Kat Britt knew she wanted to sing barbershop when she saw The Buffalo Bills in the movie "The Music Man". She joined Sweet Adelines Intl in June 1996, singing in her first chorus AND her first quartet!
Now she sings with Harmony Celebration Chorus and directs Jersey Harmony Chorus, both in Sweet Adelines, and sings baritone in Champagne Alley Quartet in Harmony Incorporated and Sweet Adelines.
In 2012, Kat won Region 15's Novice Director award. In 2016 she led the chorus to a second place win in the Small Chorus division and became a Harmony 500 Director. At the 2017 competition, under Kat's direction, Jersey Harmony placed second again in the Small Chorus category, and also took home the Most Improved Chorus award.
Our Management Team
LEFT TO RIGHT:
Kat Britt, Chorus Director
Diane Trampe, Finance
Sarah Ringer, Secretary
Alice Tempel, Team Coordinator
Sandra Hoedemaker, Communications
Carole Auletta, Membership
LEAD BARITONE BASS TENOR
Devshri Desai Carole Auletta Anita Barry * Diane Trampe *
Meridith Dudzinski Gail Bruno Melissa Forbes Laura Transue
Stephanie Gamse Sarah Ringer Kathy Heitmann
Sandra Hoedemaker Ita Rosenblum Karen Kumpt
Judy Katz Gillian Schwert
Maina Shaevitz Kat Britt * *
Alice Tempel *
* Section Leaders
** Section Leader and Director
Baritone - Georgette Crystal
Bass - Karen Kumpf
Lead - Susan Schuman
Tenor - Sarah Coffin
Director's Choice Award
Director's Choice - Sarah Ringer (Left)
with our Director, Kat Britt
Rookie of the Year
Rookie of the Year - Devshri Desai (Left) with
our Membership Team Leader, Carole Auletta
Sweet Adeline of the Year
Sweet Adeline of the Year - Sarah Ringer (Left) with our Membership Team Leader, Carole Auletta
Member of Note 2022
Anita Barry, our choice for “Member of Note” in 2022, is the matriarch of our Jersey Harmony family.
A Sweet Adeline for 55 years, you’ll find her in the center of the risers, blowing the pitch pipe for us. She continues as an astute bass section leader, a valuable member of the music team and reminds us of all regional events and programs. When show time comes, Anita also handles the program book. She is a consistent attendee at our outside performances and is always relied upon to be prepared and helpful.
Anita first received the Member of Note honor in 2012, but we all feel it needs repeating. She continues to be a vibrant, hardworking, contributing member. We are so proud to have celebrated Anita’s 90th birthday with her this year.
We all send well wishes to Anita and are looking forward to her 100th