|Coming September 9 2017!!|
"I'm Goin' South"
|The Southern Harmony Brigade|
Brigade membership consists of auditioned voices from Harmony Society
chapters all over Dixie. (To be a member in the Brigade, a singer
needs the sponsorship of an existing Brigade member and a commitment to
faithful attendance and participation at the annual rallies for at
least 3 years before being accepted to full membership.)
|Rooftop Records Quartet|
guys got together in their college days when they were singing in
separately in collegiate level competitions. They are registered
as a quartet from the Florida District, but half of them now live far
away (Seattle and Nashville). Two are brothers. The bass is
the guy who does most of the arranging. They have placed high in
International competition the last two years, and were invited to be
the “mike tester” quartet for the semi-final competition demonstrate
their distinctive style of harmony, which blends barbershop harmonies
with more popular treatments like the favorites by Elton John or
| The Smokyland Sound Chorus|
The Appalachian Express Chorus
1968, the Appalachian Express Chorus has been entertaining audiences
with the sounds of four part Barbershop harmony. THe men who compromise
the Appalachian Express come from all areas of the greater Tri-Cities,
and their talents have allowed the chorus to become one of the most
respected signing organizations in the region.
|The Foothills Sound Chorus|
chorus has been active in the Knoxville area under several names.
It previously performed at Note Torious, before making the name change
in the last few years. They
are organized and led by a troika of music directors, including two
from the Knox County School System, and one from Maryville. Recently,
the chorus went as a group to a mid-winter convention for the
experience of being graded by judges and getting instruction from noted
chorus has sung several concerts in Knoxville over the last several
years, and has spawned several quartets from it ranks.
Formed in 2012, the 865 is a traditional barbershop quartet based out of Knoxville, TN. The quartet, regularly competing in the annual International Youth Barbershop Quartet Championships
have since become one of the leading active quartets in the
southeast placing 22nd in the world in 2016. The 865 features Josh
Neely on lead, Harrison Cooke on bass, Caleb Brewer on tenor, and Noah
Muncy on baritone.
The Brickyard Quartet
of Powell High School students and graduates, They also
participate in the Foothills Sound Youth Chorus of Knoxville. The
quartet went to San Antonio in January 2017 to compete in the youth
chorus (and quartets) festival. Three of them (Turner Bell, Wyatt
McCarter, and Hayden) are all juniors at Powell, while Cameron Cagle
(the bass) is beginning his first year at Tennessee Technological
University as a music major.
Jett is a hometown native who started performing with his brothers at
the age of 10 in the gospel singing "Jett Quartet".He helped form
"Collectors Edition". Chuck
O'Donnell for 20 years Chuck has been "ringin' chords"
Formerly a Tenor, he's now living his dream as Lead of a "Collectors
Edition" and sharing the joy of four-part harmony. Jim
Bonomo, enjoys singing barbershop with the "Collectors Edition" for
five years and is grateful to be able to share his love for Barbershop
Oxendine has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for thirty
years. He is the director of the Smokyland Sound Chorus and has
served as director of several other choruses.
|The Rocky Toppers|
Parks (T), Mike Tipton (L), Mark Beeler (Br) and Harrison Cooke (Bs),
four residents of Knoxville and long time Tennessee Volunteer fans. Matt
teaches high school choir, Mike is old and balding, Mark has been a
barbershopper for 30 years in the Knoxville area. He has 3 district
titles and 2 top twenty finishes. He works as a CPA for the Tennessee
valley authority in Knoxville. He and his wife gail have been married
for 23 years. They live in Corryton and have two sons. Harrison is just
trying his best.