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Young Women in Harmony 

2007 PSC Chorus Pocatello Showcase Chorus is a performing and competing chorus and has been entertaining audiences for the past 57 years. We are a Chartered Chapter of Sweet Adelines Int'l which is a worldwide organization of 30,000 female barbershop singers.

Our members have traveled from Idaho Falls, Shelley, Blackfoot, and the Marsh Valley area, to sing with our chorus every Thursday night. We compete every year in our Region which consists of seven states, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota and Nebraska. We have medaled many times in years past and have been in the top three in the Small Chorus Division and in the top four and five overall.

We have a program to train and educate guests and new members, in the artistry  and finesse of performance.

When Mary (our director) was asked to start a Sweet Adeline group, she responded with, “ Sure, what is it?” Shortly thereafter the La Re Mi Chapter was founded in Laramie, WY. She started as a singer, then soon became involved in Chapter Administration as Chapter Sec. and Chapter President. She was appointed Assistant Director and was invited to be part of the Region 8 DMA (Director of Musical Activities) Faculty. She eventually accepted the position as Chorus Director. Her long career in Sweet Adelines began in 1968. Mary directed the chorus for approximately eight years.

A change in her life brought her to Pocatello, ID. She soon joined the Pocatello Chorus, sang with them for three years, while simultaneously directing the Magic Harmony Chorus in Burley, ID. She directed this chorus for nine years. Mary was asked to be part of the Music Faculty in Region 24 and has been on the music and leadership faculty ever since. The travel time to Burley became too much so she once again sang with Pocatello Chorus. When the directorship position was open, Mary was voted by the Pocatello Chorus to be their new director. She began directing this chorus in 1993 and is still currently the Director today

Mary has extensive music training and continues to attend upper division classes at every opportunity. Some of Mary’s training and background is:

  • DMA (Director of Musical Activities) Faculty in Region 8


  • Music and Leadership Faculty in Region 24.  (since 1984)
  • Vocal training at the University of Wyoming, University of Arkansas, and Idaho State University.


  • Vocal symposium at Banff Canada


  • Director training at Regional Sweet Adeline Schools


  • IES (International Education Symposium) every year (sponsored by Sweet Adelines Int’l)


  • Mary continues her own vocal training and also teaches voice.


"Music is the language of the soul"
Mary Liston

Mary Liston, Director
Mary Liston
Certified Director


Past Awards

Region 12 (Northern California, Utah, & Idaho)

  • 1969-70 2nd Place Overall in Reno, NV
  • 1971-72 3rd Place Overall

Region 8 (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah & Idaho)

  • 1975-76 1st Place Small Chorus & 3rd Place Overall

Region 24 (Oregon, Washington, Montana & Idaho)

  • 1982 1st Place Small Chorus
  • 1983 1st Place Small Chorus
  • 1984 1st Place Small Chorus
  • 1986-87 2nd Place Small Chorus
  • 1990 1st Place Small Chorus
  • 1992-93 2nd Place Small Chorus
  • 2005 3rd Place Small Chorus & 4th Place Overall in Eugene, OR
  • 2006 4th Place Small Chorus & 5th Place Overall in Spokane, WA
  • 2007 2nd Place Small Chorus & 4th Place Overall in Boise, ID
  • 2008 3rd Place Small Chorus & 5th Place Overall in Vancouver, WA

We are a non-profit organization we do accept donations and will give you a receipt for tax purposes.