Region 17 is pleased to announce our second annual webcast for the 2017 Competition! Follow the buttons to connect to our live broadcast for the quartet and chorus competitions on April 28-29, 2017. The webcast is free and donations are gratefully accepted. Send a shout out to your friends and family and visit our sponsors who help underwrite the cost of our webcast and allow us to continue providing this to you free of charge.
On this page you will see links to all of our competitors and their stage times and information about this year's webcasters.
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Support your favorite choruses and quartets by sending them a Shout Out! Fill out our form and we will broadcast your well wishes during the webcast.
Quartet Competition Times: Friday, April 28th
While we would love to have you stay for the whole contest, please allow yourself extra time before and after the listed on stage time of your favorite quartets and choruses so you don't miss them!
Emcee starts at 4:20pm EDT
|Sidekicks (mic testers)||On Stage: 4:35pm|
|AIM Quartet||On Stage: 4:46|
|Glimmer Quartet||On Stage: 4:57|
|Fast Forward Quartet||On Stage: 5:08|
|.CALM Quartet||On Stage: 5:19|
|TGIF Quartet||On Stage: 5:30|
|Grin N Tonic Quartet||Withdrawn|
|Bay Rhythm Quartet||On Stage: 5:41|
|Happy Hour Quartet||On Stage: 5:52|
|Shimmertones Quartet||On Stage: 6:03|
|Front Page Quartet (Open Division)||On Stage: 6:14|
|Sounds Familiar Quartet||On Stage: 7:00|
|Sublime Quartet||On Stage: 7:11|
|Note to Self Quartet||On Stage: 7:22|
|Fusion Quartet||On Stage: 7:33|
|Savvy 4 Quartet||On Stage: 7:44|
|The Sing-a-Ma-Jigs Quartet||Withdrawn|
|Surefire Quartet||On Stage: 7:55|
|Mad Scene Quartet||On Stage: 8:06|
|Mixer Quartet||On Stage: 8:17|
|Sidekicks Quartet (Open Division)||On Stage: 8:28|
|YPSI Chicks Quartet||On Stage: 8:42|
The quartet competition will have a 30 minute Intermission from approximately 6:25-6:55pm and will have additional performances by the outgoing champions and the Encore Club after the last contestant has competed. The awards ceremony will follow after that.
Chorus Competition Times: Saturday, April 29th
Emcee starts at 11:50am
|West Shore||On Stage: 12:05pm|
|Allegheny Sounds||On Stage: 12:17|
|Pride of Toledo||On Stage: 12:29|
|Dogwood Blossoms||On Stage: 12:41|
|Greater Cleveland||On Stage: 12:53|
|Mid-Lakes||On Stage: 1:05|
|City of Flags||On Stage: 1:17|
|Voices in Harmony||On Stage: 1:29|
|Battle Creek||On Stage: 1:41|
|Little River||On Stage: 2:25|
|Greater Harmony||On Stage: 2:37|
|River Raisin||On Stage: 2:49|
|Lake Ridge Legacy||On Stage: 3:01|
|Indi-Anna||On Stage: 3:13|
|Sounds of Pittsburgh (for evaluation only)||On Stage: 3:25|
|Grand Rapids (for evaluation only)||On Stage: 3:37|
The chorus contest will have a 30 minute intermission from approximately 1:50-2:20pm. After the last contestant, there will be a short stretch break followed by a performance from the outgoing champions and the announcement of the awards.
Our quartet webcasters are well known to members of Region 17. Both are members of the Greater Cleveland Chorus.
Dawn found Sweet Adelines in September of 1994 or shall we say Sweet Adelines found her! She has been a dedicated chorus member ever since, singing lead in the Greater Cleveland Chorus. She is a past president and has been an active board member, section leader, marketing chair, choreographer, costume committee and currently serves as the performance coordinator. She also served on the Region 17 Board of Director’s and also many years on the regional convention committee. Dawn has also enjoyed singing lead in chapter quartets, Note-Ability, Dolce and Final Call. She also held dual membership with Flagship City chorus for a year.
Dawn has dedicated the past 18 summer vacations to volunteer with the Singing Buckeyes Harmony camp, serving youth from ages 13 to 19 and the past two years adding college age campers 19-25. She has served as a member of the teaching quartet, camp counselor, women’s head counselor, quartet coach and college camp RA. She has also been the DJ for the camp dance night for the past 12 years. Her current endeavors include working with Ohio Harmony Explosion camp (OHX).
In her “real” life, Dawn lives with her father and their cat Shirley. Recently she worked in financial services. She owns her DJ company “For A Good Time Call…Entertainment” and is a Tupperware consultant. Her newest endeavor is an Uber driver!
Please welcome, Dawn Livingstone
Kathy Fazekas has been a Sweet Adeline since 1976 when she joined Cleveland East Suburban (CES) Chapter. She has been a member of Friendship VII Chorus in Region 4, Maple Mountain Chorus, Region 17, and is a charter member of Greater Cleveland Chorus in Region 17 where she sings today. She became a dual member of Scioto Valley Chorus (4th place International medalists) in Region 4, in 2010, and will be competing with them this fall at International contest in Las Vegas.
Kathy has been involved in Sweet Adelines both musically and administratively. She has held every chorus position EXCEPT treasurer and has served on Region 17’s Regional Management Team. She is a past Regional Team Coordinator and is currently the Team Secretary. Kathy has served as the quartet promotion coordinator for Region 17 and was a member of the regional education committee for many years. She serves as the vice- president of the Encore Club, Region 17’s regional quartet champ organization. Kathy is a 10 time regional quartet champ having competed at the International level with Park Avenue, Sundance, BLAK Velvet, and Naturally quartets. She can’t imagine her life without Sweet Adelines and all the wonderful friends she has made along the way.
Please welcome, Kathy Fazekas.
Our chorus webcasters are also familiar to Region 17. Most recently, they were half of Region 17's past champion quartet, Naturally Quartet.
A Sweet Adeline for 25 years, Amy is an Associate Member of the Greater Cleveland Chorus/Region 17, and Dual Member with International medalists, Scioto Valley Chorus/Region 4.
Having achieved the status of “Approved Director” in the SA International Director Certification Program, Amy is currently serving as Co-Director for The Region 17 Encore Club.
At Harmony weekends, she enjoys meeting with members of the Region while conducting PVI’s (Private Vocal Instruction) and coaching new Quartets. She has represented Region 17 at Sweet Adeline International Conventions with Regional Quartet Champions Park Avenue, Sundance, B.L.A.K. Velvet, and Naturally.
In Her professional life, Amy serves as an Activity Director for older adults adapting to Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive impairments…she and husband “Timman” reside in Massillon, Ohio with 100lb. “Ellie”… their three year old Golden Lab.
Please welcome….Amy Ringley
Maria is entering her 15th year with Sweet Adelines International. She has held many positions at the chorus level including board member, section leader, costumer and PR chair. Maria is a certified front line director with Region 2’s Song of The Lakes Chorus. In addition to directing, she holds quartet championships and International appearances with 4-Shore, In Voice and Region 17’s Naturally. Maria’s current quartet Cantina Vocal Project recently took 4th place at the Region 25 competition.
Maria enjoys coaching choruses and quartets and spreading the gospel of barbershop singing. Currently she serves on SAI’s Diversity and Inclusion task force. Her claim to fame is singing on the International stage with Shoreline Sound Chorus, Spirit of Detroit, Great Lakes Chorus and Scioto Valley Chorus. It is with the support of her husband Mark and son Szanto that she feels she is able to pursue her passion for music and singing. And with God all things are possible.
Please welcome, Maria Christian