Chorus Leading Lady!

The S.A.L.L.Y. (Sweet Adeline Leading Lady of the Year) award is given annually to a member of the Harmony Central Chorus who has given of herself in an outstanding manner for the improvement and advancement of the chorus. The recipient is named each May at the installation ceremony.

Judy Engeltjes

All of our nominees are deserving, and like them- our SALLY has been an outstanding cheerleader and positive presence for Harmony Central Chorus. You can count on her to be there for any project that comes up.

Moving? Absolutely. (And… we seem to move a lot!) Plant Sale? Her name is on the list—usually for both days! Garage Sale? Count her in. Whenever help is needed-- she’ll show up early and stay until the job is done.

Our SALLY has been with the chorus for 28 years and has spent many of those years on the management team. But, even when not actively serving in leadership, she’s also doing a ton behind the scenes work for the chorus.

She stays in touch with EVERYBODY. If you are wondering how a former member might be faring, chances are pretty good that she’ll know. (And has encouraged them to come back and sing with us again!)

She’s excellent with numbers. In fact, she reminds us every chance she gets how important it is that we use our “numbers” and only have ONE copy of music per person. She’s very welcoming to new members and always makes sure they have the music they need to have successful first rehearsals with us. She’s great with money—so much so that we all give her some of it every month! (I mean, it’s for dues, but still!)

She keeps our memberships up to date, she keeps our music organized, she’s a volunteer extraordinaire. She’s always there for an interesting conversation, a ready smile, a welcoming greeting, a reassuring word or gentle touch.

Where would we be without her? I don’t want to find out! 

Please join me in congratulating this year’s S.A.L.L.Y award winner: Judy Engeltjes



 Congratulations, Judy! Thank you for all you do for Harmony Central Chorus!

 You are our S.A.L.L.Y. and we are all so lucky to have you as a friend and as part of HCC!