Rush Wyman Chorus Award Winners

In the early days of the Society, the focus was on quartets. However, most members of the Society sang in choruses and it wasn’t until 1953 that an international chorus competition was established. Rush Wyman donated a special trophy in his efforts to recognize the distinction of Chorus Champions.

The presentation is made at the end of the Chorus completion

The award is presented by the President and Chorus director of the retiring District Chorus Champion.

The Illinois District Chorus Champion is that chorus which, through its competition, receives the highest total scores of the entire judging panel.

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.

The Rush Wyman Traveling Trophy is a large trophy with the names of all past Illinois District Chorus Champions.

YearAward Winning Chorus

2023 Fall

New Tradition

2022 Fall

Sound of Illinois

2021 Fall

West Towns Chorus

2019 Fall

New Tradition

2018 Fall

Sound of Illinois

2017 Fall

West Towns Chorus

2016 Fall

New Tradition

2015 Fall

Sound of Illinois

2014 Fall

West Towns Chorus

2013 Fall

New Tradition

2012 Spring

Sound of Illinois

2011 Spring

West Towns Chorus

2010 Spring

New Tradition

2009 Spring

Sound of Illinois

2008 Spring

West Towns Chorus

2007 Spring

New Tradition

2006 Fall

Sound of Illinois

2005 Fall

New Tradition

2004 Fall

New Tradition

2003 Fall

New Tradition

2002 Fall

Brotherood of Harmony Chorus

2001 Fall

Brotherood of Harmony Chorus

2000 Fall

New Tradition

1999 Fall

New Tradition

1998 Fall

New Tradition

1997 Fall

New Tradition

1996 Fall

New Tradition

1995 Fall

New Tradition

1994 Fall

New Tradition

1993 Fall

New Tradition

1992 Fall

West Towns Chorus

1991 Fall

New Tradition

1990 Fall

New Tradition

1989 Fall

New Tradition

1988 Fall

New Tradition

1987 Fall

New Tradition

1986 Fall

West Towns Chorus

1985 Fall

West Towns Chorus

1984 Fall

West Towns Chorus

1983 Fall

West Towns Chorus

1982 Fall

West Towns Chorus

1981 Fall

West Towns Chorus

1980 Fall

Arlingtones

1979

Arlingtones

1978 Spring

Arlingtones

1977

Arlingtones

1976

Sound of Illinois

1975

Arlingtones

1974

Arlingtones

1973

Arlingtones

1972

Arlingtones

1971

West Towns Chorus

1970

West Towns Chorus

1969

West Towns Chorus

1968

Arlingtones

1967

Pekin

1966

Peoria barbershop Chorus

1965

Arlingtones

1964

Arlingtones

1963

Arlingtones

1962

Pekin

1961

Pekin

1960

West Towns Chorus

1959

Sound of Illinois

1958

Pekin

1957

Pekin

1956

Sound of Illinois

1955

Pekin

1954

Oak Park

1953

Q-Suburban

1952

Q-Suburban

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