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Daytona Beach Convention Program

All times marked are Eastern Standard Time

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each event. Your convention badge is required for entry into all events (including afterglows).

Thursday, February 9

Thursday Schedule of Events

Society Board Meeting8:30 a.m.-
12:20 p.m.
SCJC Meeting
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Executive Boardroom B
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Registration Counters
Woodshedders Room
9 a.m.-
Executive Boardroom A
Informal Singing
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Near Registration Area
Harmony Platoon
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Volusia B
AISQC Chorus rehearsal
9-11 a.m.
Coquina D
Keynote, by Erin Cook: Playing the Long Game
2-3 p.m.
NextGen Junior Quartet Contest
4-5 p.m.
Youth Festival Particiant General Session
5:30-6:30 p.m.
All Chapter Chorus Rehearsal
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday Night Show
7:30-10 p.m.
Peabody Auditorium
10:30 p.m.-midnight

NextGen Junior Quartet Contest

Presenter: Joe Cerutti, Director of Leadership Engagement

Junior Quartet Contest Order of Appearance:

1. Blue 4 U (Men’s)
Tyler Waits, Addison Baker, Jude Clance, Seth Hare
Gordon Central High School - Calhoun, GA

2. YTBN (Women’s)
Zoe Lipor, Madeline Thompson, Genevieve Hauser, Megan Fitch
Burlington High School - Burlington, WI

3. Just Two Brain Sells (Men’s)
Thomas Fitch, Julian Ivkovich, Samuel Wallace, Benjamin Stork
Burlington High School - Burlington, WI

4. Blue Valley Quartet (Mixed)
Allie Heidemann, Clara Thompson, Trevor Lewis, Cole Evans
Blue Valley High School - Overland Park, KS

5. Premium Blend (Mixed)
Kolbi Allen, Allison Bradford, Isaiah Johnson, Daniel Soares
Mt. Zion High School - Mt. Zion, IL / Illinois District

6. Daphodyls (Women’s)
Scarlett Gunasekera, Hanan Geda, Daphne Gunasekera, Olivia Fontana
Montverde Academy - Montverde, FL

7. Class Act (Men’s)
Alex Current, Gabe Johnson, Mason Jones, Aidan Seitz
Mt. Zion High School - Mt. Zion, IL / Illinois District

8. Dyna-Mixed (Mixed)
Kylee Zigler, Julayne Morby, Evan Deans, Giovanii Grippe
Burlington High School - Burlington, WI

Thursday Night Show, 7:30p.m.

Let’s Hang On! America’s #1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show

Let’s Hang On! is a group of 10 seasoned entertainers who are preserving the music and style of the iconic group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Respectfully playing all the classic “Seasons” details, Let’s Hang On! also pays respect to the Broadway show,The Jersey Boys. Let’s Hang On! captures the trademark vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies, and crisp choreography that made The Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. This full blown stage show includes all the great Four Seasons’ mega hits like: Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, December ’63, Who Loves You, and many more mega hits of the 60’s; all presented in a high-energy and polished production. If you liked Jersey Boys, you’ll love Let’s Hang On!

Friday, February 10

Friday Schedule of Events

AISQC Breakfast and Annual Meeting8-9:50 a.m.Ponce De Leon
Community Performance8:00 a.m.
Conklin Davis Center for the Visually Impaired
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Registration Counters
BarberCon (Harmony University)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Coquina D,E
Woodshedders Room
9 a.m.-midnight
Executive Boardroom A
Community Performance
9:45 a.m.
Good Samaritan Society- Olds Hall
Chorus Festival
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Peabody Auditorium
All Chapter Chorus Rehearsal
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Friday Night Show
7:30-10 p.m.
Peabody Auditorium
10:30 p.m.-midnight

Chorus Festival, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Presenter: Zach Materne, BHS Board Member

Festival Order of Appearance:

