Darryl and Wife, Meredith
2018 CANTON CHAPTER BARBERSHOPPER OF THE YEAR
Darryl was born in Akron, Ohio, and started singing
Barbershop Harmony at the age of fourteen, in a high school
quartet. During his 63 years in the Barbershop Society, he
has sung in numerous quartets, and has sang all four parts. His quartet,"The
Limelighters", won the 1974 Johnny Appleleseed District
Championship, and his seniors quartet,"Harmony" won the
International Seniors Championship. Darryl was previously
awarded the Barbershopper Of The Year, in the Canton
Chapter, on two other occasions, and the District BOTY in 1974.
He was inducted into the District Hall of Fame that same year.
Singing is not his only forte, as he has served
the society as its Preident and CEO, in the late 1990's.
Darryl has directed The Canton Hall of Fame Chorus, to an
International performance and has coached many quartets and
choruses to afford them the opportunity to reach their
potential. He was awarded JAD "Coach of the Year", in 1983,
and again in 1995. Darryl was inducted into the
Barbershop Harmony Society HALL OF FAME in 2010. A fitting
reward for a gentlemen whose entire career has been devoted to
helping others acheive their goals.
The Canton chapter is
extremely proud and pleased to congratulate
Darryl Flinn, on gaining this award.