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u4eeuh Visits Boise, Discovers Amazing Youth Movement

Originally published at http://www.nvpseattle.com/2010/02/08/u4eeuh-visits-boise-discovers-amazing-youth-movement/

“On February 4th, u4eeuh, the NVP chapter quartet of which I am a member, had the honor of headlining the 2010 Boise Barbershop Youth Festival. Now in its second year, this festival is a gathering of several local high school choirs in a celebration of barbershop music, all hosted by the Boise Chordsmen barbershop chorus. Each high school choir had been working on several barbershop songs (two guy/girl-only songs and one combined piece) and on Thursday they all came together to perform them as a combined choir of nearly three hundred high school students!

“Now, u4eeuh is familiar with the general attitude of high schoolers towards barbershop. This attitude could be succinctly described as “apathy.” In our experience with singing high school shows, the best we’ll get from the audience is a resounding “meh” or “whatever” no matter how well we perform. However, from the word “go” this event was different.

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