August 25, 2019


~Class Act~

 The Brian Center 2/15/16

   (L-R )    Sylvia Easterling (Bass), Pam Knighten (T), Jane Briggs (L), Wendy Bell (Bari)

In the summer of 2014, four teachers decided to combine voices to see if they had a blend that might be quartet-worthy. They did, it was, and the result is Class Act.


If we combine our years in education, we have put in over 75 and covered Grades K-college. Although our professional experiences are very different, musically we are all on the same page in our love for creating barbershop-style harmony. In this foursome, all are always on time, each is the perfect student, no one has to be "sent to the office" for misbehaving, and everyone gets an A.  We are, indeed--a Class Act.

Singing Lead is Jane Briggs who has many years' experience as a music leader/pianist in her church and who keeps us in musical alignment. She and husband, Bill, live in Mars Hill.   Bass, Sylvia Easterling, began her career as a Sweet Adeline singing Tenor in several quartets, but luckily for us she is happy to have moved on down into the Bass range. She and husband, Skip, live in Weaverville.   Bari, Wendy Bell, has always sung baritone and considers it the "best of all four parts because it is a challenge." She has sung in several quartets, and this one is a favorite. She and husband, Joe, live in N Asheville.   Tenor, Pam Knighten, studied music in college and like Sylvia, is vocally versatile. She began her

Song O' Sky career as a Lead but has now switched to Tenor, the part which she considers "the perfect fit."  She and husband, Mike, live in Fletcher.

"No more pencils no more books; no more teachers' dirty looks."

Class Act 5


Just kidding--of course. When we sing together there is harmony in our musical classroom.

L-R  Wendy Bell, Sylvia Easterling, Jane Briggs, Pam Knighten (center)

On April 9, 2015 we performed with the chorus and Owen HS Chorale in "An Evening of A Capella Music." 

                       Sentimental Journey

                      If I Were You I'd Fall In Love With Me

 We did a WLOS  TV promo for our Fall Show

Class Act Promotes Laff In! 9/26/15   

                      and our actual performance:

And were videoed by Mike Wolfe (American Pickers) as a holiday greeting.

We'd love to entertain YOU      

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Frances Ogasawara

2018-2019 SOS  Sweet Adeline of the Year-

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    Frances is our very own Energizer Bunny and she wears lots of hats.  Her "official" roles are Financial Coordinator and Communication Coordinator but she participates in every event we hold and is usually the first to volunteer when additional hands are needed.

We Love You Frances!!!


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