In May of this year the Board of Directors of the Pensacola Bay Harmonizers met with and interviewed a young lady who had sent us her resume expressing a desire to direct the Pensacola Bay Harmonizers. A graduate of Pensacola Christian College and working on her Master’s in Choral Directing, Mary Daugherty seemed like a good fit. That decision has proved to be not only good, but GREAT one. Not being real familiar with Barbershop Harmony, the relationship between director and chorus soon became a wonderful and growing exchange of knowledge. As Mary learned more of our hobby, the chorus learned more about singing. Her ability to teach (she teaches elementary school children at Pensacola Christian Academy) in a confident, yet encouraging manner has endeared her to veteran Barbershoppers who are having more fun than they’ve had in many moons. What’s more, she brought along her husband and a handful of other Pensacola Christian men who have taken to Barbershop singing like fish to water. What a difference those young voices have made in our sound.
We’re glad our paths crossed, Mary. So glad you are here.