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Equally Delinquent sings National Anthem at Capitol PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Equally Delinquent, local barbershop quartet, performed the “National Anthem” for the opening of the Senate session at the State Capitol Building Friday, Feb. 4.

The quartet, comprised of Dan Kafka of Holyoke, Maury Kramer of Amherst, Chris Garcia of Sterling and Steve Schwartzkopf of Ogallala, Neb., were invited to sing by Senator Greg Brophy.

Brophy had heard the group sing at the welcome center in Sterling last October. Equally Delinquent often uses that building to warm up because of the great acoustics, and Brophy mentioned to them the Capitol rotunda has even better acoustics and suggested they let him know if they were ever available to sing in Denver.

Local barbershop quartet Equally Delinquent was recently invited by Senator Greg Brophy to perform
at the Capitol for the Colorado State Senate. Pictured from left are Chris Garcia, Maury Kramer,
Senator Brophy, Dan Kafka and Steve Schwartzkopf.

Since Equally Delinquent was planning a trip to the Rocky Mountain District Barbershop Harmony Society’s Harmony College in Estes Park, they first took the opportunity to stop by the Capitol last week.

Thursday evening, the quartet met Brophy for dinner and later a tour of the Capitol where they got to experience the acoustics of the rotunda.

Friday morning began with entertainment in the rotunda followed by the “Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” in the Senate Gallery.

“It was considered a great honor to perform for the Colorado State Senate,” said quartet group members.

After a great experience at the Capitol, Equally Delinquent traveled on to the barbershop convention in Estes Park. They enjoyed quartet coaching by gold medalist Rich Knight of the Gas House Gang and members of McPhly, past Rocky Mountain District champions.

The weekend ended with the four vocalists performing with other District quartets and the Everyman Chorus at the YMCA.