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  • The Kansas City Missouri Chapter recognizes and honors the musical directors of the Heart of America Chorus. They have used their skills to direct and impart their musical knowledge to each member of the chorus with one goal in mind: to enhance and improve the singing and performance excellence of the chorus. Through these efforts, each director of HOA has contributed mightily to the entertainment, preservation and encouragement of singing in the barbershop style. We are searching for specific tenures for three directors from our earliest years, who do not appear in the chronology:
Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Joe Stern
Jimmy Fern
  • Originally, board members served one-year terms starting on our charter date, so early presidents appear in consecutive years. This was changed in 1961 to conform to the calendar.

1938

June 2 - Kansas City Missouri chapter becomes the second group to charter in the fledgling SPEBSQSA
June 18 - Combined gathering with 40 members of the Tulsa chapter

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Presidents - Winthrop Williams, Joe Stern

1939

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
President - Joe Stern

1940

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Presidents - Joe Stern, George Fairchild

1941

*Chapter presents show "Sweet Adeline," with net proceeds donated to Children's Mercy Hospital. - Early KC Chapter Show
June - K.C. Barber Polecats take 2nd place in BHS Intl Quartet Contest 1941 , in St Louis, MO

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Presidents - George Fairchild, Mark Pierce

1942

June - K.C. Barber Polecats take 2nd place in BHS Intl Quartet Contest 1942 , in Grand Rapids, MI - KC (Barber) Pole Cats take 2nd place at Nationals… again!
August 15 - KC Chapter picnic

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Presidents - Mark Pierce, Joe Stern

1943

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Presidents - Joe Stern, Fred Perry

1944

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Presidents - Fred Perry, Joe Stern

1945

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Presidents - Joe Stern, Hec White

1946

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Joe Stern, Jimmy Fern, Tom "Moonlight" Murphy
Presidents - Hec White, Ray Koenig

1947

March - 1st Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Ray Koenig, Russ Gentzler

1948

March - 2nd Annual Show
October - HOA quartet HyPower Serenaders wins CSD Quartet Contest

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Russ Gentzler, Rod Turnbull

1949

March - 3rd Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Rod Turnbull, Dale Warrick

1950

March - 4th Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Dale Warrick, Orval Wilson

1951

March - 5th Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Orval Wilson, Milt Grafrath

1952

March - 6th Annual Show
July - 1st time HOA hosts BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1952 , in Kansas City, MO
October - HOA quartet Gamboliers wins CSD Quartet Contest

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Milt Grafrath, Bert Phelps

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Russ Gentzler

1953

March - 7th Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Bert Phelps, Don Thorne

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Joe Stern

1954

March - 8th Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Don Thorne, Dan Jacobson

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Dan Jacobson

1955

March - 9th Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Dan Jacobson, Don Stephens

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Bob Gall, C. V. Peterson, Orval Wilson

1956

March - 10th Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Stevens
Presidents - Don Stephens, Bob Gall

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - John Cross, Arlo Moore

1957

March - 11th Annual Show
October - HOA quartet BMA Gamboliers wins CSD Quartet Contest

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Don Stevens, LaVerne Cable, Don Webb
Presidents - Bob Gall, Austin Thames, Jr.

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Arthur Babcock, Mike Michel, Austin Thames, Jr.

1958

March - 12th Annual Show

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
Presidents - Austin Thames, Jr., Clarence Peterson

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Donald Thorne

1959

March - 13th Annual Show
December - 1st annual Bellringing for Salvation Army , at Emery, Bird, Thayer Department Store

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
Presidents - Clarence Peterson, Don Webb

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Ray Koenig, Bert Phelps

1960

March - 14th Annual Show
December - 2nd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Don Webb

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Percy Franks

1961

March - 15th Annual Show
December - 3rd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Edgar Eichman

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - William Wall

1962

March - 16th Annual Show
July - 2nd time HOA hosts BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1962 , in Kansas City, MO
October - HOA quartet The Four Kippers wins CSD Quartet Contest
December - 4th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - William Wall

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Fred Nelson

1963

March - 17th Annual Show
December - 5th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Nile Abbott

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Don Webb

1964

March - 18th Annual Show
December - 6th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Dennis Taylor

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Ed Eichman

1965

March - 19th Annual Show
December - 7th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Dan Henry Bowser

