Gene McNish Small Chorus Award Winners

This award is named for one of Central Illinois’ most giving and dominant barbershoppers. Gene served the District and local chapters in many capacities and was known for his strong efforts in promoting and encouraging small choruses.

It is presented at the completion of Chorus competition.

It will be presented by the Vice President of Music & Performance.

It is presented to the chorus placing the highest with 30 or fewer members, based on actual chapter membership as of 30 days prior to the District Chorus Contest.

The Contest Administrator(CA) receives the scores for each competitor from the judging panel.  The CA enters the scores into the Society Scoring Program.  When all scores have been entered, the program sorts the scores and determines placement for each eligible competitor.  The OSS (Official Scoring Summary) is then printed.

Typically, one certificate is given to the chorus. There is also a plaque, used for display purposes only, that will have the chorus name and date engraved on it.

YearAward Winning Chorus

2023 Fall

Rock River Valley Chorus

2022 Fall

Brotherhood of Harmony Chorus

2021 Fall

Chorus of DuPage

2019 Fall

Sounds of Harmony

2017 Fall

Sounds of Harmony

2016 Fall

Brotherhood of Harmony Chorus

2015 Fall

Second City Chorus

2014 Fall

Second City Chorus

2013 Spring

Brotherhood of Harmony Chorus

2012 Spring

Brotherhood of Harmony Chorus

2011 Spring

Second City Chorus

2010 Spring

Greater Rockford Barbershop Harmony Chorus

2009 Spring

Greater Rockford Barbershop Harmony Chorus

2008 Spring

Lamplighter Chorus

2007 Spring

Covered Bridge Chorus

2006 Spring

Prairieland Barbershop Chorus

2005 Spring

Decatur Chordsmen

2004 Spring

Lamplighter Chorus

2003 Spring

Second City Chorus

2002 Spring

Prairieland Barbershop Chorus

2001 Spring

Illini Statesmen

2000 Spring

Great Plainsmen Chorus

1999 Spring

Lamplighter Chorus

1998 Spring

Great River Barbershop Chorus

1997 Spring

Decatur Chordsmen

1996 Spring

Great River Barbershop Chorus

1995 Spring

Bell Notes Chorus

1994 Spring

Prairieland Barbershop Chorus

1993 Spring

Black Hawk Chorus

1992 Spring

Prairieland Barbershop Chorus

1991 Spring

Prairieland Barbershop Chorus

1990 Spring

Prairieland Barbershop Chorus

1989 Spring

Prairieland Barbershop Chorus

1988 Spring

Lamplighter Chorus

1987 Spring

Land of Lincoln Chorus

1986 Spring

Bend of the River Chorus

1985 Spring

Land of Lincoln Chorus

1984 Spring

Rock River Valley Chorus

1983 Spring

Lakelander Chorus

1982 Spring

Bend of the River Chorus

1981 Spring

Greater Rockford Barbershop Harmony Chorus

1980 Spring

Mississippi Valley Chorus

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