The members of Bravada believe that singing in a quartet is definitely the epitome of the fun and excitement of the barbershop harmony experience.
They have performed for Father/Son and Mother's Day banquets, Nursing Homes, private parties, wedding receptions, birthday parties, group functions and participate in the chapter's Singing Valentines’ program. They’ve been on the Fun Center Chordsmen annual show since 2002. Bravada is a registered quartet.
Jim Frye -Tenor ~ Jim joined the chorus in 2011 and in 2015 became a member of Bravada. Jim is a graduate of BGSU with a degree in instrumental music education. He is the IT Director for the Upper Sandusky School System. He is the currently the chapter VP Music and Performace and is the Immediate Past President. He is an assistant director and webmaster for the Chordsmens website. Jim also sings with the quartet Home Edition.
Trevor Garrabrant - Lead ~ Trevor joined joined the Chordsmen in 2006. He became the lead singer of Bravada in January 2008. He is a graduate of BGSU and holds a BA degree in Music Education. He is the vocal music teacher at Crestview Middle School and High School and is the assistant marching band director, coach of the 7th grade girls basketball team and coaches the middle school boys track team. He is the Certified Front Line Director of the Fun Center Chordsmen Chorus.
Dan Crow - Bass ~ is a paramedic and firefighter with the Mansfield Fire Department and in April of 2018, promoted to Lieutenant. He earned his paramedic degree in 2004. In 2010 Dan earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration and a post graduate degree in Geographic Information Systems. Dan joined the Chordsmen in 2012 and became the new bass of Bravada in December 2013.
R.F. Miller - Baritone ~ R. F. started singing in church choirs in the sixth grade and discovered barbershop in April of 2000 and joined the chorus. R. F. is one of the founding members of Bravada. He is the baritone section leader, webmaster and serves as the VP of Marketing and PR for the Chapter. He previously served six years as the VP Marketing and PR for the Johnny Appleseed District. He is an Army veteran and holds an Extra Class amateur radio license and is the owner of Miller and Associates Marketing.
Johnny Appleseed District Novice Quartet Champion 2008