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Nile Abbott

1966

March - 20th Annual Show
October - HOA quartet The Four Kippers wins CSD Quartet Contest
December - 8th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Gil Lefholz

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Dan Henry Bowser

1967

March - 21st Annual Show
December - 9th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Harold Solomon

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Harold Robinette

1968

March - 22nd Annual Show
December - 10th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Ed Rooker

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Gil Lefholz

1969

March - 23rd Annual Show
December - 11th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Bernard Geier

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Frank Leone

1970

March - 24th Annual Show
December - 12th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Don Webb
President - Joe Costigan

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Floyd Davisson

1971

March 13 - 25th Annual Show, "Parade of Quartets" featuring Four Statesmen, Clubhouse Four, Personal Touch , at KC Music Hall - Program
September 11 - Special Benefit Show with the NoJoCo Chapter, featuring Oriole Four
December - 13th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Don Webb, Dab Henry Bowser
President - John Garbett

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Bernard Geier

1972

March - 26th Annual Show
December - 14th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Dan Henry Bowser
President - Frank Leone

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Joe Costigan

1973

March 17 - 27th Annual Show, "Parade of Quartets" featuring Roaring 20's, Fanfares, Kansas Citians , at KC Music Hall - Program
December - 15th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Dan Henry Bowser
President - Al Moritz

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Ed Rooker

1974

March - 28th Annual Show
July - 3rd time HOA hosts BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1974 , in Kansas City, MO
October - HOA quartet The Morning Times CSD Quartet Contest
December - 16th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Dan Henry Bowser, Jim Bagby
President - Ron Abel

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Al Moritz

1975

March 22 - 29th Annual Show, "Parade of Quartets" featuring Pacificaires, Kansas Citians, Morning Times , at KC Music Hall
December - 17th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Lindle Bellis

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Ron Abel

1976

March 20 - 30th Annual Show, "A Barbershop Salute to Uncle Sam" featuring OK-4, Jax of Harmony, Kansas Citians , at KC Music Hall - Program
October - HOA quartet Rural Route 4 wins CSD Quartet Contest
December - 18th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Bruce Wenner

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - John Garbett

1977

March 12 - 31st Annual Show, "Parade of Quartets" featuring Boston Common, Rural Route 4, Kansas Citians , at KC Music Hall - Program
December - 19th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Dale Neuman

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Don Stewart

1978

March 18 - 32nd Annual Show, "Parade of Quartets" featuring Dealer's Choice, Rural Route 4, Merry Mugs , at KC Music Hall
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 20th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Don Stewart

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Frank Lasta

1979

March - 33rd Annual Show
July - 8th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1979 , in Minneapolis, MN
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 21st annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Fred Whisman

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Jim Bagby

1980

February - 1st annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 34th Annual Show
July - 10th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1980 , in Salt Lake City, UT
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 22nd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Dave Larson

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Clyde Mensen

1981

February - 2nd annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 14 - 35th Annual Show, "Heart of America Harmony Reunion" featuring The Suntones, Rural Route 4, Kansas Citians , at KC Music Hall
July - 6th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1981 , in Detroit, MI
October - HOA quartet Corner Quartet wins CSD Quartet Contest
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 23rd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Keith Schweer

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Dale Neuman

1982

February - 3rd annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 13 - 36th Annual Show, "The Barbershop Times of Your Life" featuring Grandma's Boys, Rural Route 4 , at KC Music Hall - Program
July - 8th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1982 , in Pittsbrug, PA
October - HOA quartet Harmony Spectrum wins CSD Quartet Contest
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 24th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Jerry Fullington

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Bruce Wenner

1983

February - 4th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 37th Annual Show
July - 10th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1983 , in Seattle, WA
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 25th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Jim Davis

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Steve Leone

1984

February - 5th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 10 - 38th Annual Show, featuring Rural Route 4, Jax of Harmony , at KC Music Hall - Program
May 19 - "Fun Time" Cabaret Show
July - 9th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1984 , in St Louis, MO
October - HOA quartet Special Touch wins CSD Quartet Contest
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 26th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Jim Bagby, Steve Leone
President - Manley Vance

