Bryce Quarve describes a recent Youth Harmony Festival held in Boise, a lovely illustration of the quality of our events, and the ongoing impacts they can make in local music programs.
...I have to say, these Barbershop guys have it figured out. They’ve taken the highly exacting competitive experience of Barbershop ensemble competition if you haven’t actually attended a Harmony Society competition, you really should, and modeled from it a music festival that has doubled the number of participating schools in the last several years. Early on, the kids were so excited about the experience that they started creating their own quartets. Spontaneously. For the sheer fun of it. Now, a small vocal ensemble competition is a key part of the festival.
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