Battle Creek, Michigan – May 24, 2020 … The Battle Creek Chorus - Sweet Adelines (BCC) recently had their annual installation of Team Leaders and dinner Monday, June 3rd at Schuler’s Pub in Marshall.    The following members assumed office for 2019:

Team Coordinator – Karen McCormick, Plainwell

Certified Harmony 500 Director – Lynne Erskine Peirce, Ann Arbor

Communications/PR/Marketing – Jackie Olsen, Plainwell

Education - Judy Burgess

Finance – Emma Turton, Kalamazoo

Membership – Dawn Wendzel, Richland

Performance Manager – Julie Zehnder, Kalamazoo

Activities Coordinator. - Carla DeLaRosa, Flushing

Competition Coordinator - Val Burton, Battle Creek

Team Member - Elise Palmer, Battle Creek



Chorus members were also honored by the following awards:


The Liz Lapekas - Sweet Adeline of the Year Award is given to a member during the current calendar year by a vote of her peers who has exemplified the core values of a BCC member by her leadership, professionalism, dedication of time and energy to the organization and teamwork. The 2021 recipient  is Karen Botfield, Tenor Section Leader.

Booster Awards were also given to Judy Burgess (Education Coordinator) and Julie Zehnder (Assoc. Director/Bass Section Leader) for their contributions in helping the chorus continually improve, grow and strive to be a championship chorus.

BCC is an award-winning a cappella chorus for women singers, earning many accolades, including 2019, 3rd Place,  2017 - 18 1st Place Division A and 2016’s 2nd Place Division A.  Sweet Adelines International (SAI) Great Lakes Harmony Region 17 contains parts of Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania and has over 800 members in 22 choruses and over 30 registered quartets.