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Appalachian State University’s Barbershop

111300quartet_dl.jpgBOONE — Low Down Sound, a barbershop quartet from Appalachian State University, won second place in the 2000 International College Contest held in Kansas City.

Quartets from 22 colleges from three countries competed at the July event before a panel of six judges and an audience of several hundred.

The members of Low Down Sound have been singing together since December 1999. They also sing with the Men’s Glee Club at Appalachian and have performed as a quartet at Glee Club events and at venues in the High Country and Triad.

Josh Day, a graduate student studying percussion performance at Appalachian, is tenor.He has been singing barbershop for six years.

Originally from Wilkesboro, Day lives in Boone and plays in the blues/rock band Papa Gumbo.

Rob Jordan, the quartet’s lead, is a junior studying music industry at Appalachian. He has been singing barbershop for two years.

Jordan, originally from East Bend, currently resides in Boone.

Jason Remley, a senior studying music performance on tuba at Appalachian, has been singing barbershop for four years.

From Cary, Remley also makes his home in Boone.

Jonathan Maness is a junior studying guitar education at Appalachian.