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Sound of Illinois (Bloomington)

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People of Note: Updated.
Bob Lindley is , until 2018, was the only Bloomington chapter member to win a gold medal with an international champion quartet, although that occurred prior to joining Bloomington. (The 2018 champion quartet includes Tenor Tim Beutel, a Bloomington member and assistant director.)
'''The Vikings''' [[Image:Vikings, 1951 Ill. champs.jpg|300px|right]] (top right photo) won the title in 1953 after winning the Illinois state title in 1951. All four men sang at Augustana College and were encouraged by a WHBF radio announcer to visit the Rock Island barber shop chapter. They joined and placed second in two straight state competitions before becoming state champs. Two years later, they won the international title.

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