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SingStrong 2016!

SingStrong was held April 1-3, 2016 at South Lakes High School in Reston. Students from around the DC Area gathered for concerts, classes and other educational opportunities. The Chorus of the Old Dominion sent several members and our director to lead a class on Singing Tags. What's a tag, you ask? A tag is the end of a song, where there is typically a long sustained note or swell, or something else that makes it the best part of a song. Barbershoppers love to sing tags at rehearsal, BHS competitions and events and just socially. The students were very interested in learning how to create 4-part harmony. And tags, which are typically the last 20-40 seconds of a song, are managable teaching sizes.

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Amazing Coaching Session

We had an amazing coaching session this past week with the incredible Sean Devine (of OC Times fame). We're gearing up for contest in May and his coaching has us more focused than ever on our contest package. New and prospective members: If you'd like to compete with us in Reston, NOW is the time to audition, join, attend rehearsal and learn your parts!

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