2006 Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals results
- It was another night of memorable unaccompanied vocal harmony singing
at the 22nd annual Harmony Sweepstakes A Festival's National Finals
held this past weekend in the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed
Marin Center in San Rafael. A full house of 2,000 a cappella fans
enjoyed some of the top vocal groups from around the country, winners
of the various regional events held earlier this year as they competed
for the title of National Grand Champions.
For only the 3rd time in the history of the event the top honors were
taken by a barbershop quartet, the highly entertaining Hi-Fidelity
from Los Angeles who wowed both the judges and the audience (they also
won Audience Favorites) with their very clever and hilarious "Adams
Family" routine. The rousing R&B sounds of the dynamic Regency took
second and the Bay Area's vocal jazz quintet Clockwork took third honors.
As always thanks to all involved, especially to the many talented a
cappella groups who participated in our concerts and who helped make
our 22nd year yet another rousing success.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS - Hi-Fidelity (Los Angeles)
2nd - Regency (Mid-Atlantic)
3rd - Clockwork - (San Francisco)
AUDIENCE FAVORITE - Hi-Fidelity
Best Original Arrangement - "Wonderful World" Steve Saxon, Clockwork
Best Original Song - "Donna Lee" Traces