Baltimore International Competition - November 2014
With a Capella singing reigniting its popularity around the world, one of its hottest flames is the category of women’s barbershop. Celebrated with glamour, sparkle, and joyful singing at the recent Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition in Baltimore during the week of Nov. 5th, Spirit of the Gulf came away with an exciting finish in the top ten of the world’s best women’s barbershop choruses.
We won 10th best Sweet Adeline chorus in the world!! But our biggest win is having a director whose only goal is "to change the lives of those for whom and with whom we sing". Thanks Michael Slamka!! We're changing each other's lives. This chorus is honored to have such exceptional talent associated with us, as we are guided by our Director, Michael Slamka, himself a multi-time top award and Gold Medal winner in men’s barbershop. Slamka’s daughter, and Spirit of the Gulf member, Michaela, was part of the winning quartet, ClassRing, who took the highest award at the SAI sponsored Rising Star competition recently in Lowell, Mass.