In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Sound Celebration consists of two members of Sweet Adelines International and two members of SPEBSQSA, the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Formed in March of 2000, Sound Celebration has been entertaining the Southern Tier of New York at barbershop performances and shows, fundraisers, community concerts, corporate events, banquets, and private parties. Their repertoire includes country, blues, folk, spiritual, doo-wop and novelty selections. The quartet is a member of Mixed Harmony Barbershop Quartet Association, and in March of 2003 stretched their skills by competing in the Harmony Sweepstakes a cappella contest in Arlington, VA.
Sound Celebration has competed, and placed in the top three, at the Buckeye Invitational International Harmony Festival, in Columbus, OH, for the past three years, winning first place in the 2003 Mixed Quartet Contest. The quartet endeavors to promote and encourage four-part harmony in an interactive educational offering for local high-schoolers as part of an "After School Enrichment Program". They also sponsors a student at "Harmony Camp", a four-day vocal music camp for young men and women held at Ohio State University each summer. Recently the quartet performed at an area "Relay For Life", keeping the momentum going for the participants in the "race for a cure". The quartet also likes to "celebrates the sound", just for fun, at their SAI regional convention and SPEBSQSA district conventions each Spring and Fall.