Sweet Georgia Sound Leadership

Sweet Georgia Sound thrives in part because of the commitment of the people in leadership. Here are a few of the people that make our chorus tick:




Wanda Burquest

Wanda is a graduate of the University of Georgia.  She and her husband, Mark, live in Warner Robins with their two sons who she homeschooled.  Wanda is active in her church adult choir as a soloist. She has directed and participated in many children and teen musicals throughout the years and is currently the director of the Middle Georgia Homeschool Chorus.  Being a part of Sweet Adelines has been an exciting and challenging activity for Wanda since she joined Sweet Georgia Sound in 1996. She became the Director in 2009. Wanda is currently the tenor in Southern Style Quartet.


Director's Assistant:  Marian Dampier

Marian acts as a substitute director at rehearsals and performances.  She often will rehearse and direct a specific song to be included in a chorus show.  Music and singing have been a major part of Marian's life since childhood.  She has sung in numerous choirs and choruses both as a singer and a soloist.  She is a Charter Member of Sweet Georgia Sound, which was originally known as the Wings of Harmony due to the chapter being near  Robins Air Force Base, and was the first Director of the chorus.  Marian has a Masters in Music Education from UGA and loves teaching.   Although she has left the classroom she continues to teach at home.  Singing and directing barbershop harmony with the chorus has been a rewarding experience.  Marian is a Sweet Adeline Certified Director but at the moment enjoys using her talent in singing a beautiful tenor as part of the harmony.  Marian has a very supportive husband and four wonderful children.


Management Team

Bethany Grady

Bethany serves as the Team Coordinator.


Pennye McChesney

Pennye is the Chapter Financial Manager.


Melissa Stinebaugh

Melissa is the Communication Manager for the Chapter.


Jean Laemmle and Sandra Charles

Jean is the Lead Section Leader; Sandra is our Bass Section Leader, and they both serve as Members-At-Large.


Music Team

The Music Team includes the Management Team members, Section Leaders and the Visual Team which consists of the Costume and Choreography Teams.

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