If That Isnt Love - The Vicksburgs - Best Of The Vicksburgs, Vol. 1

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Home Page. All articles are the property of SGHistory. Wikipedia editors, this particularly includes you. Please do not copy our The Juliana Hatfield Three - For The Birds and present it as your own. Thank you. The young man who started it all was Steve Aungstwho played the trumpet in a large brass ensemble directed by Melvin Van Orman when he was in junior high school and part of senior high school.

Walter was the pastor. The first pastor to ever book the Vicksburg Quartet outside of their home church was David McCaulley pastored the same country church in Hollidaysburg, PA for more than fifty eight years.

After they began traveling to outside churches, they recorded their first album in By this time, Steve and the four vocal members of the quartet were all in different colleges so their dates were limited. When Steve graduated from Grace College Füxa - Supercharged Winona If That Isnt Love - The Vicksburgs - Best Of The Vicksburgs, IN in he took a teaching job in his home area in PA and began traveling to churches and high school auditoriums the year round.

Intwo men If That Isnt Love - The Vicksburgs - Best Of The Vicksburgs the Vicksburgs who would place second and third to Steve in length of service: Jake Snyder and tenor Larry Stump.

Jake started out doing background instrumentals for about the first month then he moved into the baritone position. He would eventually be moved up to lead singer as well as Master of Ceremonies for the group. Jake left in to form a new mixed male-female gospel group he called the Morning Light but he subsequently returned to the Vicksburg Quartet in He stayed active until when he changed professions from being a high school chorus director to a principal and could not travel full-time during the summers.

He kept his foot in the door by filling in for singers who were absent, background instrumental playing and running sound until the group finally disbanded. He owned and operated North Recording Studio where the Vicksburgs recorded for the last fifteen years of their existence as well as many other groups and soloists.

Jake lost a long battle with cancer on August 15, Larry Stump sang tenor longer than all the other tenor singers in the group combined for fourteen years. During their three-decade tenure, the Vicksburg Quartet recorded their first two albums at the Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church before what would be followed by many years of recording at different studios.

From the Vicksburgs not only had three school teachers in the group, but three high school chorus directors: Steve, Jake and Dick Bower.

Dick stayed in the group for a little over seven years but decided to retire from the road. After about If That Isnt Love - The Vicksburgs - Best Of The Vicksburgs years of doing dates a year, the Vickburgs cut back on their travel schedule and started recording exclusively at Jake's studio.

During the s, with a group of all college age young men, Steve decided rather than continue training new members to disband the group in December Although they no longer travel and do concerts, Steve continued to host the Pennsylvania State Singing Convention in Martinsburg, PA in which the Vicksburgs held annually every August until their 40th and final sing in August which was operated similar to the National Quartet Convention. Steve and Jake were the two men who had been there working the convention all 40 years.

Jake Snyder passed away on August 15, after two decades battling throat cancer off again Vol. 1 on again. Miller, Steve Aungst. View Edit History Print. Edit - History - Print - Search.


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