Shades of Jade quartet, the three-time regional champions (regions 5, then 14), have decided to retire.
“During this time of thanks, SOJ would like to extend hugs to everyone who has supported us; family, friends and fans. We are writing to say that our time has come to an end for now. We made a promise that when life took us in new directions, we would hang up the Jade for a while. For those of you wondering, we will finish our duties as 2014 Regional champs and we are still looking forward to our youth events and our swan set in 2015!! This may not be goodbye, but see you another time . As for us, we have wonderful things in store. Meghan and her husband Danny are enjoying their precious little Lillian. Heather will be moving forward with Class Ring Quartet and we wish our International Rising Star Champs the best of luck in the future. They will be taking their talent to the big girl stage starting with Regional competition!! And for your bass clef? They may have some quartet surprises in store….and they are still just as obnoxious as ever. While this was a very hard decision to make, we are confident that this quartet blossomed the most AWESOME friendships. We are thankful for each other and all of our fans. We will miss our Jade Brigade. And you never know, you may see us on that stage again before we are 90, rocking those skinny pants! Keep singing. Don’t be afraid to be original. Push the envelope. Be yourself and HAVE FUN! Bahbahshop!!
Meghan, Heather, Erin and Kasey”
The quartet had placed 36th at international in 2011, 50th in 2013, and 44th in Baltimore.