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About the Duke City Sound
Mission Statement
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As respected singers and members of the chapter, district and society, it is our mission:

- To bring joy and entertainment to the audiences we sing for in an enthusiastic, first class manner and to thoroughly enjoy ourselves and attract new members in the process.

- To serve each new generation of singers, providing opportunities for four-part vocal expression with support of vocal music education through the society's Youth Outreach program.

- To bring light, camaraderie and love to those who appreciate our uplifting, wholesome variety of musical entertainment.

- To promote the barbershop quartet experience.

- To provide our members with opportunities for improving their performance and leadership skills.

- To help build a better community and a better world, bonding diverse peoples through the pure fun of the barbershop style of a cappella harmony. 


Director Biography
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Farris Collins
The Duke City Chorus is fortunate to have had Farris Collins as its Music Director since the beginning, in 1998. He brings to the Bernalillo County chapter many talents both personal and musical that bring out the best in the chorus. Farris comes to us with years of experience in vocal music in the Albuquerque Public Schools. He has a BME degree in Choral Music Education K-12 from Eastern New Mexico University and is a member of The National Association for Music Educators. He's a perennial instructor for our own barbershop society's Harmony University each summer. He and his wife Susan are proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Ariana Nicole, and Briana Christine. You also know Farris as the former bass in the international Medalist quartet "Bank Street" and in the Rocky Mountain District Quartet Champion quartet "Distinction." His favorite hobbies include golf, tennis, woodworking and cooking but most of all directing the Duke City Chorus.



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