Southern Gateway Honors Paul Gilman and Alan Hadsell
Southern Gateway Chorus/Western Hills Chapter held their annual awards banquet on February 4th. The chapter honored Paul Gilman by inducting him into the Southern Gateway Hall of Fame. Gary Ellerhorst did a stellar job of bestowing this honor on Paul in his typical lyrical roasting/toasting fashion.
Paul's outstanding singing ability and competitive spirit have resulted in three International Gold Medals - two quartet championships with the Interstate Rivals in 1987 and Marquis in 1995, and with the Southern Gateway Chorus in 1992. Paul joined Southern Gateway in 1981 and has been a constant contributor ever since. Paul served as Chorus Director from 2000-2008, and is currently Assistant Director, Baritone Section Leader and chorus front-line performer. He continues to compete with his latest quartet, current 2016 Johnny Appleseed District Champions, "The Crew."
The chorus also honored Alan Hadsell as our 2016 Southern Gateway Chorus Barbershopper of the Year. Alan has been a chorus leader and board member for several years, serving as Member At-Large, Executive Vice President, President and Past President. He oversaw many projects during his board tenure and continues to set high leadership standards. Alan has worked tirelessly on several web-based projects for the chorus, including the successful implementation of Groupanizer and the revitalization of our website. He was the driving force behind our 2016 Gateway Gala auction dinner which netted over $24,000 for the chorus. Alan is an exemplary chorus member, often being one of the first to master his music.
Congratulations, Paul and Alan!