President: Steve Anderson
Steve is a retired Naval Officer and NATO Officer. He was a 17-year member of Voices International, a mixed-voice show choir based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He and his wife Deborah were both founding members. Steve (first singing Tenor and later Bass) was their first Chairman, and held that role for 15 years. Deborah initially sang Alto, but then took on Choreography for the group for over 10 years. Voices International expanded from 20 folks who in 1997 just wanted to get together and sing, into a 50-voice semi-professional choral group performing a wide variety of music, over a dozen shows each year, and participating in international festivals from New York City to Vienna. Their time in Luxembourg turned out to be a great opportunity for both to delve into many artistic experiences. They enjoyed numerous roles in the musical and theatrical arenas, both on- and off-stage.
VP Music & Performance: Randy Hagan
Randy came to the Land of the Sky Chorus from the San Antonio, TX Marcsmen, where he and son Trevor began their adventure with Barbershop. Although Randy had been singing for 50 years in various choral capacities (church and community choirs/choruses), he had never sung a cappella or barbershop. After joining the Marcsmen he knew he’d found his calling. Since then he has performed on the International stage, won a District novice quartet championship, and served as a chapter treasurer. Before moving to N. Carolina, Randy completed a 40-yr Air Force career and has retired here with his wife (a 30-yr AF retiree) and son Trevor. In addition to membership in Land of the Sky Chorus, he also sings with Carolina Vocal Express (on the International Stage!) and with Carolina Statesmen.
VP Chapter Development & Membership: Scott Garrigan
VP Marketing & Promotion: Bob Burns
Bob has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 26 years, and a barbershop Lead for over 40 years. He has VP of Marketing and PR for the Dixie and Carolinas District, and for a number of years for the Asheville Chapter. He has also served several years as Chapter President, and has been Barbershopper of the Year twice since joining the Chapter in 2003. Bob introduced his wife, Joyce Ramsey, to barbershop. She is the Tenor of the Indigo Blue Quartet, and the Song O’Sky Chorus. Bob, Joyce, their cat Kalia, and dog Happy, live in West Asheville.
Bob’s favorite saying, passed down from Kevin Kehres is, “Singing is FUN! Let’s do more singing!
Secretary & Events/Program VP: Jim Gordon
Jim currently serves as chapter Secretary, member of the Music Team and Baritone Section Leader. He is the initiator and coordinator of the District Harmony Platoon which is designed to expand opportunities for all to experience the joy of singing in a quartet. During his 30 years experience with the Barbershop Harmony Society he has been active singing in choruses and in quartets. He has held every chapter office from President to Secretary.
Treasurer: Pete Kirchner
Pete has been a member of the chapter for 26 yrs and is currently Tenor section leader, Asst Director, and Music Committee Member. He recently accepted responsibility for our first Youth in Harmony VP. As well as singing, Pete has been a member of a professional dance troop for 30 yrs, performing on many of the biggest stages the country has to offer. And when not singing or dancing, he's likely to be found spelunking, or volunteering for the Red Cross. There's no way to keep him down!