2022-2023 SEASON!

Singing Valentines!!! - Book yours from February 12 - 14.  

Please click on the above link for Singing Valentines!!! to see our flyer and contacts for scheduling a Singing Valentine for that someone special in your life.  We are taking calls for requests in 2 hour windows starting in the morning hours (9:00 AM) and ending in the evening hours (7:00 PM) on the 12th, 13th and 14th of February, anywhere in Charlotte County, FL.  

We really enjoyed singing for our event at Ventura Lakes on December 10th last year.  We enjoyed listening to their Choir under the direction of Pam Kazmierczak then presenting our barbershop style music to their residents and guests.  We even taught them to sing a tag or two.  The feedback we received was very positive.

The Chorus continues to honor requests from patrons for special events that we’d be happy to bid on.  Well, we had another "Happy Birthday request from a web referral from Barbara.  She saw our website from her home in St Petersburg, FL.  Her friend, an 88 year old "Birthday Girl" was celebrating a birthday and Barbara wanted to make it special for her.  The request came within a week of the planned celebration.  I polled the chorus members to find a quartet of singers who wanted to sing my arrangement of "Happy Birthday", and found we had a VLQ of 2 to 3 singers per part.  After I cleared it with Barbara, we prepared 3 other songs, and we went in to surprise her dear friend.  We were received warmly and handsomely rewarded.

As a "Thank You" to the members of Burnt Store Presbyterian Church in Punta Gorda where we hold our weekly rehearsals, we have a VLQ scheduled to sing for one of their subscription series programs on February 13th.  We are the "Warm Up" act for the mainliners that evening.  We are grateful to the Church for letting us do this brief show as a token of our appreciation for using their space.   

We also have planned for a new Annual Show at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church on March 19, 2023. Showtime will again be planned for 4:00 PM.  This show format will be different from past shows.  Instead of selling advanced tickets, we are performing for the audience, and asking for a free will offering to help us with our scholarship efforts with local High Schools.  We hope to have at least one of the local schools available to perform with us on that date.

Under the strong leadership of our President, Jim (Curly) Wilson, we are working to save on expenses where possible while finding alternate sources of revenue this season.  We are planning on getting back on track with having a quality quartet augment our Spring Show in 2024.  

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.

Last year, 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 spring, we have two women members, thus far.  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 2022 and plan on involving our scholarship winner in our 2023 Spring Show.

Harmony Showcase 2023

March 19, 2023 @ 4:00 PM

Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM
Burnt Store Presbyterian Church                     
11330 Burnt Store Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33955                   

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