Congratulations to Music City Chorus from Nashville, TN and Atlanta Vocal Project, from Atlanta Metro, GA - the 2014 BHS International Prelim Qualifiers from the Dixie District.
Plateau AAA awards:
1st - Music City Chorus, Nashville, TN
2nd - Atlanta Vocal Project, Atlanta Metro, GA
3rd - RSVP, Germantown, TN
Plateau AA awards:
1st - Crimson Pride Chorus, Tuscaloosa, AL
2nd - Stone Mountain Chorus, Greater Atlanta, GA
3rd - Voices of the South - Central Alabama, AL
Plateau A awards:
1st - Big Chicken Chorus, Marietta, GA
2nd - Memphis Men of Harmony, Memphis, TN
3rd - Smokyland Sound, Greater Knoxville, TN (also winner of Most Improved award)
Congratulations to Steel City Four, of Central Alabama, the Dixie Novice Quartet Champions.
Congratulations to DinoChords, of Nashville, TN, the Dixie Senior Quartet Champs.
The order of appearance for the quartet finals on Saturday night is:
MT - Crimsonaires
3. Perimeter Sound
4. City Café House Brand
5. Dark Horse
8. Phase IV
10. Instant Message
Gerald "Jerry" Adams has been a barbershopper as long as the Dixie District has been in existence - 65 years! He is the last remaining charter member of the Nashville, TN chapter and might be one of the last remaining initial members of the District. Jerry continues to be an active member of the Nashville Chapter as a singer and as Chapter historian, a position he has held for 30+ years. He has been an active member of the Confederate Harmony Brigade since the early 70's. During his barbershop career Jerry has been best know for his work "behind the scenes", performing tasks for his chapter, the District and the Society. Jerry may never have sung in a championship quartet or served as a District officer, but he is a "giant" to countless Nashville and District barbershoppers whom he encouraged and mentored, even some who are already in the District Hall of Fame. We applaud his great service and dedication to his chapter and to the Dixie District and now his induction into the Hall of Fame!
Tim Brooks is a 30-year member of the BHS and has made quite a mark in his singing and administrative barbershop lifestyle. Musically he has done it all. He is the only man to win the District quartet championship in four quartets. He has a total of six International quartet medals. Tim has served as a Certified Singing Judge both at home and abroad. He is also an accomplished Society-wide quartet and chorus coach, and he directed the Stone Mountain Chorus for over 15 years. Administratively, Tim prepares learning tracks and discs, he works in many aspects with a local Atlanta youth chorus, served on the Dixie Board in chorus directory development, served on the C&J Singing Category Board of Review, and serves on the Society Production Committee for district and International contests. He has served and continues to serve his chapter, Dixie District, and the Society and affiliates in may ways.
Jack Frobose joined the Stone Mountain chapter in 1981 and immediatey became very active in the chapter leadership. He ran the Dixie COTS chapter officer schools for several years as well as becoming VP of the Peach Division for several years and was elected EVP in 1993 and 1994. He and his wive, Helenanne, planned and hosted several Dixie BOD meetings and made sure that all of the BOD ladies had sightseeing and/or shopping activities while the BOD transacted their business. Jack moved up to Dixie President and served 1995-1996. They retired to Sun City, Florica where he started a new Sunshine chapter called Par for the Chorus. Unfortunately Jack has suffered some health issues recently, and he and Helenanne were not able to attend the Fall Convention. He will be honored with his Hall of Fame induction presentation at the 2014 Dixie Spring Convention.