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Keith Schweer

1985

February - 6th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 39th Annual Show
July - 12th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1985 , in Minneapolis, MN
December - 27th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Steve Leone
Presidents - Rich Huyck, Keith Schweer

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Ed Sundermeyer

1986

February - 7th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 15 - 40th Annual Show, featuring New Tradition, Rural Route 4 , at KC Music Hall - Program
July - HOA quartet Rural Route 4 wins BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1986 , in Salt Lake City, UT
October - HOA quartet K C Connection wins CSD Quartet Contest
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 28th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Steve Leone
President - Bob Rutherford

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Jim Davis

1987

February - 8th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 28 - 41st Annual Show, featuring Rural Route 4, Pros 'n' Cons , at KC Music Hall - Program
July - 13th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1987 , in Hartford, CT
December - 29th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Steve Leone, David Krause
President - Marvin Faulwell

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Fred Whisman

1988

February - 9th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 42nd Annual Show
December - 30th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - David Krause
President - Rod Rule

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Wade Dexter
BHS Bulletin Editor of the Year - Wade Dexter

1989

February - 10th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 43rd Annual Show
July - 4th time HOA hosts BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1989 , in Kansas City, MO
December - 31st annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - David Krause
President - Jim Bagby

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - David Krause
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Bruce Wenner
John Cross Award - John Cross

1990

February - 11th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 44th Annual Show
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 32nd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Directors - David Krause, Jim Bagby
President - Bob Howard

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Mike Mathieu
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Keith Schweer
John Cross Award - Paul Beard

1991

February 14 - 1st annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 12th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 45th Annual Show
July - 7th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1991 , in Louisville, KY
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 33rd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Mike Mathieu

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Bob Howard
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Jim Bagby
John Cross Award - John McConnell

1992

February 14 - 2nd annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 13th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 46th Annual Show
July - 12th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1992 , in New Orleans, LA
October - CSD Chorus Champions
December - 34th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Mike Mathieu

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Jim White
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Ron Abel
John Cross Award - Rich Huyck

1993

February 14 - 3rd annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 14th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 47th Annual Show
July - 14th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1993 , in Calgary, Alberta
December - 35th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - John Pennington

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Mike Schumacher
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Darrell McCune
John Cross Award - Marty Oldehoeft

1994

February 14 - 4th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 15th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 48th Annual Show
October - HOA quartet 12th Street Rag wins CSD Quartet Contest
December - 36th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - John Pennington

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Monty Duerksen
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - John Fortino
John Cross Award - David Miller

1995

February 14 - 5th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 16th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 49th Annual Show
July 8 - 9th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1995 , in Miami Beach, FL
  1. "Bright Was the Night" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Give Me a Band and My Baby"
December - 37th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Dale Neuman

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Don Young
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Don Newman
John Cross Award - Al Higgins

1996

February 14 - 6th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 17th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 50th Annual Show
October - 2nd place at CSD Chorus Contest
  1. "Bright Was the Night" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Give Me a Band and My Baby"
December - 38th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Don Young

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Darrell McCune
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - David Krause
John Cross Award - Jerry Snyder

1997

February 14 - 7th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 18th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 51st Annual Show
July 5 - 12th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1997 , in Indianapolis, IN
  1. "Pal of My Cradle Days"
  2. "Give Me a Band and My Baby"
October 4 - 3rd place at CSD Chorus Contest , in Des Moines, IA
  1. "Pal of My Cradle Days"
  2. "Give Me a Band and My Baby"
December - 1st annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus , at RLDS Auditorium, in Independence, MO
December - 39th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Don Young

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Marty Oldehoeft
John Cross Award - Chuck Ames

1998

February 14 - 8th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 19th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 52nd Annual Show
July 3 - 15th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 1998 , in Atlanta, GA
  1. "Pal of My Cradle Days"
  2. "I'd Give the World to Hear Alexander's Band"
October 10 - 4th place at CSD Chorus Contest , in Omaha, NE
  1. "Bright Was the Night" - arr. David Wright
  2. "I'd Give the World to Hear Alexander's Band"
December - 2nd annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus , at RLDS Auditorium, in Independence, MO
December - 40th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Jim Bagby, Gordon Lankenau
President - Jon Gathright

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Joe Mathieu
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Harriet Gall
John Cross Award - Ken Neujahr

