Moxie Ladies

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Moxie Ladies is Sweet Adelines International's 2009 International Quartet Champion.


Quartet Members

  • Tenor: Stacey St John
  • Lead: Jennifer Perry-Edwards
  • Bari: Amy Lentner-Leacock
  • Bass: Gretchen Holloway


Contest Placement

Internationals

2005 2006 2007 2008
16th 9th 4th 1st

Regionals

Recordings

Moxie Ladies (2009)
Top of the World
Birth of the Blues
I Can't Give You Anything But Love, L-O-V-E Medley
It's You
Grandma's Feather Bed
My Man
Midnight Serenade
59th Street Bridge Song
Orange Colored Sky
When I Lift Up My Head

Extended History

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Moxie Ladies is an exciting, energetic Sweet Adeline quartet that’s been WOWing audiences all over North America, and they’re delighted to have the opportunity to sing for you today. The quartet represents two regions: Region 4 and Region 17, and they’ve won both of those regional quartet contests. They’ve qualified to compete at the Sweet Adelines International Competition with other quartets throughout the world for four years in a row, and in November of 2008 they were elated and honored to be named the 2009 International Quartet Champions. They are thrilled to have won their championship at the International Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii, and look forward to where their journey together as champions will lead in the future.

Their journey together began back in January, 2005 when they met for the first time with this foursome. Jennifer and Amy, who are both music educators, began their barbershop quarteting careers in Distinction and won their first regional competition together just one year after joining the hobby! Gretchen and Stacey, who are both in advertising sales, are second-generation barbershoppers and sang previously together in Success Express, two-time International Top Ten Quartet Finalists.

Individual Histories

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STACEY ST. JOHN Stacey resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. While growing up in Columbus, Indiana, she began harmonizing with her father, an avid barbershopper, and knew she desperately wanted to become a Sweet Adeline. It was when she met her husband Chad, also a barbershopper, that she moved to Dayton and began her barbershopping career. Stacey has sung with several quartets, most notably, Success Express, two-time International Finalists. Stacey and Chad are proud parents of two sons, Hayden and Brendan. They are also the sometimes proud owner of a bichon frise named Snoopy.


JENNIFER PERRY EDWARDS Jennifer resides in Perrysburg, Ohio. She was introduced to barbershop while studying music at Bowling Green State University. A graduate in music, Jenn is a high school and middle school vocal music for Gibsonburg Schools. Jenn keeps busy with her 7 YWIH quartets and directing a Young Women in Harmony chorus in the her school district. She is the YWIH coordinator for Region 17 and considers young people in barbershop among her passions. She was recently named the 2008 SAI/MENC Music Educator of the Year. She plays banjo in the Chuck Taylor and the Dixie Squid Dixieland Band. Jennifer is a sought after coach and clinician. Prior to singing with Moxie Ladies, Jenn sang lead with Region 17’s two-time regional champion quartet – Distinction.


AMY LEACOCK Amy was introduced to barbershop when she was a student of music at Bowling Green State University and sang with her first quartet, Unlimited Harmony, a college quartet. She sang jingles, which were aired nationwide, with three members of The Ritz, a SPEBSQSA International Champion Quartet, and sang baritone with Jenn in Distinction. Amy is currently the assistant director of music at Upper Arlington High School. Amy recently started her own business making learning CDs for Sweet Adeline & Barbershop organizations. She and husband Chris, you got it, still another barbershopper, reside in Hilliard, with their adorable and sometimes obstinate 3 year old daughter, McKenzie.


GRETCHEN HOLLOWAY Gretchen spent her formative years wanting to sing barbershop with her mom. Her family claims a long line of both male and female barbershoppers and at the young age of 13 she and sister, Michelle, were instrumental in founding the Scioto Valley Chorus, which she continues to call home. Gretchen has much experience as a quartet singer, as she and Michelle were members of Success Express, Region 4’s quartet champions many years over and were two time International quartet finalists. Gretchen has her degree in American Sign Language from Columbus State Community College and currently works for Val-pak.


See Also

External Sites

Offical Website


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