Pat Hoitt has been the Director of Island Grove Chorus since 2003.

Before taking on the responsibility as Director, she was the Assistant Director

 and Baritone section leader. She also plays cello in the Southeastern Philharmonic

 Orchestra, having formerly played both violin and viola, so her

 special hobby is definitely music!

Pat loves directing the chorus and is always finding new ways to teach

 the special harmony of barbershop music. She insists that every rehearsal

 be both educational and fun! She thinks that camaraderie, respect,

 and the joy of making music are essential in being able to free our inner selves

 and make others happy through our performances.

Pat wishes that any woman who likes to sing would come to a rehearsal

 and see what we are all about. She knows you would love it,

and may find that special hobby that will give you immeasurable

pleasure along with many friendships to add to your life.