HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES COMING I NTO THE HOME STRETCH
Clear DayDon't wait too long to purchase your Harmony Sweepstakes tickets. The Sweeps are a week from next Saturday!Saturday, March 26, 7pmTeikyoLoretto Heights Theater3001 S. Federal Blvd at W. Dartmouth, DenverFlesher-Hinton Music Company presentsThe 16th Annual Rocky MountainHarmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festivalproduced by the Colorado Vocal Jazz SocietyOur huge "A Cappella Celebration Hall" opens at 6PMAdvance Tickets: $18 regular admission; $14 students & seniorsGroups of 15 or more: $14 eachTickets at the door will be $20 and $15 respectively.Available at TicketWeb box offices across Colorado (see below) or call 800-965-4827See “EASY-TIX” below for ticketing options and prepay ticket order form.
Questions? Call our message line at tollfree 888-WIZ-CVJS (949-2857)Many of you have asked for more information about the 8 competing groups, so here is a synopsis of their attributes:
- Curious Gage: Still relatively new to the contemporary vocal scene, ‘Curious Gage’ from northern Colorado brings its unique blend of talents to the stage. Their entertaining mix of original and familiar songs is surpassed only by the intensity and energy of their performance. The band’s deeply complex harmonies combine with the best vocal percussion in Northern Colorado. Competing in 2004, Curious Gage won Best Arrangement award.
- Members: Ryan Smykil, Nic Widhalm, Justin Curtis Adams, Tom Miles.
The Earl Family Singers began their musical story singing hyms and Christmas carols at nursing homes. They added Barbershop to their repertoire, auditioned at Silver Dollar City in Branson and have done more than 50 shows there since. They sang the U.S. and Canadian National Anthems at Kansas City Royals games and have appeared on television in Missouri. Last summer they competed in the semi-finals of the Gospel Music Association.
- Members: Joshua Earl, Josiah Earl, Jessica Earl, Judah Earl
face: Boulder's six-man vocal band, 'Face', boasts Audience Favorite and Runner-Up awards from the 2003 Rocky Mountain Sweeps. These talented singers provide raw entertainment from original arrangements of pop, rock, jazz, gospel and classical selections. The group also competed in 2004, winning the Audience Favorite award.
Members: Cody Qualls, Mark Megibow, Ben Lunstad, Forest Kelly, Jayson Throckmorton, Stephen Ross
HarmoniX was established in the fall of 2004. The group formed as a result of the need to have a mixed a cappella presence in the northern Metro area. The group performs a musical genre consisting of Rock, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Blues and Classical with five vocal parts and vocal percussion.
Members: Vicki Squires, Heidi Bryant, Scott Dunn, Tyra Dixon, Rick Landrum, Arthur Ortega
Ignition “Launched” in March of 2004, Ignition! First competed as the Rocky Mountain District’s International Prelinary Competition in April, taking second place after only a few weeks in existence. Ignition’s goal is not simply to entertain, but to ignite audiences with a show that will leave them completely blown away. Their show is a stellar mix of styles and songs over which audiences of all ages will go “ballistic.”
Members: Roger Olson, Curtis Terry, James Taylor, Dennis Malone
The Northern Colorado Voices: The vocal jazz heritage instilled in a consistently excellent educational experience in Greeley is broadly recognized across the country. Northern Colorado Voices is the premier vocal jazz ensemble at the University of Northern Colorado. This sextet, comprised of six singers, 3 women and 3 men, performs a wide variety of repertoire, from mainstream jazz to contemporary arrangements of pop songs.
Members: Emily Thompson, Kim Dawson, Kelsi Shiba, Wilson Skomal, Pierre Houssney, Paul Pavlik
No Better Cause: The infectious and exciting one-of-a-kind style of No Better Cause adds an intriguing a cappella sound to their repertoire of pop, rock, R&B and standard tunes. The six-man group from Lincoln, Nebraska, Rocky Mountain Runner-Up in 2004, has a distinctive talent and a bent for true originality. Competed in 2004; won Runner-Up award.
Members: Nate Kellison, Luke Kellison, Zack Bjornsen, Ryan Chappelle, Michael Evans
The Plumbers of Rome: Taking a much-needed break from battling the sewage concerns of antiquity, The Plumbers of Rome bring to you the wisdom of the ages, the truths of the Universe, and the savory profundity of Sizzlin' Socrates' Ramen Noodles (tm). The Plumbers are sponsored by Floetius, third cousin of Bacchus and god of singing plumbers.
Members: Chris Bogert, Tim Y Jones, Dan TestaAnd our Host group: 2004 RM Harmony Sweepstakes Champions "InPulse"from Minneapolis, MNWith Special Guest: JERRY LAWSON, formerly of "The Persuasions"
EASY-TIX!3 SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE WAYS TO PURCHASE YOURHARMONY SWEEPSTAKES ADMISSION TICKETS1. TicketWebSpeak to a TicketWeb operator at 800-965-4827 or go to www.cvjs.org and click on the TicketWeb link. It will take you directly to the Harmony Sweeps ticket order page, where you can securely purchase tickets and have them sent to you or held at Will Call Pickup . Even group purchases can be made in this very efficient manner. Surcharges and shipping costs are relatively modest (especially compared to TicketMaster).2. Ticket OfficesThe theater has no advance box office, but Colorado folks have 10 locations around the state where they can buy tickets in person, and avoid mailing costs. See the list of these locations below and stop by to get your tickets there up to the day before the show.3. CVJS Mail OrderCVJS is offering a limited mail order plan for you to use without the cost of commissions or mailing. Using the order form pdf attached to this message, you may order general admission, student/senior or group tickets for Will Call Pickup one hour before show time (6pm). These orders must be paid by check when you order. You will receive a confirmation email or telephone call and your tickets will be waiting in the lobby. Just print out the order form attached, fill it out and mail it in -- right away.Of course, we expect to have tickets available before the program at the Loretto Heights box office, but we cannot guarantee there will be seats. In addition, there may be a very long line, so we recommend avoiding that option.
HARMONY SWEEPS (TicketWeb) TICKET OFFICES
Colorado SpringsIndependent Records
123 East Bijou Street
3030 E. Platte Avenue
Independent Records3040 W. Colorado Avenue
937 E. Colfax Avenue
Twist & Shout300 East Alameda
Bart's CD Cellar
1015 Pearl St.
5680 South HWY 85/87
157 N. College Ave
420 West 4th Street
3350 Youngfield St.
See you at the Sweeps!