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Algona Cornbelt Chorus
2002 Buckeye Invitational Small Chorus Silver Medalist
7 Time Central States District Small Chorus Champion

This is the homepage of the Algona, Iowa chapter of the Society of the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet singing of America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA)  We are a chapter with 45 members from a 7 county area of North Central Iowa who meet every Wednesday at the Algona Family YMCA at 2101 E. McGregor St.  for fellowship and to contribute to that special four part barbershop harmony.  We are a progressive chapter who has had many accomplishments in its 42 years of existance.  We have won the Central States District  chorus contest for small chapters seven times in eleven years, and was the opening act for the legendary soul group the Temptations at the Historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA.  In 2000 we competed in the  Buckeye Invitational first ever Small Chorus Contest receiving 3rd place, missing the championship by a mere 8 points and competed again in 2002 receiving 2nd place.  With Kent Madison, Director  we hope for better things in 2003.

Photograph by Rick Bitterman, Copyright 2003, Algona, Iowa. All rights reserved. Used by
permission. Do not use this photograph without permission. For high quality prints or use permission
contact Rick Bitterman, Algona, Iowa.

Current Events
Member Schedule at bottom of page



The Algona Cornbelt Chorus is always looking for men who enjoy that special sound that only 4-part barbershop harmony can bring.  In 1999 we decided to begin competing in the fall competition against larger choruses,  Our goal is to gain many members to become the best chorus possible.  We rehearse on Wednesday's year round at the Algona Family YMCA and perform for many churches and organizations throughout North Iowa, as well as our spring show and our fall contest.  For more information about our chorus don't hesitate to contact the following members.

Our Board of Directors
Bill Crook - President
Steve King - President Elect
Mike Scott - VP Member Service
Ken McFarland - VP Chapter Programs/Events
Jerrry Brown - VP Music & Performance
Greg Egland - Secretary
Conley Nelson - Treasurer
Boyd Shipler - Member at Large
Daryl Chapin - Member at Large


This page was created 1/15/99 by Tim Buhr

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