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Clipper City Chordsmen – 9th Annual Youth In Harmony Festival
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Registration: 9:00-9:30 am
Lunch (provided): Noon-12:45
Afternoon Show in the Auditorium: 4:00 pm
Lincoln High School, Manitowoc
Youth In HarmonyYouth Harmony Workshops serve as a great introduction to barbershop harmony, and close-harmony a cappella singing. A typical workshop will see students from several different schools gathered together, rehearsing and performing age-appropriate arrangements, conducted by top-notch clinicians, and having tons of fun! These workshops are held all around the United States and Canada at little to no cost to you or your students.

Youth In HarmonyIn cooperation with the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), our Society sponsors an outreach program to encourage the use of barbershop style music in school music programs. The purpose of the festival is not for use as a recruiting tool for barbershop chapters, but to encourage and attract young men into school vocal music curricula. Sheet music is provided by the Manitowoc Chapter, with selection of the numbers by the clinicians. A teaching quartet will be provided to aid the clinicians.

Music will be available prior to the festival so the students may become familiar with it before the festival day. Local barbershoppers will be on hand for coaching and to help the young men learn the music, if necessary. The festival will be fun and educational, and will stress the importance of male involvement in vocal music, which can be enjoyed for the rest of their lives.

One Step at a Time QuartetThe Clinician for the Festival is Frank Marzocco, director of the Milwaukee Showcase Chapter. Frank is a seasoned barbershopper with competition experience. The teach quartet for the day will be Cool Street with Chordsmen members Tim Steffen, Dave Buss, Bruce Schlei, and Roger Gottschalk.
The festival will be an all day session at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, with registration from 9:00 - 9:30 am, followed by rehearsals throughout the day. Lunch will be provided from Noon - 12:45 pm. At 4:00 pm, a show for the public will be presented with four numbers by the festival chorus. The Clipper City Chordsmen Chorus, the teaching quartet and chapter quartets will also perform. Parents, relatives, friends and all music lovers are encouraged to attend.

For more information: Email Chairman, Roger Gottschalk or call 920-682-5109.

Music Educators can download the form here.

Here's an example (shown at left) of a Youth in Harmony Workshop from the Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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