CHECKMATE

From Left to Right:  Bruce LaMarte (Tenor), Scott McNutt (Bass), Craig Pollard (Lead), Brian Kaufmann (Bari.)

From Left to Right:

Bruce LaMarte (Tenor), Scott McNutt (Bass), Craig Pollard (Lead), Brian Kaufmann (Bari.)

Checkmate Quartet originally formed 30 years ago in 1988 with the goal of competing both locally and internationally. They won the Pioneer District Quartet Championship in 1990, but shortly after Scott’s career called him out of the state. This put the quartet in a 25 year “holding pattern” until he was unexpectedly transferred back to Michigan. The quartet enthusiastically reformed to resume the fun and enjoyment they have always had for singing with each other.

In 2017 Checkmate hit the stage in competition and won the Pioneer District Seniors Quartet Championship. This qualified them to represent the Pioneer District in the Senior Quartet International Competition in which they placed 9th. They have recently re-qualified for the same contest and will again represent the Pioneer District in Nashville, Tennessee. They can be reached HERE with any inquiry or show opportunities.


FRONTIER

From Left to Right:  Chris Cordle (Tenor), Cody Harrell (Bass), Aaron Pollard (Lead), Brandon Smith (Bari.)

From Left to Right:

Chris Cordle (Tenor), Cody Harrell (Bass), Aaron Pollard (Lead), Brandon Smith (Bari.)

Frontier’s members came together while singing with The Voice youth barbershop chorus, which promotes youth in harmony and general music education for young male singers across the state of Michigan. In 2018 at the international convention in Orlando, Florida they took first place in the International Next Generation Varsity Quartet Contest. The group attributes their success to the love, encouragement and generosity of the Pioneer District. They enjoy making incredible music wherever they can and aim to cultivate the next generation of young barbershop singers. You can find out more about them HERE or contact them at frontierquartet@gmail.com with any inquiry or show opportunities.


HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER 4

From Left to Right:  Don Slamka (Bari.), Doug Morgan (Bass), Dave Bjork (Lead), Dave Ellis (Tenor)

From Left to Right:

Don Slamka (Bari.), Doug Morgan (Bass), Dave Bjork (Lead), Dave Ellis (Tenor)

The members of this quartet have been entertaining audiences for many years, not only in this quartet, but in many other groups. Over the years, the members of HDSQ4 have earned several Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) district championships, one BHS International Quartet 3rd place and one BHS International Quartet Championship. Comprised of one Computer Programmer, a Teacher, a Plant Superintendent, and a Marketing Manager, HDSQ4 formed in early 2016 and began entertaining audiences with their unique sound and style. In October of 2016, HDSQ4 became the 2016 BHS Pioneer District Quartet Champions and since then has qualified to compete at the 2017 & 2018 International Quartet Competitions. They can be reached HERE with any inquiry or show opportunities.