Sound of the Rockies

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The Mile High Chapter, Sound of the Rockies Chorus is a member of the Rocky Mountain District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The chapter is based in Denver, Colorado. The chapter is most well-known for being a perennial chorus medalist since 2007.

History

In late 1999, leaders of the old Mile-Hi and Denver Tech chapters began a series of meetings to discuss the possibility of a "merger". A fearful word in the Barbershop world, since mergers virtually never work. The remarkable idea gained momentum and support until both leadership teams felt they were ready to present their idea to their respective chapters.

The fairly radical idea of merging the two chapters into one large chorus under the direction of a young, untried director, Darin Drown, was met with overwhelming support by the members. On January 1, 2000, the new Mile High "Sound of the Rockies" chorus was born.


Contest Placement

International

  • Before 2000, tracks both Mile-Hi and Denver Tech chapters.
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
9th 7th 9th
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
14th 11th 13th 11th 11th
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
8th 15th 10th 13th
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
8th 7th 6th 7th 6th 3rd 4th 4th 4th
2011
3rd

District (RMD)

2000
2nd
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

Recordings

  • Sing We Noel - 2007
  • Joy in my Soul
  • Goodness & Light
  • Sound of the Rockies

See Also

BHS International Chorus Medalists

External Links