Volume 71, Issue 2 | February 2017
Your monthly news & updates
Love is in the Air for Ontario Barbershoppers on Valentines Day
Love—and music—were in the air this Valentines Day as barbershop singers across the province took part in sharing the joy of barbershop for the annual Singing Valentines. In Holland Landing, a class at Park Avenue Elementary School got a treat as Dino Kotsikas joined Shenanigans quartet to surprise his daughter with a song and a rose. Dino had only been a barbershopper for one week, having recently become the newest member of the Upper Canada Chordsmen in Newmarket.
Nominate a Barbershopper Today
Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of Ontario barbershoppers who helped improve the barbershop art form in Ontario in 2016! Please take the time to nominate a fellow barbershopper who deserves to be celebrated.

Check out the awards
Early Bird Deadline Approaching Fast
If you haven't registered yet for this year's Spring Convention in beautiful London, Ontario, time is running out to get the early bird discount. The Western Division will once again be hosting, and are proud to announce this year's theme: Spring Sing in the Forest City. Check out the website for even more information on the new mixed quartet contest, program advertising, special hotel rates, Best Seat In The House bidding, judging panel information, Joe Barbershop Chorus, and more!
Save $10 off an adult registration and $5 off a student registration
by registering before Wednesday, March 15.

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Ontario LOVES Extreme Quartetting
If you love the spine-tingling, hair-raising, lock-'n'-ring,  a cappella thrill of holding your own in a barbershop quartet, you'll love Extreme Quartetting. Imagine 60-80 well-prepared quartet singers getting together to sing the same great arrangements, each and every one of them knowing their part cold! Registration slots are running out. Don't delay!

Video of the Month
In case you missed it, see why our members are proud to call themselves barbershoppers in this series of interviews from last year.

Historical Highlights
Thirty years ago this month, members of APOC organized and hosted a quartet coaching school in Kingston, Ontario. 

See more history from that time in the Jan-Mar 1987 Edition of The Trillium.
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