Before and after
The Cody Choraliers provided merry music during the Bicentenial parade last week in downtown Leavenworth. The group rode one of more than 60 floats in the parade.
Oops! Something went wrong. A wheel broke and the float carrying members of the Cody Choraliers broke in half, spewing the barbershop singers head over heels into the street. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Singers to present annual show
The Cody Choraliers will present their fifth annual show at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at East Junior High School in Leavenworth. They include (standing) Harold Clark, Gary Woodward, Elvin Jones, Mike Reilly, Dave Freeman, Reg Cook, Frank Geib, Virgil Henderson, John Stucker, Roger Teheusch and Ralph Griffin, (kneeling left to right) David Chartier, Walter Egli, Charles Pierce, Chet Morris, Dean Jones, Louis Mathis, Geary Ludwig, Bill Bay and Lowell Cannon. Director Lloyd McClure is not pictured.
The Cody Choraliers, Leavenworth Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, will present their fifth annual show at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Leavenworth East Junior High School.
The Society assists the Institute of Logopedics, Wichita, contributing thousands of dollars annually to help correct speech defects in children.
The Society was founded in 1938 by two men from Tulsa Okla., who wanted to perpetuate the barbershop style of harmony. It now has about 35,000 members, with the national headquarters in Kenosha, Wisc.
The local chapter was officially chartered in April, 1970, and has 26 members. Lloyd McClure is the director.
Rehearsals are held each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Leavenworth National Bank. Singers and visitors are welcome.
Tickets for the program may be purchased from any chapter member or at the door the night of the performance.
The program will feature songs in barbershop harmony style by "The Rural Route Four," Harrisonville, Mo.; the Gaslight Squires, St. Charles, Mo.; and the chorus and quartet form the local chapter.