Dana Evans - Codirector
Dana is a 23 year member of Sweet
Adelines International earning her Certified Directorship in 2002. She is a charter member of the award winning Emerald City
Chorus. Originally from Haysville, Dana now resides in Wichita with her husband Richard and three beautiful and energetic
American cocker spaniels. Dana and her daughter Nicole generationally carry on the love of the barbershop art form as one
of only two mother daughter duos in the chorus today. Dana’s son Brenden attends Kansas State University and carries
on the Evans’ family love of all things musical as he marches with the 300+ member Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.
Dana is also grandmother to Blaze Andrew who can be seen every Monday night at chorus rehearsal practicing choreography moves,
singing and performing. Blaze is a real charmer to the ladies.
Dana approaches her directing
with a “can do attitude” and imparts that attitudinal spirit to the chorus. ECC member, Rachel Klein states, “Dana
inspires our chorus at every rehearsal and always has her eye on the goals and “dreams that lay ahead”.
In May Dana graduated summa cum laude from Friends University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
She is now working on her Master of Psychology Degree from Emporia State University where she also serves as a graduate
teaching assistant. Splitting her time between Emporia and Wichita is a challenge but Dana is committed
to her family, her education and Emerald City Chorus. Serving as an associate member of Heart of
America Region 25 educational faculty, Dana also sings with Aurora quartet and in her spare time she loves to make quilts
for her family and friends.
Speaking of the
chorus Dana states, “It’s truly a privilege and an honor to co-direct this fantastic and very talented group of
ladies. Working side by side with top notch leaders makes my directorship easy and fun. Our brilliant, over the top music
staff, the camaraderie experienced each week and the lifelong friendships made can’t be beat!”