In May 2020, Liberty Oak Chorus celebrated our director, Katie Blackwood’s, 15th anniversary directing the chorus with a video tribute from our members. LOC had been a small chorus when Katie took the reins as our director in 2005. That first year, Katie worked on vocal skills with the chorus and at our regional competition in 2006, we went up 127 points, the largest jump of any chorus in Sweet Adelines at the time.
With Katie’s talent and leadership, LOC continued to grow and improve. In 2010, LOC made its first appearance on the Sweet Adelines International Competition stage as a wild card in Seattle.