What the heck are those pictures?
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|The Great Lakes Chorus 1953
First Chorus Champion in the society.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Proclimation declaring Harmony Week
City of Detroit
Declared by Albert E. Cobo, Mayor of Detroit
|The Auto Towners
1966 Gold Medal Champions
L-R, Carl Dahlke, bass; Clint Bostick, baritone; Al Rhekop, tenor; Glen VanTassell, lead
Society President in 1941-42
National Secretary (equivalent to CEO now) beginning in 1942
Pioneer District Hall of Fame 1974
Society Hall of Fame 2009
Society President 2002-2003
Acting Society CEO 2005 April-July
Pioneer District Hall of Fame 1996
|The Gentlemen's Agreement
1971 Gold Medal Champions
L-R, Bob Whitledge, bass; Al Rhekop, tenor, Draton Justice, lead; Glenn Van Tassell, baritone
2018 Next Generation Varsity Gold Medal Champions
L-R, Chris Cordle, tenor; Brandon Smith, baritone; Cody Harrell, bass; Aaron Pollard, lead
|The Harmony Halls
1944 Gold Medal Champions
Tenor, Ed Gaikema; Lead, Bob Hazenburg; Baritone, Ray Hall; Bass, Gordon Hall
|Poster from the 1981 International Convention in Detroit.|
|Book Cadillac Hotel
June 8, 1940
The Detroit #1 Chapter held the Society's first "Parade of Quartets
Continues to this day as Society's longest running yearly show"
Member of the Grosse Pointe Chapter
Created the first International Quartet Championship Traveling Trophy
2003 Gold Medal Quartet
Mark Slamka, Baritone; Don Slamka, Tenor; Mike Slamka, Lead; Jack Slamka, Bass
2010 Senior Quartet Champions
tenor, Bruce LaMarte; lead, Tom Connor; bass, Phil Hanes; baritone, Steve Warnaar
|Glenn Van Tassell
First man to win a quartet gold medal in two different quartets singing different voice parts.
Glenn sang Lead in the 1966 Auto Towners and Baritone in the 1971 Gentlemen's Agreement.
|Original style Membership Certificate of Art Schulze.
Detroit #1 chapter
Signed by O.C. Cash in those days!
|Michigan District Logo
District name changed to the Pioneer District in 1968.
Holland Chapter member
Composer of Keep America Singing, (later changed to Keep the Whole World Sing to reflect our international makeup.)