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2018Orlando. JPG|right|500px|thumb|The Sound of Illinois placed 21st at the 2018 BHS International Convention at Orlando.]] [[File:Lynxfest 2010.jpg|right|500px|thumb|The Sound of Illinois barber scene during No No Nora performed in 2010 at Lincoln College Lynxfest]]The Bloomington (IL) Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is one of 33 in the Illinois District. It formed April 12, 1942, and is the 22nd to form in the original Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., which began in 1938.
The Bloomington Chapter’s first meeting was April 27, 1942, at the American Legion Building at the invitation of B. Paul Jefferson and L. Earl Bach. Paul became first president, John Hanson of Peoria was hired as director on May 18, and the Illinois Hotel became the rehearsal site that year.