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2023-2024 SEASON!

Singing Valentines were a huge success!!  Our four quartets sang love songs to 30 people, bringing smiles and tears from Monday, February 12th through Wednesday, February 14th.  We thank all of you who called our hotline to order the special message in song.

Now we switch gears and work in earnest to prepare for our upcoming Showcase 2024 performance at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church in their Sanctuary on March 24th, 4:00 PM.  Please bring cash for a free will offering (suggested $10.00 amount) to help us with our expenses and to help fund our scholarship program for deserving students in Charlotte County Schools that have musical talent.  No advance ticket sales are required. 

We started this year with a chance to sing some Christmas Songs for the ladies at Twin Isles Country Club.  Early December is a good time to book us for this kind of event.  After our Summer break, we resume rehearsing in September and by December, we are ready to sing a half hour show to put patrons in the mood for the Christmas Season.  

We had a blast as the warm-up act for the Burnt Store Presbyterian Concert Series before the Legendary Trio did their thing with songs from the Kingston Trio and other popular groups in the 60's and 70's.   

For potential new members, we offer coaching, rehearsals and visual aids for performing songs.  The membership found this very helpful for a seasonal organization, such as ours.  Our director, Duane Fenn, is offering Voice Lessons to singers who would like to explore singing harmony parts. The first two lessons are free of charge. Please send your request to to coordinate a time, usually later in the afternoon on Tuesdays, before our rehearsals, and to receive materials that are covered in the lessons.

If you are interested in speaking to our chorus leadership about performances or would like more information about singing with the chorus, please e-mail  We'd be happy to have someone get back to you. 

Members and registered guests will receive regular updates about our events and rehearsal schedules.  Duane Fenn, our Director, sends our weekly Planning Sheets for the rehearsals and updates he is making with music learning tracks and web updates.

In 2022, the board voted to accept membership requests from women who wish to sing with our four part harmonies, that is, a part suitable for their voice range that is currently sung in the same range as our current chorus members.  This year,  we have four women members, thus far and we've had other women guests.  We look forward to meeting the challenges and opportunities that this decision will provide our chapter.

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2020 - 2022 Neil Plum Scholarship Winners!

Since 2012, the Suncoast Statesmen have been awarding Neil Plum Scholarships to deserving seniors from Charlotte High School and/or Port Charlotte High School. (The program is described in more detail in the About Us section of this website.) Normally the scholarship winners are announced at our annual Harmony Showcase, and then presented with their scholarships at the Senior Awards Nights at their respective high schools. However, the 2020 Harmony Showcase was canceled due to the coronavirus, as were the Senior Awards evening assemblies.  so we are taking this opportunity to announce the 2020 winners here. Each winner will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. 

The 2020 winners are Miss Jennifer Peters and Mr. Parker Williams. Both are seniors at Port Charlotte High School, and both are brass players. Jennifer plays the trumpet, while Parker's instrument of choice is the tuba. Both will enter college in the fall to continue their education. The Suncoast Statesmen are extremely proud of each scholarship winner, and delighted to be able to assist them in their educational pursuits.

Subsequently, the continuing COVID pandemic forced the cancellation of the entire 2020-2021 season for the Suncoast Statesmen, and with it the awarding of annual high school scholarships. The Suncoast Statesmen returned to performing for hire in the Fall of 2021 into 2023 and plan on involving our next scholarship winner in our 2024 Spring Show.

Harmony Showcase 2024

March 24, 2024 @ 4:00 PM

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