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College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7828
or
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828†

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Open one (1) hour prior to each performance.
Monday - Friday: hours vary.

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Barbershop

 Barbershop Harmony Society logo

Southern Mix Chorus

A men's barbershop chorus on the La Plata Campus of the College of Southern Maryland.

The Southern Mix Chorus is available to perform at social outings, business functions, and charitable events.  For more information on booking the chorus for a performance, contact Paul Douglass at 410-326-6325. 
About Us
Rehearsals and Upcoming Performances
Musical Director, Paul Douglass
Leadership
Members
Special Guests
Barbershop Links 
 
 

About Us

Southern Mix is a men's barbershop chorus located on the LaPlata Campus of the College of Southern Maryland.  We operate in cooperation with the Fine Arts Department which provides facilities and other support.  If you are a male singer, consider coming to join us any Monday....every Monday night is GUEST NIGHT!

Barbershoppers....as we are called....are from all walks of life, nationalities, professions, and interests.  What we share is making the sounds of four-part harmony. We have men from all over the Southern Maryland region.  We sing in these general areas or wherever we can reasonably travel.  You can probably car pool with other members to get started.  

If you love to sing, maybe haven't sung since high school or college, and are looking for an opportunity to sing popular songs, show tunes, patriotic and inspirational songs....give us a try.  

WARNING:  Singing IS addictive and a lifetime sport! 

Southern Mix photo

 

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Southern Mix Chorus photo

 

Rehearsals and Upcoming Performances

 

Rehearsals:

Monday nights, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD
(La Plata Campus Fine Arts Bldg, Room 143)   

Contact: Ernie Doyle at 240-508-7761 or
 dunks5@verizon.net or
Paul Douglass at 410-326-6325 or dvocalman@yahoo.com for further information.

 

 Upcoming Performances:
 

 Event     Date/Time 

Location 

 Tickets
       

 Barbershop Concert 

December 3, 2015

7:30 p.m.

College of Southern Maryland
LaPlata Campus
Fine Arts Center
$5 in advance
$7 day of performance

 Barbershop Concert

December 11, 2015

8 p.m.

College of Southern Maryland
Leonardtown Campus
Building A, Auditorium
$5 in advance
$7 day of performance
Barbershop Extravaganza

 April 2, 2016

4 p.m.

 
College of Southern Maryland
LaPlata Campus
Fine Arts Center
 
$5 in advance
$7 day of performance

Mid-Atlantic District
Barbershop Convention
and Southern Division Competition

 May 23, 2016

10 a.m.

Hyatt Regency,
Reston, VA


       

 

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Musical Director... Paul W Douglass II

photo of Paul Douglass 

Paul W Douglass II began studying piano, at the age of five, in New Eagle Pennsylvania and eventually from professors at California State University, Grove City College and Eastern Nazarene College. He continued to study music by adding trumpet, voice, and bass guitar which gave him the opportunity to be part of District, Regional and All-State bands / choirs in Pennsylvania while in Jr / Sr High School. Son of a respected minister, Paul had many opportunities to perform for the church and community. 

Paul began directing his first choir at the age of 16, after receiving personal training at Grove City College.  He continued directing through high school and singing in local gospel quartets. He went on to receive music education degrees from Eastern Nazarene College, with a concentration in voice, and from the University of Maryland with a concentration in conducting.  Paul continued his studies with certifications in Administration and Education at Western Maryland College, McDaniel College, and Gratz College. Formal directing mentors included Roger Folstrom, Paul Traver, Paul Rardin, Robert Brown, Robert Howard, Brady Millican and Greg Larkin. Paul took workshops with master composers / musicians / directors Harry Simone, Steve Zegree, John Jacobson, Roger Emerson and John Rutter.

1981-1984, Paul went on to direct HS choirs in Ambridge, Pa and Somerset, Pa.  In 1994, Paul moved south to Calvert County, Md  where he began teaching at Calvert High School and Calvert Middle School. He developed the two high school choirs of eight members into the respected Cavalier Chorus which consisted of a Symphonic Choir, a Treble Choir, a Menís Choir, a Jazz Choir, and a Madrigal Ensemble. These choirs consistently received superior and excellent ratings at festivals and competitions.

While at Calvert High School,  Paul was also the technical director managing the technical aspects of the auditorium and working with such names as Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Sabella Consort and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  He was either the technical director or music director for theatre productions such as Damn Yankees, Brigadoon, Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Grease, West Side Story, Oklahoma, Godspell, and many more.

Paul began his formal barbershop experience singing lead or baritone with the Roof Garden Chorus  in Somerset, Pa where he eventually became the director. Once moving to Southern Maryland he took over the directorship of the Southern Maryland Sound,  an established barbershop Ensemble based in Charlotte Hall, Md. Summer of 2012, Paul agreed to take over the position as director of the Southern Mix.

Present and past  organizations that Paul is / has been involved with are Music Educators National Conference, Maryland Choral Educators Association, Southern Maryland Music Conference, National Educators Association, Maryland State Teachers Association, Calvert Education Association, National Jazz Educators Association, National Choral Directors Association, International Association of Jazz Educators, National Eagle Scouts Association, Calvert Optimist, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet singing in America.

Paul is currently teaching for Calvert County Public Schools, Director of Music for Calvary Bible Church, and on the Adjunct Faculty at the College of Southern Maryland.

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Leadership

President:

Joe Moschler

VP Membership:

Bob Best

VP Marketing:

Don Ellis

VP Program:

Rob Barnas

VP Music & Performance:

John "JJ" McCue

VP of the Treasury

Bob Trible

VP of the Library

Mark Bogdan

Member at Large
Prince George's County

Ernie Doyle

Member at Large
Charles County

Carl Wennberg

Member at Large
St. Mary's County

Bob Trible

Member at Large
Calvert County

Paul W Douglass II

Musical Director

Paul W Douglass II

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Members

 

Southern Mix Barbershop Chorus 2011

TENOR

LEAD 

BARITONE 

BASS

  John "JJ" McCue

  Bob Best     

  Stu Baldwin     

  Rob Barnas
  Bob Trible      

  Ernie Doyle

  Joe Moschler, Jr.

  Don Ellis

 

  Fred Morton

  Carl Wennberg

  Perry Ellis

 

  Bill Walter

 

  John Nale

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Guests

  

  

  

  

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Barbershop Links

The Barbershop Harmony Society, legally and historically named the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), is the first of several organizations to promote and preserve barbershop music as an art form.

Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society

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