The Sentimental Journeymen hosted a hugely entertaining show for nearly 400 fans in March, following a successful Singing Valentines program the previous month. Our stellar lineup of guest quartets included: Main Street (2017 International Champion); Singing Double (2020 Junior Quartet Champ); and Upshot! (top-10 International Seniors quartet). We were fortunate to get this show onstage when we did, because a week later the entire county (and state) was shut down due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Sentimental Journeymen sang at the March 2019 convention, performing Over the Rainbow and After You’ve Gone. We received valuable input and coaching from the judges at the evaluation session afterward and then enjoyed performances by other choruses and lots of quartets. The 2020 Spring convention and contests unfortunately were cancelled due to the spreading COVID-19 virus.
Spring contest, 2017 was an exciting experience. We competed against 12 other choruses and placed 5th in the state. We received several positive comments from the judges that we will be implementing in the next few months. The directors did an excellent job with their music choices and direction and we are looking forward to placing even higher next year.
Our 6th Annual Chapter Show is now in the history books, and what a great show it was! Boardwalk was very entertaining with their unique style of barbershop combined with banjo and base. Chordially Yours blew off another one with their, "If My Nose Were Running Money, I'd Blow It All On You". What a hillarious tune! John Anderson and the Men's Chorus from Polk State College sang several excellent songs and did an excellent job with some barbershop tunes but especially cool was a Swahili song they sang. And, of course there was the Sentimental Journeymen. What can you say about those guys. Excellent as always.