New Orleans, LA hosted in the Sweet Adelines International Convention and Contest September 16-21, 2019. Coastal Harmony Region 9 was very well represented in both the quartet contests as well as the chorus contests! Congratulations to all competitors!
We are over the moon for our very own 2018 Regional Champions VIVA! who sailed to victory and are the newest International Queens of Harmony! Local members Gina Baker, lead and Chris DeRosa, baritone (Toast of Tampa Show Chorus) and featuring Sweet Adelines International President, Patty Cobb-Baker on tenor and Peggy Jones (Carolina Harmony) on bass. Congratulations ladies we couldn't be prouder!
The bronze medalist quartet is GQ! with local member Ali Hauger (Toast of Tampa). Duly Noted, current Rising Star Quartet Champions (Spirit of the Gulf, Toast of Tampa had a fine showing on their first-time on the big stage where they also earned the Novice Quartet award! The future is bright for these two talented quartets!
We also had very fine representation from our 2019 Regional Quartet Champions, RingTones (Toast of Tampa, CAL) and Take4 with local member Wendy Spilker, bass (Women of Note chorus)