1. Reigning Men
Directed by Penny Yanke
Burlington High School - Burlington, WI

2. Ozark Overtones
Directed by Jeff Veteto
Central States District

3. Blue Valley High School Chorale
Directed by Sam Dollins
Blue Valley High School - Overland Park, KS

4. Seneca Statesmen
Directed by Todd Horton
Seneca Land Distirct

5. Wade Hampton Singers
Directed by Amy Moyer
Wade Hampton High School - Greenville, SC

6. Cleveland Heights Men’s Barbershoppers
Directed by Jesse Lange
Cleveland Heights High School - Cleveland Heights, OH

7. Georgia Spirit
Directed by Lars Grevstad and Dr. Kim Watters
Marietta High School and Gordon Central High School

8. Dixie District Seniors Chorus
Directed by Jimmy Tompkins
Dixie District

9. Cleveland Heights Women’s Barbershoppers
Directed by Jesse Lange
Cleveland Heights High School - Cleveland Heights, OH

10. Carolina Statesmen
Directed by Larry Triplett
Carolinas District

11. Here Comes Treble
Directed by Penny Yanke
Burlington High School - Burlington, WI

12. Pioneer Spirit
Directed by James Carey and Al Fisk
Pioneer District

Friday Night Show, 7:30p.m.

Performers are listed alphabetically:

Association of International Seniors Quartet Champions (AISQC)

The AISQC gathers together to showcase the very best of the International Seniors Quartet champions from over the years. The impressive combined chorus of past champions puts on an amazing show every Midwinter, and we're excited to see what the AISQC has in store for us at Daytona Beach.

First Take
2022 International 5th-Place Bronze Medalist
Alex Corson, Tony Colosimo, Drew Wheaton, Andrew Havens

From the moment the audience reeled in delight as First Take hit the tag of their first song in Charlotte "Santa Fe", it was obvious we were in for an exciting week for these guys. Song after song, tag after tag, it just kept getting better and better with audience members exploding out of their seats time and again. First Take managed to earn a 5th-Place bronze medal in just their first appearance at International with three sets that can be described as exciting, heartfelt, dynamic, and extremely powerful. We're extremely excited to have them with us at Midwinter!

Take 4
2022 Harmony, Inc. International Quartet Champion

Wendy Spilker, Kristin Drummond-Mance, Chacey Steen, Melissa VanHousen
Take 4 hails from Kansas City, MO and West Palm Beach, FL, and just a few short months ago brought championship performances to the big stage at the Harmony, Inc. International convention and won the gold medal, becoming the 2022 Harmony Queens. They formed in January of 2014 and proudly represents Sweet Adelines International, Harmony Incorporated and the Barbershop Harmony Society. We know you’ll be wildly-entertained by their diverse repertoire including barbershop, broadway, jazz and pop.
The Ladies

2022 International Quartet Finalist and 2023 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champion
Quincie Snook, Carolyn Hunt, Kim Newcomb, Ashley Rohovit

Congratulation to The Ladies quartet, who in September were honored as the 2023 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champions. Two months earlier, they finished a strong sixth place in the BHS International Quartet Contest. Then in October, the quartet became the Overall Champion for the BHS Southwestern District. They bring a brilliant and dynamic sound to the stage with undeniable passion and personality, and have established themselves as an incredible musical influence in just their first year competing in a BHS International.

2022 International 3rd-Place Bronze Medalist
Alex Rubin, Sean Devine, Dan Rubin, Michael Skutt

“I Want You to Want Me” is the Cheap Trick rock anthem that nobody but Throwback and arranger Aaron Dale knew would be the week’s most sonically and visually electric performance in Charlotte, earning them the highest score of any song from a quartet not named Quorum. Since 2012, Throwback has been setting new standards in quartet excellence and flare with a solid brand and style all their own. With cutting-edge arrangements, a sound that blows the roof off any venue, and with charm that instantly wins over ANY audience, Throwback will leave you in awe. We are lucky to have Throwback join us at Midwinter this year!

Saturday, February 11

Saturday Schedule of Events

BHS Town Hall Meeting9-9:50 a.m.Ponce De Leon
9 a.m.-noon
Registration Counters
Woodshedders Room
9 a.m.-midnight
Executive Boardroom A
BarberCon (Harmony University)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Coquina D,E
Harmony Platoon
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Volusia B
Int'l Seniors Quartet Championship
11 a.m.-5 p.m
Peabody Auditorium
All Chapter Chorus Rehearsal
6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday Night Show
7:30-10 p.m.
Peabody Auditorium
President's Reception / Afterglow
10:30 p.m.-1

International Seniors Quartet Contest, 11 a.m.

