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2002 – Four Voices

//2002 – Four Voices
Tenor: Lester Rector
Lead: Chad Guyton
Bass: Jayson VanHook
Bari: Brandon Guyton

When Chad (lead) and Brandon Guyton (bari) attended a Harmony Explosion presentation in 1993, they had no idea what lay ahead.

A few years later, they recruited two fellow Lee Universitymusicians, Lester Rector (tenor) and Jayson Van Hook(bass), to form Four Voices. Contrary to popular belief, the name was not inspired from the obvious; a requirement to fulfill the prerequisites of a quartet.

Actually, these young men met in the Voices of Lee, a 16-member vocal orchestra group at Lee University, where they contributed four of the eight men’s voices to make a unique, harmonious sound that has gained national recognition. The Four Voices decided to enter the 1996 MBNA Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest in Salt Lake City and were fortunate enough to come away with the championship.

In 1999, the quartet agreed that it was time to take a shot at the big leagues and entered the Dixie District Contest. They were thrilled to come away with the championship, but they were not finished yet.

They set a goal to qualify for International in 2000 and reached this dream by qualifying at the Dixie District preliminary contest. In their first time out, Kansas City brought Four Voices an International Semi-Finalist award. In Nashville in 2001, Four Voices made a huge jump in the standings, bringing home the 3rd place Bronze medal.

They won in 2002 in Portland and became the first college champ to win the BHS gold medal title. Their recordings are considered some of the best examples of the style.

 

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