Uncle Ernie's Boys
Uncle Ernie's Boys
Uncle Ernie's Boys, Barbershop Harmony singers: (left to right) Ken Stevens (tenor), Rotarian Steve Patrick (melody), Jeep Dille (bass) and Raymond Byrd (baritone). The singers are part of the ThunderTones Chorus, directed by Patrick.
Rotarians, Poca High Interact entertained with Christmas harmony concert

December 18, 2012

A special Christmas treat was enjoyed today by Putnam Rotarians and members of the Poca High Interact Club with a return performance by "Uncle Ernie's Boys," a barbershop harmony quartet led by Rotarian Steve Patrick.

"We sing because we love to sing," Patrick told the group. "We're going to sing our first song in the key of G, but sometimes we slip into E-flat or slide up into H

"One man cried as we sang Christmas carols," said Patrick. "Does our singing bring back some precious memories? He said, 'No.' Then why the tears? 'Because I'm a musician,' he said.

"We have some CDs for sale later on," said Patrick. "I have John Denver's Christmas album for sale," tenor Ken Stevens volunteered. "I have a Ricky Skaggs CD," said bass singer Jeep Dille. "And I have a Craig Campbell CD," added baritone Raymond Byrd.

The humor and eclectic selections of music by the quartet drew sustained applause as Rotarians and guests enjoyed a buffet luncheon catered by The Gallery.

By the way, Director Patrick is Rotary's President-Elect due to take office next July 1st, and he promises that during his term there will be singing at every meeting! SATB as well as Barbershop.

Members of the Poca High Interact Club attending today's concert included (left to right) Rotarian Tom Midkiff, Melissa Ballard (faculty sponsor), Shane Robinson, Ethan Witt, Mollie Ballard, Keree Moles, Paula Ord, Rotarian Gary Ballard, and Valerie Helmstetter (faculty sponsor).
Seated (left to right) are Joy Holbrook, Rotarian Dr. Melissa Pratt, Patty Shirkey and Dianna Vinscavich.

Clem Pemberton is accompanied by granddaughter Elizabeth Nolen (center) and daughter Lisa Nolen.

Gibbs / Farley
Guests of Rotarian Glen Gibbs (standing) are spouse Cindy Gibbs, and Jeannie and Rick Farley.

Uncle Ernie's Boys in concert

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