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January29, Wednesday-February 1, Saturday
International Mid-winter Convention, Long Beach, CA
Ringmasters-CBQC-2008 PCH spawned yet another first place medal in Platoon! Jimm Schumacher had a very lucky draw of the other three parts, including Roger Huffert from PAL-PAC who sings in Coast to Coast, a great baritone from Riverside Lance Alloway, and a wonderful Tenor from Colorado Springs - Greg Ramsay. Their quartet, "the Loose Chickens," won both the semifinal and final rounds. Rick Roesler's quartet placed third in the semifinals. John Rhodes, Pete Hensley, Mike Cowan, Steve Cowan, and Jim Hilgenberg
also sang very well and did PCH proud under difficult draw conditions. 139th Street Quartet acted as judges for the entire Platoon event. Jim Hilgenberg again did a super job in co-hosting this activity.
Our Youth Chorus, Pacific Suns, also stunned the judges and the audience with the strength of their sound, considering there were only 11 singers on stage. Attaining a rating of Outstanding, they sang a powerful rendition of Love Me And The World Is Mine, a jazzy and stomping Sweet Georgis Brown, and a fun Blue Moon (remember that one?), directed by Kathleen Hansen. PacificSuns-LongBeach
Pacific Suns is supported by PCH and Sun Harbor Chorus.


June 8, Saturday
Annual Cabaret Show
Dinner and a show at Torrey Pines Christian Church. The headliner was The Perfect Gentlemen, a delightfully entertaining quartet.

May 11, Saturday
SE/SW Division Convention and Contest
PCH won the SE Division chorus contest at the Far Western District Spring Convention held in Ontario, CA.


April 21, Sunday
PCH was honored to performe to a full house at Scripps Ranch Library at 2:30 PM for their summer music series. We were joined by youth from Scripps Ranch High School


March 2, Saturday
PCH proudly provided ushers for the San Diego County Partnership Honor Choir Concert at Point Loma Nazarene University.

February 13-14, Wednesday-Thursday
Seventy-five Singing Valentines were delivered throughout San Diego, 43 in person and 32 by telephone. This includes 12 personal deliveries in support of Operation Homefront.

January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, Tuesdays
Five Ready, Set Sing lessons were provided to xxx guests, with yyy new members signing up as a result.

January 5, Saturday
PCH held its Annual banquet and awards event at El Torito on Mira Mesa Blvd., complete with a private taco bar and no-host beverages of your choice. Award recipients for 2012 were:

Sweetheart of the Year: Kathy Whelan
Mr. Broadway: Steve Fitzgerald
Mr. Everything: Dave Pfizenmeier
Rookie of the Year: Randy Clemens
Mr. Dependable: Jim Watt
Director's Award: Carl Buntin
President's Award: Jim Schumacher
Barbershopper of the Year: Jerry Kent
The Dave Miller Award for Barbershop Excellence: Pete Hensley


December 15, Saturday
PCH presented our annual Holiday show at Torrey Pines Christian Church at 3 PM and 7 PM.

December 8, Saturday, 6:20 PM
Balboa Park, Spreckel's Organ Pavilion
PCH will performed on the organ stage.

November 3, Saturday, 7 PM
James Madison High School
4833 Doliva Drive, Clairemont, 92117
PCH performed on the second annual GLEE Concert. This fundraiser for the Visual and Performing Arts Department of the San Diego Unified School District enables continuing arts in the schools during difficult budget times. The VAPA department encourages and supports our Youth In Harmony program of coaching students in the fine art of barbershop harmony. A quartet of students in our YIH program sang "When I'm 64" as part of the PCH set, to the acclaim of the audience.

October 29, Saturday
PCH's official 10th anniversary

October 16, Tuesday
We had a birthday cake to celebrate PCH's 10th anniversary, October 29th.

October 13, Saturday
Far Western District Chorus Contest, Mesa, AZ
PCH finished 5th with a score of 78.3, only 3.5 points out of 2nd. There were many laudable comments about our sound/size ratio and our new B&W look.


Jim Schumacher (lead) and Mark Whelan (baritone!) sang in the winning quartet, "Not Dead Yet", during the Platoon contest with bass John White of Santa Monica and tenor Shelly Albaum of Santa Rosa. Baritone Pete Hensley was in the quartet that placed second. PCH now boasts 4 singers out of 8 winners in the last two Platoon contests, as tenor Jim Hilgenberg was in the winning quartet with Pete in Ontario.

Not Dead Yet

August 18, Saturday
Barbecue Fundraiser at Gethsemane Lutheran Church
A wonderful. opportunity to sing for our supper and entertain the generous members of Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

July 6, Friday
International Chorus Contest, Portland OR
PCH qualified for a wildcard spot in the 2012 International Chorus Contest by virtue of our score at the Far Western District contest in October 2011. Seeded 22nd among 28 Society choruses, we enjoyed the thrill of singing in sixth position and awing the audience with our powerful smallest chorus sound.

PCH matched our 2006 performance on the International stage with a 79.3, placing 22nd. with only 27 men, instead of 34.


June 9, Saturday
Annual Cabaret Show
The headliner was The Crush, 2010 Far Western District champions.
Chapter quartets Steppin' Out, Added Attraction, Small Talk (our college quartet), along with Preferred Blend and Jeepers (a Harmony Platoon quartet) also performed.
Another fabulous luau meal was prepared. See flyer.
Location: Torrey Pines Christian Church


April 14, Saturday
PCH participated in the First Annual Mile Of Music sponsored by the Port of San Diego on the Embarcadero. It was a cool, blustery day, but a reasonably good crowd gathered 'round.

March 10, Saturday
PCH placed 2nd!! in the SE Division chorus contest at the Far Western District Spring Convention held in Ontario, CA.


JEEPERS, with PCH's Jim Hilberger (tenor) and Pete Hensley (baritone) singing with Sean Clark from Riverside on lead and Roger Hufferd from Oceanside as bass, won the Platoon contest at this convention. This was the FWD's inaugural Platoon event and the very first of it's kind anywhere, with organizers taking pointers from the 'Extreme Quartetting Harmony Brigade' events that are held all across the country several times a year.


March 3, Saturday
Provided ushers for the San Diego County Partnership Honor Choir Concert at Point Loma Nazarene University.

February 11-14, Saturday-Tuesday
Singing Valentines
Location: San Diego County

January 7, Sunday
PCH held its Annual banquet and awards event at Athens Market Taverna.
Award recipients for 2012 were:

Mr. Broadway: Carl Buntin
Mr. Inspiration: Mark Whelan
Rookie of the Year: Bobby Reynolds
Mr. Reliability: Mike French
Director's Award: Jerry Kent
President's Award: Dave Pfizenmeier
Barbershopper of the Year: Jude Thomas
The Dave Miller Award for Barbershop Excellence: Dale Vaughn

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