Parkside Chapter Celebrates Success at 2024 BHS International Convention in Cleveland



Cleveland, Ohio (July 10, 2024) - The Barbershop Harmony Society's 2024 International Convention, held in Cleveland from July 1-6, showcased the world's best barbershop quartets and choruses in a week filled with unforgettable performances, camaraderie, and a shared passion for the craft.

Hershey, Pennsylvania's own Parkside Harmony and Parkside Melody choruses made a strong showing at the convention. Parkside Melody took the stage during the first chorus contest session on Friday, delivering a powerful performance that earned them an impressive 11th place overall. Parkside Harmony performed in the third session on Saturday, achieving their highest score to date and securing a fourth place bronze medal, a testament to their growth and dedication.

In the quartet contest, Secret Best Friends, featuring two founding members of Parkside Harmony, advanced through the quarterfinals and semifinals, ultimately earning a spot in the highly competitive finals on Saturday night. Their performance showcased the talent and passion that drives the barbershop artform.

Jill Coyne, President of the Parkside Chapter, expressed her pride in both choruses' achievements: "I am thrilled with Parkside Harmony's fourth place finish and incredibly proud of Parkside Melody for continuing to showcase their immense talent. Both choruses have worked tirelessly to reach new heights, and their performances in Cleveland were a true reflection of their dedication and love for barbershop. As a chapter, we are excited to continue sharing our passion with audiences everywhere."

The convention, which featured a packed schedule of contests, shows, and educational offerings, drew barbershop enthusiasts from around the globe to the shores of Lake Erie. Attendees had the opportunity to explore Cleveland's rich musical heritage and vibrant cultural scene between events.

As the barbershop world looks ahead to future conventions and events, Parkside Harmony and Parkside Melody remain dedicated to honing their craft and sharing the joy of barbershop harmony with their communities and beyond.