Board of Directors

Our 2018 Board of Directors:

President: Bryson Ley
Bryson's professional singing career started as a paid (twenty-five cent/wk) church choirboy at age 8. He continued singing through HS and in college was member of the Dartmouth Injunaires who sang close harmony a capella music. As a singing busboy in Aspen, he managed to eat and ski for a year before going on to medical school. Since he found barbershop 14 years ago, he has enjoyed every minute, first with the Wilmington Cape Fear Chordsmen and now with the Land of the Sky Chorus, and also the Interntional competitor, Carolina Vocal Express. Bryson also works with the local high school youth singers.
   Other lives have included speciality medical practice in endocrinology and faculty teaching positions at Brown University and UNC Chapel Hill. He is also Father to a handsome son and daughter-in-law, Grandfather to a beautiful granddaughter, and fortunate to be in a long and happy marriage.

Secretary: 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: 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: 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 Membership: Terry Devereaux
Terry's earliest memory of his love for singing was at age four, when he would sing "Onward Christian Soldiers" while marching two blocks to his grandparents' home. His introduction to barbershop harmony, some ten years later, was hearing his Dad's quartet rehearsing "She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage" in the living oom of their Scranton, PA home.
Following military service and college, he joined the Philadelphia area Mainliners Chorus of Bryn Mawr. He sang lead with the Harmony Trust quartet, which won the Mid-Atlantic District Novice Championship and placed second overall. 
Upon retiring to Asheville in 2015, Terry joined the Land of he Sky Chorus and presently serves as Membership VP, Music Team Member, Lead Section Leader, and Riser Captain. Terry has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 50 years, and looks forward to another 50.

VP Marketing:  Bob Burns
In 1976, after 30 years of glee club and choir singing, Bob was introduced to barbershop on a personal level by a friend. He sang with the Singing Buckeye Chorus, competing twice on the International stage, until a career move took him to Buffalo in 1984 and was basically out of barbershop until 2001, when he joined the Concord (NH) Coachmen. He met his now wife, Joyce Ramsey, and moved to Asheville, joining the Land of the Sky Chorus in Jan. of 2003. He has since served as VP of Marketing and PR for the Chapter, and the Dixie and Carolinas Districts. He has been President of the Asheville Chapter, and was their Barbershopper of the Year in 2006 and 2014. He is a proud member of the Harmony Foundation's President’s Council, and sings Lead for International chorus competitor, Carolina Vocal Express.

VP Youth in Harmony: Pete Kirchner
Pete has been a member of the chapter for 25 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!

Member at Large: Randy Johnston
Randy began singing at age 6 (!), and he has been a member of the LOS Chorus for 10 years, singing both lead and tenor. He also sings lead with Sh-boom and has been in several quartets in those years, and has also sung in two contests and attended Harmony University four years running. He also sings with the Carolina Vocal Express (on the International Stage!) Besides barbershop and breathing engineering, Randy has been in two gospel quartets and has cut three records with those quartets. He was named Barbershopper of the Year in 2016.

Member at Large: Beverly Greene
Beverly was added to our Board in 2015 as part of the Society's "Open Board" pilot program, and was the first women named to a BHS Board in the world! She brings 25 years of design and support work with the chorus, and was certified as a Leadership Facilitator for the Barbershop Harmony Society in 2016. Beverly has also chosen to continue facilitating the Compellingly Attactive Chapter Meetings (CACM) workshops she and her husband (the late Chuck Greene, former LOS and SOS director) created, further developing the workshops to stay current with the changing tides of both our hobby and society in general.  She is a project manager, trainer and facilitator, and a website designer/developer when not kicking around getting muddy. And there IS time to sing bass for her own musical nourishment, with the newly formed A Cappella Alive! chorus. Beverly is responsible for designing the chorus show programs and advertising, as well as webmaster for this site.

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