Surftones Win “Best Small Chorus," Qualifies to Compete in District Competition


Don Taylor (L), music director and Dan Anthony (R), president display the “Best Small Chorus” Trophy awarded to the Cape Cod Surftones Men’s Barbershop Chorus at the Northeast District (Eastern Region) Men’s Barbershop Competition held at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis Massachusetts on April 12th and 13th, 2019.


For Immediate Release

Surftones Win “Best Small Chorus” Competition

Group Qualifies to Compete in Barbershop Harmony Society Northeast District Competition

Surftone Member Quartets Receive Distinctive Recognition

Hyannis, Massachusetts

April 16, 2019


The Cape Cod Surftones, men's barbershop chorus, returned to the 2019 Northeast District (EASTERN Regional) Contest for the second consecutive year to win “Best Small Chorus” honors and second place among all the New England choruses.  The contest was held at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis Massachusetts on April 12th and 13th, 2019. The chorus scored high enough to qualify for the Northeast District competition which will occur in October in Portland Maine.

The Surftones' performed "Old Cape Cod" and "Hey Good Lookin’" which were highly praised by all six judges that evaluated the eight choruses from across New England.  Don Taylor, the Surftones music director, was thrilled with the group's performance.  "We have worked hard since we participated in last year’s event. We are gratified that the Northeast District has recognized our efforts.” 

In addition to the chorus event, two quartets ("Shore Thing" and "Take the Fifth") comprised of Surftones members, competed in the quartet competition for the second year. Both quartets received distinctive recognition among the 21 quartets competing. “Shore Thing” scored high enough to qualify for the Fall District event, while “Take the Fifth” was awarded the trophy for most improved quartet.

Dan Anthony, Surftones president and member of "Shore Thing," noted that "The Surftones was one of the few Barbershop chapters to field both a chorus and multiple quartets for the event.  I think we represented Cape Cod very well."

Contact:  Scott Moss, VP Marketing, Cape Cod Surftones,

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About the Cape Cod Surftones

Founded in 1975, The Cape Cod Surftones, is a men's singing organization dedicated to excellence in chorus and quartet acapella performance in the barbershop style of harmony.  The group rehearses most Monday nights at 7 PM at the Barnstable Unitarian Universalist Church, on Main Street in Barnstable MA.  The Surftones perform across Cape Cod and the South Coast year-round.  Membership is open to men of all ages who enjoy singing.  The Cape Cod Surftones are a chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society.  For more information about engaging the Surftones for a performance or membership, call 508-470-1070.


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