Great Plains Harmony (GPH) outscored the competition and received an invite to the Barbershop Harmony Society International Competition.
At the Land O’ Lakes District (LOL) competition held in October, GPH competed against 18 other barbershop choruses, from three states and two Canadian Provinces, for the privilege of competing at the International level. In July 2018, GPH will compete against 30 choruses from around the world at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Competition in Orlando, FL.
GPH narrowly surpassed their long-time rival, the Minneapolis Commodores, to be the LOL representative in Orlando. This is only the third time in 67 years GPH has made it to the international level.
GPH will not only represent the LOL district, but the Fargo-Moorhead area as well. On-stage announcements and printed materials for the convention will list GPH as “From the Fargo-Moorhead Chapter, Great Plains Harmony.”
Gordon Moe, President of GPH, says “This is a very exciting time for us and something that Fargo-Moorhead should be proud of. To be able to produce a vocal ensemble that can compete at a high level, with large market cities, says a lot for our community."
GPH will be reaching out to the community for support by way of sponsorships and donations to help defray travel costs.