Whether appearing on TV in Hawaii, playing a national convention in Orlando, or opening for Lonestar, All-4-One, or the Manhattan Transfer, The Standards have become one of the most sought-after singing groups in the U.S. The Standards are five brothers from Twin Falls, ID, in their teens and twenties upon the group's inception in 1994, with an impressive five-octave vocal range. They feature energetic choreography, comedy, audience interaction, and the sounds of yesterday and today, with many original songs in between. Audiences of all ages have enjoyed The Standards' high-energy shows, performed a cappella without the use of instruments or music tracks -- even drum sounds are produced using only their vocal cords.
In addition to their full concert productions, The Standards provide educational outreach programs including a cappella music history and drug, alcohol, and tobacco awareness. Performing in 25 states to over 400,000 students from elementary to high school, The Standards have been widely appreciated for their educational programs. The group has received a number of awards, including World Champions on Destination Stardom; 2002 Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes Grand Champions and Audience Favorites; First Runner-Up at the 1999 National A Cappella Championships; and Grand Champions and Audience Favorites at the 1999 Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes. The Standards have made national appearances with Jessica Carlton, the Baha Men, the Wilkinsons, America, Lee Roy Parnell, and Dan Seals; toured with the international drug awareness program Enough is Enough with Milton Creagh; and performed at numerous festivals and conventions. ~ Jared Johnson