Glenn Howard Illinois District Novice Quartet Champions

This championship is named for Glenn Howard, a longtime Illinois District barbershopper and International Quartet Silver Medalist with The Capitol City Four in the very first SPEBSQSA national convention in 1939. Glenn lived in Cisco, near Decatur, and was a major influence in creating “Barbershop Harmony Clubs” throughout central Illinois in the 1940s. The purpose is to encourage and reward a quartet that may be entering a competition for the first time.

It will be presented at the completion of the contest prior to the announcement of quartet contest winners.

In the event that there are no novice quartets competing, the award will not be presented.

It is presented by the District President or a District officer.

Any quartet comprised of two or more members that have never competed in any district quartet 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.

Each member of the quartet receives a medal.

YearConventionAward WinnerMembers
2023
Fall
River City Rhythm
James Jarosz, David Hollander, Michael Dutton, William Burt (Chicagoland West Suburban)
2022
Fall
Freelance
(T) Tyler Leibengood, (L) Shane Frantz, (B) Roman King, (Br) Ben Harding (Bloomington, Northbrook, Frank Thorne)
2021
Fall
ONSET
Frank Blackman, Lucas Bauer, Matthew Butler, Danny Mulligan (Bloomington, Frank Thorne)
2018
Fall
Harmony Park
2017
Fall
Elite IV
2016
Fall
Interlude
2015
Fall
Abilene Paradox
2014
Fall
At Least We're Loud
2013
Fall
Musicology 101
2012
Spring
Keyless
2012
Fall
74 And A Quarter
2011
Spring
Harminators
2011
Fall
Coles County Connection
2010
Fall
SOS
2010
Spring
A-Men
2009
Fall
For The Moment
2008
Fall
The County Line
2008
Spring
Q'd Up
2007
Fall
See Four
2006
Fall
All That Jazz
2005
Fall
The Good Guys
2005
Spring
Harmony Lane
2004
Fall
Vocal Menu
2004
Spring
Chordmasters
2003
Fall
Shared Elements
2003
Spring
Fired Up
2002
Spring
Troubled Spirits
2002
Fall
Seasoned Sound
2001
Spring
Out Of Our Element
2001
Fall
Classic Edition
2000
Spring
Twist Of Fate
2000
Fall
Kensington Road
1999
Spring
Chicago Style
1998
Fall
Singularity
1998
Spring
Convertibles
1997
Fall
Murphy's Boys
1996
Fall
Flash Chords
1995
Fall
Four Crying Out Loud
1995
Spring
Cadence
1994
Fall
Sounds Likely
1994
Spring
Critical Bridge
1993
Fall
Quarterly Review
1993
Spring
Cooler By the Lake
1990
Spring
Tr-State Express
1987
Fall
Limited Edition
1982
Fall
Four Crying Out Loud

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