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1988 Quartet Champions


San Diego, California

Connie Noble (Tenor), Kim Hulbert (Bone, Christman, Vaughn) (Lead), Sandy Noble (Baritone), Tippi Sanders (Bass)

The four members of Savvy all sang with San Diego Chorus, which Kim directed as well. The chorus was a frequent international medalist and Savvy credited the chorus’ support for much of the quartet’s success. Called “a special quartet,” Savvy exemplified Sweet Adelines at its best – they sang exceedingly well, were active members on all levels, were true friends and shared their love of singing with all.

Connie (not related to Sandy) is the only Sweet Adeline to boast four quartet gold medals: She won first in 1972 with 4th Edition, obtained her second as replacement tenor in High Society, her third here, and her fourth with Fanatix in 2001.

Kim, a popular coach as well as successful chorus director, has three quartet gold medals (High Society, a cappella Gold).

Sadly, Savvy retired shortly after winning, when illness claimed the life of Tippi Sanders, one of Sweet Adelines’ finest bass voices.