Catching Up and Looking Ahead

Hey everybody! It’s been awhile. Things have been pretty busy for all of us. We would love to update you on EVERYTHING that has happened since 2022, but that might get pretty long. Here are the highlights!

  • 2022
    • After a long few years, we returned to the show stage in McPherson, St. Louis and Kansas City!
    • On February 10th, we welcomed the newest member of the Fleet Street family, Dean Alan Suellentrop.
    • At the Central States District spring contest, we punched our ticket to our fourth international contest.
    • Matt & Aaron, serving as administrators, helped revive Acappellooza Summer after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic.
    • For the first time, we sang TWO rounds at International, finishing with a career high 15th place in Charlotte, NC.
    • We returned to Wichita for the second year in a row, spending two days in local high school spreading the gospel of barbershop.
    • In Lawrence at the CSD Fall Convention, we were honored to sing again on the past champions show, and witness history with our district’s first female quartet champions in First Class!
    • On October 29th, we watched Aaron marry the love of his life, Jacqueline
  • 2023
    • We got to perform on SIX chapter shows. Two in the great state of Nebraska (Beatrice & Fremont). One in Viborg, South Dakota. One in Columbia, Missouri. And two features on two of our home chapter’s chorus shows (Ambassadors of Harmony & Visions of Harmony)
    • At the CSD Spring Convention in Iowa City, IA we qualified for a fifth International appearance.
    • We shared the stage with our fellow qualifying quartets from the great Central States District in a “CSD Quartet Send-Off Show” to help us all prepare for International.
    • For the second time, we made it to the semifinals at International in Louisville, KY. We even got to bring a new song to the contest stage.
    • Aaron moved back to St. Louis with his wife and dogs to take a new position at Pattonville High School.
    • For the first time in a long time, we did not attend the CSD Fall Convention because on September 28th, we welcomed yet another new member of our family – William “Liam” Church Suellentrop.
  • 2024 so far…
    • Matt & Joy took both of the boys to the BHS Midwinter Convention in New York City (we do not recommend this, but they still had fun)
    • We performed at Ambassadors of Harmony’s rehearsal for their Guest Night in February.
    • We sang the national anthem for a Charity Dodgeball Tournament in St. Louis and performed a chapter show in Nebraska City, NE all in the same weekend (again, we do not recommend this, but MAN did we have fun in Nebraska City!)
    • After many years of rescheduling due to the pandemic and trying to make it happen, we finally did the Heart of America chorus chapter show in Kansas City!
    • In Ames, IA, we qualified for our sixth International contest at the CSD Spring Convention and performed maybe our best rendition of “Let Me Drown” ever…
  • Coming soon…
    • A featured spot on the Ambassadors of Harmony’s June show – A Cappella LIVE on June 15th.
    • Matt & Aaron will once again be helping to put on Acappellooza Summer with some very awesome students and guest clinicians.
    • International Convention in Cleveland, OH!

Throughout all of this, we have been working hard to bring you all new music and more awesome performances. We can’t thank our coaches, Kevin Keller & Scott Kitzmiller, enough for all of the time they’ve spent with us trying to make us just a little bit better every time we get back on the stage! They are incredible musicians, teachers, and people.

We hope to keep you all more up-to-date in the future! Thank you for your support!

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