2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional Winners:
MAXX Factor, a Sweet Adeline Quartet, was formed in 2004. This current foursome has been singing together since August 2007. Lead Leslie Wodday became a Queen of Harmony in 2000 with Signature Sound Quartet. She joined MAXX in August of 2007. Founder Valerie Hadfield-Rasnake is a barbershop brat. She sang with Region 19 medalist Quartets Ritz Carleton and Vanity Fair. Co-founder Baritone Kim Hudson, also a barbershop brat, has sung with Region 19 medalist quartet Vanity Fair. Prior to joining MAXX in 2005, Tenor Molly Plummer sang with Region 19 multi-medalist quartet RhythmWorks. Molly and Valerie are members of the International medalist chorus Pride of Baltimore. Kim and Leslie, currently Chapter-at-Large, have competed internationally with the Pride of Baltimore chorus.
2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional: Second Place
Pittsburgh's ONLY All-Vocal Band! The DoubleShot! guys serve up contemporary a cappella, combined with traditional elements and their own unique twists, to the audience with energy and laughter. Since 2006, the boys have been having a blast with Harmony Sweeps audiences all over the country and stages back home in Pittsburgh where they have been featured on local television, radio, newspaper, and on the stages and screens of the city's major sports stadiums and performance venues. DoubleShot! has received multiple accolades on Sweeps stages, including their debut in 2007 where they won First Prize, Audience Favorite, and Best Arrangement at the Mid-Atlantic Sweeps to become Pittsburgh's first ever Sweeps National Finalist.
2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional: Third Place
A select male ensemble auditioned from the ranks of the world-renowned Alexandria Harmonizers, Cameron Station offers audiences a tight, seamless, vocal blend of rich harmonies in a multitude of musical genres, including jazz, blues, folk and Broadway. High-level vocal and visual performance skills are the hallmarks of this exciting a cappella ensemble.