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In the spring of 2003 I decided to fill one of my two free evenings per week. A local paper offered, among other opportunities, a jazz band and a barbershop chorus. Though I grew up on jazz and played saxophone in combos and bands most weekends of my later high school years, my recent musical activity had been the church choir and praise team – more like close harmony singing than jazz saxophone. I began singing bass in the Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus and changed to baritone in the 2010 Dixie District Champion Stone Mountain Chorus, which are chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society, once known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA).

It's great to be a barbershopper!

In the fall of 2015, I stopped going to rehearsals regularly primarily because I was losing interest in competing in contests and partly because rehearsals and bridge games were far apart in opposite directions on the same day of the week.  I sang with our Valentine's Day quartet in 2016 but don't know whether or how active I will be in the future.

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