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4-Star Collection

4-Star Collection

1997 - Sweet Adelines Queens of Harmony

Lead: Pat Rygg. Tenor: Connie Miller. Baritone: Denise Baber. Bass: Marcia Starnes.

4-Star Collection has been thrilling audiences throughout the country since 1987 with their warm rich sound. This entertaining group not only exemplifies the finest classic interpretation of the barbershop style, but also treats their audiences to a wide variety of traditional popular and secular a cappella tunes. 4-Star reached the zenith of their barbershop quartet experience when they "captured the gold" in October, 1998 at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Competition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 4-Star's extensive national travel schedule now includes international ports, as they performed during a 12-day tour in Ireland, in March of 1999. Plans are in the works for future trips abroad as well.

Connie Miller, Tenor, is an associate director and a performer in the international medalist, City of Lakes Chorus. She previously sang in a Region 22 medalist quartet, "Collage". Connie and her husband Doug sing with a group of eight married couples, all Sweet Adelines and Barbershop Society members, called "Friends." In her spare time, Connie is a full-time Dental Hygienist. Connie and Doug live in Prior Lake, MN.

Pat Rygg, Lead, is the Musical Director of nine-time regional medal winner, Vallee De Croix chorus in Stillwater, MN. Pat's previous quartet experience is with regional medalist quartet, "Melody Express". She also sings with her church choir and a chapter show quartet. Pat works fulltime as a Corporate Secretary at the 3M Company. When she's not working, singing, or coaching, Pat and her husband, Duane, spend time together at their home in Maplewood, MN.

Denise Baber, Baritone, performs in the front row of the Vallee De Croix Chorus and is a member of the music team, costume team and showmanship team. 4-Star Collection is Denises first quartet experience. She has used her designing and sewing talents to create several quartet costumes. Denise is a Patient Services Rep., specializing in OCC Health and Work Comp., at a Doctor's Clinic in Forest Lake, MN. Denise and Don live in Chisago City, MN.

Marcia Starnes, Bass, is a member of the City of Lakes Chorus and Bass section leader. Marcia has been singing Barbershop since the age of 6 when she sang with Dad and two brothers in a quartet called "Three Chips and The Block". Marcia sang bass with the 1982 International Champion Quartet, "Music Gallery". She is a Purchasing Manager for HEI Inc., a manufacturer of ultra miniature, micro-electronic devices. Marcia and her hubby, Darrel, live on Enchanted Island in Minnetrista, MN.

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