Pride of Kentucky wins Sixth Place Honors at the International Competition in Houston!

What a "blast" we had competing in Houston, Texas for our 10th international appearance! Pride of Kentucky was honored to represent our region and excited to hear our name announced as the 2012 International Sixth Place Medalist Chorus! Thanks so much to all who cheered, supported and congratulated us, because we really appreciate you. What a great experience!!

Our International Competition History

Pride of Kentucky Chorus has been competing at the International level since 1989. As a result of its first two regional-level wins, the chorus earned the right to represent East Central Region #4 along with 25-30 other regional champions at the International Chorus competitions, coming in 17th in its first contest in 1989, in Miami Beach, and 11th in its second effort in 1992, in Baltimore, MD.

In 1998, second-place regional medalist Pride of Kentucky became the first chorus in the history of Sweet Adelines International to compete as an alternate at the international chorus competition, when the eligible champion chorus withdrew. With nine weeks to prepare songs and raise money to pay for the trip, Pride of Kentucky was proud to finish 15th of 27 choruses.

After winning the 1998 regional championship, the chorus competed in the 1999 international chorus competition in Atlanta, GA, finishing 12th, one of only five choruses ever to compete in back-to-back years.

After winning the 2000 regional championship, Pride of Kentucky again represented East Central Region #4 in the 2001 International Chorus Contest in Portland, OR, where the chorus finished 11th (one point from a 10th place medal) and was honored to perform its show package as mic-testers for the finalist session.

After Pride of Kentucky's regional championship in April 2002, we represented our region at the International Chorus Contest in Phoenix in 2003, where we placed 13th.

The chorus won the 2004 regional championship and represented East Central Region #4 in the 2005 International Chorus Contest in Detroit, Michigan. The chorus was incredibly excited to be selected as one of the top 10 finalists, placing 9th.

Competing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada was an incredible experience in the fall of 2007. We were so proud to cross the border with our shiny new passports and compete in such a beautiful city that made it truly an international experience for us. The chorus was honored to be announced as mic-testers, placing 11th, and singing for everyone on Chorus Finals Day.

If there's a perfect place to sing barbershop, it must be Music City, USA. As the 2008 Regional Champion, Pride of Kentucky was honored to represent our region at the International competition in Nashville, Tennessee in October 2009. Taking the stage for our 9th international appearance, we were thrilled to hear our name announced as the 2010 International Third Place Medalist Chorus!

Of course, as noted above, our 2011 6th place finish in Houston was a wonderful experience. Pride of Kentucky had a great time together and a wonderful week. We continue to raise the bar for ourselves and look forward to the next challenge.