Presenter: Randy Lieble, Tenor, St. Croix Crossing, 2018 Seniors Quartet Champion

Mic Tester: One Foot in the Stave, 2022 Seniors Quartet Champion, British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS)
Rod Butcher, Brian Schofield, Pete Nugent, Andy Funnell

Quartet Order of Appearance
(members are listed tenor, lead, baritone, and bass, regardless of how they stand on stage):

1. Checkmate (LOL)
David Baxter, Brad Charles, Harry Hanson, James Franklin

2. Joyride
James White, Maureen Cohen, Barbara Moores, Terry Johnson

3. Nostalgia Express
Larry Maw, Brad Brown, Rod Harris, James Doyle

4. cityScape
Allen Reynolds, Howard McAdory, Paul Gilman, Jay Hawkins

5. Let's Sing!
Steven Tremper, Mark Chandler, William Doub, Gregory Zinke

6. Jazz!
Pamela Mallard, Diane Durham, Tawny Brown, Diana Schweitzer

7. Quatresonics
David Goff, Eugene Hanover, Bruce Nurton, Mark Schwinkendorf

8. Crown Derby
Dick Knight, Karen Searson, Delyth Knight, P A Searson

9. Back On Track
Bengt Thaysen, Dan Lindqwister, Lars-Erik Bonnedahl, Lennart Gullberg

10. Full Circle
Michael McLoughlin, Donald Drake, Robert Feldman, Steve Feldman

11. Raise The Roof
Steven Shiveley, Marco Crager, Thomas Rouse, Nathan Comisar

12. Deep Water
Dan Bullock, James Frank, Charles Wilson, Paul Blazek

13. Hastily Assembled
Gerry Davis, Nathanael Pendley, Richard Franklin, Robert Alexander

14. Sounds Appealing
Tracy Lockhart, James McClelland, Bruce Sellnow, Ronald Black

15. Aspire
Ted Leinbach, Wally Miles, Robert Hopkins, Thomas Parker

16. The World According To AARP
David Jacobs, Roger Smeds, Steven Culpepper, Paul Agnew

17. 7th Heaven
Todd Dignan, Chris Gabel, Chris Watkins, Kevin Bier

18. Whistle Junction
Susan Neuls, Jo Coehoorn, Mary Ann Suprenant, Cathie Zimmerman

19. Silver Ring
Bob Davenport, Jimmy Tompkins, Paul Wietlisbach, Nick Daley

20. Opus 4
Patrick Casey, Michael Challman, Christopher Hunt, Andrew Gensey, Jr.

21. Brotherhood Of The RING
Dennis Pengilly, James Kirschner, Coby Foster, Loren Corner

22. Up All Night
John Ward, Cecil Brown, Joe Hunter, Dan Rowland

23. ReRouted
Keith Shuck, Donald Pullins, Doug Smeltz, Tim Kalb

24. Social Insecurity
Gary Raze, Robert Martindale, Kevin Stephens, Martin Anderson

25. The Grayhounds
Michael Glazier, Robert Fuest, Adam Surasky, Steven Fanning

26. Quadraphonics
James Olson, Maury Morris, Neil Hutcheson, Ray Taylor

Swan Set: One Foot In The Stave (BABS)
Rod Butcher, Brian Schofield, Pete Nugent, Andy Funnell

Saturday Night Show, 7:30p.m.

Performers are listed alphabetically:

2022 International 4th-Place Bronze Medalist
Amanda Sandroni, Ali Hauger, Katie Gillis, Katie Macdonald

GQ (MAD) firmly established themselves as an audience favorite when they lit up the Charlotte stage with three incredibly passionate, fun, and fearless sets and earned themselves a coveted quartet bronze medal in their first BHS contest appearance at International. GQ continues to set new standards of musical excellence and unbridled authenticity that instantly connects with and captures the heart of the audience, if the reaction from the crowd at Charlotte is ANY indication!
Newly-crowned Seniors Quartet Champion

Be sure to catch the Seniors Quartet Contest on Saturday at 11 a.m. to see who wins

Vocal Spectrum
2006 International Quartet Champion
Tim Waurick, Eric Dalbey, Jonny Moroni, Chris Hallam

