Golborne’s very own female Barbershop chorus, Milltown Sound, are celebrating after qualifying to compete against the best in the world at the Harmony Classic, International Barbershop Contest in Louisville, Kentucky in October 2020!
The group, known affectionately as the Millies, earned their place on the world stage after being named Small Chorus Champions in a regional competition in Cardiff earlier this year. Now the 28-strong group of local singers, who meet each Wednesday evening at Golborne Parkside Rugby Club, are now excitedly trying to raise £10,000 to cover the cost of their incredible trip.
Sara Wilcox, one of the group’s members, said: “Our goal for May 2019 Regional contest was to improve on our scores from previous years and we did it! We achieved our highest score ever and are now ranked as 5th in the world!”
“Now we have gotten over the initial shock of being invited to the USA we have quickly realised we need to fundraise to be able to get all our members there and take part in the Harmony Classic contest representing the UK.”
Help the Millies get to Kentucky
If you can help the ladies from Milltown Sound with their fundraising, they would love to hear from you!
The group have set up a crowdfunding page for their trip and all donations will be much appreciated.
If you are a local business who would be interested in sponsoring the Singing Millies, please contact email@example.com.
Support our singers by joining the Millies Lottery
Get your tickets for the Millie Lotto, which launched in August.
For just £10 you’ll be entered into 10 monthly draws, with a £50 prize up for grabs each time.
All proceeds go towards the Harmony Classic 2020 fund.
To enter, email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More ways you can support the fundraising
Keep an eye on the Milltown Sound Facebook page where more fundraising events and initiatives will be announced over the next 18 months.
Good luck Millies!