Each year, one member of the chorus is chosen by a vote of the members of the chorus as the person who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the organization. Doreen Rollag was awarded the 2020 SALLY award by a unanimous vote! Congratulations Doreen!
Woman of Note
Sound Cascade’s Woman of Note for 2020 is Dawn Webb. Dawn is a long time member of Sound Cascade, and she currently sings tenor. She is always working to improve our chorus musically and encouraging other chorus members. Dawn’s introduction to Sweet Adelines came in 1970 when a friend invited her to Sister City Chorus in Montevideo, MN. She immediately knew that this style of music was for her and she joined that group singing as a baritone. Her director there was Bob Reed (his daughter Marcia Starnes was also a member.) Dawn eventually transferred to the Sioux Falls Chorus (which had chartered three months earlier) and continued singing baritone. Dawn’s first experience in a quartet was singing tenor with Karen Christian, Suzi Dickey, and Doreen Rollag as the Sioux Edition quartet. This quartet sang together for 25 years with a 5th place showing at one competition. Dawn took a few years away from Sweet Adelines. When she returned to the chorus (now Sound Cascade,) she joined another quartet called One More Time. This quartet included Martha Donaldson (later Karen Christian joined as the bass,) Lori Sternborg, and Doreen Rollag.
Dawn has served as secretary and president of our board, section leader, and served on the costume and choreography committees. Dawn sees singing barbershop as a lifestyle, not just a hobby. She has great memories of competitions, music schools, coaching, weekly rehearsals, and the many good friends that she has made over 50 years of singing with Sweet Adelines. When Dawn is not singing, she likes to spend time with her husband Walt, her two daughters and her grandchildren. She also enjoys water exercise classes and spending time at the lake. We are proud and happy to have her as our 2020 Woman of Note.