Dan Falcone, our director, has been singing for most of his life. In Catholic school, Mrs. McKinney, the resident choir teacher/organist/grammar dictator, “strongly suggested” that he stand in front of the church and lead the singing. He has been leading with his voice ever since. And his voice has led him to many different locations and introduced him to many interesting, wonderful people.
Family: Dan and his wife Meg, a veterinarian, have five daughters Hannah, Ella, Claire, Norah, and Paige. Their farm in Plainfield NH is also home to three dogs (Foxy, Kipper, and Louie), two cats (Chloe and Pingu), alpacas, chickens, and a flock of Shetland sheep.
Profession: Dan has taught chemistry at Hanover High School since 2002. He likes to reinforce the periodic table with song.
Performing: Dan enjoys acting in local musical theater productions, his last role was that of the Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music. He also sings in the Fast Track quartet.
Last summer he played Gaston in North Country Community Theater’s production of Beauty and the Beast.
Dan now finds himself leading with his hands, and welcomes this challenge. Over the past years, he has enjoyed bringing the Chordsmen to contests and concerts on the green, street fairs and Society contests. In past years he attended Director’s College at Harmony University in Nashville, TN and studied under some of the “masters” of harmony. Last year he traveled to Nashville to compete as the bass singer in the quartet Fast Track.
Dan would like to thank all the guys in the chorus who have given him the confidence and support to stand in front of them every Tuesday. He could not do this job without the Music Team, as well as Ed Piper, Peter Zduncyzk, and the board. A special thanks to Michael Pacht and Dave Bagley, our assistant directors. They say, “Lean on Me” whenever I need some help. Finally he must also thank all the “significant others” who let us out of the house for our evening of friendship and song. He sends his love to his devoted wife, Meg, and five daughters. They allow “Danny Boy” to “dream a little dream” of entertaining audiences through barbershop.