HISTORIVIA

by Mike Sisk

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Charlotte International Produces More Historics

Charlotte certainly was the convention to expand the already many historics of the BHS. How about the Mid Atlantic District becoming the sixth district to have posted three quartets to finish in the top five medals along with PIO, FWD, ILL, JAD, SUN? The Mid Atlantic may have also become the only district to have five quartets finish in the top 10!

 

Gary Lewis, of our new champs Quorum, has set the mark as the ONLY individual to have won three gold medals on three different voice parts (Platinum-tenor, MaxQ-baritone, and Quorum-bass).

That’s not all. Jay Hawkins now joins Freddie King and Brian Beck as the only three individuals to perform in international quartet competitions in six consecutive decades.

Freddie King

50’s-Oriole Four 

60’s Oriole Four

70’s Oriole Four

80‘s Pro’s and Cons

90’s Untouchables

2000’s Premiere 

Brian Beck

60’s Doo Dads

70’s Doo Dads & Dealers Choice

80’s Side Street Ramblers

90’s Great Stage Robbery

2000’s Saturday Evening Post

2010 Eureka.                                 

Jay Hawkins

70’s Coalition

80’s Interstate Rivals

90's Naturals & Marquis

2000’s Sensations, New Sensations, & Four Aces

2010’s Lucky Day, The Franchise, & 7th Avenue

2020’s City Scape

Districts with 3 Medalists in the Same Year

Far Western District

1960

1 Evans Quartet

4 Baytown Quartet

5 Saints

1971

3 Golden Staters

4 Pacificaires

5 Far Westerners

1972

1 Golden Staters

2 Pacificaires

4 Far Westerners

Sunshine District

2016

3 Main Street

4 Signature

5 Throwback

2017

1 Main Street

2 Signature

4 Throwback

2019

1 Signature

2 Throwback

4 Rooftop Records

Illinois District

1942

1 Elastic Four

4 Harmony Kings

5 Misfits

1988

1 Chiefs of Staff

3 Chicago Chord of Trade

5 Chordiac Arrest

Pioneer District

1949

2 Cleff Dwellers

3 Antlers

4 Songmasters

1950

2 Cleff Dwellers

3 Antlers

4 Note Blenders

Johnny Appleseed District

1994

1 Jokers Wild

3 Yesteryear

4 Marquis

Mid Atlantic District

2022

2 Midtown

4 GQ

5 First Take