MAXX Factor

2011 Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet!

Tenor: Molly Plummer
Lead: Leslie Wodday
Baritone: Dawn Adams Clifford
Bass: Valerie Hadfield-Rasnake

Facebook: Friends of MAXX Factor Quartet

MAXX Factor started our journey in August of 2007 and thanks to hard work, our coaches, our Region and a little luck, we accomplished our goals!

In April of 2008, we won the Sweet Adelines Region 19 Quartet Championship, qualifying us for the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Competition in Hawaii, where we placed fourth out of fifty-two top international quartets. Whew!

In April 2009, we were shocked and excited to win the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes which took us to San Francisco to compete in the National Harmony Sweepstakes. We competed with a variety of a cappella groups from all over the country and we were honored to be named the 2009 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions!

In October 2009, we competed in Nashville in the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Competition where we became the 2010 Third Place medalist Quartet. Whew again!

The quartet then auditioned for the very first season of the NBC/Sony A Cappella reality show The Sing Off. What?! We were chosen from thousands of singing group to be one of the eight groups to compete on the show. We were warned that since the show was a new concept, it was going to be fast and furious! Boy, was it! In November and December of 2009, we spent 18 incredible days learning a cappella arrangements and filming in Hollywood at the Warner Brothers studio lot. We performed with amazing groups Face, Solo, the SoCals, the Beelzebubs, Noteworthy, Voices of Lee and Nota.

Onto our biggest goal…Friday, October 22, 2010, in Seattle, MAXX Factor competed and won the 2011 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Championship and became “Queens of Harmony!” What an honor!! A year later, MAXX Factor was inducted into the Sweet Adelines International Coronet Club ( WOW! We get to perform onstage every year with a chorus of championship quartet singers!

Over the past five years, we have been coaching Sweet Adelines quartets and choruses and have shared our hobby at Singers Schools and youth harmony camps all over the country. We love to be asked to perform at charitable events and we try to perform as many events as our schedule can accommodate. We have performed for several United States Senators and Governors, the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens, the Philadelphia Phillies, NASCAR and the United States Naval Academy. In July of 2012, we were asked to represent Sweet Adelines International as Barbershop Ambassadors at the first United States hosted World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In August of 2012, due to her limited availability, baritone Kim Hudson chose to retire from performing with MAXX. Please join us in welcoming our new baritone Dawn Adams Clifford.

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