Tenor: Kipp Buckner
Lead: Joe Connelly
Bass: Joe Krones
Bari: Jack Pinto

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The mighty awesome and talented Old School won the coveted Gold Medal at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2011 International quartet contest Saturday evening at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. The competition was fierce and the energy high among the 50 quartets participating in the Society’s 73rd Annual International Convention.

Old School’s members are tenor Kipp Buckner (tenor of 1987 champion Interstate Rivals and 1993 champion Gas House Gang) from Sellersburg IN, bass Joe "Beast" Krones of Hurst TX, lead Joe Connelly (lead of 1987 champion Interstate Rivals, 1992 champion Keepsake, and 2000 champion Platinum) of Falls Church VA, and baritone Jack Pinto of Hamilton NJ. The group placed fifth in international barbershop competition in 2008, second in 2009, and second again in 2010. Old School stood out in the contest with their special attention to "old school" song choices and a huge energetic sound to go along with it.