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  • Performing is what we LOVE!
  •  Date Posted: Mon, Oct 21 2019
    Performing is what we LOVE!
    We love to sing any and everywhere!  We've sang at Collier Park twice so far this year and even went to Ragley, Louisiana, to sing at their Heritage & Timber Festival.  Join us!
  • 73rd International Convention & Competition - New Orleans
  •  Date Posted: Mon, Aug 26 2019
    73rd International Convention & Competition - New Orleans
    Travel with us to New Orleans for our 73rd Annual International Convention and Competition! We invite you to join us September 16-21, 2019 for a week of harmony, education and competition at the Smoothie King Center. Gather with barbershop fans from all over the world to listen to the best quartets and choruses in a city steeped in music history. Let's go barbershoppin' the big easy!
  • "Be Brave" - Come learn the song "Brave" with us!
  •  Date Posted: Wed, May 29 2019
    "Be Brave" - Come learn the song "Brave" with us!
    Join us for singing and fun!  We are learning a new song, "Brave"!
  • Winter Regional Event 2019
  •  Date Posted: Mon, Jan 7 2019
    Winter Regional Event 2019

    Master Director 700 Vickie Maybury is a highly sought-after coach known for helping singers “find their voices” through a highly engaging teaching style. Vickie serves as the Expression Category Specialist, is a Certified Expression Judge, and is Certified International Faculty. Vickie has been the Denver-basedSkyline Chorus’s musical director since 1984. Inspired by her exceptional leadership, Skyline has ranked in the top 10 Sweet Adelines International choruses since 2004 and is the 2018 4th place international medalist.

    Vickie’s expansive teaching repertoire includes vocal production, the psychology of performance, understanding how the Expression Category affects performance, the art of expressive singing, singing with freedom, resonance, and ring, along with classes on leadership, effective team development, empowering women, and identifying and supporting emerging leaders.

    Vickie’s greatest joy is celebrating the successes of those she is privileged to work with.

  • Path to Contest 2019
  •  Date Posted: Mon, Sep 10 2018
    Path to Contest 2019
    Spirit is working hard to prepare for Regional competition in March 2019.  
  • Christmas Music Review
  •  Date Posted: Mon, Sep 10 2018
    Join Spirit at its Christmas performances in December!  Come sing with us!!!
  • Learning NEW SONG!
  •  Date Posted: Sat, Jun 9 2018
    Learning NEW SONG!
    We're currently learning the Beatles' song, "Something in the Way".  Join us!
  • 2018 Summer Regional Meeting
  •  Date Posted: Mon, May 21 2018
    2018 Summer Regional Meeting
    Have fun and learn from Pride of Portland director, Ryan Heller, at this summer's Regional education event!
    JUNE 22-23, Marriott North Houston
  • Team Music is Love performance
  •  Date Posted: Wed, May 9 2018
    Team Music is Love performance
    We really enjoyed singing for volunteers and food recipients!
  • Entertaining for Food Distribution
  •  Date Posted: Mon, Mar 19 2018
    Entertaining for Food Distribution
    On Saturday, April 21st, Spirit will be honored to entertain folks who will receive food from this Martina McBride charitable foundation!
    8:30 am, Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Learning NEW song!
  •  Date Posted: Tue, Feb 27 2018
    Learning NEW song!
    We’re learning the J.T. song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” so come join the fun!
  • Regional Contest
  •  Date Posted: Tue, Feb 27 2018
    Regional Contest
    Need your barbershop fix? Get all the bbshop you can handle at our Regional Competition in Houston OR online webcast!
  • Learning NEW SONG!
  •  Date Posted: Mon, Jan 22 2018
    Learning NEW SONG!
    We'll be learning "Let It Snow" this week so come join us!
  • Winter Regional Event 2018
  •  Date Posted: Thu, Nov 30 2017
    Winter Regional Event 2018

    Winter Regional Meeting

    January 19-20, 2018
    Hyatt Regency North Houston

    Mock Quartet Contest – Friday, January 19
    YWIH Contest – Saturday, January 20

    REGIONAL MUSIC: LINK (password protected)Kim Vaughn, three-time International Queen of Harmony (High Society, Savvy, and Acappella Gold) and the recently retired director of the San Diego Chorus will be our guest faculty. She will have MUCH to share with us so please plan to attend!

  •  Date Posted: Mon, Jul 17 2017
    The chorus is taking a brief Summer Break from 7/20 thru 8/3...  Please feel free to visit us any Thursday beginning August 10th!
  • Summer Regional 2017
  •  Date Posted: Sun, May 28 2017
    Summer Regional 2017
    Our Regional dues include participation in these wonderful educational seminars!  Learn from Kim Wonders, director of Metro Nashville, who has taken many SMALL choruses to the International stage!
  • Post Contest Vacation!
  •  Date Posted: Fri, Apr 7 2017
    We will take a vacay from now until May to recover and reset for the new fiscal year of 2017-18!!! See you all May 4th!
  • Family & Friends Night
  •  Date Posted: Thu, Mar 16 2017
    Join us at 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 23rd for Family & Friends Night!  We'll entertain you with our contest package, some fun songs, and a performance by Center Stage Quartet!
  • Regional Visit 2/23
  •  Date Posted: Fri, Feb 17 2017
    Regional Visit 2/23
    Our annual Region 10 Education visit will be Thursday, February 23, 2017.  Karla Callaway and Cheryl Pile will be visiting our chorus.  We'll be coached vocally and administratively!  Looking forward to their pearls of wisdom!
  • Winter Regional - Dreams Squared with Mary Rhea and Rio
  •  Date Posted: Tue, Jan 17 2017
    Winter Regional - Dreams Squared with Mary Rhea and Rio
    January 20th & 21st - Join us for an exciting weekend with Mary Rhea and her quartet, RIO!  Learn about how to sing your part smart, enjoy the mock quartet contest, and sing with your sisters in harmony.
  • 2/10 & 11 - Chorus RETREAT with Mary Ann Wydra
  •  Date Posted: Tue, Jan 17 2017
    2/10 & 11 - Chorus RETREAT with Mary Ann Wydra
    This year's retreat will be held in Houston at the Holiday Inn, Beltway 8 and JFK Blvd., Friday, February 10th & Saturday, February 11th.  Mary Ann Wydra will be coaching us.  Here's a little about her:

    Mary Ann Wydra is Master Director of the Alamo Metro Chorus in San Antonio, TX., where she has been directing since they chartered in  l988.  They are nine-time Regional Champions and have competed 12 times at International.  She's won Regional Quartet Championships in three different voice parts. One of her quartets, the Chrystal-Aires, were 4th and 5th place International Medalists.

    Mary Ann was inducted into Region 10's Hall of Fame in 2013. She is a Certified Music Arranger and SAI has published some of her arrangements including The Winner's Song and They Never Told Me, both of which she composed and arranged. She is also a Certified Music Judge and has served on panels in the U.S. and Canada, and overseas in England, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia. She was just one of the Music judges at our recent International Chorus Competition in Las Vegas. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., she has lived in San Antonio for 28 years and is mother to four grown children and has eight grandchildren.