Mike started singing barbershop as a tenor in the Old York Rd Chorus in Abington in 1969 while teaching elementary school music in the Lower Moreland School District. After being drafted, he started barbershopping again in 1970 in the Pike’s Peak Chapter in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After singing there for 6 months, the director was reassigned to Greenland and the chapter needed a director, so Mike stepped in. During his time in Colorado, he sang in 3 different quartets: 3 Sirs and a Slob, Half Moons and the Waggin’ Tongues. Mike directed the Pike’s Peak chorus for 8 years before moving back to the Lehigh Valley in 1978, and joining the Allentown- Bethlehem Chapter, singing baritone or lead. In 1980, Mike was selected to direct the chorus and has been going strong ever since. He has sung in many quartets since coming to the Lehigh Valley: Unclaimed Salvage and Freight, Velvet Hammer, One Voice, Chord Marshalls, 2nd Generation (with his very talented sons), Easy Choice and the Bat Boys. Mike has directed the chorus to qualifying for the District contest for many years, finishing as high as 10th.