Every year the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) holds its national competition over a weekend in May. This year was the turn of the Bournemouth International Centre to host the event. Although the full chorus did not attend this year (we went to the Spanish competition instead), members of the chorus did take part in other choruses and quartets. Our MD Peter Bryant and his assistant, brother Nick, for example, sang in the gold medal winning chorus Hallmark of Harmony from Sheffield, while one of our assistant MDs, Andy Salter, led the Major Oak chorus of Nottingham to a high placing in the event. Quartets containing other members also did the chorus proud. In particular, 4 on Parade, featuring Peter, Nick, Dean and Andy came 11th with a high score.