Letter to the Editor - My first Convention

Letter to the Editor - My first Convention
Type of post: "In Harmony" Newsletter
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2018

Wow, I won a Chorus silver medal first time at a Barbershop Convention! How did that happen? I have to goldfish some high notes and, like a radio tuning in, I can be pulled away from my part when Quarteting. This is my first year of Barbershopping ever and I am grateful to Barbershop for the many wonderful things that I have been able to achieve. I became a primary Performing Arts teacher in 2018, after many years stuck in the classroom. I wanted to visit choirs around Perth to get some ideas and hopefully find a way to interest boys in singing at school. In January this year, I visited Vocal Evolution intending to sit in the corner and slink away before the end of rehearsal, now I've medalled. At school, I've formed small singing groups of children in need who are much happier as a result and I've passed through a personally challenging year with the ability to call up endorphins at will!

The continuing development of learning programs within Barbershop Harmony Australia will be essential for the growth and evolution of Barbershop in Australia, it's a wave I hope to ride.


Simon Campbell
Member, Vocal Evolution, Perth