Monday, May 27, 2019

Schedule of Summer 2019 Sing-outs and Upcoming Events

The RRVBC is looking forward to a wonderful summer of sharing gospel music at area churches during their Sunday morning service. Here is the schedule of locations to hear great barbershop style gospel songs. 

Upcoming Sing-outs:

June 9- First Church of the Nazarene Sterling, IL (not yet confirmed)

June 23- First United Methodist Church Tampico, IL

June 30- Rock Falls United Methodist Church Rock Falls, IL
July 14- Immanuel Lutheran Church Amboy, IL

July 28- New Life Lutheran Church Sterling, IL

August 11- First Presbyterian Church Sterling, IL

August 25- Prairie Dell Presbyterian Church Shannon, IL

For more information please feel free to contact Jim Brotheridge at 815-441-7881 
or Kevin Deets at 815-973-3956.

Upcoming Future Events:

June 30-July 7 2019 International Convention, Salt Lake City, UT

July 21-28 2019 Harmony University, Nashville, TN

January 7-12 2020 Midwinter Convention, Jacksonville, FL

Friday, March 29, 2019

Spring is on the way and it's almost time for the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus Spring Show! Check your calendar and Save The Date ~ April 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Here are the details:

 Hope to see you at the show! It will be OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

It's time to order your Feb 2019 Singing Valentine

Valentines day is right around the corner. It's time for you to schedule a singing Valentine for your sweetheart! Here are the details:

Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 Officer Installation Banquet

The 2019 Officer Installation Banquet was held on Sunday January 13, 2019 at Pinecricker Café in Polo, IL. The evening began with a delicious buffet meal followed by the installation of the officers and directors for the chapter.

Pictured from right to left are:

Kevin Deets – President

Mark Maginnis – Program director

Kevin O’Keefe – Past-President and 2019 Chorus director

Tom Balser – Secretary

Monty Cotter – Membership and Public relations & marketing director

Jason Brown – Music director

Tim Pashon – Previous Chorus director

The following members were not able to attend:

Phil Frey – Treasurer

Jim Brotheridge – Youth in Harmony director

Glenn Dancey – Director at Large

The 2018 Barbershopper of the year award was presented in the photo below to Gary Koeller (left) by Monty Cotter (right) for his outstanding contributions to the preservation and encouragement of barbershop harmony. 

The finale of the evening was wonderful barbershop music sung by two quartets from our chapter:

Spontaneous Combustion: pictured left to right are Tim Pashon, Kevin Deets, Kevin O’Keefe, Jason Brown. 

Lost in the Woods: pictured left to right are Jonathan Koch, Gary Koeller, John Davis, Scotty Lathrop