There are simply not enough superlatives to describe the musical consistency and excellence of our 2006 champ quartet Vocal Spectrum, a quartet that inexplicably seems to just get better and better as time goes by. Their vast repertoire and deep collection of ground-breaking recordings has set a standard few quartets, much less few musical ensembles in general have been able to match. We're honored to have them join us at Daytona Beach this Midwinter!
2022 International Quartet Champion
Puck Ross, Mike Slamka (subbing for Quorum's lead Chris Vaughn who was unable to attend), Nathan Johnston, Gary Lewis

From the moment Quorum hit the stage in Charlotte in the quarterfinals, to the moment they hit their last chord on Saturday night in the Finals, it was clear to everyone, especially the judges, who would win the elusive gold medal in Charlotte last July. From heart-wrenching ballads that brings tears to your eyes, to ear-splitting chords that can peel the paint off the walls, Quorum truly takes advantage of every amazing aspect of our art form with grace, power, and aplomb.

Quorum is grateful to have legendary lead Mike Slamka (gold medalist with Power Play in 2003, and Crossroads in 2009) fill in for lead Chris Vaughn in Daytona Beach this year, as unfortunately Chris had an unavoidable conflict. HUGE thanks to Mike for stepping in and making it possible for Quorum to celebrate their gold medal win and their incredible music with us at Midwinter!

The Festivals, Contests, and all shows will be streamed live!

Congratulations to all our 50-year members. We are so grateful for the gift of your many years of service and harmony!

Brad Anderson
Dave Anderson
Dick Baker
Ross Bangham
Charlie Barbarisi
Kevin Beard
Earl Berry
Ted Bey
Bruce Beyne
Bob Billings
Jim Bledsoe
Mickey Bonesio
Buzz Bossard
Del Brandt
Bill Brawner
Pat Brennan
Richard Budesa
Stew Bush
Jay Butterfield
Bob Campbell
Bob Campion
Ed Cheek
Jim Clancy
Mark Clark
Will Collier
Rick Collinson
Webb Comfort
Dennis Cook
Gerry Cox
Ray Crowder
Vince Czepukaitis
Mark Dahlen
Don Davia
John Davis
John DeDourek
Dana Dorsey
Bruce Dye
Rolf Edelsward
Tony Falcone
Al Fennell
Ken Fisher
Dick Floyd
Pat Flynn
Bill Ford
Bruce Foreman
Maurice Freleaux
David Garstang
John Gassman
Larry Gassman
Don Geers
Dave Gelb
Tim Giroux
Craig Hall
Terry Hallman
Will Hamblet
Pat Harryman
George Hatalosky
Kenny Ray Hatton
Jay Hawkins
Brad Heinzer
David Anthony Herge
Liston Hinson, Jr.
Bob Hodges
J D Horne
Ron Huisenga
Frank Hunter
Jim Jorgensen
Byron Josephson
Carl Kauffmann
Jim Kehnast
Pat Kelly
James Kimos
Steve King
Larry Klein
Joel Kramar
Doug Kunkel
Bob Lally
Rob Lamont
Tom Lemberger
Wally Loerch
Rob Lotzkar
Larry Lund
Dave Lundberg
Bruce Marchant
Phil Marmelstein
Robert McClerren
Rod McGillivray
Jim McLane
Ken McPhaden
Timothy McShane
Chuck Mears
Terry Mercing
Roger Meyer
Keeth Miller
John Misters
Rich Morrison
Jerry Neeman
Victor Neilsen
Paul Nielsen
Emmett O'Leary
David Officer
Dave Paxson
Pete Peters, Jr.
Doug Peterson
Dave Pinkall
Ray Pontoni
Rich Postal
Al Prom
Harvey Raider
Joe Reeves
John Rettenmayer
Paul Reussille
Paul Santino
Jerry Schmidt
Al Scott
Wirt Skinner
Ron Soreil
Glenn Spoerke
Bob Starner
Hank Stromenger
Dave Sutton
Michael Taylor
Mack Tyner
Jim Walther
Jack Watters
Don Weinmeister
Dale Werner
Larry White
Mike Wilcox
Willie Williams
David Wilt
Bruce Wittgren
Rob Wolff
Dan Wrhen
John Wright
LeRoy Zimmerman