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BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 21, 2017 — It was an incredible night of great quartet performances at the Far Western District Quartet Finals held this evening at the Rabobank Concert Hall in Bakersfield. One quartet stood out from the others to take top honors. It is great pleasure that we introduce your new 2017 Far Western District Quartet Champion, Suit Up!
Suit Up! heralds from the Greater Phoenix, Salt River Valley, and Santa Fe Springs chapters and consists of:
- Justin Klemballa, tenor
- R.J. Esquivias, lead
- Brent Graham, baritone
- Rodney Armstrong, bass
Our sincere congratualtions to Suit Up! for a well deserved win.
Here are the results of the quartet finals:
- Suit Up! - 80.2
- Fourtunate Sons - 76.9
- Capitol Ring - 76.8
- Hot Spot - 75.5
- Current Chord - 74.6
- Suit Up! is the District Quartet Champion.
- Scoop 'Em Up is the Far Western District Novice Quartet Champion.
- Renaissance is the District Seniors Quartet Champion.
- Velvet Frogs qualifies to represent the Far Western District at the International Seniors Quartet Contest next January.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 21, 2017 — The Far Western Distirct Chorus Finals was a spectacular event, with many great and memorable performances by chorus from all levels. Topping it off was the stellar performance by The Westminster Chorus, who sang With You (from Pippin) and Thriller. Yes, Michael Jackson's music hits the barbershop stage. Westminster's 92.9 finish puts them as a top contender for next year's gold as they once again will represent the Far Western District at the International Convention in Orlando.
Here are the results iof the Chorus Finals:
- The Westminster Chorus - Westminster, CA - 92.9
- Fog City Singers - Barbary Coast, CA - 88.5
- A Cappella Syndicate - Salt River Valley, AZ - 80.2
- Voices of California - California Delta, CA - 79.2
- Gaslight Chorus - Brea, CA - 76.7
- The Westminster Chorus qualifies to represent the Far Western District at the International Chorus Contest next July. The Westminster Chorus is the District Chorus Champion.
- Silver Statesmen is the Far Western District Plateau AA Champion.
- The Westminster Chorus is the Far Western District Plateau AAA Champion.
- Sun Harbor is the Far Western District Most Improved Chorus.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., October 20, 2017 — Those in attendance at the Rabobank Concert Hall were delighted by an oustanding roster of quartets performing at Friday night's Semifinals, as wall as a rousing tribute and acceptance from convention honorees John and Larry Gassman, and a performance by the Harmony Platoon Chorus. In all, twenty-four quartets competed.
Advancing to Saturday's Quartet Finals are (in singing draw order):
MT Some Friends of Mine
- Capitol Ring
- Current Chord
- Fourtunate Sons
- velvet Frogs
- Hot Spot
- Suit Up!
- Scoop 'Em Up