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, directs Jersey Harmony Chorus, and sings baritone in Holiday Belles Quartet. All of these groups are part of the Sweet Adelines International organization.
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:
Carole Auletta, Membership
Alice Tempel, Team Coordinator
Sarah Ringer, Secretary
Sandra Hoedemaker, Communications
Diane Trampe, Finance
Kat Britt, Director
Alice Tempel *
Kat Britt **
Anita Barry *
Diane Trampe *
* Section Leaders
** Section Leader and Director
Baritone - Georgette Crystal
Bass - Karen Kumpf
Lead - Susan Schuman
Tenor - Sarah Coffin
Tenor - Dana Dunlevy
Lead - Janene DePalo Williams
Bass - Shayna Atkinson
Baritone - Kat Britt
Director's Choice Award
Director's Choice - Anita Barry (Left)
with our Director, Kat Britt
Dual Sweet Adelines of the Year and Rookie of the Year
Sweet Adelines of the Year - Anita Barry (Left) and Sandra Hoedemaker (Middle)
Rookie of the Year (Right) - Robin Lillianthal
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