Phil Merkel, a retired Air Force pilot, loves to sing the high notes. He's not afraid of heights, so we let him soar! Phil is also our "piper." He carries the only instrument, a pitch pipe, which is required to get us off to a good start.
As things have opened up after the pandemic, this quartet couldn't wait to add in person performances to the virtual singing they had been doing. Why not hire them for your upcoming events?
Ray LaTurno, a retired Naval Aviator, provides the foundation for the quartet. While he usually was flying above the waves and not under them, he doesn't mind diving below the others.
Cliff Shoemaker loves singing bari, adding the spice and many of the Barbershop 7ths to our good, close harmony. Although he didn't retire from the military, he did spend time in the Marine Corps and reminds us that, "Once a Marine, always a Marine."
Rated PG took its name from the fact that all of the members live at Potomac Green (PG) in Ashburn, VA. All of the members are part of the Fairfax Jubil-Aires, a barbershop chorus in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Clarence Holokai was born in Hawaii and brings those wonderful Island sounds to the melodies in our Barbershop songs. Yes, the lead usually sings the familiar melody, and Clarence is sooo good at doing that. Retired from the Army, he knows how to lead the way.