Diane Sherley has been a member of Sweet Adelines International since 1973 and is the only Charter member left in the chorus. For 8 years Diane was a hardworking member of the chorus, holding many of the different offices and positions. She stepped up in 1980 to become a Co-Directors along side Beth Ripple. They were a dynamic duo until May, 2002, when Beth retired from directing to be a very active chorus member. Diane went solo for two years until Chanda, her daughter, became her co-director in 2004.
Diane has served on the Sweet Adelines International Region 9 Musical Education team and is a recognized Region 9 chorus and quartet coach. (Region 9 entails the state of Florida, the southern half of Georgia and one chorus from Hilton Head, SC) She loves teaching the art of barbershop harmony singing. Her passion for barbershop harmony elevates the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus and encourages every member to strive to be the best they can be.
Diane wants every member of the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus to know that she cares deeply about their individual growth. Her goal is to make them feel good about themselves, and their chorus activities. She wants the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus to be the "friendliest chorus" in the North Florida area.