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The Shondells

The Shondells

Lead: Virginia Frederiksen Fitzpatrick. Tenor: Melodee Wright. Baritone: Teresa Reed. Bass: Donna Kanelakos Graham.

England was the site of Sweet Adelines' first European convention; The Shondells won their title at Royal Albert Hall. They had been singing together for ten years and had competed internationally eight times before winning. The Shondells were active performers - their credits include two USO tours overseas, one a 1972 tour to the war zones and firebases of inland Vietnam. The quartet continued to entertain audiences until retiring in 1981. Melodee is a third generation Sweet Adeline: Her mother, Ila, had been a member for 26 years at the time the quartet won the title. Her grandmother, Garee Rogers, had been a member for 25 years and served as international president of the organization from 1962 to 1964. Melodee became musical director of Sweet Adelines' Wichita Chorus in 1969.

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