FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Anaheim, CA – July 4, 2009 – The 2008 Silver Medalist quartet, Crossroads, took the gold this year and were crowned champions during the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Quartet Contest at the Honda Center. Three rounds of intense quartet competitions took place during the Society’s 71st Annual International Convention.


Crossroads’ members hail from all over the United States – Missouri, Florida, Tennessee, and Michigan. Together, Fred Farrell (tenor), Mike Slamka (lead), Brandon Guyton (baritone), and Jim Henry (bass) not only beautifully master the barbershop style, but they also entertain audiences with a wide variety of musical styles ranging from vocal jazz, blues, gospel, standards from the Great American Songbook, and pop classics. Each member of Crossroads has earned the coveted gold medal with a different quartet in the past.

Rounding out the top positions are:

Silver Medalist: Old School; whose members include Kipp Buckner, Joe Connelly, Jack Pinto, and Joseph Krones.

Bronze Medalist, third place: Storm Front; whose members include Jeff Selano, James Clark, Darin Drown, and Sydney Libsack.

Bronze Medalist, fourth place: Tie between State Line Grocery and Ringmasters. State Line Grocery members include Dylan Oxford, Tim Brooks, Mark Lamback, and Drew McMillan. Ringmasters’ members include Jakob Stenberg, Rasmus Krigstom, Emanuel Roll, and Martin Wahlgren.