Shanna Wells
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Shanna has been involved with music from a very young age, achieving Grade 8 in singing and theory as well as playing the piano, clarinet and ukulele. She is also a qualified singing teacher and has run a mixed a cappella chorus and two male barbershop choruses. She also coaches, MD’s and directs local amateur musical productions, as well as occasionally treading the boards herself!

She has been involved with barbershop since she was a teenager when she was asked to fill in as tenor with her Dad’s quartet and in 2009 she took over as MD at 5Ways Chorus. In the 12 years she has been in charge of 5Ways she has taken them from 48.9% to 66.7%. She also directed Three Spires Harmony from May 2020 until May 2022.

In 2022 she decided to take a step back from directing and teaching to concentrate on singing herself. She is now singing with a band and a local choir. In the past she has sung with a ladies chorus and quartet and is hoping to get back to more very soon.

Outside of music she holds a degree in Marketing, and is Marketing and Events Manager for Sulgrave Manor, a heritage house. She has a husband and 2 boys as well as a working cocker spaniel called Saffy.

Shanna joined the board in 2018 as Director of Marketing and then took on events in 2019. The role of Director of Marketing and Events saw Shanna spreading the word about all of the excellent work BABS and its clubs are doing, both to its members and to the outside world. In her new role as Vice Chair, she will continue this and she is thrilled to become the first female BABS Vice Chair in 2023. She cannot wait to get started and help steer the organisation through the next few years.