Siting her work during the Covid years, Connie Selmi was awarded the 2022 Spirit of Harmony Award for Region #3.
Connie is a 45 year member of Sweet Adelines and has sung in 3 different choruses, Sinnissippi, Metro Mix and presently River City Sound. During the pandemic, Connie produced numerous events on zoom, including 2 Conventions, several social events and many educational seminars for the Region. She is presently the Financial Coordinator of River City Sound Chorus.
|The Midwest Harmony Region #3 celebrated Joan Boutilier, Immediate Past President of Sweet Adelines International, last weekend at their first event since the Covid pandemic. She was President of the organization during 2020-22. Joan had one of the most historically challenging years ever during this time and led the organization with poise, humility and class. River City Sound is so proud that she is "ours" !|
Jeanne Anderson has been a member of River City Sound Chorus since 2005.
Jeanne is currently the assistant lead section leader, music librarian, makes sure the rehearsal site is unlocked for rehearsals and meetings, assists the costume committee when necessary, and directs her church choir. As assistant lead section leader, Jeanne, has stepped up to help the leads when our section leader was unable to attend chorus because of family obligations.
As music librarian Jeanne makes sure all members and every guest that comes to River City Sound has access to copies of our music.
During Covid the chorus rehearsed inside of the church Jeanne attends in Belvidere, with no cost to the chorus. Weather permitting, we used the parking lot of the church for rehearsals, which included the sounds of weed wackers, lawn mowers, sirens, motorcycles, and the occasional squirrel watching us rehearse. We were together thanks to Jeanne and that was what counted.
Jeanne is always willing to help members with trouble spots they are having with their music. Jeanne is always sharing her love of barbershop. She even got her sister Mary to join the chorus.
She is always promoting her love of barbershop and brings guests to the chorus quite often.
Not sure how she does it, but she even finds time to sing in a quartet, 3/4 Time.
Jeanne has had a challenging year. Her husband, Eric, recently had surgery and her “special friend”, Janet, who is a member of River City Sound, has been unable to attend chorus because of an illness and Jeanne makes time to visit her as often as she can.
Jeanne is a friend to all and a definite “Woman of Note” for River City Sound and Region 3
Happy New Year from River City Sound Chorus!
We are just starting back up from our winter break, and what...? Of course a Winter Weather Advisory happens! So it was back to zoom last night where we rang in the new year with physical and vocal exercises, lots of work on repertoire songs and catching up.
We'd love for you to join us for rehearsals weekly on Wednesdays at 6:45 CST, at the CBCBC in Belvidere, Il. If the weather is bad, we still zoom- but the zoom link will be also be open for anyone who is home because of sickness or snowbirds not around for the winter. Email us for the link if you can't come in person. Email us
We are so thankful for all your orders this fall! We hope your first look at spring flowers are the ones you purchased from Dutch Mill Bulbs
The Spring Sale will begin in March!
|Oh what JOY! Outdoor Rehearsals are ramping up and we are scheduled to return to the Belvidere CBCBC on August 4th. Thanks to Gail for bringing SPARKLERS to end our night! Happy Birthday America! We hope that you are inspired to join the fun!|
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River City Sound Chorus COVID Hero 2021
This year we are celebrating 40 years of harmony in the Rock Valley Area. Our chorus has had over 200 different members over the years, 5 directors, 3 A Championships, 9 AA Championships and 6 Regional Championships. The COVID-19 year has turned out to be historical in many ways. Our rehearsals have gone virtual on Zoom. Not only was our Regional contest canceled, so was our trip to Louisville, KY for the 75th Anniversary of Sweet Adelines International and Contest. We will be Region #3 Champions for 2 years in a row! We have several ways we are celebrating this year...
|River City Sound Chorus June Nicholls
June Nicholls has been a member of SA and RCS for close to 25 years. Her welcoming personality greets and guides many a new member, and her ever-present smile can be seen at almost every
rehearsal and event. She's danced her way to the front row of the chorus and holds a well-respected place on the music team asSection leader for the lead section.
In addition to her singing talent, June is also a member of the visual team, assisting in leading physical warm-ups and providing valuable feedback during our evaluation exercises. June is also our main "Hair Guru", ensuring that RCS looks poised and polished on the competition stage.
June is one of those people that takes responsibility for those little things that make chorus rehearsals and coaching sessions run smoothly. From being in charge of our mics (she's a whiz at replacing batteries on the fly!) to keeping our sound system running, June steps in to do whatever needs to be done, which
includes hefting risers around every rehearsal. She does it with a smile on her face and, most likely, a song in her heart. Lastly, and, some would say, most importantly, June makes the
ABSOLUTE BEST cookies to share for the holidays! She's a multi-talented individual and RCS is thrilled to recognize her as our Woman of Note.
River City Sound takes 5th Regional ChampionshipAppleton, Wi- River City Sound Chorus has captured 1st Place in the Midwest Harmony Region 3 Chorus Competition. Led by Master Director Joan Boutilier, the chorus sang All The Way and No NomNorman to win their 5th straight time.
2019 RCS Woman of Note
|Meet us in St. Louis!
Sue is the leader of our visual team. There is no end to her creativity. Sue and her team develop not only our “planned” moves but also teach us stage presence and how to take command.
Sue is also an integral part of our scrip writing team. She keeps us on track by covering the details but still is able to see the whole picture.
|River City Sound Chorus Sweet 10 Show|
On December 10, 2018, the River City Sound Chorus will present the 10th Annual "Sweet Show"... featuring beautifully decorated tables, delicious "sweets" of all kinds, raffles, drawings and of course their Award winning Barbershop sound. Tickets are available after October 1st online on this website or from any chorus member.
|River City Sound Chorus. Diane Jones
|River City Sound Chorus Places 17th in the World!
The chorus placed 17th of 34 choruses representing Regions around the world. The winner, Ronninge Show Chorus, has 150 singers on stage and actually sang right in front of RCS. "The Little Chorus That Could" has been ranked in the top 40 of 800+ choruses in the world for the past 8 years.
|River City Sound – Connie Selmi –
|River City Sound - ANN PATEL -
Ann is a 20 year member of Sweet Adelines, and has been in RCS from day one. She became the creative costume chairman, always thinking of new and bold looks. She also glitzes up the stage each year for chorus shows and has helped the chorus win many awards for the best decorated tent at an annual Rockford summer festival.
|River City Sound – KIM ANDERSON –
Is a 23 yr member of SAI, is assistant director and baritone section leader. Kim recently enrolled in the DCP training program, and became a certified director! She is always one of the first to volunteer for fund raisers and assist with any chorus task.