Kansas City Barber Polecats

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The Kansas City Barber Polecats was a quartet in the Barbershop Harmony Society. Between 1941 and 1947 they earned five Silver medals in the International Quartet Contest.


Quartet Members

Medalist Members:

  • Tenor: Ed Bowlen (41-43), Jim Hurley (46-47)
  • Lead: Ben Franklin
  • Bari: Bert Phelps
  • Bass: Dick McVey (43-44), Don Stone (41-42, 45-47)

Other Members:

  • Tenor: Henry Davenport (44-45)


Contest Placement

International

1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
2nd 2nd 2nd 12th 14th 2nd 2nd
  • 1944: Competed as the "Barber Pole Cats"
  • 1945-46: Competed as the "Kansas City Serenaders"
  • 1947: Competed as the "Lions Club Serenaders"

District

Represented the Central States District.


Recordings

Extended History

Also Sang With

Ben Franklin

Bert Phelps

Ed Bowlen

No other quartets at International.

Jim Hurley

No other quartets at International.

Dick McVey

No other quartets at International.

Don Stone

No other quartets at International.


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