Heart of America

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The Heart of America is a men's barbershop chorus based in Kansas City, Missouri.

History

The Kansas City Missouri Chapter was chartered on June 18, 1938, making it the second chapter in the SPEBSQSA.
Kansas City Chapter No 2 sign, with O C Cash

HOA Timeline


1930s 1938 1939
1940s 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950s 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960s 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970s 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980s 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990s 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000s 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010s 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Awards & Honors

Joe Stern Lifetime Achievment Award
Barbershopper of the Year
Oz Newgard "Ozzie" Award
John Cross Award
Trifecta
Orval Wilson Harmony University Scholarship

Heartbeats

The HOA Heartbeats is the Ladies Auxilliary of the Kansas City Missouri Chapter and Heart of America Chorus.

Contest Placement

Internationals

1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
8th 10th
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
6th 8th 10th 9th 12th -- 13th -- -- --
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
7th 12th 14th -- 9th -- 12th 15th -- --
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
-- -- -- 13th 15th 16th 20th 19th -- 16th
2011 2012 2013
14th 20th --

District (CSD)

1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
1st 1st 1st
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
1st 1st -- 3rd 4th 3rd --
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd


Recordings

From the Heart (2003) - dir. Jim Bagby
It's a Grand Night For Singing - arr. Jay Giallombardo
It's Only a Paper Moon - arr. Clay Hine
I'll Be Seeing You / Once in a Lifetime - arr. Rob Hopkins
Sixteen Tons - arr. John Hahl
There'll Be Some Changes Made - arr. Ed Waesche
In Your Eyes (12th Street Rag) - arr. Larry Wright
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder - arr. Joe Liles
Old Cape Cod - arr. Tom Gentry
Friends - arr. David Wright
Richest Man in the World (Rural Route 4) - arr. Earl Moon
Auld Lang Syne - arr. Clay Hine
I Have Seen the Light - arr. Jay Giallombardo
America the Beautiful/Overlay - arr. Rob Hopkins/Joe Liles
Happy Together (2007) - dir. Jim Bagby
Look Me Up When You're In Dixie - arr. Renee Craig & Mark Hale
Who Will Buy? - arr. Kirk Young
When There's Love at Home - arr. Tom Gentry
Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again - arr. Judy Seawood Jamison & Rural Route 4
Taking a Chance on Love - arr. Jay Giallombardo
All the Way - arr. Dave Briner
Today
When I Lift Up My Head - arr. David Wright
Warren "Buzz" Haeger
I Will Never Pass This Way Again - arr. Clay Hine
My Life, My Love, My Song
Runnin' Wild - arr. David Wright
Happy Together - arr. Krista Carlson & David Wright

See Also

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