Pioneer District

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District Geography

  • US: all of Michigan, excluding the western half of the Upper Peninsula
  • Canada: two chapters: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario; Windsor, Ontario


Chapters

Chapter Name Chorus Meets Where District Champions International Representatives
I003 Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Fruitbelt Chorus Stevensville, MI 1962, 1957 None
I005 Motor City Metro Motor City Singers Ypsilanti, MI 2011, 1995, 1992, 1981, 1978, 1975, 1972, 1969, 1966, 1961 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992
I008 Detroit-Oakland Gentlemen Songsters Royal Oak, MI 2013, 2004, 2001, 1987, (1981, 1978, 1975, 1974, 1972, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1966, 1961 as Oakland County or Detroit #1) (1968, 1969, 1970, and 1971 as Oakland County and 1965, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1982 at Detroit #1) See footnotes for Detroit #1 and Oakland County Chapters below...
I011 Grand Rapids Great Lakes Chorus Grand Rapids, MI 2010, 2000, 1997, 1994, 1991, 1986, 1983, 1980, 1977, 1955, 1953 2012, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1983, 1981, 1958, 1956, 1953
I012 Gratiot County Midstatesmen Chorus Alma, MI 1988 None
I013 Grosse Pointe Lakeshore Chorus Grosse Pointe, MI 1984 None
I014 Alpena Huron Shore Chorus Alpena, MI None None
I015 Holland Windmill Chorus Holland, MI 1993, 1963, 1954 1954
I019 Hillsdale Town & Country Chorus Hillsdale, MI None None
I020 Kalamazoo Mall City Harmonizers Kalamazoo, MI None None
I021 Lansing Capitol City Chordsmen Lansing, MI 2007, 1999, 1996, 1973 None
I022 Rochester/Macomb Guardians of Harmony Rochester Hills, MI (2008, 2005, 2002, 1998, 1990 as Macomb County) (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1999, 1991 as Macomb County)
I028 Muskegon Shoreline Chorus Muskegon, MI 1960, 1956 1966, 1964, 1961, 1960, 1959
I032 Pontiac-Waterford Big Chief Chorus Waterford Township, MI None None
I035 Saginaw Bay Harbor Sounds Chorus Bay City, MI None None
I040 Traverse City Cherry Capitol Chorus Traverse City, MI None None
I041 Wayne HarmonyTown Chorus Westland, MI 1989, 1985, 1982, 1979, 1976, 1971, 1967, 1964 1987, 1985, 1984, 1980, 1979, 1975
I045 Battle Creek Cereal City Chorus Battle Creek, MI None None
I049 Flint Arrowhead Chorus Flint, MI None None
I055 Windsor Sun Parlour Chorus Windsor, ON None None
I058 Sault Ste. Marie Northland Chorus Sault Ste. Marie, ON None None
I061 Huron Valley Huron Valley Harmonizers Ypsilanti Township, MI 2003 None
I063 Monroe North Floral City Harmonizers Monroe Charter Township, MI None None
I064 Gaylord Harmonie Meisters Gaylord, MI None None
I065 Livingston County Livingston Lamplighters Brighton, MI None None
I066 Michiana Metro Lighthouse Chorus Berrien Springs, MI None None
I067 Mount Pleasant MountainTown Singers Mount Pleasant, MI 2012, 2009, 2006 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • Oakland County Chapter (now Detroit-Oakland) won the 1968, 1970, 1974 District Contests and went to the 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971 International Contests
  • Dearborn Chapter won the 1959 and 1965 District Contests and went to the 1963 International Contest
  • Niles-Buchanan won the 1958 District Contest and went to the 1962 International Contest
  • Detroit #1 (now Detroit-Oakland) won the 1961, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981 District Contests and went to the 1965, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1982 International Contests
  • No International Chorus Representative was sent to the 1955 and 1957 International Contests
  • Macomb County Chapter merged into the Rochester Chapter in 2013
  • Detroit #1 Chapter and Oakland County Chapter merged in 1986 to become the Detroit-Oakland Chapter

Divisions

Contests

International Champions

Quartet

Seniors Quartet

Collegiate Quartet

None

Chorus

The Grand Rapids Great Lakes Chorus was awarded the title 1953 International 'Convention' Championship Chorus, with the "convention" annotation to separate that contest from future contests. The trophy, and the title "International Chorus Champions" were awarded for the first time in 1954. More information here.

No Chorus as "International Chorus Champions" so far. (as of 2011)


District Champions

Quartets

Category Current Champ Year Full List
Open Resisting-A-Rest 2009 PIO Quartet Champions
Senior Carte Blanche 2010 PIO Seniors Champions
Novice Singular 2009 PIO Novice Champions
Collegiate Young Guns 2010 PIO Collegiate Champions

Choruses

Category Current Champ Chapter Year Full List
Overall Gentlemen Songsters Chorus Detroit-Oakland Chapter 2013 PIOD Chorus Champions
Intermed
Small

See Also

External Links

Districts of the Barbershop Harmony Society
Cardinal District Carolinas District Central States District Dixie District Evergreen District Far Western District
Illinois District Johnny Appleseed District Land O' Lakes District Mid-Atlantic District Northeastern District Ontario District
Pioneer District Rocky Mountain District Seneca Land District Southwestern District Sunshine District