My days as a Sweet Adeline began when my children were small and I desperately needed a night out! My dad was a barbershopper and I had my memories of his days on the risers and of all the contests we had attended in the Mid Atlantic District of SPEBQSA.  I had resisted membership at first, but once I started, I never stopped.  I’ve been making musical memories of my own since 1985.  It has become a very important part of my life and has been instrumental in meeting lifelong friends.  I have benefited greatly from the education I have received as a singer and the opportunities to take on leadership roles in the chorus, but mostly, I have benefited from the pure joy of singing and belonging to such a uniquely talented group of women.


Diane Sussuma – Tenor