Brothers in Arms Quartet is part of the Mid-Atlantic District (M-AD) of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The M-AD is divided into four Divisions, and their quartet is part of the Western Division, which covers quartets in Central PA such as State College, Somerset, Pottstown, and down into the Baltimore Annapolis area.

 

At the October 23-24, 2015 MidAtlantic District conference in Ocean City, Maryland, they were honored as the District's Best Novice quartet for 2015, and took the bronze medal as third place in the District.

About the Quartet Formed originally in high school, Brothers in Arms sang for the first time in 2010. This group of guys was encouraged by their music teachers at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School, but especially Dr. Eric Dundore. Proud parents and friends pushed them to practice more, and by the end of the following school year, their performance at the annual High School choral concert was a huge hit. They were invited to sing with the Keystone Capital Men's Chorus in Harrisburg, PA, where they were adopted and mentored for the next two years. When the three older guys graduated from high school, and went on to pursue higher education in schools nearby, Baritone Connor Ryan bowed out to focus on finishing high school and starting a video production career. Thanks to their Society friends and connections, they learned about a young man from New Jersey who was looking for a quartet to sing with. Soon after, Michael Duca joined the quartet as the new baritone. When Michael started college, their rehearsal and performance schedule started to become impossible, so he stepped down. Then in 2019, James' former roommate at Messiah College, Doug Beach, joined the quartet singing baritone. Now, the all four guys are members of the Parkside Harmony Chorus, based in Hershey, PA. They are competing at the highest levels, including the recent International BHS competitions in Nashville, TN, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Pittsburgh.
Meet the Guys

Tenor is Kevin Juliana, from Mechanicsburg, PA, is a graduate of Central Penn College (Summerdale, PA) with a degree in occupational therapy. He sings with the Parkside Harmony Chorus as well.

 

Singing Lead, is James Isley, a 2019 graduate of Messiah College (Grantham, PA) studying music and marketing. He resides in Timonium, MD. In college, he sang with a Messiah College men's barbershop quartet, "The Grantham Gents," Concert Choir, the elite College's Chamber Singers, and a jazz vocal ensemble called "One College Ave."

 

Jordan DuBois, singing bass, is also from Mechanicsburg, PA and a charter member of Parkside Harmony Chorus. He is studying at Harrisburg Area Community College.

Douglas Beach is a 2018 graduate of Messiah College, where he studied piano and composition. He currently serves as Director of Music at Yorkshire United Methodist Church, and staff accompanist at Lancaster Bible College and Franklin and Marshall College. Douglas has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for six years, and is honored to carry on his grandfather's legacy as a third generation barbershopper. Douglas enjoys arranging for his quartet and church choir, and has recently premiered a commissioned work for the Susquehanna Chorale in collaboration with Musical Director Linda Tedford.

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