Our Director - Paul Grimm
Paul Grimm is a 50 + year member of The Barbershop Harmony Society, an accomplishment in which he takes great pride.
Over the years Paul has sung with and competed in many quartets earning 14 "Sunrise Division" Championships and two third place bronze medals in the Northeastern District which includes all of Quebec, New England and the Atlantic Provinces with his quartet, Seventh Wave which is still singing. His first winning quartet was "The President's Choice" winning the gold 45 years ago and most recently, with "Peaches and Cream" winning both Sunrise Division Championship and the Seniors Championship.
One of his greatest passions over the years has been both coaching and directing Barbershop choruses and has been director of The Dukes of Kent, The Queens of Kings, Citadel Chimes and currently, the Valley Voices winning many awards over the years including 4 top ten placements in international competitions.
Over the years his involvement in Barbershopping has touched many areas and facets of the hobby including with tenure as an international judge in BHS and a certified "Singing A's" coach, and was awarded the Designation of "Bachelor of Barbershop Harmony" among numerous other awards. He was co-founder and organizer of the Harmony Youth Festival and has taught and coached at many District and Division schools over his barbershop life.
Paul is married to Nancy Grimm (49 years) and dad to Sally Grimm O'Neill and Catherine Oulton and proud Grampy to Ben, Joe, Wesley, Laura and Tim! He was founder and operator of Springvale Nurseries for the past 35 years.
And now Paul is thrilled to be the Musical Director of the fabulous Valley Voices!