Two years, eight months and fourteen days.
That’s how long it had been since we hit the contest stage in Salt Lake City, UT for the International Quarterfinals. It felt like an eternity, but yet when we hit the stage at the Central States District Spring Convention in Wichita, KS last month, it was just like we never left.
There’s nothing like a barbershop convention. While the contest itself is one of the main components, just being back with our CSD family was worth every minute. Visiting with friends old and new, singing tags into the wee small hours, and cheering on our fellow competitors was just what the doctor ordered to really feel like barbershop is coming back.
When the results came through, it was announced that we’d be heading to our fourth international appearance this summer with our highest score to date with a 81.4%. But perhaps the real excitement came when we realized that we’d be one of SIX quartets that will be representing our district at the International Quartet Contest in Charlotte, NC. While we haven’t done the research yet to confirm, many are saying that this is a CSD record when it comes to qualifiers!
Congratulations to our friends in BoomTown, Harmonium, Union Station, Tapestry and Spitfire! We can’t wait to join you on the big stage this July!