Chapter ~ Hall of Fame
Awards & Recognitions
2017 "Barbershopper of Distinction"
Current Award Winners!
Bestowed upon a chapter member for his efforts in promoting harmony within the chapter and his embodiment of the spirit and joy of singing barbershop.
Presented to an individual or individuals who have done substantial work in promoting Harmony in the Chapter. It is also presented to an individual or individuals who have made substantial contributions to the work of the Chapter.
The 2017 awards presented Friday evening, January 19th at the 66th Annual Dinner and Installation Ceremony of the Keene Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Presented by Craig Fisher, previous awards winner and chair of the selection committee comprised of the past five BOTY award winners.
Scott Madden & Tom Rowett!
Chorus Director Emeritus (2017)
James E. Kirschner
For 34 years of service and harmony, Jim has earned the honorable status of
CHORUS DIRECTOR EMERITUS
We offer our most sincere appreciation for sharing your inspiring voice, wonderful musical interpretation, and excellent directorial skills.
In honor of your service to this chapter and within our community, thank you for making it “great to be a cheshiremen!”
Jim ~ there will always be a space for you ~ on, or in front of our risers ~ and in our hearts!
Good luck in your new adventures!
2016 "Barbershopper of the Year"
Current Award & Previous Winners
The Keene Chapter’s Barbershopper of the Year Award is presented annually to the Keene chapter member barbershopper in good standing who is deemed to exemplify the spirit and brotherhood of the Society. Among the qualifications are: consistent attendance at regular meetings, special rehearsals, and performances; taking an active interest in community affairs; and service to the chapter above and beyond the normal levels of participation.
Congratulations to Craig Fisher, 2016 recipient and heartfelt thanks to all previous awarded gentlemen ...
... for a job well done and "Beyond Tuesdays"!
Barbershopper of the Year
|2015||Mark Brosseau||1997||Bob Whitney|
|2014||Dennis Hattie||1996||Peter Ketcham|
|2013||Mike Little||1995||Dino Houpis|
|2012||Bob Trombi||1994||Roger Martin|
|2011||Stan Hutchings||1993||Dave Bemis|
|2010||Richard Quintal||1992||Jim Flanders|
|2009||Leif Arvidson||1991||Norm Dumais|
|2008||Wayne Miller||1990||Jim Kirschner|
|2007||Lewis LaClair||1989||Casper Bemis|
|2006||Norm Bergeron||1988||Art Holtoroff|
|2005||Jeff Incandella||1987||David Peirce|
|2004||Mark Brosseau||1986||Roger Martin|
|2003||Steve Salamin||1985||Dick Neilsen|
|2002||Bob Meissner, Jr.||1984||Carl Hansen|
|2001||Allan Treadwell||1983||Roland Lindahl|
|2000||Jim Flanders||1982||Jack Kelly|
|1999||Don Bennett||1981||Bob Whitney|
|1998||Bob Lafond||1980||Dino Houpis|
|Please Note: The award is presented in January of the
following year, for the prior service year
About the 2016 Award...
Do you know what’s nice?
When a guy comes to nearly every meeting or sing-out event with a smile on his face and a ready, can-do attitude!
Craig is an amazing guy who loves to sing. Like a lot of us, he’s descended from a family that cares about people and has music in their hearts and history. His brother’s in a band, his dad recorded some gospel records, and even his grandmother sang at Carnegie Hall. Craig has sung in (or directed) numerous church choirs, was in a singing group or two in college, but until recently never really got around to barbershop singing.
Craig is lucky to have a wife that thinks he a pretty good singer and she is very supportive of his efforts and he is generous with his time and the Cheshiremen.
He’s always checking in to see if we’re ok (he’s a pastor too!) and he’s always asking what he can do to help us sing better.
Thank goodness we got him before he actually took up the banjo!
This year’s honoree is a great example of men we love to sing with and we’re proud to recognize Craig Fisher as our Barbershopper of the Year for 2016.
~by Mark Brosseau, 2015 Recipient & Presenter