Buckeye Invitational

Erica happy to go camping

The Heart of Maryland Chorus was invited to the “Buckeye” in 1996 after placing 3rd in an annual Mid-Atlantic District Contest. While most members and guests boarded a chartered bus to begin the long weekend, we chose to follow along in our camper! Since we camped often with Erica, it was much easier to follow an established routine.

The Buckeye Invitational was an annual barbershop festival and competition hosted by the Singing Buckeyes of Columbus, Ohio each August. Open to men and women, its goal was to provide a venue where choruses and quartets which placed 3rd in their respective contests (short of qualifying for International) could meet and still enjoy what an International competition might feel like!

Many events were scheduled around Columbus.
Erica enjoyed Barbershop harmony!

I believe the above photos are school pics from 1995-1996. The camping trip to Columbus, OH was in August of 1996.

Cat & Jared wearing their Buckeye Invitational hats!
USAF Museum
On the way home we stopped at the USAF museum.
US Air Museum

Heart of Maryland places 3rd at M-AD

In 1995, my chorus came in 3rd place in the Mid-Atlantic District contest in Ocean City, MD. We earned an invitation to the Buckeye! What an honor.

Heart of Maryland placed 3rd Place in the 1995 M-AD District Contest
Heart of Maryland placed 3rd Place in the 1995 District Contest
Souvenir Buckeye hat 1996
Souvenir Buckeye Invitational hat 1996. Picture of me from 2019

Buckeye Invitational – Barbershop Wiki

The Singing Buckeyes – Barbershop Chorus

Heart of Maryland – Barbershop Chorus

Camping with a child with Lissencephaly