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Wisconsin women win teen barbershop quartet championship


YTBN, a young women’s barbershop quartet from Burlington, Wisconsin, captured the Next Generation Junior Barbershop Quartet Contest on Thursday, presented in Daytona Beach by the Barbershop Harmony Society.

The quartet sang a sweet old love song, “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” on the way to the championship, which included 8 quartets, with all singers aged 17 and under.

YTBN traveled to Florida with two other quartets from the Burlington High School Chorus, which will also compete on Friday in the Chorus Festival.

The members of YTBN are:

  • Zoe Lipor, tenor

  • Madeline Thompson, lead

  • Genevieve Hauser, bari

  • Megan Fitch, bass

Second place was awarded to Class Act, from Mt. Zion High School in Mt. Zion, Illinois, who sang “Come Fly With Me.” Singers are:

  • Alex Current, tenor

  • Gabe Johnson, lead

  • Mason Jones, bari

  • Aidan Seitz, bass

Bronze honors went to Blue Valley Quartet, from Blue Valley High School, in Overland Park, Kansas:

  • Allie Heidemann, tenor

  • Clara Thompson, lead

  • Trevor Lewis, bari

  • Cole Evans, bass

Eight quartets from across the country competed in the Festival, which continues Friday with 7 choruses taking the stage for the Junior Chorus Invitational.

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