Men of Note Chorus

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Now known as Legacy Of Harmony!

Town North Plano Chapter

Dallas Town North Chorus, 1975 SWD Convention

Chartered October 30, 1958

Contributing authors:

  • Harold Rusk
  • Greg Elam
  • Grady Kerr
  • Mark Holdeman


    Town North was originally chartered as the Garland chapter in October of 1958 with 26 strong willed men. We should have called it "cornucopia" because no matter what was needed, somebody always stood up and said "l will do it!" And he would.  -Harold Rusk


The Town North Plano chapter of the BHS has a long and distinguished history. Consistent competitors in SWD Chorus competition, unparalleled administrative and musical leadership and a dedication to community are just a few of the attributes that have sustained the chapter through good times and bad. Many of the leaders in the SWD have TNP roots. Two have even gone on to be International President. But most of all, TNP has been a leader in progressive thinking. Perhaps this is why so many of its members have gone on to leadership positions at the district and International levels. Through it all, a commitment to quality music and fraternity have bonded the chorus in a way few other chapters can emulate.


We started as the "Garland" chapter in October, 1958. But the name was changed to the "Dallas Town North" chapter in 1962. The chapter merged with the "Plano" chapter in 1995 and again changed its name to the "Town North Plano" chapter in 2000. In 2019, we combined with the "Big D" chapter as well as the "Bassically Treble" chorus, formerly of Sweet Adelines International. With this merger of three barbershop chapters, TNP looks forward to leading the way in the 21st century by providing a lifetime of singing regardless of age, race or gender....hence the new chorus name, “Legacy Of Harmony"!

Directors

Over the years we've had some great directors such as Ralph Ribble, Ray Anthony, Bob Gilmore, Landon Maples, Jim Casey, Bill Thornton, Brian Beck, Anthony Pennington, Dwayne Cooper (Plano), Jack Ware (Plano) Dennis Devenport, Rob Hague-Rogers, Steve DeCrow, Jim Casey, Mark Holdeman, Anthony Bartholomew, Tim Bird, Natalie Berdahl, Terry Chapman and Dan Rohovit.

Administration

Our chapter is the home of:

Two International Presidents
Member Year(s) Served
Joe Lewis 1957-58
Ralph Ribble 1971
Nine Southwestern District Presidents
Member Year(s) Served
Joe Lewis 1954
Hank Lewis 1963
Ralph Ribble 1965-66
Dave Sjogren 1974
Duane Lunday 1980
Don Wagner 1981
Ed Reeder 1982-83
Greg Elam 1988-1989
Don Hackett 2003-2004
Eight Southwestern District Barbershoppers of the Year
Member Year
Hank Lewis 1965
Ralph Ribble 1973
Duane Lunday 1976
Greg Elam 1981
Grady Kerr 1984
Ed Reeder 1985
Bob (and Sally) Cunningham 1991
Mark Holdeman 2009
Fifteen SWD Hall Of Fame Members
Member Year Inducted
Ed Reeder 1987
Ralph Ribble 1987
Ray Anthony 1988
Hank Lewis 1988
Brian Beck 1992
Greg Elam 1992
Bill Thornton 1994
Grady Kerr 1995
Sally Cunningham+ 2000
Earl Hagn 2005
Jim Casey 2011
Dwayne Cooper 2013
Duane Lunday 2014
Mark Holdeman 2017
Al Kvanli++ 2019

