The yellow shirted volunteers from Reno are running the Midwinter convention like a European train station. Reno chorus’s Ken Martin has brought his seasoned experience from other international events and is leading the enthusiastic volunteer team. So many of the chorus members, their wives, and friends have been playing pivotal roles in the success. Dennis Doty today was keeping the youth chorus traffic flowing. Bill Stephens was ensuring the back stage operations were on time. Art Carabio led a big team to get all the risers in place. Lots of chorus and family members have been ushering and manning the registration. Several of our great friends from High Desert Harmony have been helping out too (let’s help them at their next event). Sam Barger is everywhere all the time. Bill Weiser guided the Westminster Chorus and several international quartets to numerous local high schools today. Wow how lucky those kids were. There are too many names to mention of those who have been putting in their time to help at this great event which is also an important fund raiser for the chorus. What a success already.
It’s also a learning event to see what the new face of barbershop looks and sounds like. If you haven’t been to the Peppermill, you still have time to see some of the events. Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to see what our society offers the world. It’s big and it’s growing fast. Have you every seen an impeccable chorus from China sing barbershop? You can tonight. Have you ever seen the Westminster Chorus. You can tonight. Have you ever seen nine boys ages 7-12 sing and dance barbershop and whoop the crowd to their feet in a frenzy. You can tonight. It’s all there within minutes from your house. See you at the Peppermill.