Granite Statesmen

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The Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, members of the Nashua, NH Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, was formed in 1955, and represents over 50 towns in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and New York.

History

Contest Placement

International

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
20th 20th 18th 18th
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
19th 17th 17th 19th 18th 21st 22nd 23rd

District (NED)

1997 1998 1999 2000
1st 2nd 1st 1st
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 7th
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
5th 4th 5th 4th 7th 5th

Recordings

  • Ain't That a Kick in the Head
  • Just Add Snow
  • A Grand Old Tradition
  • They Say It's Wonderful: A Salute to Irving Berlin

Internal Awards

Barbershopper of the Year

Awarded every year, either for sustained contribution to the chapter over the past year, or for one or two sufficiently large contributions.

Decided by a vote (consensus?) among the previous winners who are still active with the chapter. Winners are thereafter inelegible.

From 1955 until 2017: given in honor of Joe Kopka Sr, first chapter President and last living charter member, who died in 2017.

From 2018 onward: given in honor of Ronnie Menard.

Year Recipient
2004 Tom LaCasce
2005
2006 Jim Coates
2007
2008 John Englander
2009 Kurt Boutin
2010 Loring Webster
2011 Jean Murray
2012 John Green
2013
2014 Denny Hooper
2015 Niall Trimby
2016 Bob Fay
2017 Matt Kopser

"The Marty"

Director's Choice Award. Optional, and completely up to the Director's discretion.

Usually awarded for making the Director's job easier, or for numerous contributions to the Chorus that don't quite merit a BotY.

Year Recipient
1999 Dick White
2000 David Patterson
2001 Bruce Barnett
2002 Tom LaCasce
2003 Steve Tramack
2004 Rick Marchant
2005 Norm Buerklin
2006 Michael Trilling
2007 Dave de Bronkart
2008 Kurt Boutin
Year Recipient
2009 not awarded
2010 not awarded
2011 John Green
2012 Stu Light
2013 Bob Daley
2014 John Green
2015 Denny Hooper
2016 John Potelle
2017 Stu Light

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