Like so many areas in Harmony, Inc., we have phenomenal members who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make our organization the best it can be. We meet monthly to chat about all things quartets and brainstorm how we can better assist our Areas with quartet promotion. Reach out to your Area Quartet Promotion Chair for support and ideas!
Christy Arsenue, a 3rd generation barbershopper, has been an official member of Harmony, Inc. for 31 years, but in reality, she has been around it all her life.
Every move to pursue school or work meant an opportunity to sing with a new local chorus and make friends throughout the organisation. She has sung with the Chaleur Echoes, Elm City Echoes, Toronto Accolades, and the Capital Chordettes. Currently back singing Bass with the Elm City Echoes in Fredericton, New Brunswick, she is a member of the music team and chases opportunities to keep learning and improving. She has also recently joined the mixed BHS River Valley Chorus, where she sings both Tenor and Baritone.
Christy adores quartetting, having caught the bug as a teen singing in a pick-up quartet with her mom at her first Installation Dinner, and has been part of several pick-up, party, and competing quartets since. She actively encourages others to sing and is well known as one of the last late-night women standing at Area 1 AC&Cs because how can you go to bed when there are more chords to be rung? She is very excited to join the Quartet Promotion Team to share what she’s learned through her experiences so far and create opportunities and encouragement for others also to experience the joy of quartetting.
In addition to barbershop, Christy plays ukulele with her husband with enthusiastic mediocrity, belts out Broadway tunes with her son around the house (maybe someday she’ll convince him to join a chorus), and volunteers with the Fredericton Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Support Group.
Ashley Lang has been an active Women of Note chorus member for over ten years and has held many positions in the chorus – many as President, Vice President, Chorus Manager, Public Relations Chair, and Performance Chair. Ashley loves to sing with the women of her chorus as they have been such amazing supporters of her passion for singing she didn’t realize she had until meeting them. Never having sung outside her car or shower, learning “The Way of Harmony” with Women of Note led her to quartetting.
She has been singing with Life’s a Pitch since 2012, and they’ve become sisters who share their music with anyone who will listen! She loves quartetting as she believes it’s a great way to reach an audience; she especially loves being the lead to make a song come to life – her favorite part. Ashley feels the challenges and joys of being in a quartet are unbeatable.
Life's a Pitch has spent the last few years developing great relationships with those who help people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Every quartet member has friends and close family affected by the disease, so they participate in ALZ walks and performances for memory wards. They all know from personal experience how music helps those with dementia and memory loss.
Ashley very much looks forward to working with Area 2 to support their current quartets and hopes to find more!
This position is VACANT! Passionate about quartetting and are looking for a way to empower your fellow Area 3 members? We would love to hear from you! Please contact Sarah Thorne-Miller, Area 3 Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandi Wright directs the St. Louis Vocal Project in Area 4. As a baritone, she earned two quartet gold medals in Sweet Adelines, two Harmony, Inc. international silver medals with Blaze, and one International bronze medal with Great Day.
Sandi is the only male or female person certified as a competition judge in every North American barbershop organization! She is certified in the Visual Communication Category with Sweet Adelines International and the Performance Category in Harmony, Inc. and Barbershop Harmony Society. She is a certified international faculty member of SAI and is a busy and sought-after coach. And if you think that barbershop singing is her only passion, Sandi was crowned Ms. Missouri Senior America in 2018 and represented her state in the Ms. Senior America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ.
Sandi is married to David Wright. They have three grown children and four grandchildren living in a historic home in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pam Ringo became the Musical Director of Coastal Voices in June of 2019. Before her move to Fort Myers, FL, in early 2019, she had formerly lived in Louisville, KY, and had been Musical Director of Bluegrass Harmony since the fall of 2015. An active Sweet Adeline since 2002 and Harmony, Inc. member since 2018, Pam brings an array of experience and an overabundance of enthusiasm and energy to her role as Quartet Promotion Chair!
During the day, Pam is a Legal Word Processor for Becker & Poliakoff in Fort Myers. In her “spare time,” Pam has two older children who reside in Kentucky, two dogs, three cats, one bird, and Angie!
She is a self-proclaimed “barbershop junkie” as she cannot get enough of it. In addition to directing, she attends any educational event she can, soaking in the knowledge. She also makes learning tracks and designs websites for other barbershop choruses and quartets.
Rachael Storey-Chase is a show choir geek turned barbershop enthusiast! She has been singing with Bella Nova since 2015, as well as with a few quartets, including her current groups, SōlFire and Sunday Drive. She is passionate about quartet singing and excited about quartet programming and development opportunities for Harmony, Inc.
Michelle Dionne - bio coming soon!