Expert coaching with Ellie Blakeby

Expert coaching with Ellie Blakeby
Type of post: Barbershop news item
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Posted By: Margaret Brown
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 10 Sep 2023
The countdown to 2023 LABBS convention is on!

In September, we spent an excellent day of coaching with Ellie Blakeby, Musical Director of Lace City chorus.

Ellie leads on musical development and strategy, chairs the Music Team and represents the chorus at regional meetings. Ellie has been a member of Lace City Chorus since the age of 14. She was introduced to barbershop by her school teacher, and former Lace City director Glenn Chaney. Having been appointed as Interim Music Director .in May 2020, Ellie accepted the role permanently in April 2021.

She has a huge amount of experience and talent and has achieved great things both regionally and internationally. She has an impressive track record of quartet success and is a previous Rising Star champion, regional gold medallist and has earned a top 15 International placement. She has competed as a member of Lace City, winning six gold medals and competing internationally.

With those credentials how could it fail to be anything other than a fantastic day.  The energy and sound in the chorus was amazing as Ellie took us to a new level. She is a real star and got us all doing what she wanted with just a few phrases and key visuals ?.

Well done to the chorus for their commitment and for keeping the energy going all day in sweaty weather and with thundering rain to contend with. 

The cakes helped!!!