Alaska Sound Celebration Leadership

Alaska Sound Celebration thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead.  We are proud of the musical knowledge and experience of the women who join our director Peggy Benton, in developing our musical product.


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Melodee Risi - Assistant Director

Living in Alaska is a dream come true for Melodee because she loves snow! Snowballing, sledding, shovelling, snowshoeing - she is never happier than during the winter. Melodee became a Sweet Adeline in 1999, and has proved a huge asset to Alaska Sound Celebration. She became a Certified Director in 2011. Away from her quartet Impromptu and the Chorus, her musical life centers on her church - she has been playing piano in Church since Junior High School. Married with two grown children and one grandson, she loves the outdoor life - camping, hiking and riding ATV's.  Just don't ask her to wear pink - she gets upset at the mere thought of it!


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 Deb Zeller - Assistant Director

For Deb, barbershop is a family affair.  At one time her Mom,Dad, two aunts and two of her sisters as well as herself were all singing in a barbershop chorus! She sang alongside her sister Jan in her first quartet, and today her daughter Amanda is the tenor in their quartet Full Tilt.  Music has always been a huge part of Deb's life and she says no matter where she has lived - Minnesota, Texas and Alaska - there has been a barbershop chorus waiting for her.  She says Sweet Adelines has given her opportunities she would otherwise never have found.  Alaska's outdoor way of life has attracted Deb and husband Lyle twice in their married life.  She says there is nothing better than spending time outside with daughters Kristen and Amanda and her grandson Luke.

Music Team

Our Music Team is completed by the following:-


Cindy Hamilton - Showmanship Co-ordinatorChera Boom - Education Co-ordinatorLinda Kile - Joint Lead Section LeaderBette Morris - Joint Lead Section LeaderPeg Faithful - Baritone Section Leader

Deb Mason- Bass Section LeaderJean Snyder - Tenor Section Leader

Alice Devine




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