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Zing! is Sweet Adelines International's 2010 International Quartet Champion.

Quartet Members

Winning Members:

  • Tenor: Michelle Hunget
  • Lead: Susan Ives
  • Bari: Mary Rhea
  • Bass: Melynnie Williams

Contest Placement


2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
16th 17th 22nd 13th 5th 7th 7th 1st



Zing! (year?)
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
The Very Thought of You
When I Lifted Up My Head
If You Love Me, Really Love Me
Happy Together
It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
I Can't Give You Anything but Love/L-O-V-E Medley
My Life, My Love, My Song
The Old Piano Roll Blues
Let There Be Peace On Earth
Lazy Day
Every Time We Say Goodbye

Extended History

Zing! was crowned the 2010 International Champion Quartet in Nashville, TN. They began singing together 2001 with support from their coach, Melodee Wright, who sang tenor with 1977 Sweet Adelines Quartet Champs The Shondells. Zing! broke into the top five at the International competition in Las Vegas in 2006. Zing! hails from the Midwest, representing Regions #7 and #25, and are members of Kansas City Chorus, Sunflower Harmony Chorus, O.K. City Chorus, and Oklahoma Jubilee Chorus.

Individual Histories

MICHELLE HUNGET Michelle lives in Lenexa, Kansas and is a nurse director. She is a member of the award-winning Kansas City Chorus. She has been competing at the International level since 1992, and is the only tenor in region 7 to win the regional contest 8 times.

SUSAN IVES Susan is a resident of Tecumseh, Kansas and has been a music teacher for over 20 years. She directs the award-winning Sunflower Harmony Chorus in Topeka. She started her barbershop hobby in 1981 in the Sunflower Harmony Chorus and has been direct the chorus for 15+ years. Her quartet experience began in 1984, winning in her first regional quartet contest. She is also a member of the 1998 International Champion Quartet, Classic Edition.

MELYNNIE WILLIAMS Melynnie lives in Newton, Kansas. Mel sings with Kansas City Chorus and is a dual member with the Oklahoma Jubilee Chorus in Tulsa, OK. She started singing barbershop in 1994.

MARY RHEA Mary resides in Norman, Oklahoma. She is the new director of the O.K. City Chorus. Mary has sung with some fantastic choruses: Gem City Chorus, Greater Harrisburg Chorus, P-Heart of Hessen Chorus(Germany), Pacific Sound Chorus, and Pride of Baltimore Chorus. Mary has sung with multiple quartets, most recently with many time Region 25 champion quartet, Kismet. She is an Approved Candidate Judge in the Sound Category, serves on the Region 25 faculty and the Education Steering Committee. Mary also works as a physical therapist.

External Sites

Sweet Adelines International - Queens of Harmony
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