The Sierranaders participate in competitions in Reno, prepare for upcoming show |

The Sierranaders participate in competitions in Reno, prepare for upcoming show

The Sierranaders, Auburn’s local barbershop chorus chapter, traveled to Reno the weekend of March 19, joining approximately 500 other men for the NE division convention and contest. Nine choruses and 20 quartets competed over a two day period.

For those who might not know, barbershop singing in four-part harmony (actually the melody and three harmony parts) is an American art form, developed here in the United States.

It was often sung in barbershops, where men used to congregate socially, to drink coffee, talk about politics and work, and sing. No musical instruments were used; this is called singing a cappella.

The two songs the group sang in the contest will be part of their Spring Show “College Days” to be performed at Bear River High School at 7 p.m. May 1. Also singing in the show will be the Sierra Belles, an octet from the local Sweet Adeline’s chapter. A guest quartet “Special Feature” will also be featured, a previous international medal winner – and they will include some “Doo-Wop” songs.

For more information, call (530) 346-2757.

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