The Marcsmen – 13th In The World!

The Marcsmen In OrlandoOn July 6th, The Marcsmen performed in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Finals and finished 13th in the world! This ties our highest finish ever in the competition, but this time, we had our all-time highest score in the chorus’ history.
Here is the press release we sent to local media outlets, that resulted in appearances on local TV shows such as KSAT-12’s SA Live:
ORLANDO, FL (July 6, 2018) – The Marcsmen, a local a cappella chorus from San Antonio, competed last week at the 2018 Barbershop Harmony Society International Chorus Contest in Orlando, FL. The group placed 13th overall, tying their best placement at an international competition, out of 30 choruses competing which included choruses from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. The Marcsmen earned a score of 84.3 (out of 100 possible points) besting their previous high score of 82.0 at the 2013 International contest in Toronto, Canada. The chorus has competed at the International Contest in three previous years: 2011, 2013, and 2015 – all three were top 20 finishes, including 13th place in Toronto in 2013.
“It was wonderful to return to the International stage as a competitor,” said Brent Dunavant, Director of the Marcsmen. “Sharing the stage with some of the greatest choruses in the world was quite an honor. We put 29 men on stage and competed against ensembles with 150 men on stage and still came in 13th in the world. We are immensely proud of that accomplishment.”
With almost 700 registered choruses in North America alone, the Marcsmen were one of three choruses from the Southwestern District of the Barbershop Harmony Society to compete in Orlando. The other two choruses were Space City Sound (Houston, TX) who placed 14th, and The Vocal Majority (Dallas, TX) who finished in first place taking the gold medal.
“The chorus membership and musical expectations are continuing to steadily grow,” commented Dunavant. “We accept members throughout the year and more and more singers are finding us and falling in love with what we do.”