Newfound Sound shines at AC&C 2024 in Sackville Newbrunswick

Newfound Sound shines at AC&C 2024 in Sackville Newbrunswick
Type of post: Chorus news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Anna Tapper
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2024
Finally...we made it to Sackville, New Brunswick for Area 1 AC&C 2024 IN PERSON for the first time since 2019! We were thrilled and excited to be there with 22 members, including five first timers and our brand new director Dr. Phil Roberts!  The travel to NB had its lumps with flight changes, booking car rentals, car pooling, etc. But all were present and accounted for by Thursday afternoon. We were warmly welcomed by our Area 1 sisters. The newly renovated Windsor Hall provided perfect accommodations with everything we could possibly need and then some. What a treat to spend time with the Harmony Inc. experts in education classes, soaking in the all the tips and tricks of bbs singing.

The chorus was so excited to watch Silvern Voices in the quartet contest, with first time quartet members Suzanne Bungay (tenor) and Anna Tapper (lead), and long time members Madeline Power (baritone) and June Cousens (bass). They looked beautiful in their blue sparkle tops, matched only by their bright faces while enjoying every minute of the whole experience! Then the chorus finally got its five minutes of fame on the contest stage, where we were welcomed like rock stars by all our Area 1 members, friends, supporters, and a few family members too! The real highlight was to sing for our contest package, and watch Phil take his first ever bows as our chorus director! It was all amazing! As part of the audience, we had the treat of watching the other choruses, seeing the ScotianAires, Valley Voices and Seaside A Cappella receive their 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons, along with all the qualifiers. With over 320 delegates singing our theme song and so many more song selections throughout the weekend was truly food for the soul! Our own Madeline Power was awarded the 2024 Ann Connolly Award for her endless support and dedication to Harmony, Area 1 and Newfound Sound chapter. And of course, the fun night party, where we inaugurated Phil to the world of barbershop at Camp Newfound Sound! Such fun to watch all the choruses and quartets...and judges...entertaining us with their songs, skits and costumes! Thanks to all who made AC&C 2024 so special and memorable. We sure hope to do it all again soon!