Sandi Wright has taken her "road show" from nearly every state in America to Canada, Europe, Japan and New Zealand! Contemporary,
honest and down-to-earth, she brings her lifelong love of barbershop harmony to members of barbershop organizations (Sweet
Adelines International, the Barbershop Harmony Society and Harmony Incorporated) as well as pageant participants, youth harmony
festivals, show choirs and acappella jazz choirs.
She has a rare gift and ability to communicate with every level of musician -- the brand new singer, as well as the
most seasoned teacher. Her presentations are interesting, different and full of audio-visuals, audience participation and
singing! Sandi especially loves working with young women, "When young people hear their first overtone and get excited
at locking a chord, I relive that same thrill with them." Sandi was active in beginning the Young Women In Harmony program,
and organized the Sweet Teens, a group of singers from the gang-infested areas of urban north St. Louis, which was
sponsored by Sweet Adelines International and Girls Incorporated.
Sandi is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Missouri Choral Directors Association, Sweet
Adelines International, and Harmony Incorporated. She is an associate member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
She is the director (at the master level) of the award-winning St. Louis Harmony Chorus, and has earned two international
quartet gold medals and six regional quartet championships.
Sandi is the only person certified as a competition judge in both the Showmanship Category (Sweet Adelines International)
and the Performance Category (Harmony Incorporated). Sandi is a certified international faculty member of Sweet Adelines International
and is a busy and sought-after coach.
Sandi retired from a successful career in development, public relations and marketing, she decided to do something completely
out of her comfort zone. Sandi entered the Ms. Senior Missouri Pageant, and to her surprise, became 1st runner-up. She
trained, sang, did alumni shows at nursing homes, and listened
to her coaches. In 2018, Sandi was named Ms. Senior Missouri America.
She is married
to the accomplished singer, coach, chorus director and world-famous arranger, David Wright. The Wrights have three grown children
and four grandchildren. They live in a 1904 World's Fair home in the Central West End, an historic neighborhood in
St. Louis, Missouri.
|Steve, Mom, Stan Jr. and Sandi
Listen to the Johnston Trio - 1960
Janet and Stanley Johnston, Sandi's parents, were both barbershop quartet
and chorus singers. The family always sang together in harmony -- yes, even at the dinner table! Here's a photo of an actual
barbershop show where Sandi (age 11) sang with her mom and twin brothers.
MASTER DIRECTOR ~
Retired Director of the St. Louis Harmony Chorus
CERTIFIED JUDGE ~
Showmanship Category, Sweet Adelines International
Performance Category, Harmony Incorporated
INTERNATIONAL QUARTET CHAMPION ~
Baritone in Ambiance
(1986 International Champions)
Replacement Lead in
Classic Edition (1998 International Champions).
SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL - REGIONAL CHAMPION QUARTETS
Baritone in Great
Day (1997 and 1999 Regional Champions)
Baritone in Get Real
(2001 3rd Place Regional Medalists & 2002 4th Place Regional Medalists)
Tenor in Spirit (2005
and 2006 Regional Champions)
in HEAT (2013 Regional Champions)
HARMONY INCORPORATED AREA CHAMPION
Baritone in Blaze (2010 & 2011 Area 4 Champions)
Baritone in Great Day (2015
Area 4 Champions)
First Runner Up, 2017 Ms. Senior Missouri America
Queen, 2018 Ms. Senior Missouri
INTERNATIONAL QUARTET MEDALIST
Baritone in Blaze
(2010 & 2011 - Harmony Incorporated Silver Medalists)
Baritone in Great Day (2015 Harmony Incorporated Bronze Medalists)
Faculty Specialist for Sweet Adelines International,
Incorporated Training School (HITS) Faculty,
Faculty for Midwest Gateway, Region #5 (Sweet Adelines)
Faculty for Harmony University at the Barbershop
Harmony Society's 2015, 2016 & 2017 International Competition and for BHS Mid-Winter Convention 2016 and 2017
Faculty for Central States District Harmony Education Program
2016 and 2017
Faculty for LABBS Harmony College 2016
Faculty for 2016 AHA in New Zealand
for workshops in Germany, Spain, Canada, Sweden, Holland, and New Zealand