Every year we compete in the national championships organised by the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS). There are few national singing events like it. Some 2,500-3,000 barbershop singers descend on a seaside resort or convention town for a May bank holiday weekend. By competing in the event on an annual basis, we can see how well we are improving against the other choruses in the country, and how we have improved against our own scores from previous years. We are singers first and foremost, but we have a competitive edge to us as well.

We have an ambition to be in the top 10 Barbershop Choruses in the UK. We are very close, coming 15th in 2013 and 11th in 2014. We have been in the top 10 before, and we are determined to be back in that exclusive club.

To get a flavour of this, see us from the 2014 competition