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Sweet Adelines Trivia

It’s Trivia Time, Sweet Adelines!

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Sweet Adelines Trivia Time
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. Ready to test your Sweet Adelines knowledge? View trivia questions (and answers) below!

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?

October 15: Which chorus was the first to wear trousers (instead of dresses or skirts) on the international stage?

Use the drop down below to find trivia answers and meet the 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

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

A: "How We Sang Today" by Vicki Uhr

Winner: Renee Folmar

October 15

Q: Which chorus was the first to wear trousers (instead of dresses or skirts) on the international stage?

A: North Metro Chorus in 1975 (The Pitch Pipe April 2013, p. 18)