Wednesday, June 16, 2010

MVE's Appearances at the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Convention & Contest

Each year, always around the 4th of July, the Barbershop Harmony Society holds an International Convention & Contest where between 8,000 and 10,000 barbershop singers and their family members gather to eat, sleep and drink barbershop harmony.

For the past 11 years, the Midwest Vocal Express (MVE) has had the honor and privilege of representing the Land O'Lakes District of the Society at this contest.  Two weeks from now, on Friday July 2, the MVE will make their twelfth appearance.

The contest involves each chorus performing two songs, which are judged across three categories - Singing, Music and Presentation.  Many choruses choose a theme for their performance that links the two songs together for the audience.  The MVE is known worldwide for their “legendary” theatrical presentations.

Below is a list of the MVE's appearances, including year, city and contest set theme, along with links (where available) to photo collections of the perfomance.

1999 - Anaheim, CA - Tin Roof Blues
2000 - Kansas City, KS - County Fair
2001 - Nashville, TN - Tin Roof Blues
2002 - Portland, OR - Waiters on Broadway (5th Place Bronze)
2003 - Montreal, QB - Green Army Men (5th Place Bronze)
2004 - Louisville, KY - New Dads
2005 - Salt Lake City, UT - County Fair
2006 - Indianapolis, IN - Fish (5th Place Bronze)
2007 - Denver, CO - Pinocchio
2008 - Nashville, TN - Penguins
2009 - Anaheim ,CA - Bond
2010 - Philadelphia, PA - ????

Many thanks to Dan Proctor and Lorin May for taking the photos and making them available via Fotki.

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