Darlene may hold the record for youngest person to join our chorus! Growing up the daughter of Lee Ann Williams, an extremely gifted and long-time vocalist of the Choraliers, Darlene experienced the organization from a perspective like no other. She learned early on as a pre-teen that she wanted to be part of our chorus. In 1976, at a much shyer age of 18, Darlene received a phone call from Bob Miller, and due to the suggestion of her mom, he allowed Darlene to join without undergoing a stressful audition. Her musical background includes piano lessons, playing flute in 4th grade, and church choir by age 12. Her non-formal vocal training came naturally while with singing a multitude of duets with her mom and singing with the Choraliers. After Bob Miller retired, Darlene became one of the directors and has served as secretary to the board. Presently, she is the financial officer, the wardrobe manager, and when not directing, the anchor to the altos with music memorized early in the season. Her AA degree in business comes in handy as an employee at Jeff Holman Auto in Jackson. Hobbies she enjoys include decorative painting, cross-stitch, and spending time with her four nieces and seven grandnieces and nephews. Her favorite color is green.