+Honorary Member

++As a Member of the Dealer's Choice Quartet

Chapter Presidents

Dallas Town North
Year(s) Served Member
1959 Doc Talbot
1960 Harold Smith
1961 Ralph Ribble
1962 Duane Lunday
1963 John Robbins
1964 Tom Bamford
1965 Fred Wiese
1966 Bill Wheat
1967 Jim Law
1968-69 Ray Hyman
1970 Dick Bove
1971 Tom McBrayer
1972-73 Bill Pedigo
1974-75 Duane Lunday
1976 Don Wagner
1977 Frank Mahnich
1978 Greg Elam
1979-80 Dave Brady
1981 Ken McIntyre
1982 John Muscarella
1983 Lyle Howard
1984 Ed Reeder
1985 Gordon Wagner
1986 Jim Degnan
1987-88 Bob Peifer
1989 Doug McNair
1990 Ferris Summers
1991 Duane Lunday
1992 Earl Hagn
1993-94 Don Hackett
Plano
Year(s) Served Member
1981-82 Don Naeve
1983 John Rose
1984 Paul Daniels
1985 Tom Wharton
1986-87 Dwayne Cooper
1988-89 John Sharpe
1990-91 Jerry Acuff
1992 John Sharpe
1993 Dwayne Cooper
1994 Bill Webb
Town North Plano
Year(s) Served Member
1995 Don Hackett
1996 Jerry Acuff
1997 Bob Lang
1998-2000 Ted Brady
2001 Earl Hagn
2002 John Sharpe
2003-04 Rick Haines
2005-07 Greg Elam
2008 Don Heaton
2009-10 Dennis Devenport
2011 Phil Roth
2012 Randy Smith
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2017 Jack Allenberg
2018-19 Lee Powell
2020-21 Randy Stewart

SWD Contest Placement

Dallas Town North

Year Site Place #men Director
1959 San Antonio 10th 23 Ribble
1960 Tulsa 10th 20 Ribble
1961 Dallas 13th 25 Ribble
1962 New Orelans 8th 30 Ribble
1963 Ft Worth 7th 53 Ribble
1964 Ponca City 5th 41 Ribble
1965 Amarillo 7th 30 Ribble
1966 Houston 7th 31 Ribble
1967 Dallas 3rd 42 Ribble
1968 Dallas 9th 24 Ribble
1969 Austin 5th 27 Ribble
1970 Houston 3rd 52 Ribble
1971 Dallas 2nd 46 Ribble
1972 San Antonio 3rd 50 Ribble
1973 OK City 4th 52 Ribble
1974 Dallas 4th 58 Ribble
1975 Abilene 3rd 60 Ribble
1976 San Antonio 2nd 69 Ribble
1977 Houston 4th 46 Ribble
1978 Dallas 8th 36 Ribble
1979 New Orleans 9th 38 Ribble
1980 Dallas 8th 37 Ribble
1981 Houston 8th 35 Maples
1982 San Antonio 6th 37 Ribble
1984 New Orleans 6th 54 Casey
1985 OK City 4th 72 Casey
1986 Beaumont 6th 63 Thornton
1987 Houston 6th 45 Thornton
1988 Dallas 5th 54 Casey
1989 OK City 7th 46 Maples
1990 New Orleans 4th 49 Pennington
1991 Houston 6th 51 Pennington
1992 Dallas 6th 44 Pennington
1993 Houston 4th 38 Devenport
1994 Tulsa 8th 28 Hague-Rogers

Plano

Year Site Place #men Director
1984 New Orleans 13th 26 Cooper
1985 OK City 7th 30 Ware
1986 Beaumont 8th 29 Ware
1987 Houston 11th 22 Ware
1988 Dallas 11th 21 Cooper
1989 OK City 10th 21 Cooper
1990 New Orleans 13th 21 Cooper
1991 Houston 8th 33 Cooper
1992 Dallas 8th 33 Cooper

Town North Plano

Year Site Place #men Director
1995 Houston 8th 51 Mahone
1996 New Orleans 6th 29 Beck
1997 Little Rock 10th 34 Mahone
1998 New Orleans 9th 36 Mahone
1999 Tulsa 9th 39 DeCrow
2000 Little Rock 8th 41 DeCrow
2001 Little Rock 9th 40 DeCrow
2002 Little Rock 7th 42 DeCrow
2003 Corpus Christi 9th 32 Mahone/Black
2004 Richardson 4th 44 Holdeman
2005 San Antonio 4th 49 Holdeman
2006 Corpus Christi 4th 51 Holdeman
2007 Corpus Christi 4th 56 Holdeman
2008 Little Rock 4th 54 Holdeman
2009 Little Rock 2nd 54 Holdeman
2010 Dallas 4th 54 Holdeman
2011 DFW 3rd 43 Holdeman
2012 DFW 3rd 37 Bartholomew
2013 DFW 5th 31 Bird
2014 DFW 5th 37 Bird
2015 DFW 10th 28 Bird
2016 DFW 11th 29 Bird
2019 DFW 9th 17 Chapman

Chapter Quartets

Impromptu-SWD Medalists
Eureka-2008 International Senior Quartet Champions