Jill Reid

We could not let anymore time go by without celebrating one of the most dedicated and hardest working members of Area 1. Congratulations Jill Reid, you have been chosen to be highlighted for Decembers Member Celebration!

Where to start? Let us go back to 2008 when Jill attended a ScotianAires rehearsal as a guest. Like many of us have said, she was “hooked” on Barbershop from that night on and has never looked back. Jill did not sit idle for long and soon took on the role of Historian and photographer, and co-chaired both the show committee and AC&C not long after joining. Always the gracious hostess, the chorus held many post AC&C parties at Jill’s home and a number of ScotianAires could be found congregating there after many a Christmas performance.

From 2013 to 2015 Jill served as President of the Chapter and during that time she knew there was more she could offer. Wanting a challenge and to give back to Harmony, Inc. Jill applied to the Judging Program in the Performance Category. Fast forward to 2018 and she is a Performance Judge! After long hours of travelling, training, and practicing her dream was fulfilled.

Most of you know Jill as a ScotianAire and judge. What you may not be aware of are the contributions she has made and still is making to her Chapter, the Area and at the International level in so many ways. Jill is the Performance Chair for the ScotianAires, putting in many hours of prep work ahead of rehearsals, contests and shows (pre Covid). She served on the Area Council since 2013, first as Chapter President then taking on the role as Education Coordinator and currently as the Coordinator of the areas new Music Director’s Forum.  

Did you attend Harmony Harvest? How did you enjoy the 20 minute sessions we had? Pretty cool, right? Well, Jill came up with the idea for the sessions, comparing them to “speed dating.” Her connections to the judging world and luckily for Area 1, knowing many people in Harmony, Inc., allowed us the opportunity to secure the formidable folks we did to lead the sessions. Kelly Mullaly, current Area 1 Education Coordinator says Jill has been her “wing man” all the way as she has stepped in to offer ideas, knowledge, and anything else needed for the two Virtual AC&C’s we have had plus both virtual education events put on by the Area 1 over the last two years.

Jill and her husband Doug run their business, Big Bang Promotional Products out of their home in Windsor Junction NS. They have two awesome children, Megan, and Evan.

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