PROBE Barbershop

2010 PROBE Outstanding Achievement Awards

PROBE announces this special recognition for outstanding accomplishments that promoted barbershop harmony in a big way. These awards are given to districts, chapters, quartets, or individuals based on Creativity, Impact, Exposure and Results. This award covers the preceding 12 months and is announced at the International Convention. Congratulations to all.
American Harmony and Producer Aengus James, for his comprehensive and entertaining inside look at our hobby. The award winning documentary is reaching a new audience and has a major impact on the public perception of our organization. The new "official" blog of the Society, a.k.a. "Nashville's Water Cooler".
John "Montana Jack" Fitzpatrick for singlehandedly creating the "Youth Enrichment Program" and helping barbershop supporters reach out to the Music Educators in their local high schools throughout the United States and Canada .
Scipio Garling of the Alexandria, Virginia Chapter for his use of new technology and social networking tools to strengthen and improve the chapter administratively, musically, and in its outreach to many audiences. The impact of his work has helped re-energize the membership and spur a huge boost in growth.
Eddie Holt for his vision and outstanding design of the Barbershop Harmony Society's new and improved website. The content and navigation is top-notch and greatly serves the membership as well as visitors.
Lorin May for the historic achievement of publishing his 50th issue of The Harmonizer - January 2010 (Vol. LXXX, No. 1). One of only three men to reach this important milestone.
Mike McGee for creating, promoting and maintaining This new web presence offers up to date news and information for Barbershoppers including podcasts, weekly video-casts, interviews, Chat Rooms, CD reviews, Polls, a master show calendar and a discussion forum.
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien For the unique coverage of the Anaheim convention giving us almost 6 minutes of national TV airtime and 2.5 million viewers.
Jeff Ulrich for publishing a top notch Spring 2010 Issue of The JAD Cider Press and, in the age of web-based electronic bulletins, PRINTING and mailing to the entire district membership.
Westminster Chorus for their commitment that enabled them to win "Choir of the World" honors. The chorus travelled to Llangollen, Wales, won the competition and the Luciano Pavarotti trophy raising awareness of Barbershop Harmony and the Society to a new and unique audience.