The Island Hills Chorus

Member of Note ~ 2021

Kara Dashnaw

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The Island Hills Chorus is proud to announce Kara Dashnaw as our 2021 Member of Note!


Kara joined Island Hills only a little more than three years ago and oh, what an asset she has been! Kara’s cousin had recently joined and was finally able to convince Kara to attend a rehearsal. (They loved singing together growing up and even put on shows for their families.) It wasn’t long before Kara fell in love with barbershop. And it wasn’t long before we fell in love with Kara.


Her first amazing accomplishment was learning the chorus bass repertoire in three months! Before long she was assisting the bass section and is now a co-section leader. Whenever a bass member needs extra help, Kara is there to create voice files and help them with their repertoire.


She has become our “tech whiz”, setting up our zoom rehearsals and helping the less experienced with the latest technology. She even made phone calls to help some of our elder members join our zooming so they could stay connected during the height of the pandemic. Seeing the smiles on the faces as these computer novices “saw” their chorus sisters and were able to actually interact with them, made us realize just how dedicated and helpful a member Kara was. She assisted our directors with their zoom slides and videos enabling our virtual rehearsals to run smoothly. Kara also helped put together some of the backgrounds and videos of different artists singing our repertoire songs for the chorus to enjoy at home.


Kara works tirelessly for our chapter. At the beginning of covid, Kara created a chorus slide show, helping to boost our sagging spirits. She has designed flyers, backdrops, and props for several of our shows and certificates and parts of costumes for a recent special award. She created 8 different designs for our group to choose from for our chorus tee shirts.


Now part of the Management Team’s Membership Committee, she has helped create a brochure and cards to hand out for potential members. She responds to all chorus emails and encourages potential guests to come for a rehearsal. Her enthusiasm for Sweet Adelines shines through each of these interactions.


As if this all weren’t enough, Kara spent many hours redesigning and updating our chorus web-site. And she has even found the time to sing with her quartet which is made up of Kara, her cousin, and our two co-directors.


Kara, with her bubbling personality, is loved but everyone! And oh, can she sing and oh, can she bake. We know this because she often brings goodies to our rehearsals. She even convinced her sister to join the chorus!


Congratulations from Island Hills to our multitalented Kara Dashnaw!


Kara is a great asset to our chorus!

We are so proud to name her

Member of Note of 2021

September 25, 2022

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