1999

February 14 - 9th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 20th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 53rd Annual Show
October 2 - 3rd place at CSD Chorus Contest , in Cedar Rapids, IA
  1. "Swanee"
  2. "If You Had All the World and Its Gold"
December - 3rd annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus , at RLDS Auditorium, in Independence, MO
December - 41st annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Gordon Lankenau
President - Kevin Beauford

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Dick Korek
John Cross Award - Vince Perry

2000

February 14 - 10th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 21st annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 54th Annual Show
July - 5th time HOA hosts BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2000 , in Kansas City, MO
December 2 - 4th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus , at RLDS Auditorium, in Independence, MO
December - 42nd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Gordon Lankenau
President - Dick Irwin

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Ron McIntire
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Don Young
Trifecta and John Cross Award - Ron Abel

2001

February 14 - 11th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 22nd annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March - 55th Annual Show
October 13 - 2nd place at CSD Chorus Contest , in Topeka, KS
  1. "I'll Be Seeing You"
  2. "Sweet Georgia Brown"
December - 43rd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Gordon Lankenau, Jim Bagby
President - Dick Irwin

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Chuck Ames
John Cross Award - John Stucker

2002

February 9 - 23rd annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
February 14 - 12th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
March 9 - 56th Annual Show, "United We Sing" featuring PLATINUM, 12th Street Rag, Gentlemen of Note , at KC Music Hall
October 19 - 2nd place at CSD Chorus Contest , in Wichita, KS
  1. "I'll Be Seeing You"
  2. "There'll Be Some Changes Made Medley"
December 7 - 5th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus , at Unity Village
December - 44th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - John Stucker

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Vince Perry
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Mike Neff
John Cross Award - Grant Hunget

2003

February 14 - 13th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February 22 - 24th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival , at Olathe East High School
March 15 - 57th Annual Show, "It's a Grand Night for Singing" featuring Michigan Jake, 12th Street Rag, Gentlemen of Note , at KC Music Hall
October 11 - 2nd place at CSD Chorus Contest , in Cedar Rapids, IA
  1. "For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne"
  2. "There'll Be Some Changes Made Medley"
December 6 - 6th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring 12th Street Rag, Zing! , at Unity Village
December - 45th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - John Stucker, Marty Oldehoeft

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Al Higgins
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Mark Fortino
John Cross Award - Jerry Garrard

2004

February 14 - 14th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 25th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 13 - 58th Annual Show, featuring Rural Route 4, 12th Street Rag , at KC Music Hall
July 3 - 13th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2004 , in Louisville, KY
  1. "For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne"
  2. "Look Me Up When You're In Dixie"
October 9 - Chorus Champions in CSD Chorus Contest , in Omaha, NE
  1. "For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne"
  2. "Look Me Up When You're In Dixie"
December 4 - 7th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Zing!, Jubilee Transfer , at Unity Village
December - 46th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Marty Oldehoeft

Awards & Honors

Joe Stern Lifetime Achievment Award - Gil Lefholz
Barbershopper of the Year - Grant Hunget
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Mike Schumacher
John Cross Award - Tony Strub
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship - Charles Ramirez

Publications

Harmonotes - January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
*CD "From the Heart"

2005

February 14 - 15th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 26th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 19 - 59th Annual Show, "Love at Home" , at KC Music Hall
July 9 - 15th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2005 , in Salt Lake City, UT
  1. "Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again"
  2. "Look Me Up When You're In Dixie"
October 8 - Chorus Champions in CSD Chorus Contest , in Des Moines, IA
October 8 - HOA quartet Take 4 wins CSD Quartet Contest , in Des Moines, IA
  1. "Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again"
  2. "Look Me Up When You're In Dixie"
December 3 - 8th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Jubilee Transfer, Zing! , at Unity Village
December 17 - 47th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Marty Oldehoeft

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Mike Neff
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Carter Combs
John Cross Award - Harvey Shapiro
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship - Brian Marston

Publications

Harmonotes - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, June, September, October, November, December

