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July 9, 2011

Old School Wins

There have been several wins in recent years of barbershop "super-quartets" and such was the case again this year with Old School taking the gold at the international competition held in Kansas City last night. Congratulations to Kip Bruckner (gold medalist with Interstate Rivals and Gas House Gang), Joe Connelly (Interstate Rivals, Keepsake, Platinum), Joe Krones and Jack Pinto. Never much for surprises the Society judges awarded the quartet silver last year which seems to follow the tradition of quartets rising up a notch each year until they win the gold. Seems there's no such thing as a "dark horse" in barbershop competition. New Zealand's Musical Island Boys took silver and Masterpiece won bronze.

Master of Harmony, under the direction of Mark Hale, won gold for the eighth time, Great Northern Union won silver and Canada's The Northern Lights took bronze in the chorus competition.

Posted by acapnews at July 9, 2011 11:12 AM

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