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Twice each month a different Barbershop arranger will be featured, along with 3-4 of his/her recent works. One of them might be great for your chorus or quartet.

Theo Hicks

Theo Hicks is 22 years old and has been a member of the BHS for over 7 years, having been originally introduced to barbershop in high school. His original high school barbershop quartet participated in the Pioneer district and was greatly influenced by the Pollard family as well as the 2003 International Champions Power Play through their coaching and mentorship, and he has been hooked ever since. Theo has since moved to become part of the Cardinal district and has competed in the International Collegiate Contest every year since 2005. He plans on competing in the Collegiate contest once more with his new collegiate quartet called "On the Fritz". He has been creating learning tracks for 6 years, and has been arranging for 4 years. Both his arrangements and his learning tracks can be accessed at his website.

My Best Girl - Contestable Ballad. Classic barbershop style with a gorgeous melody from the musical "Mame". The song is of medium difficulty and has a wide lead range. Learning tracks available upon request.

Mary, Did You Know? - Religious song typically sung for Christmas, words by Mark Lowry. Features each voice part and has close, intricate harmonies. Non-contestable and is of medium difficulty. Learning tracks available upon request.

Under the Sea - This fun and peppy uptune is from the Disney classic "The Little Mermaid," and is one of the most recognizable Disney favorites. An exciting, Samba-style arrangement with difficult rhythms and syncopations. A fun show tune, non-contestable and very difficult. Learning tracks available upon request.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - This beloved tune from "The Wizard of Oz" has been arranged in a difficult vocal jazz style. Very complex and sophisticated harmonies give this classic tune a new and exciting twist. Very difficult jazz, non-contestable ballad. Learning tracks available upon request.

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