It’s Trivia Time, Sweet Adelines!

Tuesdays and Thursdays between July 14 and Oct. 15, answer a Sweet Adelines trivia question in the comment section on Facebook or Instagram. Winners’ names will be listed in the comments (and here!) on the following day. It’s part of our #SweetAds75 virtual celebration!

Trivia Questions...

July 16: Who was the first person to win two quartet champion crowns? What years, and with which quartets?

July 21: What year did SA begin to list champions according to their reigning year rather than the year in which they won?

July 23: What was the name of the first New Zealand chapter to charter, and what year did they charter?

July 28: Why did Jessie Garcia of Rarities name her son "Paul"?

July 30: Which was the first quartet to appear on the cover of The Pitch Pipe?

August 4: What was the name of the first-ever Sweet Adelines chapter?

August 6: In 1958, Sweet Adelines polled choruses to find out what night of the week was most popular for rehearsal. Can you guess which night it was?

August 11: What year did SA make the rule about retiring international champion quartet names?

August 13: How many years did Pearl Borg serve as editor of The Pitch Pipe?

August 18: Where did the first Sweet Adelines arrangers class take place?

August 20: What is a "Zec Sec" and who was our first one?

August 25: The first chapter from outside the U.S. was chartered on March 23,1953. Where were they from?

August 27: What was the name of the 1950s quartet made up of flight attendants?

September 1: Betty Blasco wrote the song "My Happiness," which was recorded by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Connie Francis, and The Andrews Sisters. Of which Sweet Adelines chapter was she a member?

September 3: On Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, Sweet Adelines set a world record that went into The Guinness Book of World Records at our international convention in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). What was the record for?

September 10: What year was the Harmony Classic contest first held at the international convention?

September 15: In what year and in which city was the first Coronet Club Show held?

September 17: Which president instituted the first President's Lifetime Achievement Award?

September 22: Which quartet was the first to be named INTERNATIONAL champion quartet?

September 24: The first international convention held outside the U.S. was held in which city?

September 29: The first all-Sweet Adelines judging panel appeared in 1961 in which region?

October 1: Sweet Adelines International offers scholarships to music education students in the name of which two legendary Sweet Adelines?

October 13: What song was written in celebration of Sweet Adelines International's 50th anniversary?

Use the drop down below to view trivia answers and winners:

July 16

Evie Doyle Trivia Winner 7-16-2020Q: Who was the first person to win two quartet champion crowns? What years, and with which quartets?

A: Jarmela Speta, 1955 with Nota-Belles and 1970 with Rarities.

Winner: Congratulations to our first-ever Trivia Winner...Evie Doyle! (Pictured right)

Evie Doyle sings with Coastline Show Chorus in Region #1 and has been a member of Sweet Adelines for almost 55 years.

July 21

Q: What year did SA begin to list champions according to their reigning year rather than the year in which they won?

A: 1993

Winner: Carole Prietto

July 23

Q: What was the name of the first New Zealand chapter to charter, and what year did they charter?

A: Wairoa Chorus, 1985

Winner: Terry Swart

July 28

Q: Why did Jessie Garcia of Rarities name her son "Paul"?

A: Because he was born in St. Paul, Minnesota hours after Rarities won their regional competition there in 1966.

July 30

Q: Which was the first quartet to appear on the cover of The Pitch Pipe?

A: Pitch-Pipers, January 1953

August 4

Q: What was the name of the first-ever Sweet Adelines chapter?

A: Atomaton Chapter — they were from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Winner: Terry Swart

August 6

Debbie Weaver Thornton - Trivia Winner August 6Q: In 1958, Sweet Adelines polled choruses to find out what night of the week was most popular for rehearsal. Can you guess which night it was?

A: Tuesday (The Pitch Pipe Aug. 1958, p. 1)

Winner: Debbie Weaver Thornton (pictured right with dog, Denver).

Debbie sings with Spirit of the Gulf Chorus, Region #9.

August 11

Q: What year did SA make the rule about retiring international champion quartet names?

A: 1970 (The Pitch Pipe Winter 1971, p.18)

August 13

Carol Schumacher Trivia Winner August 13Q: How many years did Pearl Borg serve as editor of The Pitch Pipe?

A: 16 years, ending in 1970. (The Pitch Pipe Spring 1970, p. 3)

Winner: Carol Schumacher

August 18

Carol SchumacherQ: Where did the first Sweet Adelines arrangers class take place?

A: Wichita, Kansas (USA) on Oct. 16, 1956. (The Pitch Pipe, Aug. 1956, p. 10)

Winner: Carol Schumacher

August 20

Q: What is a "Zec Sec" and who was our first one?

A: Executive Secretary. Our first one was Evelyn Westfield, and we used her house for headquarters.

August 25

Janet ClarkQ: The first chapter from outside the U.S. was chartered on March 23,1953. Where were they from?

A: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Winner: Janet Clark

August 27

Q: What was the name of the 1950s quartet made up of flight attendants?

A: Northwest High-Flyers (The Pitch Pipe, Aug. 1959)

September 1

Janet ClarkQ: Betty Blasco wrote the song "My Happiness," which was recorded by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Connie Francis, and The Andrews Sisters. Of which Sweet Adelines chapter was she a member?

A: Kansas City Chapter (TPP Dec. 1956)

Winner: Janet Clark

September 3

Linda Henry BrownQ: On Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, Sweet Adelines set a world record that went into The Guinness Book of World Records at our international convention in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). What was the record for?

A: World’s Largest Singing Lesson (led by Peggy Gram). Watch the record-setting moment on our YouTube Channel!

Winner: Linda Henry Brown

September 10

Q: What year was the Harmony Classic contest first held at the international convention?

A: 2009

Winner: Bron Latta

September 15

Q: In what year and in which city was the first Coronet Club Show held?

A: 1966 in Houston, Texas, USA (Source: The Pitch Pipe, October 2013)

September 17

Janet ClarkQ: Which president instituted the first President's Lifetime Achievement Award?

A: Karen Breidert, 1998-1999

Winner: Janet Clark

September 22

Carole PriettoQ: Which quartet was the first to be named INTERNATIONAL champion quartet?

A: The Big Four, 1953

Winner: Carole Prietto

September 24

Q: The first international convention held outside the U.S. was held in which city?

A: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1962)

Winner: Marsha Fulton

September 29

Q: The first all-Sweet Adelines judging panel appeared in 1961 in which region?

A: Region 10

Winner: Terry Swart

October 1

Q: Sweet Adelines International offers scholarships to music education students in the name of which two legendary Sweet Adelines?

A: Bev Sellers and Connie Noble

Winner: Hannah BW

October 13

Q: What song was written in celebration of Sweet Adelines International's 50th anniversary?

A: "How We Sang Today" by Vicki Uhr

Winner: Renee Folmar