TAUNTON based Harmony Chorus, The Rivertones, had a successful weekend at Bournemouth.

They took part in the annual convention of the British Association of Barbershop singers.

Three categories were assessed during the weekend - music, singing and performance.

The chorus achieved high marks in the first two categories but excelled in the performance category. As a result, the chorus were promoted to the second division. A commendable achievement for all involved.

There are currently 59 choruses ranked in 4 divisions.