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Who are "Brigaders"?
What's a "Brigade Rally"?
How can I register for a Rally?
How are music arrangements selected?
How many Brigades are there?
Do Brigade Members have to reside in particular states, provinces or districts?
Brigade Operations Manual (Whats involved in starting a new Brigade)





Who are "Brigaders"?
Brigaders are Society members dedicated to Extreme Quartetting.freelance quartetting of high quality arrangements made famous by medalist-level quartets. We coordinate music choices Brigade-to- Brigade so that Brigaders from anywhere have a large common repertoire with other Brigaders. We gather at annual Brigade Rallies to pursue Extreme Quartetting. We commit to, and fulfill, the preparation this activity requires.


What's a "Brigade Rally"?
Members of Brigades and prospective-member guests gather annually for Brigade Rally weekends. The 10 to 12-song repertoire for each Rally is selected roughly six months in advance. Sheet music and a professionally recorded learning CD are sent out after a registration is received.


How can I register for a Rally?
Brigade Rally attendance is by invitation only. A Brigade Member who knows both your quartetting ability and your preparation capacity may nominate you to be a guest. Brigade participation is not a woodshed activity, not an average chorus-member activity and not a ride-my- credentials activity. When it comes to Extreme Quartetting, full preparation is everything ... and it's the only way to Brigade Membership.


How are music arrangements selected?
Brigade music teams select combinations of new and old favorites, share their choices with the other Brigades and intentionally create overlapping repertoire. A cornerstone of the Brigade movement is that all Brigaders know a large and expanding number of arrangements in common.plenty of opportunities to enjoy Extreme Quartetting anytime with any Brigaders.


How many Brigades are there?
Currently these are the Brigades dedicated to Extreme Quartetting:
North Carolina Harmony Brigade
    Rally held in January @ North Carolina
Indiana Harmony Brigade
    Rally held in November @ Indianapolis, IN
Atlantic Harmony Brigade
    Rally held in August @ Wilmington, DE
Great Lakes Harmony Brigade
    Rally held in June @ Okemos, MI
High Sierra Harmony Brigade
    Rally held in August @ Reno, NV
New England Harmony Brigade
    Rally held in September @ Central Massachusetts
Northern Pines Harmony Brigade
    Rally held in February @ Plymouth, MN
Lone Star Harmony Brigade
    Rally held in March @ Houston, TX




Do Brigade Members have to reside in particular states, provinces or districts?
No. Brigades are named for their rally locations, not for territorial constraints. It's common to have attendees from over a dozen states and provinces.


Brigade Operations Manual (Whats involved in starting a new Brigade)
Please download and read the
Operations Manual (rev.2013)(pdf) and then questions can be addressed to Charlie Rose or Duane Henry. They spearheaded the first 2 Extreme Quartetting Harmony Brigades that currently thrive. Their contact information is on the contact us page.




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