It has been an unbelievable journey for the 2010 International 1st Place Quartet Champions. The 2002 Rocky Mountain District champs made nine trips to the International contest stage, including Top 10 finishes each of the past six years. But on July 3, 2010, after a week of competition against the best Barbershop quartets in the world, Storm Front was awarded the elusive Gold medal!
For these four guys, the love of barbershop and great entertainment has blended to create show-stopping performances. They have been blessed to see tremendous success in their efforts. They are thankful to all the chapters and individuals who have supported them, and are most especially thankful to their families and friends for the love and encouragement they provide.
They hope to be around for years to come.
JEFF SELANO - Tenor, has been a name in the Barbershop Society for many years. A native of Toronto, Canada, Jeff was introduced to Barbershop by his father, Julian, singing in the International champion chorus, The Dukes of Harmony. Jeff sang with the International qualifying quartet, Bandstand, in the '90s, and may also look familiar as the bass in the five-time medalist quartet, Riptide. In addition, Jeff spent nine years as a Certified Singing Judge in the Barbershop Harmony Society as well as a coach. Jeff happens to be a serial entrepreneur. Which is french for idiot. Jeff gets bored easily. He lives near Atlanta, GA with his lovely wife, Mary, and their incredible kids, Julian, Camille, and Annabelle. For fun and relaxation he loves to fish with his kids for large mouth bass in Georgia and Norther Pike in Canada.
JIM CLARK - Lead, got his barbershopping start in the Rocky Mountain District, watching his Dad, Dr. Dan Clark, sing in the RMD quartet, Chordial Celebration, and in the Scottsbluff, NE chorus, the Sugar Valley Singers. While in college, Jim sang in a number of quartets, including the 1995 CSD champ, Freefall, and the medalist college quartet, Millennium. Professionally, Jim is a Director of Development with Harmony Foundation International. He enjoys spending time at home with his wonderful wife, Rhonda, and their beautiful sons, Simon & Seamus.
DARIN DROWN - Baritone, was introduced to Barbershop watching his father sing in The Chordial Celebration quartet. While a trumpet major at the University of Nebraska, Darin founded a college quartet, The Four Hoarsemen, who competed in the first-ever International Collegiate Quartet contest in New Orleans in 1992. Darin has taught music professionally for the past 21 years; he is currently the Director of Vocal Music at Grandview High School in Aurora, CO. Darin also directs the six-time International medalist chorus, Sound of the Rockies. Darin spends what little free time he has with his wonderful family – wife, Jenny; son, Colin; and daughter, Mary.
SYD LIBSACK - Bass, has spent all his life immersed in the barbershop hobby. His father, Steve, nearly missed Syd's birth as his quartet, the Chordial Celebration, was returning from a show. Inspired by seeing his dad singing, during his freshman year of college, Syd would found the College Quartet, Millennium, alongside lifelong friend Soren Wohlers. Millennium would win the college gold medal in 2000. Syd's professional career has him managing a capital markets group for TCF Bank in Minneapolis, MN, where he lives with his wife, Abby, and two children, Carley and Graham.