In Memoriam

In Loving Memory

Kirk Roose

Lorain, Ohio

July 12 1946-April 27 2018 


District Quartet Champion

District Champion Chorus Director

International Quartet and

Chorus Competitor and Director

Thanks for the memories

In Loving Memory

Doug Ward


Winnetka, California

June 14, 1961-March 12, 2019

Incurable Singer of love songs and ballads

Chorus Director

Tagmeister Extrordinaire

Prolific Arranger

A great friend

We were not ready to lose him

In loving Memory

Ev Nau

West Des Moines, Iowa

October 30, 1943-April 25, 2019

Long-time staff member of BHS and Harmony Foundation.

Presentation Judge

Teller of great and long stories from Down East.

An ever-flowing fountain of great ideas, plans and programs.


Forever a friend

He was man of epic stature and epic achievements.

Chorus Manager of the 

Friends in Harmony

"The Enforcer"

Charter Member of Lodge #1

Known for his quick wit and creation of the heartiest laughs at rehearsals

His larger than life presence will be sorely missed

In loving memory

Andrew Solari

San Antonio, Texas

March 21, 1951 - July 1, 2019

In Loving Memory

Don Clause

Matlacha Isles, Florida

January 11, 1930 - January 27, 2020

                Mentor         Counselor       Quartet Competitor                                          Chorus Director       Arranger 

              International Champion Quartet & Chorus Coach                                   Author of the C & J Sound Category

The following Championship Quartets and Choruses acknowledge Don’s contribution to their success:

QUARTETS: Dealers Choice; Side Street Ramblers; Regents; Rapscallions; Happiness Emporium; Second Edition; Innsiders; Acoustix; Bluegrass Student Union; The Ritz 


CHORUSES: Dallas Vocal Majority; Dukes of Harmony;  Alexandria Harmonizers; Masters of Harmony; New Tradition; Chorus of the Chesapeake.



“Who’ll take my place when I’m gone” 


In Loving Memory

George "Fritz" Grunewald

November 3, 1934 - January 8, 2020

Burkburnett, Texas

United States Air Force from 1954 until 1961

Enthusiastic member and promoter of SPPBSQSUS

"You can bet your last buck that, had his health been better, he'd have been a major contributor."
Long time member of the Whittier Choralaires, won every chapter award, some twice.

The reputed "king" of convention chairmen.

In Loving Memory


John Grant

March 4, 2020


The solid rock of British Barbershop


Renowned, great and revered throughout the entire Barbershop world


Coach , Judge, Director, Instructor at Harmony College


Founder of two BABS  chapters


BABS Category Specialist in Sound and Singing


Chairman of BABS Executive Committee


Chairman of BABS Guild of Judges


7 time BABS Champion Chorus Director


Gone from us too soon---having left a lasting legacy behind

In Loving Memory


Joseph M. Monahan

Hillsborough, New Jersey

August 3, 1946 - March 26, 2020 


​Personification of the Ideal Barbershopper and Friend


​Joe did it all, and did it well: Quartet – Chorus – Chapter President – Organizer – Motivator  


A giving person who had so much more to do.


​ A guy you just wanted to be with.


He will be sorely missed.

© 2019 by the Society for the Preservation and Propagation of BarberShop Quartet Singing in the United States.