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The Thoroughbred Chorus By The Numbers

1   INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT — Ernie Nickoson (1993-94)

2   MEMBER INDUCTED INTO INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME — Jim Miller (2005)

 3   SOCIETY STAFF MEMBERS — Ken Buckner (Manager of Conventions and Meetings- 1987-1997);  Bill Myers (Music Specialist-1985-1989)

 4   INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION PROBE BULLETIN EDITORS — Jim Fulks (1980); Warren Donaldson (1997), and Jerry Daiker (2010).

 5   SOCIETY CONVENTION CHAIRMAN — Larry Knott (1991); Dave Duncan (2004)

 6   DISTRICT EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENTS — Jim Burgess (1972 - 73);  Ron Brumleve (2012-13)

 7   CHORUS BRONZE MEDALS — 1972, 1987, 1992, 1999

 8   DISTRICT PRESIDENTS — Ed Hackett (1952-53); Tom Bolton (1965-66); Ernie Nickoson (1976-77); David Duncan (2006-07); Ron Brumleve (2012-13)

 9   CHORUS SILVER MEDALS — 1961, 1965, 1973, 1977, 1988, 1989, 1990

 10   CHORUS GOLD MEDALS — 1962, 1966, 1969, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1984

 11    CARDINAL DISTRICT BARBERSHOPPER OF THE YEAR — Jim Miller (1966 & 1976); Joe Cutsinger (1969 & 1973); Ed Gentry (1978); Ken Buckner (1983); Ernie Nickoson (1974 & 1981); Gordon Richens (1970); Larry Knott (1991); Dave Duncan (2008)

12  INTERNATIONAL CHORUS CHAMPIONS DIRECTED BY CURRENT OR FORMER MEMBERS — THOROUGHBREDS  (7-Jim Miller, Joe Wise, Bill Benner);    SOUTHERN GATEWAY  (1992- Jim Miller);  MASTERS OF HARMONY  (4 - Mark Hale)

13  INTERNATIONAL QUARTET CHAMPIONS WITH AT LEAST ONE MAN AN ACTIVE OR FORMER MEMBER — Gentleman’s Agreement (1971);   The Bluegrass Student Union (1978); The Interstate Rivals (1987); Second Edition (1989); Keepsake (1992);  Gas House Gang (1993); Marquis (1995); Revival (1998); Platinum (2000); Michigan Jake (2001); The Barons (2003 Sr. Division); Crossroads (2009); Old School (2011); Rusty Pipes (2012 Sr. Division), Forefront (2016)

14  DISTRICT QUARTET CHAMPIONS — Derbytowners (1959); Club House Four (1962); Citations (1965); Downsmen (1969); Bluegrass Student Union (1974); Harrington Brothers  (1980); Rogues Gallery (1981); Interstate Rivals (1982); Class of ’84 (1984); Second Edition  (1986); High Spirits (1990); Way Over 40-Four ( 1993 Seniors Champion); The Sensations (2000); The Barons (2000 Seniors Champion); Finish Line (2012 Seniors Champion), Forefront (2014)

 15    MEMBERS INDUCTED INTO DISTRICT HALL OF FAME — Jim Miller, Ed Hackett, Joe Cutsinger, Ed Gentry (1991); Ken Buckner, Ernie Nickoson (1992); Citations Quartet (Jim Miller, Ken Buckner, Bob Netherton, Bill Myers -1995); Bluegrass Student Union Quartet ( Ken Hatton, Allen Hatton, Rick Staub, Dan Burgess - 2004)

  18  CHORUS MEDALS AWARDED IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

24   QUARTETS FINISHING IN THE TOP TEN WITH AT LEAST ONE MEMBER ACTIVE WITH THE THOROUGHBREDS — Interstate Rivals (5); Harrington Brothers (4); Bluegrass Student Union (3); Second Edition (3); Citations (2); The Barons (Sr. Div.) (2); Old School (3); Crossroads (2)

27  COMPETITIVE APPEARANCES ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE — 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005

29  QUARTET GOLD MEDALS HELD BY CURRENT OR FORMER MEMBERS Joe Connally (4); Kipp Buckner (3); Paul Gilman (2); Jay Hawkins (3); Fred Farrell (2); Dan Burgess, Dale Fetick , Mark Hale, David Harrington; Doug Harrington; Allen Hatton; Ken Hatton; Greg Hollander; Bill Myers; Jamie Meyers; Rick Staab; Bob Whitledge
Senior Division: Ken Buckner; Dale Fetick ; Jay Hawkins ; Bill Woodward

40  GOLD MEDALS (CHORUS AND QUARTET) EARNED BY MEMBERS OF THE CITATIONS — Bill Myers (9);  Jim Miller (8);  Ken Buckner (8);  Bob Netherton (8); Bob Burnett (7)