Heights High Barbershoppers Place at International Competition

Group was only high school competitors and placed 4th out of 19 teams.

The Heights High Barbershoppers competed in the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival January 10-13.

They were the youngest vocalists there and placed fourth in a field that included 19 groups. Much of the competition has been singing barbershop style music for longer than the boys have been alive.

The Heights group received an Excellent rating and was recognized for being such a skilled young group - the only one with all high school aged members.

Assistant Vocal Music Director Kari Sharpe said, “One of the highlights of the trip was the boy’s performance of The Prayer for the Children. Many of the adults in the audience had tears running down their cheeks.”

Vocal music Director Craig McGaughey (right in photo) directs the group.


Ted Dick January 18, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Congratulations! & hope that Patch announces an upcoming concert for you here in the Heights.
Sam Bell January 19, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Craig, Kari, and the barbershoppers richly deserve their many accolades. Well done, all!


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