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Based in: Dallas, United States.

Tenor Greg Clancy is the associate director of the Vocal Majority and recently won his 11th gold medal with the chorus. With Max Q's recent win, he now owns the most gold medals in the BHS with 12. He also sang tenor with Dallas quartets Class of the '80's, Gatsby and Dealer's Choice. Greg sings and produces jingles in the Dallas advertising community. He also owns PRO MOTION Music, a fitness music company.

Lead Tony DeRosa grew-up singing barbershop harmony, as his dad Papa Joe was an accomplished musician, choral ensemble director and barbershop society member. Tony is a three time gold medalist who sang baritone in the 1992 International Champion Quartet, Keepsake and the 2001 Champs, Platinum and lead with 2007 champs Max Q. He also directed the nationally acclaimed Tampa Heralds of Harmony Chorus for several years. Tony lives in Orlando, Florida and is a studio vocalist and coach of many quartets and choruses around the country.

Baritone Gary Lewis now has two barbershop quartet gold medals, as he sang tenor with Tony in Platinum. His college quartet The Real Deal won gold in the College Quartet Competition in 1994. Gary lived in Florida for a short time and sang with Disney's Liberty Voices during his stay. Gary's amazing vocal range allows him to sing all four parts with ease. He is currently a choral music educator in Ohio.

Bass Jeff Oxley is bass section leader and frequent soloist with the Vocal Majority. He owns three barbershop quartet gold medals, winning with the Rapscallions in 1984, Acoustix in 1990 and Max Q in 2007, seven gold medals with the VM, and one gold medal as musical director of California's Masters of Harmony Chorus. Jeff is actively employed as a studio vocalist in Dallas' jingle community.

2007 - Barbershop Quartet Champions