In 1979, a small group of women in Eastern Washington wanted to sing. They discovered Sweet Adelines through a local mens barbershop chapter and the rest, as they say, is history.
That first small group learned a few songs and sang for local organizations while learning the art of four-part barbershop harmony. By August of 1980, they were a chartered chapter within Sweet Adelines and in 1981 they attended their first regional competition with 23 singers under the direction of Joan Ruelow.
Rolling Hills Chorus has continued to grow in friendship and skill, producing an annual original musical show nearly every year since that beginning. Each spring the Chorus competes at the regional level and has won numerous awards, including first place in our division 10 of the last 12 years. Competition is not the only thing that keeps women returning to the chorus. "Come for the Music, stay for the Friendships" is a good description of our attitude.
to be continued ...