VERSAILLES — While the summer is heating up so is the schedule for The Quintessentials.
The Versailles based group, consisting of Isaac Buschur, Mitchell Rawlins, Quincy Baltes, Brody Hyre and Kyle Wuebker, will be performing at different venues throughout the area in preparation for their America’s Got Talent (AGT) quest.
The boys have only a few months to practice before heading in different directions back to school.
“It was easy to practice when we were all going to the same school but now that four of us are in college, we only have a short time to get together,” said Brody Hyre, who just graduated this year.
They started off their summer by scheduling their date for AGT. They will be heading to Florida to perform in front of the judges on November 5.
Quincy Baltes, a 2016 graduate added, “We’ve been excited to get ourselves this far since our first time performing. We just didn’t know we’d have so much support from the community.”
The Quintessentials started their journey in 2015 after three of them performed barbershop at ONU Summer Music Camp. They enjoyed it so much that they added two more members and auditioned for Ohio Has Talent (OHT). Their competition song was a Jersey Boys medley which they performed in Van Wert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (www.npacvw.org) where they stole the show in 2016.
Months later, Isaac Buschur, a 2016 graduate, received the call from AGT to set up an audition.
“We were extremely excited when we got contacted by America’s Got Talent. We never planned to audition for something at such a high caliber, so having the opportunity to do so is incredible and we consider ourselves to be blessed,” he said.
They returned this past March to OHT to entertain while the votes were being tallied for this years contestants. You can see four of their performances on YouTube by searching for Ohio Has Talent 2016 (and 2017) Quintessentials.
Their schedule this summer consists of a few visits to nursing homes, five shows with the Muse Machine in Dayton and two performances open to the public at the Versailles Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 12.
“Help support them as they prepare for America’s Got Talent,” said organizers.
Tickets for the August 12, 3 and 7 p.m. performances are available starting Wednesday, July 19 by going to towneandcountryplayers.com and clicking on the seatyourself link. Tickets are $5 per person (plus a 50 cent fee per ticket).
“Remember to print out your receipt. That will be your ticket to get into the show,” organizers said.
For more information you can contact Michele Hyre at 937-526-4710. Snacks and new shirts, designed by Quincy, will be available for purchase before and after the show and during intermission.