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brigadeThe Southern Harmony Brigade
The 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
These 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 Michael Jackson.
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smokyland The Smokyland Sound Chorus

The Appalachian Express Chorus 
Since 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.

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foothillsThe Foothills Sound Chorus
This 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 clinicians. 
The chorus has sung several concerts in Knoxville over the last several years, and has spawned several quartets from it ranks. 

The 865
Formed in 2012, t
he 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.  
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The Brickyard Quartet
formedd 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.

Collectors Edition
Ted 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 Music.    John 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.
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The Rocky Toppers
Matt 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.

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