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Party of Five captures seniors quartet championship

PARTY OF FIVE, a barbershop quartet from Pennsylvania and New Jersey , bested 23 other groups to capture the gold medals in Saturday’s International Seniors Quartet Contest sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Singing “What’ll I Do?” and “Anytime,” the quartet squeezed past two quartets who the previous year had tied for second place, a vivid illustration of the quality of performers at the highest ranks of the seniors division.

 Men competing in the seniors division must be age 55 or older, and the quartet’s cumulative age must be 240 or greater.

The members of PARTY OF FIVE  are:

  • tenor DANE MARBLE, Hackensack, New Jersey
  • lead BRAD BROOKS, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • bari ROSS TRUBE, East Windsor, New Jersey
  • bass JEFF WINIK,  Kendall Park, New Jersey

The top five quartets were:

  1. Party of Five, from Pennsylvania and New Jersey
    1355 points,  75.27% average
  2. Spotlight, from Central Ohio
    1353 points, 75.16% average
  3. St. Croix Crossing, from the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin
    1348 points, 74.99% average
  4. Unfinished Business, from Ohio and Pennsylvania
    1344 points, 74.66% average
  5. Easy Street, from Tampa
    1322 points, 73.44% average

More than 2,100 close-harmony singers and guests from around the world gathered in San Antonio for the Society’s Midwinter Convention, which Friday featured more than 600 singers in the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival and International Sneiors Chorus Festival.