga, crickets, porch shows, and more…you’ll definitely want to tune in for this one. Also, we discuss the ups and downs of bringing back chorus repertoire from many years ago.

Season 3 Episode 17

We’ve moved into the quartet competitors for New Orleans this week and are so thrilled to have emails from so many quartets! Also, in our own region, we have an educational weekend coming up. What are YOUR regional education events like? Tell us about them in the comments!

This week’s featured competitors:

Viva!

Sparkle!

Obsession

Ruby Blue

Debacle

Wink

The Vibe

Season 3 Episode 16

We learn even MORE things about the overlap between the Harmony Classic and the chorus semifinals in terms of competitor movement. There’s an announcement from BHS concerning the inclusion of mixed and women’s quartets and choruses at their international competitions. Plus a little quartet you may have missed: Czech It Out!

Season 3 Episode 15

Welcome to our first episode on the road to New Orleans! From here until September, we’ll be covering each competitor so you learn a little about all the quartets and choruses that have qualified. We also play a brand new game where you might be yelling the answer at your car stereo or computer while listening.

Season 3 Episode 14

This is the final regional recap of 2019 before we begin looking toward New Orleans and covering all the competitors that will cross the stage! We also discuss our experience with the process of giving/getting feedback on new chorus songs and some advice for “backseat” vocal coaches.

Region 8 Quartets

618 - Ruby Blue
596 - Fringe
594 - Escapade
581 - Kindred
551 - Risky Business

Region 8 Choruses

728 - Skyline
637 - Velvet Hills
574 - Bella Voce
527 - Mountain Jubilee
464 - Grand Mesa A Cappella

Region 17 Quartets

624 - Lucille
618 - Wicked
609 - Surefire
577 - Resolution
565 - Fast Forward

Region 17 Choruses

673 - Buffalo Gateway
622 - Greater Harmony
598 - Voices in Harmony
581 - Lake Ridge Legacy
566 - Pride of Toledo

Region 34 Quartets

656 - Enchant
635 - Debacle
615 - Obsession
607 - Alouette
577 - Treble Makers

Region 34 Choruses

643 - Endeavor Harmony
628 - Brindabella
608 - Melbourne
595 - Northern Beaches
582 - Geelong Harmony

Season 3 Episode 13

Let’s have a real conversation about how quartets disband, since it’s relevant to one of the Dames this week. We also cover the three regions that competed this weekend and provide some updates about potential wildcard quartets and choruses.

Region 1 Quartets

647 - VOCE
612 - Saffron
577 - Phoenix Rising
564 - Vocal Mischief
552 - Counter Balance

Region 1 Choruses

646 - Coastline Show
641 - Farmington Valley
604 - Merrimack Valley
567 - Royal River
563 - Sound of New England

Region 31 Quartets

613 - Nightfall
601 - Sound Central
586 - Chaos
577 - Incognito
561 - BAM!

Region 31 Choruses

682 - Heartbeat UK
638 - Aberdeen
635 - No Borders Show
613 - Vocal Dimension
597 - Surrey Harmony

Region 32 Quartets

662 - Ambush
616 - Gig-a-bite
609 - ASKA
597 - SVEA
579 - Epitones

Region 32 Choruses

687 - Pearls of the Sound
610 - Alba Show
605 - Gothia Show
595 - Snowflake Singers
590 - Stockholm Starlight

Season 3 Episode 12

After a 5-region weekend and webcasting in region 11, we have SO much fun stuff to talk about. We chat about our appreciation for directors, how choruses make decisions, and a funny story about being the Board Member of the Month once upon a time.

Region 6 Quartets

622 - Spice
569 - Affinity
554 - Upbeat
529 - Sweet Addiction
519 - It's About Time!

Region 6 Choruses

701 - City of Lakes
594 - Spirit of Harmony
563 - Sounds of Superior
540 - Twin Cities Show
528 - River Rhapsody

Region 11 Quartets

637 - SwingTime
598 - Gotta Sing!
586 - Vixen
586 - Troubadour
565 - Nuance

Region 11 Choruses

651 - Santa Monica
586 - Verdugo Hills
539 - Agoura Hills
508 - Channelaire
470 - RiverOaks

Region 12 Quartets

650 - RetroActive
604 - LiveWire
585 - Verve
574 - Free Range
566 - Fresco

Region 12 Choruses

628 - Pacific Empire
604 - Song of Sonoma
557 - Mission Valley
550 - San Francisco Sound Wave
543 - Southern Oregon Sound

Region 19 Quartets

668 - GQ
666 - All Fired Up
641 - Famous Janes
605 - Sound Design
569 - Mix It Up

Region 19 Choruses

685 - Greater Harrisburg
637 - Valley Forge
615 - Vocal Harmonix
607 - Dundalk
602 - Jersey Sound

Region 35 Quartets

633 - ROXY
618 - Fire and Ice
611 - ZEAL
600 - Heist
581 - Fever 4

Region 35 Choruses

628 - Waikato Rivertones
595 - Greater Auckland
542 - Dunedin Harmony
479 - Foveaux Harmony
467 - SouthCity Soundz

Season 3 Episode 11: Interview with Doreen Philbin

Welcome to our first special episode in partnership with the Region 21 Historian! In partnership with our Region 21 Historian, we have an interview with Doreen Philbin, whose parents were renowned coaches and mentors Bill and Carolyn Butler, and whose daughter now sings with Harborlites Chorus and Dragonfly quartet. What a wealth of stories she has for us!

This is the first of many special episodes, in an effort to capture the rich history of Region 21. If you have stories to tell or a suggestion of someone we should interview, please let us know or email historian@region21.org.

Also, if you belong to another region and this sparks an idea to capture your own region's history, let us know that too! We may be able to help. :)

Season 3 Episode 10

Another 5-region weekend to review! Plus, we have some adorable fan mail, as well as helpful resources located right in the quartet competition packet to share with you.

Region 2 Choruses

669 - Motor City Blend
606 - London Chorus
589 - Grand Harmony
585 - Grand Traverse Show
549 - Song of the Lakes

Region 2 Quartets

619 - The Vibe
617 - Girl Talk
590 - Spectrum
558 - Sashay
551 - HighJinx

Region 3 Choruses

623 - River City Sound
616 - Midwest Crossroad
559 - Great Lake Sound
541 - Crosstown Harmony
526 - Yahara River

Region 3 Quartets

614 - PRISM
585 - By Request
573 - Chicago Mix
573 - Stiletto
541 - Cool Beans

Region 9 Choruses

668 - Spirit of the Gulf
608 - O-Town Sound5
81 - South Florida Jubilee
570 - A Cappella Bay Show
560 - Sound of Sunshine

Region 9 Quartets

613 - Ringtones
611 - Duly Noted
598 - Ladybug
563 - Classic Charm
548 - Contempo

Region 15 Choruses

677 - Liberty Oak
638 - Harmony Celebration
628 - Sirens of Gotham
581 - Hickory Tree
558 - Saratoga Soundtrack

Region 15 Quartets

642 - Harmony
596 - Brown Eyed Girls
587 - Perfect Fourth
540 - Q Music
538 - Up and Away

Region 26 Choruses

654 - Westcoast Harmony
610 - Gateway Chorus
577 - Alberta Heartland Chorus
577 - Pacific Edge
575 - Vocal Motion!

Region 26 Quartets

624 - No Strings
608 - Delirium
569 - VITA
566 - Thumbs Up!
559 - Chance!