BHS International Quartet Medalists

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Here's to the losers--bless us all.


No matter how fierce the competition in a given year, the judges may only name one quartet as Champions. Many wonderful quartets have risen into the medals and out of circulation, having never won the gold.

The most recent Medalist quartets are listed first. These are the most likely to still be active, and to become champions in the future. All sources are cited in the "External Links" section.

Please note: Quartets are listed according to their highest medal rank only.


1st Place Gold Medal International Champions

Have a page of their own here.

2nd Place Silver Medalists

Quartet 2nd place Contests Medals 6th-10th 11th-20th
Signature 2017 3 2 0 1
Lemon Squeezy 2016 5 3 0 2
Uptown Sound 2001, 2002 8 4 2 2
139th Street Quartet 1977, 1990 19 7 10 1
Bank Street 1989 16 6 6 1
Vaudeville 1985 8 5 2 1
Center Stage 1982, 1983, 1984 5 4 1 0
Vagabonds 1976 8 3 4 1
Pacificaires 1972, 1973, 1974 6 5 1 0
Sundowners 1970, 1971 6 6 0 0
Four Rascals 1965, 1966 8 4 1 1
Nighthawks 1963 8 4 3 0
West Coasters 1957 3 2 1 0
Play-Tonics 1956 7 2 3 2
Four Chorders 1953 7 4 1 2
Keystone Quads 1951 4 2 0 1
Clef Dwellers 1949, 1950 6 4 1 1
Westinghouse Quartet 1945 5 4 0 0
Kansas City Barber Polecats 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947 7 5 0 2
Capitol City Four 1939 3 2 0 0

3rd Place Bronze Medalists

Quartet 3rd Place Contests Medals 6th-10th 11th-20th
After Hours 2017 6 1 3 2
A Mighty Wind 2012, 2013 3 2 1 0
State Line Grocery 2008 5 3 1 1
Metropolis 2003, 2005 12 5 3 3
Riptide 2004 8 5 1 1
BSQ 1998, 2000 7 5 2 0
Standing Room Only (SRO) 1996, 1997 9 4 3 1
The Naturals 1990, 1992, 1993 6 4 1 1
Chicago Chord of Trade 1988 5 2 2 0
Roaring '20s 1980 19 7 4 6
B & O Connection 1979 2 1 1 0
Nova Chords 1976 11 2 2 4
Imposters 1965 3 2 1 0
Colonials 1960 3 1 2 0
Hometown Quartet 1958 3 1 1 1
Four-Tissimos 1955 1 1 0 0
Toronto Rhythmaires 1954 4 2 2 0
Sing-Copates 1953 3 1 0 1
Antlers 1949, 1950 7 4 1 2
Continentals 1945 3 1 2 0
Mainstreeters 1943 3 1 1 1
Commuters 1940 1 1 0 0
Shell Quartet 1939 1 1 0 0

4th Place Bronze Medalists

Quartet 4th Place Contests Medals 6th-10th 11th-20th
Throwback 2017 6 3 3 0
Redline 2008 1 1 0 0
Sidekicks 1989 5 1 4 0
Cincinnati Kids 1986 6 2 2 0
Harrington Brothers 1984, 1985 4 2 2 0
Grand Tradition 1980, 1982, 1983 4 3 1 0
Far Westerners 1972 8 3 5 0
Baytown Four 1960, 1961 5 2 2 1
Easternaires 1959 14 3 6 4
Air Fours 1955 1 1 0 0
Lytle Brothers 1954 2 1 0 1
San Diego Serenaders 1952 3 1 0 1
Songmasters 1949 1 1 0 0
Chordoliers 1946, 1947 5 2 2 1
Lamplighters 1945 4 1 0 2
Gipps-Amberlin Four 1944 6 1 1 3
Aristocrats 1943 3 1 0 1
Harmony Kings 1941, 1942 4 2 2 0
Kansas City Police Quartet 1940 1 1 0 0

5th Place Bronze Medalists

Quartet 5th Place Contests Medals 6th-10th 11th-20th
Quorum 2017 3 1 2 0
The Allies 2010 7 1 4 2
Flipside 2006, 2007 8 2 4 2
Saturday Evening Post (SEP) 2004 9 1 6 2
Backbeat 1995 5 1 3 1
Special Feature 1993 7 1 4 2
Chordiac Arrest 1988, 1989 5 2 2 1
Soundtracks 1974 6 1 3 2
Avant Garde 1968, 1969 4 2 2 0
Saints 1960, 1961 2 2 0 0
Short Cuts 1959 3 1 1 1
Sacramento Statesmen 1953, 1954 2 2 0 0
Note Blenders 1950 2 1 1 0
Varsity Four 1949 2 1 1 0
Four Shades of Harmony 1948 2 1 0 1
Hi-Los 1946 5 1 2 1
New York City Police Quartet 1940 5 1 0 1
Topeka State Journal 1939 1 1 0 0
  • Fifth place was not awarded in 2009: two quartets tied for fourth. In keeping with the Contest Rules then in place, fourth place was awarded to both quartets.

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