WELCOME!

The Wisconsin Youth Harmony Festival will take place on Saturday May 21, 20220
Pacelli High School.
1301 Maria Drive Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 

Tentative Schedule of the Day:

9:00-9:45 am > Registration

10:00-10:10 > Introduction to the Day

10:10-10:25 > Warm-ups

10:25-10:35 > Whole Group Learns and Sings a Tag

10:45-11:20 > Sectionals to Learn Another Tag and the Star-Spangled Banner

11:20-11:40 > Gather men and women to rehearse Tag & Star-Spangled Banner 

11:30-11:45 > Educators Conference with Judges and Q&A  

11:45-Noon > Everyone gathers in Auditorium to sing Star Spangled Banner & Tag to each other

Noon > Lunch  

1:00-1:10 pm > Mic Testers – Coulee Classic

1:10-2:15 > Contest (see Quartet Draw below)

2:15-2:35 > 2 song sets by Guest Quartets (It’s About Time & Coulee Classic)

2:35 > Announcement of Contest Results

2:45-3:30 > 1st Evaluation Session (Judges, 1st half of quartets)

                  > Other half of quartets sing tags in Auditorium, taught by Coulee Classic,

                      It’s About Time & other tag teachers present

3:30-4:15 > 2nd Evaluation Session (Judges, 2nd half of quartets – Tag Singing continues in Auditorium

Judge’s Panel: (* indicates primary contact or currently certified Barbershop Harmon Society judges)

  • Contest Administrators: Peter Maddeaux* and Doug Miller
  • Music Category: Paul Wigley* and Roger Williams
  • Singing Category: James Estes* and Dan Heike        
  • Performance Category: Mike Lietke* and Matt Hall

Guest Quartets:

  • Coulee Classic

Coulee Classic is composed of members in the Stevens Point and Lacrosse Chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society. They won the Land O’ Lakes District Contest in October of 2021 and strive for energetic, authentic, and entertaining performances with freely produced vocals and tons of ringing chords. Members are: Colin Stevenson (Tenor), Matt Curtis (Lead), Nate Peplinski (Baritone), Allen Pruitt (Bass). 

  • It’s About Time

Based in the Fox Valley Chorus in Neenah, this quartet boasts memberships in both Sweet Adelines Int’l and Harmony Incorporated. They recently placed 4th in the SAI Northern Lights Region 6 contest. The ladies have been singing together for just over 4 years, and believe every rehearsal, performance and contest is the best kind of adventure.  The members are: Terrie Williams (Tenor), Nancy Beyer (Lead), Vicki Powers (Bari), Chris Falk (Bass).

Quartet Draw:
1:00 pm Mic Testers > Coulee Classic

#QuartetHigh SchoolMusic Educator
1The AcousticsManitowoc LutheranJoel Ungemach
2Four Crying Out LoudArrowhead/HartlandGustavo Chaviano
3Flash Bam FirecrackersManitowoc LutheranJoel Ungemach
4JELIBurlingtonPenny Yanke
5MetaFourArrowhead/HartlandGustavo Chaviano
6Nothin’ But TrebleBurlingtonPenny Yanke
7ChordinationArrowhead/HartlandGustavo Chaviano
8The Melodic MissesArrowhead/HartlandGrace Bielski
9The HarmonisticsSolon SpringsGretchen Molina
10The ChipettesArrowhead/HartlandGrace Bielski
11Big Time RushArrowhead/HartlandGrace Bielski
12FourtunesHamilton/SussexTaylor Schmidt
13(ACCC) Apple Cinnamon Candle ClubLomiraChris Vander Pas
14BarberslayArrowhead/HartlandGrace Bielski
15Barbershop BoysGillettEvelyn Smoot
16Four Guys One BeardShell LakePaul Osborn

Odds and Ends:

  • Remember Parental Permission forms are due on Friday, May 13th. To download them, go to  http://youthharmonyfest.org/home/registration/
  • Music educators are encouraged, but not required, to attend the Festival. It is helpful, however, to have an adult – parent or barbershop coach – accompany each quartet.
  • There is no charge for anyone who would like to attend the Contest. Parents, friends, and barbershoppers are encouraged to arrive sometime before the contest begins at 1 pm.
  • Lunch is reserved for the participants in the Festival only. 
  • Each quartet will be assigned a warm-up room, which will double as a dressing room. Bear in mind, however, that two quartets will need to share a room. 
  • When it comes time for the evaluation each quartet receives with the judges, the judges will come to the warm-up/dressing rooms to meet the quartets
  • Trophies will be awarded to the top three quartets in the Bass-Clef and Treble Barbershop categories.
  • Cash prizes ($300 fir 1st, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd ) will be awarded to the schools the quartets represent.

Questions:

Contact Jim Rasmus, Co-Chair: (920) 973-0010; youthharmonyfest@gmail.com