June 13, 2015 - Benchmark wins it's eighth straight Sunshine Regional Senior Quartet Gold Medal
Caloundra, QLD: Benchmark welcomed Tom Percy back as our bass and retained its status as Senior Quartet Gold medalist - 8 times running! It was a real thrill that our chorus, Sound Connection won the chorus Gold, and our colleagues in The Establishment won the Open Quartet Gold Medal!
September 14, 2014 - Benchmark retains its Pan Pacific Senior Quartet Gold Medal at Sounds Capital in Wellington, NZ
Benchmark travelled to Wellington and successfully defended its Pan Pacific Gold medal. It was a great convention; our chorus, Sound Connection came 3rd on its first Pan Pacific outing, and our colleagues in The Establishment won the Open Quartet Gold Medal against some stiff competition too!
June 29, 2014 - Benchmark wins Sunshine Region medals at Singfest
We were delighted to sing with Tom Percy again, winning the Senior Quartet gold medal, and also Bronze in the Open Quartet contests. Benchmark has won the Senior Quartet gold medal 7 times out of 7, which is a record for any region as far as we know. In the Open Quartet contests we have also clocked up 4 gold and 2 bronze medals.
It was a very close contest! Benchmark scored 433 points, and were only narrowly beaten by Escapade on 437 (Gold) and Blindside on 437 (Silver). That's not a "typo" folks - Escapade tied with Blindside on overall score. Normally the Singing category score is then used to break the tie, but those were a tie too. So, it came down to the Music category to break the tie (148 versus 146)! Well done, Escapade and Blindside.
March 9, 2014 - Benchmark to entertain on The Ghan
Benchmark will be entertaining passengers on The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide between 23 and 26 April, as part of Great Southern Rail's commemoration of the ANZAC anniversary. The Ghan is one of the great railway journeys in the world, crossing the red centre of Australia in luxury.
For more on The Ghan, please go to http://www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/site/the_ghan.jsp. Join us on the journey if you can!