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The Barbershop Harmony Society
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Pat Goulding

Lead/Tenor  --  Sound Judgment


Pat has been involved in singing (either organized or in the shower) of some sort, pretty much all of his life. He grew up in Chautauqua County, New York, and sang in school chorus starting in grade school and in the choir at Southwestern Central High School.

During college, Pat sang weekly in "circle ups" at Nu Lambda Phi fraternity parties and participated in the annual Greek Sing competition as a member of the fraternity's chorus. The "Nu Lambs" were perennial third place finishers. "Our trophy room was littered with Greek Sing third place plaques," Pat says. The Nu Lambs held true to form in Pat's Freshman and Sophomore years, finishing third; but in his Junior year, they took second place. In Pat's Senior year, the Nu Lambs won Greek Sing! It was the first time Pat sang the melody in an organized group.

Pat sings Bass in the "world famous" St. Peter's of Pacifica Choir. Pat also sings as a cantor (song leader) a couple of times a month at St. Peter's masses.

Having sung Bass in most organized groups in which he participated, Pat thought he would sing Bass as a barbershopper as well. However, at the first Golden Chordsmen practice he attended, after singing Bass for the first half of the session, he sang "Lead" (Second Tenor to non-barbershoppers) to a SPEBSQSA "Pole Cat" song, in a quartet. The rest is history!

Pat works in the commercial real estate investment field. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, from Grove City College. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM() designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

When he gets the chance, Pat loves to play golf. "Hitting a golf ball pure is like ringing a chord," he says.

Pat is married to Kathleen (who sings Soprano in St. Peter's choir) and they have two children, Patrick and Krista.

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