Barbershopper Of The Year

2017 – Don Smith

Don has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 40+ years beginning his career in Grove City, Ohio and has been fortunate while singing in several Central Ohio choruses to grace the “big stage” at International on several occasions.  Also to his credit were a couple trips abroad to sing with his chorus from Ohio.  After retiring to Wilmington in 2011, he joined the Cape Fear Chordsmen singing Baritone and serving as section leader.  Along the way he served as Assistant Director to Larry Reinhart.  In 2013, Don was called upon and accepted the challenge to be named Director of the Cape Fear Chordsmen serving in that position until December 31, 2017 when he turned the baton over to R. Manley(Bob) Lucas.  Don’s passion to further his singing career will be realized in the ranks of our chorus as he remains as a chorus member and mentor to anyone who needs the help of a “Real Pro”.  Congratulations to our newest deserving Babershopper of the Year.

At the end of each year, a “Barbershopper of the Year” is selected. Candidates for this honor must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be an active member of the Cape Fear Chordsmen
  2. Must have performed outstanding action(s) for the betterment of the chapter
  3. Any active member who has NOT received the BOTY award the previous five (5) years is eligible for this award

The selection committee consists of the Active award recipients who are available with the second most recent recipient serving as chairman of the committee. The presenter should be the committee chairman or his designee.

THE WORK OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE SHOULD BE CONFIDENTIAL TO PROVIDE AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE FOR THE RECIPIENT.


Previous Years

* Denotes deceased member

** No Longer Affiliated

1997 – Paul Parker*

1998 – Don Schmitt

1999 – Dave Hogin*

2000 – Tom Head

2001 – Wally Bader*

2002 – Bob Clark (2)

2003 – Andre Pronko

2004 – Ed Owens

2005 – Larry Reinhart

2006 – Richard Millard

2007 – Tom Martyn

2008 – Andre Brillaud

2009 – Roger Hawkins

2010 – Jim Bader

2011 – Roy Holzwarth

2012 – Arnold Cosby

2013 – Joe Loughlin

2014 – R. Manley Lucas

2015 – Larry Hunt**

2016 – Douglas Wick

2017 – Don Smith

2018

2019

2020

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