Re: Memorable International Performances
- Shelley wrote regarding the Thorobreds in Chicago in '66: "That had never
been done before and it started our society on the road to choreography."
Well, choreography actually got started a few years before Joe Wise and Jim
Miller marched the Thorobreds around the stage so skillfully in Chicago. I
believe it was in Columbus in '58 when the host chapter Singing Buckeyes did
some marching of their own on the song "Gee Boys It's Great to Lead a Band."
Distinguished barbershopper and bass of the Buzz Saws, the late George
Chamblin, often proclaimed that was the first "real" choreography used by a
chorus in contest.
Take nothing away from the boys from Louisville. Their performance in '66
was definitely one of the most memorable I have witnessed.