Uptown Sound

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The original Uptown Sound on stage.

Uptown Sound is a quartet in the Barbershop Harmony Society. Between 2000 and 2003 they earned four consecutive medals in the BHS International Quartet Contest, twice rising as high as 2nd.

Uptown Sound with silver medals.

Quartet Members

Medalist Members:

  • Tenor: Jeff Archer (96-01), Don Kahl (02-03)
  • Lead: David Calland
  • Bari: Steven Kovach Jr.
  • Bass: Stephen Denino

Contest Placements


1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
19th 11th 8th 9th 4th 2nd 2nd 4th


Represented the Johnny Appleseed District.


So, What's New? (1999)
So, What's New?
Goody Goody
My Father, My Friend, My Dad
Listen to That Dixie Band
If I Could Be With You
I'm Beginning to See the Light
My Mother's Eyes
Beer Barrel Polka
I Only Have Eyes For You
Lorabelle Lee
Precious Lord
Darkness on the Delta
Softly, As I Leave You

Extended History

From the Singing Buckeyes and The Alliance.

Individual Histories

Jeff Archer

Don Kahl

David Calland

  • Brouhaha
  • The Allies - 2010 5th Place Medalists
  • Ace in the Hole - International Competitors, 1995
  • Which Wayz Up? - Bowling Green State University Men's Chorus Varsity Quartet

Steven Kovach Jr.

Stephen Denino

See Also

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