Re: What hooked you!
- I came to a publicly advertised guest night and found
Randy Chisolm on stage directing 60 guys. I worked harder
vocally in warmups that night than I had ever done before.
2 months later he was gone. 4 years later I'm still here.
- Fellow H@rmonetters -
Guess I have to join in on this one too.
In 1962 I was in the Air Force and attending Case Institute of
Technology as a graduate student. The local ROTC unit had a dance and
all of us AF students were invited. During a break, there was
entertainment - a barbershop quartet from the Euclid, Ohio, Chapter. They
performed and I must have reacted positively since a fellow AF student,
Dennis Conrady, asked me if I liked what I heard. I said sure thing and he
allowed as how he was a member of the Euclid Chapter and maybe I would like
to go to a rehearsal. I did, and was wowed by what went on. At that time
the Euclid Chapter was directed by Tom Neal, and they met Friday. This
allowed for a great afterglow at the Slovenian (I think) Hall where they
met - anyway, lots of beer, woodshedding, quartet singing, and some great
Dennis later became a member of the Vocal Majority and is always
embarassed when I single him out and publically thank him for introducing me
to barbershop. So be embarassed again Dennis. A very public thank you
Arlingtons (Virginia) Chapter, and Harmony Heritage Singers daytime singers,
Washington DC Metropolitan area.