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California-based Quartet Captures the Gold Medal in Collegiate Barbershop Contest

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 4, 2009) – Hailing from Southern California, The Vagrants collegiate quartet comprised of four hip young men, charmed the judges and an enthusiastic audience to win the 2009 Bank of America Collegiate Quartet Contest.

The quartet, whose members include Colin Plain (baritone), Joey Buss (tenor), David Meye (bass), Jonny Tillery (lead), wowed the appreciative audience with their inspired renditions of Carolina Mammy and You’re The Girl I Love.

Although new to the Collegiate Quartet Competition, all four are seasoned competitors having won gold medals with both the Masters of Harmony chorus and the Westminster Chorus. Known for their chord crushing enthusiasm, which excites judges and audiences alike, this quartet is very excited about the path they have ahead of them.

Rounding out the five medalist positions are:

Silver Medalist – Swedish Match, whose members are Rasmus Krigström, Jakob Stenberg, Mattias Larsson, and Mathias Roth. They are students the Stockholm Royal College of Music in Sweden.

3rd Place Bronze Medalist – On Demand, whose members are Tristan St. John, Paul Saca, Jamie Breedon, and Jon Meadows. They are students at University of Miami, University of North Florida and University of Iowa.

4th Place Bronze Medalist – Prestige, whose members are Gordie Howe, Drew Ochoa, Nick Gordon, and David Parrett. They attend Bowling Green State University.

5th Place Bronze Medalist – Tie between: Go Fish! and 4-Way Stop. Go Fish! members include Emanuel Roll, Albin Nedler, Christopher De Liseo Peterson, and Christian Andersson – all residing in Sweden. 4-Way Stop members include Mike Wright, Robbie Churgovich, Joe Downey, and Ryan McDivitt. They attend The Ohio State University, University of Akron and University of Toledo.