Harmony On The Bay Leadership

Harmony On The Bay thrives in part because of the commitment of the people in leadership. Here are a few of the people that make our ensemble tick:

 

 

Director - Roni Gapetz

 

Roni taught music in school for several years and has been a member of Sweet Adelines International for nearly 30 years.  She has directed several choruses including, Sounds of the Atlantic, Ocean Bay and The Ocean View Men's Chorus.  She has also been a member of First State Harmonettes and now Harmony On The Bay.  Also within her years with SAI she has been a member of 6 Quartets and has received her Certified Director Status.

She is very busy with all her duties for Harmony On The Bay and yet she still finds time to direct the men's chorus in Easton.  She is amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dale Huffman, Membership Chair and Bass Section Leader

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Dale serves as our Membership Chair and Bass Section Leader.  She is instrumental in helping coordinate our yearly show, as well as, many of our other scheduled performances.  Dale loves to dance and chooses our physical warm-up music each week and gets the chorus members moving!  She also has a gift for entertaining and she can usually be found setting up and decorating our tables during events with clever themes. In her spare time she enjoys playing fetch with her dog Charlie and spending time volunteering with ARF.  

 


Public Relations Coordinator- Gladys Kaplan

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Gladys is the newest member of the leadership team, taking on the position of Public Relations Coordinator. She is responsible for communicating upcoming events to the local media outlets, maintaining the chorus Facebook page and is the chorus website administrator. She grew up in Pennsylania and sang in every chorus her schools offered. Gladys joined Harmony On The Bay in October, 2013, hoping to meet people in this area of the eastern shore of Maryland.  She moved to the area after retiring from a career in human resources so that she could babysit her grandson and grandaughter, and once again, experience the joy and wonder of spending time with young children.  She has five grandchildren and enjoys spending as much time with  them as she can.  She and her husband are proud of the three amazing children they have raised.  Growing unusal varieties of tomatoes and squash and making her famous refrigerator dill pickles fill her spare moments.




Founding Member, Assistant Team Leader and  Chorus Manager- Claudia Horney

 

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Claudia has been a member of Sweet Adelines for 49 years!!  She was one of the founding members of Harmony On The Bay in 2007; seeing the need to bring the spirit of barbershop singing to the shore. Claudia serves as Membership Coordinator and she looks forward to bringing new voices to our chorus.  As Chorus Manager she facilitates the securing of venues for performances and works with local businesses and community leaders to obtain financial support and performance opportunities.   As a long standing member of the local community, Claudia's relationships with local businesses and community leaders is invaluable and allows our chorus to play a vital role in our community and the surrounding areas. 

 

 

Secretary- Gale Guinand

 

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GaleGuinand  is our secretary and has been a Sweet Adeline for nearly 30 years!

Dale is originally from New Jersey and moved to the eastern shore after retiring from the federal government.  She holds a degree in physical chemistry.  Her work as a United States technical trade negotiator took her to meetings around the globe in Japan, Spain, France, Russia, Ukraine, Chile and many other interesting locations.

She likes spending time with her grandson, especially when they golf together.  Her interests include cooking and collecting recipes.   In her spare time, she enjoys going on cruises, shopping and Netflix

 

 

 

 
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