Barb Leland joined Helena’s Sweet Adelines – now called the Helena Xpress Singers – in 1984. Little did she know that this community-oriented musical group would become a lifetime obsession.
For many years, Barb was Marketing Coordinator for the Chorus, and also sang with quartets: Centre Stage, Smokin’, Mood Swings, Boom, Zoom and more.
With little directing experience, she took up the challenge in 2014, leading the Chorus with co-director Shelly Pardis. In 2016, Barb became the sole director, concentrating on performances around the Helena community, the yearly Talent Search Show, and representing the Capital City at regional Sweet Adelines’ competitions.
Personally, Barb enjoys being a member of Helena’s Pickleball group, is active in Helena’s First Presbyterian Church, and is owner of Friendly’s Sinclair and nearby rental properties. She feels very fortunate to have all three of her sons and their families living the Helena area, and is also thankful for all her many Xpress Singers friends, past and present.