Singers help singers


Contribution  to aid high school vocal music program


John Meyer (left) presents check to Dave Heupel
John Meyer (left) presents check to Dave Heupel

The vocal music department  of Green County High  School is the recipient of a $300 check presented by  the Happiness Express Chorus of Denison as part of its program of “Enriching  Lives Through Singing.”

The gift represents a portion of $4,300 that is being distributed to  vocal music departments of 12 area high schools and two vocal music workshop  programs.

“It costs money to run a vocal music program,” said John Meyer, a member  of the chorus from Jefferson. “With the budget  cuts being experienced by our local schools, the chorus decided to step in and  help. Our show patrons and local business sponsors have been very supportive in  past years so we are returning a portion of our annual spring show profit to the  communities in which our members live.”

The Happiness Express is the performing a cappella chorus of the Denison  Barbershop Harmony Society. Members come from within a 60 mile radius of  Denison and  present an annual show in April.

Now in its 50th year, it welcomes men who enjoy singing as a hobby. They  meet each Monday at 7:30 at the Denison High  School vocal room, 819 North 16th  Street.

Area members include John Meyer of Jefferson and Mark Caraher and Kevin  Rasmussen of Glidden.

Happiness Express will present its annual show Saturday, April 12, at 7 pm at the Denison Fine Arts Center at Denison High School. The barbershop quartets Crossroads and Perfect Timing will also perform. For more information about the chorus or the upcoming show, visit

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