2006

February 14 - 16th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 27th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 25 - 60th Annual Show, "Reflections", featuring Gotcha!, 12th Street Rag , at KC Music Hall
July 7 - 16th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2006 , in Indianapolis, IN
  1. "For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne"
  2. "Runnin' Wild" David Wright
October 7 - 2nd place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Wichita, KS
October 7 - HOA quartet Quadio wins CSD Quartet Contest , in Wichita, KS
  1. "For the Sake of Auld Lang Syne"
  2. "Runnin' Wild" David Wright
December 2 - 9th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Zing!, 12th Street Rag , at Unity Village
December 16 - 48th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 1st annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Tony Strub

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Kent McClean
Trifecta and Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Grant Hunget
John Cross Award - Kevin Tritsch
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship - Mike Owen

Publications

Harmonotes - January, February, March, April, May, June Part1 & Part2, July, June, September, October, November Part1 & Part2, December & Centerfold

2007

January - CD "Happy Together"
February 14 - 17th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February 17 - 28th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 17 - 61st Annual Show, "Magic Moments", featuring Humdingers, 12th Street Rag , at Yardley Hall
July 6 - 20th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2007 , in Denver, CO
  1. "Time After Time"
  2. "Runnin' Wild" David Wright
October 20 - 2nd place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Kansas City, MO
October 20 - HOA quartet High Definition wins CSD Quartet Contest , in Kansas City, MO
  1. "That Old Quartet of Mine" - arr. Lou Perry
  2. "Runnin' Wild" David Wright
December 1 - 10th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Rural Route 4, Zing! , at Unity Village
December 15 - 49th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 2nd annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jim Bagby
President - Tony Strub

Awards & Honors

Joe Stern Lifetime Achievment Award - Dan Henry Bowser
Barbershopper of the Year - Jerry Garrard
Trifecta and John Cross Award - Mike Schumacher
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship -

Publications

Harmonotes - January Part1 & Part2, February Part1 & Part2, March, April, May, June, June, September, October, November, December

2008

February 14 - 18th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 29th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 29 - 62nd Annual Show, "Music & Laughter" featuring Metropolis, High Definition , at Yardley Hall
July 4 - 19th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2008 , in Nashville, TN 8 Winter]
  1. "When Day Is Done" Ed Waesche
  2. "You Make Me Feel So Young" - arr. Mark Hale
October 11 - 3rd place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Cedar Rapids, IA
  1. "When Day Is Done" Ed Waesche
  2. "You Make Me Feel So Young" - arr. Mark Hale
December 6 - 11th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Zing!, High Definition , at Unity Village
December 20 - 50th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 3rd annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - David Krause
President - Doug Brott

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Tony Strub
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Dan Henry Bowser
John Cross Award - Tom Forsythe
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship - Doug Brott
BHS Bulletin Editor of the Year - Todd Anderson

Publications

Harmonotes - January, February, March, April, May, June, June, September, October, November, December

2009

February 14 - 19th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 30th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 14 - 63rd Annual Show, "Swing n' Blues" featuring 3 Men and a Melody, High Definition , at Yardley Hall
October 10 - 3rd place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Lincoln, NE
October 10 - HOA quartet Skyline wins CSD Quartet Contest , in Lincoln, NE
  1. "Basin Street Blues" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Beautiful Dreamer" - arr. David Wright
December 5 - 12th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Zing!, High Definition , at Unity Village
December 19 - 51st annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 4th annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - David Krause
President - Doug Brott

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Mark Fortino
John Cross Award - Bob Howard
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship -

Publications

Harmonotes - January, February, March, April, May, Jun-Jul, June, September, October, November, December

2010

February 14 - 20th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 31st annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
March 20 - 64th Annual Show, "New Found Sound" featuring Lunch Break, High Definition , at Yardley Hall
July 2 - 16th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2010 , in Philadelphia, PA
  1. "Love Me, and the World is Mine" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Basin Street Blues" - arr. David Wright
October 9 - 2nd place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Mason City, IA
  1. "Basin Street Blues" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Love Me, and the World is Mine" - arr. David Wright
December 4 - 13th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Zing! , at Unity Village
December 18 - 52nd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 5th annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - David Krause
President - Kent Miller

Awards & Honors

Joe Stern Lifetime Achievment Award - Jim Bagby
Barbershopper of the Year - Carl Turlin
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Jerry Garrard
John Cross Award - John Erwin
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship -

