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Annual Crosstown Picnic

The Annual Crosstown Harmony's Picnic was a fabulous evening with the most amazing group of women. We celebrated with past, current and future members. An evening filled with laughter, music, food and more food, a little libation and great conversation. Thank you to everyone who attended for making is a great evening!

West Allis Ala Carte 10 year Anniversary

The Annual West Allis A La Carte is the biggest non-fair park event in the city of West Allis! This event brings local businesses, schools, community organizations, and restaurants together for a real taste of the city. 2017 was the 10th anniversary, and Crosstown Harmony performed at the event at 2pm and 5pm on the Variety Stage. We even had a booth with information about upcoming Crosstown Harmony events and how to become a member.

Check out this video about the event. Crosstown Harmony Chorus is featured at around the 8min mark

Fundraising Fun

The success of many artistic endeavors often depends on the generosity of its supporters. We host numerous fundraisers each year to reach our goals. One such fundraiser include selling Pizzas. Saturday Crosstown members came together to assemble these delicious pizza pies. It was a day filled with music, laughter and fun. Thank you to everyone who purchased and participated!

Crosstown Harmony Chorus takes 6th place!

This weekend we converged on Springfield, IL for Region 3's Convention & Competition. A great weekend filled with music, friends and harmony. All the members of Crosstown Harmony Chorus gave it their all on the big stage and were awarded for our efforts with 6th place! Thank you to everyone who supported us. We already can't wait to compete again next year. See you in 2018.

Congratulations to all our Quartets!

This weekend we converged on Springfiled, IL for Region 3's Convention & Competition. A great weekend filled with music, friends and harmony. Congratulations on a job well done to all our member quartets who competed at this years event. You ladies worked hard, performed beautifully and we are so proud!

Ruckus, To the Max and Cool Beans

You ladies rock!


Thank you Crosstown Supporters!

Thank you for all our family members, friends and supporters of Crosstown Harmony Chorus for sending us off in style at our Send-Off Show Monday, March 27th! We're headed to the Region 3 Convention and Competition and couldn't have gotten here without your support. We performed our contest package, heard from our amazing quartets: Cool Beans, To The Max and Ruckus, and enjoyed some snacks and beverages with the ones we love most. Thank you to everyone who attended!

Coaching with Lynne Smith & Bonnie Fedyski

Crosstown had an awesome in-town retreat with Lynne Smith, Showmanship Coach Extraordinaire! She had us dancing and marching and expressing ourselves in song.

Saturday morning, we had a surprise visit from another coach, Bonnie Fedyski, who popped into town to give us some more coaching on our sound. We even played with kazoos! They were a dynamic duo of information and inspiration!

Thank you to them and Kari, our ever-lovin' director, for an excellent couple of days.


American Legion Post 171 Fundraiser

To the Max had the privilege and honor to sing the National Anthem at the American Legion Post 171 Spaghetti Dinner & Fundraiser in Union Grove. Patrick Mitchell, aka "Maverick", who has the most beautiful custom red, white & blue painted Harley, heard them sing at the car dealership last summer, and was their connection to an afternoon of fun and food.

Yep--sometimes they sing for food--this time a delicious spaghetti dinner with all the fixins, and chocolate cake for dessert. They hung around and sang a few more songs, had some adult beverages and got to meet some wonderful veterans. Thanks Maverick for inviting To The Max to sing for you and all your fellow riders.

Spreading the Love with Singing Valentines

Pick-up quartet “Mixed Nuts” hit the road to deliver 6 singing valentines on Valentines Day! Julie (lead), Karalynn (bass), Pam (bari) and Rochelle (tenor) had a blast singing at Fi-Med Company in Brookfield, Eisenhower School in New Berlin, the Wisconsin Athletic Club in Menomonee Falls, and homes in New Berlin, Pewaukee and Wauwatosa! They wrapped up the day by meeting with sister quartet “To The Max” to sing together for Beth Meyer’s mom. What fun!