• Masters of Harmony

Chorus of Quartet Champions

The Masters of Harmony is not only an international championship chorus, but also a Chorus of Champions. We have quartet champions that span the years from 1959 to the present. Our members, past and present, have achieved first place in competition at International, District, Collegiate and Novice quartet levels.

International Quartet Champions


Name(s) Year Quartet
Jack Harding 1972 Golden Staters
John Sherburn, John Miller 1985 The New Tradition
Rob Menaker, John Sasine, Jeff Baker, Brett Littlefield 1996 Nightlife
Royce Ferguson, Mike Spencer, Mike Lawton, Bill Myers 1998 Revival
Mark Hale 2001 Michigan Jake
Garry Texeira, Chris Vaughn, Alan Gordon 2004 Gotcha!
Shawn York, Sean Devine, Patrick Claypool, Cory Hunt 2008 OC Times
Rob Menaker, Patrick Haedtler, Alan Gordon, Brett Littlefield 2013 Masterpiece




International Collegiate Quartet Champions


Name(s) Year Quartet
Sam Papageorge 2007 Road Trip
Joey Buss, Jonny Tillery, Colin Plain, David Meye 2009 The Vagrants
Joey Buss, Jackson Niebrugge, Ryan Wisniewski, Jake Tickner 2013 The Newfangled Four




District Quartet Champions


Name(s) Year District Quartet
Bruce Guthrie 1959 Far Western Saints
Jack Harding 1963 Far Western Golden Staters
Bill Merry 1967 Far Western Far Westerners
Greg Lyne 1970 Central States Personal Touch
Lefty Parasson 1970 Johnny Appleseed Akromatics
Bill Merry 1973 Far Western Harmony Express
Greg Lyne 1975 Evergreen Lion's Share
Steve Pence 1976 Johnny Appleseed Matinee Idols
Bill Merry 1979 Far Western Gentlemen Songsters
Earl Gauger 1981 Far Western Pacifica
John Sherburn, John Miller 1984 Far Western The New Tradition
Bob Hartley, Brian Philbin 1985 Pioneer Ivy League
Scott Kidder 1987 Far Western Kidder & Sons, Inc.
Craig Ewing 1988 Far Western Musician's Choice
Paul Olguin 1990 Far Western Special Feature
Ken Potter 1990 Rocky Mountain Sound Syndicate
Rob Menaker, John Sasine, Jeff Baker, Brett Littlefield 1991 Far Western Nightlife
Joe D'Amore 1992 Far Western Standing Room Only
Les Dergan, Craig Ewing, Dean Waters 1993 Far Western Rhythm & Rhyme
Mike Spencer, Mike Lawton 1994 Far Western Western Union
Mark Hale 1995 Cardinal Michigan Jake
Royce Ferguson, Mike Spencer, Mike Lawton, Bill Myers 1997 Far Western Revival
James Sabina, Bob Hartley, Mike McGee, Brian Philbin 1996 Far Western Metropolis
Bill Merry 1996 Far Western (Super Senior) Rusty Roosters
Garry Texeira, Chris Vaughn, Alan Gordon, Scott Wilson 1998 Far Western Gotcha!
Art Taylor, Les Weiser, Lefty Parasson, Dave Briner 2000 Far Western (Senior) Mutual Fun
Gary Steinkamp, Dean Waters, Scott Kidder, Joe D'Amore 2001 Far Western Finale
Ken Potter, Sean Devine, Sam Papageorge, Kelly Shepard 2002 Far Western Sam's Club
Bob Heron, David Livingston 2002 Far Western (Senior) Time Honored
Shawn York, Sean Devine, Patrick Claypool, Cory Hunt 2004 Far Western OC Times
David Livingston 2004 Far Western (Senior) Sands of Time
Craig Ewing, Tom Moore, Gregg Bernhard, Martin Fredstrom 2005 Far Western Hi-Fidelity
Scott Kidder, Joe D'Amore 2007 Far Western VocalEase
Les Weiser 2007 Far Western (Senior) California Crossroads
Denny Burke 2007 Far Western (Super Senior) Harmony.com
Rob Menaker, Mark Hale, Alan Gordon, Brett Littlefield 2008 Far Western Masterpiece
Tom Moore, Jason Remley, Sam Papageorge, J. Friedman 2009 Far Western The Edge
Art Taylor, Larry Goodfried, Bob Heron, Dan Place 2009 Far Western (Super Senior) Top-Notch
Matt Gray, Josh Szolomayer, John Brockman, Paul Tabone 2010 Far Western The Crush
Les Dergan, David Livingston, C.J. Sams, Bill Wilson 2011 Far Western (Senior) Velvet Frogs
Ken Potter 2011 Evergreen Quadraphonics
Joey Buss, Jackson Niebrugge, Ryan Wisniewski, Jake Tickner 2013 Far Western The Newfangled Four
Graham Pence, Tom Moore, Matt Swann, Joe D'Amore 2014 Far Western American Pastime
Oscar Sotelo, Cody Littlefield, Daniel Huitt, Kyle Williamson 2015 Far Western Flightline
Rob Menaker, Patrick Haedtler, David Haedtler 2016 Far Western Don't Tell Mom
Craig Ewing, David Livingston, C.J. Sams 2016 Far Western (Senior) Velvet Frogs
RJ Esquivias, Justin Klemballa 2017 Far Western Suit Up!
Rob Menaker 2019 Far Western Vocalocity




Far Western District Novice Quartet Champions


Name(s) Year Quartet
Shawn York, Sean Devine, Patrick Claypool 2003 OC Times
Garry Texeira, Colby Stroud, Justin Miller, Brian Harmon 2005 The Club
John Forrest, Jude Thomas 2011 56 East
Joey Buss, Jackson Niebrugge, Ryan Wisniewski, Jake Tickner 2013 The Newfangled Four
Jacob Gonzalez, Emilio Pichardo 2019 Noteable