== '''Activities''' ==
'''Competition''': The Bloomington chorus appearance in
Nashville, Tenn., in July 2016 marked the ninth consecutive year ( 12th overall) that Bloomington has represented Illinois in the “olympics” of barbershop chorus competition. The chorus placed 21st (see photo) after placing 12th in Pittsburgh in 2015 and 14th in 2014 in Las Vegas. (Here are links to the two songs SOI sang in Pittsburgh: Old Man River: http://youtu.be/mIwBYUut6uw Here Comes The Showboat: https://youtu.be/NKZ7QNUomMY) The chorus placed third in 1957 [[Media:Kountry Kernels L.A. 1957 (2).jpg]], fourth in 1960 [[Media:1960 Contest Dallas - 4th Place.jpg]] and tenth in 1977 [[Media:Philadelphia77.jpg]]. Here are photos from more recent years: [[Media:2008 SOI Nashville.jpg]] [[Media:soi-2009.jpg]] [[Media:soi-2010.jpg]] [[Media:2011Intl.jpg]] [[Media:Image 2(1).jpg]] [[Media:2013Intl.jpg]] [[Media:2014Intl.jpg]]
'''Performances for charity''': '''March of Dimes Radio Auction''' (later the Children’s Health Services Radio Auction) [[Media:WJBC Auction 1.jpg]], '''WJBC Radio Brotherhood Tree''' (Christmas gifts for needy McLean County, IL, families), '''Habitat for Humanity''' fund-raising concerts [[Media:Habitat 2009.jpg]], '''Brokaw (Hospital) Follies''' fund-raising programs.