Dr. John Markel

John took over leading the Bay Country Gentlemen in August 2018. He joined the Dundalk Chapter of the SPEBSQSA (now the Barbershop Harmony Society) in 1975 and immediately started quartet singing. He has sung in various Division quartet winners and made the Mid-Atlantic District Quartet final round three times. In 2015, his quartet Susquehanna Flats was the District Seniors Quartet Champions.

John has previously directed the Hanover, Pa., Carroll County and Baltimore, Md. Chapters, winning two Small Chorus Division championships. He has a vision to take a step back into our Society’s history and move the Harford County Chapter forward by renewing the Society Founders’ original concept of the pure joy, fun and fellowship of ringing those barbershop sevenths. He says, “It should be fun, or why do it?”

John works as a dentist in Millersville, Md. He is married to Robin and lives in the White Marsh, Md. area. His hobbies include golf, photography, and writing, but he really misses driving airplanes. He is a member of the BHS and SPPBSQSUS.


Next Meeting will take place on

7/12/2021,From 7pm - 9pm in the Church Hall Where there is AC.

All are welcome Male singers are encoraged to join us, or If you would like to just sit and listen you are welcome to do so as well.

(NOTE: This is us working on new material and Rehersing)

We rehearse at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 303 N Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014.  Visitors are welcome, and encourage you to drop by! Singers of all Skill Levels Welcome!