CITY SLICKERS IV has been singing together for about a year. Doug Kontak, Wes Paradise, and George Williams formerly sang with the quartet, TWO BASS HIT. Joined by Tony Vollers of the ROCKETEERS, the four now comprise City Slickers IV.
COPELAND ROAD, a registered Barbershop Harmony Society quartet, formed in 2009. In 2014, Copeland Road was named Dixie Division Seniors quartet champion. Now with younger membership Copeland Road competes as a regular quartet and are loving the challenge. Curious about their name? Their lead lived on Copeland Road. They have performed for Athens State's Flag Day celebration, Madison's Gazebo concert series, local Valentine's presentations, local high schools, assisted living centers, and private parties..
The ROCKETEERS registered as a quartet with the Barbershop Harmony Society in August 2006. With Huntsville being known as "rocket city" and all members working on Redstone Arsenal, Rocketeers was the obvious name for the quartet. The Rocketeers appeared in the Decatur Civic Chorus 2007 production of The Music Man and several shows presented by the Decatur Civic Chorus. They were a finalist for Huntsville's Home Grown Talent contest. They sing at numerous community events including Huntsville Stars home games, Patriot's Day ceremonies on Redstone Arsenal, Veteran's Day Parade, Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville’s Concerts in the Park, Madison’s Gazebo concert series, Decatur’s Concert by the River series, Athens’s Concerts on the Square series, and Huntsville’s Sidewalk Arts Stroll 2013. They often sing to lift spirits at local hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers and nursing homes. They are fun-loving guys who do not take themselves seriously and just enjoy singing!
Carl Gysler - Baritone
Tommy Mitchell - Bass
Jim Ellis - Lead
Don Russell - Tenor
Jasen, Ralph, Frank, and John give it a try..
Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America
Not to be outdone, Tony, Wes, Doug, and Jim jump in!.
Impromptu Quarteting at Practice.
City Slickers IV
Southern Splendor Chorus
We are a society of Quartet Singing! While members are welcome to simply sing as a member of our chorus, Southern Splendor encourages members to experience the thrill of ringing chords with four voices. We sponsor standing quartets such as Copeland Road, Rocketeers and City Slickers IV. Other quartets organize for special occasions such as our popular Singing Valentines. At most rehearsals we provide an opportunity for four voices to gather impromptu and sing quartets from our Barberpole Cat series of standard repertoire. Meet our quartets......
George Williams - tenor
Doug Kontak - lead
Wes Paradise - bass
Tony Vollers - baritone
Jim Savage - Tenor
John Charlton - Lead
Tony Vollers - Baritone
A. D. Barkesdale - Bass