Test Drive was founded in late December of 2013 by four friends looking to put together a quartet to enter the Ontario District International Prelims contest for fun, hence the name of the quartet! After just over three months together, Test Drive competed and were thrilled to win the contest, winning the “Nighthawks Trophy” and qualifying for the 2014 Barbershop Harmony Society’s International contest in Las Vegas, where we finished 31st in the world.
Following the International, it became apparent that with a common love of hard work and improvement as a goal, Test Drive was becoming a bit of a misnomer; the ‘test’ was over and the journey had just begun.
In the fall of 2014, Test Drive again competed in the Ontario District Championship, and were honoured to become the 2014 Ontario District Quartet Champions, improving again on our scores from the two previous contests. In April 2015, on the 1 year anniversary of their first Prelims, Test Drive posted their highest score yet to retain the Nighthawks Trophy and to earn the 18th place seeding going into the 2015 BHS International Contest in Pittsburgh.
Test Drive are excited take on the next challenge either in competition or at your performance. If you want the best in barbershop music, as well as many other styles for your event, Kern, Kevin, Joel and Lee will ensure that Test Drive delivers a smooth ride!