Border Patrol, a truly International Seniors Barbershop Quartet from the Toronto and New York areas, won the gold medal Saturday, January 12 at the Annual Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter Convention, held in Orlando Florida.
Consisting of Ron Mason from Irving, NY, Bob Fuest from Warsaw, NY, Al Baker from Mt. Hope, Ontario and Bobby Gibson of Toronto, the quartet triumphed over twenty-seven other quartets from all over the world. Their set included “Stars Fell on Alabama” and “Each Time I Fall in Love“. Speaking for the group, Baker commented, “This year, instead of going out there to ‘win’, our goal was just to provide the audience with an emotional experience. We felt that if we did that, the contest would take care of itself.” They definitely achieved both goals with a score of 73.1%, while the other medalists topped out at 71.7%.