Our current leadership team consists of:
- President - Jim Dallman
- Secretary - Don Judd
- Treasurer - Pat Sproule
- Past President & Music VP - Doug Marwood
- Board Members At Large - Dawn Gresl, Jim Bell, Greg Verhappen
- Director - Chris van der Baaren
- Assistant Directors - Greg Verhappen, Doug Marwood, Doug Spensley
Musical Director - Chris van der Baaren
Chris started as an Assistant Director in 1994, and has been the primary or assistant Director of SCC since 1997. His positive energy and great ear have helped develop a strong sense of camaraderie within the chorus. He is a member of the Close Encounter quartet—2010 Division III (Alberta) Quartet Champions and 2019 Division III Senior Quartet Champions.
Assistant Director – Greg Verhappen
Greg always enjoyed singing growing up but didn’t discover barbershop until 2010. His enthusiasm and energy add a strong sense of fun to everything he does. In 2018 his quartet, Blend the Rules, were the Division III Senior Quartet Champions. His current quartet is BRASS.
Assistant Director—Doug Spensley
Doug has been singing barbershop ‘forever.’ As a baritone, there is nothing more satisfying than a chord that rings! Doug uses his great ear and love for harmony to advantage to help the chorus create its resonant sound. Doug sings baritone with BRASS and is also a member of the Close Encounter quartet—2010 Division III (Alberta) Quartet Champions and 2019 Division III Senior Quartet Champions.
Assistant Director—Doug Marwood
Doug has been singing barbershop for over 50 years! He is always happy to share this expertise with the chorus in order to help share his love for barbershop. He is the founding member of BRASS which has won numerous awards over the years, including ‘the Green Jacket’ presented to members of the Evergreen District Hall of Fame for their contribution to barbershop and their communities.
The following people have been past Music Directors of the Stampede City Chorus:
Kevin Robertson – 2003-2011
Kevin Robertson originally joined the chorus at age 13 when his father and grandfather sang with the chorus. He returned to Calgary in 2001 and became Co-Director in 2003 and the primary Director in 2007. Kevin is a member of the Trademark Quartet - 2011 Division III (Alberta) Quartet Champs
Chris van der Baaren – 1997-2006, 2012-present
Chris van der Baaren stepped forward to direct the chorus after Darcy Fraser and continued to be Co-Director with Kevin Robertson until Kevin's departure in 2012, when Chris took over as Director
Darcy Fraser – 1996-1997
Darcy directed the chorus for one show before having to step down due to family commitments. In 2010, Darcy Fraser started directing the Chinook Winds Show Chorus, a ladies barbershop chorus. He is a member of the Trademark Quartet - 2011 Division III (Alberta) Quartet Champs.
Terry Crowe – 1987-1995
Terry Crowe agreed to direct the Stampede City Chorus for 5 years but ended up staying for 8. Terry went on to help form and lead Western Reunion, an unchartered chorus of retirees that rehearses during the day.
Randy Peters – 1969-1971, 1977-1986
Randy Peters led the Stampede City Chorus to be Evergreen District Chorus Champions in 1984 and took the chorus to International Competition in Minneapolis, MN in 1985. He left the chorus to form and direct Western Hospitality Singers until his passing in 2015
Don Clarke – 1965-1969
Don Clarke led the Stampede City Chorus to be Evergreen District Chorus Champions in 1966 and took the chorus to International Competition in Cincinatti, OH in 1968.
Don Welden – 1954-1965, 1971-1977
Don Welden was one of the founding charter members of the chorus. Don led the Stampede City Chorus to be Evergreen District Chorus Champions in 1959 and 1961 and took the chorus to International Competition in Dallas, TX in 1960 and Toronto, ON in 1963.