Publications

Harmonotes - January, February, March, April, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, September, October, November, December

2011

February 14 - 21st annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February - 32nd annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival
April 16 - 65th Annual Show, , "Gold & More Gold" featuring Rural Route 4, Vocal Spectrum , at Yardley Hall
July - 6th time HOA hosts BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2011 , in Kansas City, MO
July 8 - 14th place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2011 , in Kansas City, MO
  1. "Love Me, and the World is Mine" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" - arr. David Wright
October 8 - 4th place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Kansas City, MO
October 8 - HOA quartet Voices Unlimited wins CSD Quartet Contest , in Kansas City, MO
  1. "Love Me, and the World is Mine" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" - arr. David Wright
December 3 - 14th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Voices Unlimited, Legacy , at Unity Village
December 17 - 53rd annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 6th annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - David Krause
President - Vince Perry

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Bob Burdick
Trifecta and John Cross Award - Bruce Wenner
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship -

Publications

Harmonotes - January, February, March, April, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, September, October, November, December

2012

February 14 - 22nd annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February 18 - 33rd annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival , at Olathe East High School
April 14 - 66th Annual Show, "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!" featuring Max Q, Voices Unlimited , at Yardley Hall
July 6 - 21st place in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2012 , in Portland, OR
  1. "Sunshine Of Your Smile" - arr. Tom Gentry
  2. "Smile Medley" - arr. Clay Hine
October 13 - 3rd place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Mason City, IA
  1. "Love Me, and the World is Mine" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Smile Medley" - arr. Clay Hine
December 1 - 15th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Vocal Spectrum , at Unity Village
December 22 - 54th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 7th annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - David Krause, Mark Fortino
President - Vince Perry

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Rich Huyck
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Jonathan Andrews
John Cross Award - Jim Clark
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship - Shaun Whisler

Publications

Harmonotes - January, February Part1 & Part2, March, April, Spring, Summer, Fall

2013

February 14 - 23rd annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
March 2 - 34th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival , at Olathe East High School
April 13 - 67th Annual Show, "Diamond Jubilee" featuring Crossroads, Premium Blend , at Yardley Hall
July - HOA qualifies, but declines to compete in BHS Intl Chorus Contest 2013 , in Toronto, Ontario
October 12 - 3rd place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Kansas City, MO
  1. "Cheer Up, Charlie" - arr. David Wright
  2. "South Rampart Street Parade" - arr. David Wright
October - HOA quartet Premium Blend wins CSD Quartet Contest
December 2 - HOA celebrates our 75th anniversary by performing at Carnegie Hall, NYC!
December 7 - 16th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Vocal Spectrum , at Unity Village
December 21 - 55th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 8th annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - Mark Fortino
President - John Erwine

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - Kent Miller
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award - Jerry Meier
John Cross Award - Carl Turlin
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship -

Publications

Harmonotes - Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

2014

February 14 - 24th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February 22 - 35th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival , at Olathe East High School
April 12 - 68th Annual Show, "…from Carnegie Hall" featuring Main Street, Premium Blend , at Yardley Hall
October 11 - 6th place in CSD Chorus Contest , in Cedar Rapids, IA
  1. "South Rampart Street Parade" - arr. David Wright
  2. "Wonderful One" - arr. David Wright
December 6 - 17th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring Heat , at Unity Village
December 20 - 56th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 9th annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Directors - Mark Fortino, Jerry Garrard
President - John Erwine

Awards & Honors

Barbershopper of the Year - John Erwine
John Cross Award - Carter Combs
Orval Wilson Memorial Harmony University Scholarship - Bob Valazquez

Publications

Harmonotes - Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

2015

February 14 - 25th annual Singing Valentines, benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital
February 21 - 36th annual Harmony Explosion, youth harmony festival , at Olathe East High School
April 11 - 69th Annual Show, "You've Got A Friend In Me" featuring Date Night , at Yardley Hall
December 5 - 18th annual Holiday Harmony Spectacular, with Kansas City Chorus, featuring ??? , at Unity Village
December 19 - 57th annual Bellringing for Salvation Army, 10th annual Caroling Caravan

Chapter Leadership

Director - Jerry Garrard
President - Carter Combs