We formed in November
of 2001. Janice and Marianne had
sung in previous quartets and following
our show in October we asked Rachel
and Nancy to join us in a new quartet. Picking
a name is always a challenge. We
all liked the image of the lights and
glamour of Broadway. We brainstormed
many names that depicted that image
and Opening Night was the only name
we all liked! "Broadway on
Opening Night" was one of the first
songs we learned and we usually open
performances with that song.
We have competed
in Area 4 contest every year since we
formed and also perform on Sound Celebration's
annual shows. We're kept busy
with local performances especially during
Members of our
chorus have nominated us for the Images
of Harmony award. We have done
numerous performances where proceeds
are donated to Autism. We were
finalists in the spring of 2005 for
the Aurora Idol contest. Aurora
is a huge HMO in Wisconsin. The
Idol contest raised money for the United
Way charities. We chose our "votes" (which
were dollars) to go to Autism of South
East Wisconsin. We performed with
other finalists in Milwaukee. Over
$4300 was raised.
In the spring of 2006 Rachel retired from the quartet and Amy Hoppe took over the lead part. Amy is a veteran barbershopper. She's sung with Sound Celebration for almost 20 years and was the lead of Precious Moments quartet which placed 5th at the Harmony, Inc. international contest.
We all enjoy
quartetting, the harmony and the friendship.
contact Marianne at 920 922-2137.