Doug Maddox Joins Far Western District Hall of Fame

Jerry Fairchild, Apr 5, 2010

Far Western District Hall of Fame Presentation
Reno, Nevada, March 20, 2010
By Jerry Fairchild, Hall of Fame Chairman


“The barbershopper I am going to introduce to you began his barbershop career in the Pasadena Chapter from 1973 to 1977 – then Atlanta (1977 to 1981), Detroit #1 (1981 to 1984) and Dallas Metro (1984 to 1987). He joined the Santa Fe Springs Chapter in 1988 and has been singing tenor there ever since.

“He has won eight international chorus gold medals, one with The Vocal Majority, and seven with the Masters of Harmony.

“For 35 years, he has served the Barbershop Harmony Society in countless ways. He teaches show production at Harmony University, has numerous creative marketing and technical theater skills, and is knowledgeable about all that “showbiz” stuff as demonstrated by his group sing-alongs and his comedic vignettes.

“He has been on many boards of directors and is production director for the Masters of Harmony. For 15 years, he has been the production director for the Far Western District, and for more than five years, he has done this for the international midwinter conventions. He is the production coordinator for the Society’s international conventions and is a member of the Society Events Committee.

“He sang tenor with the Southern Connection in the Dixie District and was the original tenor in the Pacific Electric Chord Company. He also sings with the 16-member mixed group VoCA.

“The Masters of Harmony President’s Award was given to him in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1999. He was Barbershopper of the Year in 1990. He earned the Director’s Award in 1992 and 2001. In 2004, he was inducted into the Masters of Harmony Hall of Fame.

“In 1994, he received the Far Western District President’s Award, and in 2005, he earned his Far Western District Bachelor of Harmony certificate.

“On the professional side, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly Pomona and is a retired engineering project manager. He loves general aviation (he’s an instrument-rated private pilot) and has technical theater lighting, sound and staging as hobbies.

“It is my great privilege and honor to present to you the Far Western District 2009 Hall of Fame winner – DOUG MADDOX.”

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