High Altitude Harmony

High Altitude Harmony
Type of post: Club news
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018

I was listening to breakfast radio some ten years ago and heard a call out for anybody who would be interested in singing, “barbershop style”. It was one of those things I had always wanted to try but, had never had the opportunity.

The next Thursday evening I went along to a Qld education facility and there were a bunch of blokes singing like there was no tomorrow. To meet me at the door was a balding, happy looking chap with a big smile, who greeted me and eased me into the artform I have come to love, and I know you all love.


President Mike Devey shown with Mike Ludwig following the presentation

Who was he? None other than Mike Ludwig, the MD and foundation member of High Altitude Harmony. Well, ten years have gone past and it was the outstanding vote of all of us that we awarded Mike the inaugral Life Membership of HAH. Keeping it a secret was not easy but, we prevailed. And at our annual awards night after all of the other deserving members had been acknowledged, one of the Basses, a chap called Shane Graham, better known as the Chairman of Sunshine Region spoke about the year just ending and handed over to Peter Devey, our President to make the award.

Some of the earliest members of HAH were present to join in the congratulations to Mike on his achievement. And a great night was had by all.

In other HAH news. We have celebrated our 10th anniversary and are looking forward to the next ten. In 2019 we will be hosting Sunshine Regionals at the historic Empire Theatre and are really looking forward to catching up with our barbershop friends.

Last October we travelled to Ballina in northern NSW and performed alongside the Ballina Headliners, who readers will remember came to Stanthorpe in 2017 to sing with us. The concert was a great success and we look forward to many more male/female encounters in the future.

From all at HAH…Happy Christmas wherever you are and a joyous and peaceful 2019.

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Paddy Boxall