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The Ritz

The Ritz

Lead: Doug Nichol. Tenor: Jim Shisler. Baritone: D.J. Hi. Bass: Ben Ayling.

The Ritz was a unique quartet in that it is comprised of four vocal music teachers, each from a different school district. Tenor Jim Shisler, lead Doug Nichol, bari D.J. Hiner and bass Ben Ayling. When the quartet won the Pioneer District Quartet Championship in 1984, The Ritz decided to enter all future BHS competitions. In Louisville, KY, in July of 1991, they became the international champions while representing the Johnny Appleseed District. During the quartet's active career The Ritz focused on having great concert performances and producing studio recordings. They produced nine exciting and successful releases.

1991 - Barbershop Quartet Champions