CHORUS CONTEST VIDEOS
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Division and District Competition.
Oct 13, 2018 ... Our Far Western District competition was held in Fresno, CA, this year. The last time we competed in Fresno was in 2014. We placed 9th out of the 19 choruses in the contest. Since the winning chorus and several others have competed at the international level, we felt good about placing in the Top 10.
Mar 17, 2018 ... The Silver Statesmen traveled to Irvine, CA, for the Division competition this year. There were nine choruses competing in the Southeast division. We came in 3rd place and were named the Southeast Division Plateau AA Champion and also the Most Improved Chorus. In October, we will go to Fresno, CA for the Far Western District contest where there will be more competing choruses and the competition is always tougher!
Oct 21, 2017 ... Here is our contest set for the FWD Competition in Bakersfield, CA. We placed 8th in a field of 18 top-ranked choruses..... (Actually ranked 8th in a total of 69 competing choruses in the Far Western District.)... With an average score of 71.0, we are working hard on our unit sound and to maintain what we have learned this year.
May 13, 2017 ... FWD Division Contest was held in El Monte, CA. We performed two Polecats to showcase our "Back to the Basics" game plan for better unit singing. We placed 4th in a field of 10 choruses. Of course, we felt we deserved better scores (who doesn't), but we will be even better prepared for the District Contest next October.
October 15, 2016 ... Two new songs for contest with only 6 months to prepare (yes, that's our story and we're sticking to it!), we placed 10th in a field of 18 choruses. This year's District Competition was held in Riverside, CA. With internationally ranked choruses in the lineup, the competition was exceptionally tough, so 10th place is not all that shabby!
March 19, 2016 ... Here is our contest set for the FWD Division Competition, held here in Las Vegas. We placed 2nd of 11 choruses. We will be changing our uptune for the district contest in October. And, yes, the stage lighting was terrible....but the sound is all Silver Statesmen!
October 17, 2015 ... Enjoying a period of growth and hard work by everyone, the Silver Statesmen put 59 guys on the stage for the Far Western District Competition in Mesa, AZ. We placed 6th of the 16 choruses and bettered our scores (76.0) from previous outings. We are now ranked 45th out of the current 210 competing choruses in the Barbershop Harmony Society.
April 11, 2015... With a smaller group than we had anticipated due to illness and work conflicts, the Silver Statesmen still made a great showing at the Division Competition in Santa Monica, CA. We qualified for the District Contest which will be in October and held in Mesa, AZ.
October 11, 2014... Competing in the largest district in the Barbershop Harmony Society against some of the largest and best choruses is challenging to say the least. District Competition in Fresno, CA, hit a milestone for us with 50 men on the risers for the very first time! The chorus continued to improve by scoring an average of 74.8 and placing 6th out of the 20 competing choruses. Again, we were named the Plateau AA Chorus Champs and now must compete at the Plateau AAA level in the future. We look forward to more growth and great barbershop music for all of our audiences!
March 22, 2014... Our contest cycle for 2014 has started out with a bang! Division Competition in Riverside, CA, in March found the Silver Statesmen with more men on the risers (44) and with 16 competing choruses, we placed 4th with an average 74.3 score. We were also named the Most Improved Chorus and also the Plateau AA Chorus Champs (a step up from last year's Plateau A). October 2014 will see us in Fresno, CA for the Far Western District Contest.
October 12, 2013... We followed the Division Contest in Ontario with Far Western District Competition in Bakersfield, CA. Of the 24 top-level competing choruses, we placed 8th with this contest set performance.
May 11, 2013... Our debut performance at Division Contest in Ontario, CA. We qualified for District Competition (October 2013 in Bakersfield, CA) and were awarded a plaque for Plateau A Chorus Champs. Not too bad for our first contest as the Silver Statesmen Chorus!!