Saturday, October 9, 2010

Quartet Highlight - Easy Days

This is another posting that features of the many quartets associated with the Midwest Vocal Express - Easy Days. The current edition of Easy Days was formed in March of 2008.

From l-r, Bill K, Frank M, Dick R and Bo G

Bill is 40-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), and has sung in many Land O'Lakes District (LOL) quartets. Bill has been a District officer, judge, coach and is on staff at Harmony University.

Frank, a 43-year member of the society, was MVE's first director. He is known throughout the BHS and Sweet Adelines International as a composer, arranger, coach and director. He was honored in December by the BHS, and recognized for his achievements and efforts in promoting our art-form around the world. Frank sang lead with the popular show quartet Shear Delight for 25 years.

Bo is a 58-year member of the BHS, a 3-time LOL District Quartet Champion and 3-time International Finalist with The Fanfares Quartet. Bo sang with Frank and Shear Delight, entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest.

Dick is a 12-year member of the BHS, and has sung with several MVE quartets in competition and performances. Dick is Easy Days' newest member, and it's hard to believe that he started with MVE singing lead.

Easy Days has competed in the Senior's International Prelims, achieving the Top 10 in the Illinois District in the fall of 2008, and qualifying for the competition in Anaheim, CA. In May of 2009, Easy Days won the LOL Senior's District Championship, and competed in the District contest in October of 2009.

Easy Days sang 150 performances in 2009. They are featured performers at the Harmony Inn the Village in Greendale, and are proud to represent MVE at all of their performances.

Top Ten Best things about being in Quartet (collectively speaking!):

10. Experience unusual, novel venues
9. Meet great people
8. Self improvement
7. Expose our art-form to new audiences
6. Entertain audiences
5. Sing great music, arrangements & ring chords
4. Allows us to fulfill our “Ham” urges
3. Fellowship
2. Change people's lives through music
1. IT'S FUN!!!!!

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