|On Sunday August 22 the LOngs Peak Chorus participated in the worship service at Shepard of the Mountains Lutheren Chuch in Estes Park. The service was held outside, and the chorus sanf three songs during the sevice.|
On August 8, the chorus sang during worship for First Methodist United Church in Loveland.
|On Saturday August 14, 2021, the Longs peak Chorus had an all day retreat and coaching session. Our Guest Clinician was Rik Johnson, a Certified BHS Singing Judge and a tremendous coach. He is a member of the Ambassadors of Harmony Chorus from St' Louis, which has won the BHS International Chorus Contest many times. It was a long day of learning new things and doing a lot of great singong. We hope we can remember half of what he taught us.|
|Februar 1, 2021|
Ron Black is announced as 2020 Barbershopper of the Year.
In a year of great challenges, Ron Black stepped forward in so many ways.
When our front line director, Johnny Bugarin, announced he needed to take a leave of abscence, Ron stepped up and took the reins.
When the Covid pandemic prevented us from meeting in person, Ron jumped in and taught us all how to use Zoom and we have continued regular monday meetings with very good participation. Ron sets up the meeting plans and has used his Society-wide friendships to bring many well known, knoledgible barbershoppers to our meetings.
When the idea of putting together a couple of virtual Cristmas songs to put on Youtube, Ron stepped up, researched how to do it and spearheaded the project, which ultimitely came out very good. Click on the "listen" button on our home page to hear the songs.
|Longmont Chapter President McWilliams presented a check for $775 to Hope House this week. For the last three Longmont Chapter shows, we have dedicated $2.oo from every ticket sold to go to Hope House. This check was from our 2019 Christmas show.|
|January 9, 2020|
At the Mid Winter Convention in Jacksonville Florida. On Thursday night, The Harmony Foundation awarded the Longmont Chapter third place in the 2019 Chapter Challenge.
The Chapter Challenge was a contest to see which chapters could increase most the number of members contributing to the Harmony Foundation. No limit was placed on the value of each donation, only that something be given.
Jim Cole & Rick Haines were there to receive our award.
The Longmont Chapter is very proud of this honor, as we believe in the mission of the BHS to involve youth in this wonderful hobby. The Harmony Foundation has now started the 2020 Chapter Challenge. Let's win it this time!
| The 2020 Awards and Officer Installation dinner was held on January 4th at the Gondolier Restaurant in Longmont.|
Rock Mountain District President Pasco Scarpella did the honors of installing the new officers.
Chapter President Mac Macwilliams presnted a brand new award which he created. The award is the "Riser Hero", awarded to a member who epitomizes full involvement physically and musically throughout each rehearsal. The initial award was given to Troy Waycott.
Barbershopper of the Year for 2019 was awarded to an unprecedented three members this year. Ron black received his award for his yearlong effort in improving the musical craft of the entire chorus. His week;y preparation, teaching, and attention to detail has raised the Longs Peak level of singing. Johnny Bugarin received his award for his leadership in 2019 as well as the previous three years. His enthusiasm and barbershop knowledge is a tremendous asset to the chorus. Kevin Pape received his award for his excellent work as VP for Music and Performance. He set a new standard for getting ahead of the curve in planning and preparation.
Naturally Aged seranaded the room with the set of songs they will be performing at the International Senior Quartet Competition in Jacksonville, FL on January 11.
For pictures of the event, go to the Pictures tab under News and Events..