2017 Installation Banquet

44339We’re a new enough chapter that we never take for granted the fact that we’ve made it to another annual installation banquet. We had our first one last year and yesterday repeated the evolving tradition.

This year’s theme: Music is Timeless! Those who really got into the swing of things dressed in “period” clothing! Best dressed most definitely goes to Marcie for showing up with her groovy 70s outfit!

Welcome to our new board!

Barbershop Harmony Society Executive VP Dick Powell offered some powerful and inspiring words, stressing how Bella Nova continues to build a legacy. With love, support, and energy, he installed the 2017 Board of Directors:


  • President: Cat Lander
  • VP Music: Kris Adams
  • VP Membership: Marielle Roberts
  • VP Admin: Melissa Hartman
  • VP Finance: Judy Rector
  • VP Events: Jerri White
  • Member At Large: Erin Cassidy-Whong
  • Member At Large: Tricia Pentz
  • Member At Large: April Setlik

2016 Chapter Awards

Outgoing president Susan Shields presented Bella Nova’s annual awards to women she feels captures the essence of each category.

2017-04-02 17.49.21Riser Diva: Marcie Miller

The Riser Diva award is to recognize the member who epitomizes a core contributor from the Bella Nova risers. This member is always prepared, brings a positive attitude to the risers, and represents the type of singer we aim to attract to our risers. She is often a quiet contributor who gets the job done—and not just vocally. She exudes the type of work ethic and consistent performance to which we should all aspire.

2017-04-02 17.50.48Richard’s Other Wife: Cat Lander

Our esteemed Bella Nova director is only as good as the strong women who stand behind him. This member has provided above-and-beyond support to Richard throughout the year, enabling him to bring his best skills and most positive energy to the membership at large. She represents all of Bella Nova by supporting him behind the scenes in ways not often recognized. She positions him for success. In this way, she positions the entire chorus for success.

2017-04-02 17.51.51Fabulous Freshman: April Setlik

Consider this Bella Nova’s “rookie of the year” award. She may be new to barbershop, or just new to the Bella Nova risers, but she has already made a noticeable impact on the chapter. She was quick to fit into the Bella Nova culture and her energy is contagious enough to make us all feel like brand new members. We can’t image our chorus without her and, in a nutshell, we are better because she decided to become a member.


2017-04-02 17.53.17The Invisible Crown Award: Debbie Parmerter

Representing Bella Nova’s highest annual honor, the Invisible Crown award is presented to the member whose name deserves to be etched into Bella Nova’s history books for her selfless contributions, unwavering support of the Bella Nova culture, and the positive energy she pours into the growth of our chorus. No matter what the task at hand or the challenge our sisterhood faces, this member adjusts her “invisible crown” and takes care of business. She is the spirit and heart of Bella Nova—and for that we recognize her as chapter royalty.

Fun For All!

A huge thanks to our installation banquet committee for all of its hard work. We love you, Judy Rector, Kristina Adams, Annie Ermlick, and Heidi Brown! Whomever had the brilliant idea to provide us all with kazoos…. very well done! We had plenty of fun running through some repertoire songs with them.