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PROBE Outstanding Achievement Awards

Starting in 2000, PROBE is presenting the Outstanding Achievement Award. This award was discontinued in 2004, but re-established for 2010.

In the same vein of the "old" International PR Awards, the PROBE Outstanding Achievement Awards will be announced each year at the PROBE General Session at International Conventions.

Each year this award will cover the preceding 12 months.

Each winner will receive a handsome certificate and Society-wide recognition. After the announcements at the annual PROBE meeting at the International Convention, the list of recipients will appear in the convention bulletin, and later, The UPDATE. The Harmonizer, The LIVE Wire, PROBEmoter and The PROBE website.

Criteria for these awards to Districts, chapters, quartets, or individuals is:

1. Creativity
2. Impact
3. Exposure
4. Results

The PR staff in Kenosha will assist in providing nominations. Other sources for this input will also be used (Harmonizer, district publications, chapter bulletins and PROBE officers). The PROBE Officers will make the final selection.

This is in no way connected to the PROTY award however some of those winners may also make this list.

Members of Society Affiliates are also eligible for these awards.

We are not looking to recognize only "the best", we are looking to recognize those who do an outstanding job and can be an example to others and inspire them to believe that they too can accomplish such deeds.

Award Winners are (click on year for details):


American Harmony (movie);; John "Montana Jack" Fitzpatrick; Scipio Garling; Eddie Holt; Lorin May; Mike McGee; The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brian; Jeff Ulrich; Westminster Chorus

The Alexandria Harmonizers; The Vocal Majority; Sgt. David Witt, 7th Army Band; Steve Tremper; Grady Kerr; Toronto Northern Lights Chorus, The Big Chicken Chorus; David Wagner; Nashville, TN, Memphis, TN and Central Alabama chapters; Rich Taylor; Dan Lindroos & Mt. Baker, WA chapter; "United We Sing"; Saltaires; Four on The Floor quartet; Great Quartets radio shows; Christopher Baker; Benjy Trollop; Vantastix

American Profile Magazine; The Surftones of Florida; San Angelo, TX Chapter; Jack Watters & Randy Burnett; Dr. Don Blank & Terry Beek; West Town Sound (CO); Lynn Hauldren; Michigan Jake; The Vocal Majority; Bill Galloway of Bedford/Sackville Chapter (NB/NS)

The 2001 Nashville International Convention Webcast; Kanno Tetsuo and Kazao Matsummara; Steve Currington; Phil DeBar; The Applause Show; Power Play; The Gas House Gang; The Westchesteraires; Alexander Boltenko; The Vocal Majority; OK Chorale quartet

Fran Seibert; Ken Kespohl; Great American Chorus, Gas House Gang, Fremont Nebraska Pathfinder Chorus and Dr. Greg Lyne; Phil Ricks; The Hawkeye Four; Doug Ellis, Don Pyper, Fred Beattie, Peter Firth, Bev Petch and Dave Aitken; Robben & Steve Morin; Dick Campbell; Scott Hoge; The Checkered Flag Four; Reed Sampson; Clark Jellison; Jessika Diamond; Millennium; Jerry & Kim Orloff; Freestyle; Tim Hanrahan, Roger Lewis, Robb Ollett, John Miller, Todd Anderson, Jim Bagby, Bob Morrissey

Acoustix; Steve Denino; Jack Wilcox; The Dapper Dans; Jim Nugent; Metropolis; The Singing Buckeyes, The Ritz, Metropolis and Greg Lyne, Dan Daily; Masters of Harmony; Riptide; The Gas House Gang; Phil Byrd and Janet Shapiro; Dean Snyder; Ruth Blazina-Joyce; Charlie McCann; Dick Taylor and Dave Stadtmauer; David Bowen