Harold Reed leaves Kingsmen, joins LeFevre Quartet
The LeFevre Quartet announced (very) early this morning that they are hiring current Kingsmen tenor Harold Reed as their new tenor. A brief, one-paragraph statement given to the Singing News quoted group manager Mike LeFevre as stating, “His experience, talent, love for Gospel music and his heart for God will be a great asset to our group. We are excited to have Harold joining us in ministry.”
Other than owner/manager Mike LeFevre, the LeFevre Quartet has had a completely new lineup since September; Jordan LeFevre (lead) and Brandon Barry (bass) were announced as new members in early October.
Harold Reed’s first job, directly out of high school, was working for Squire Parsons. He then sang for the Dixie Melody Boys for over a decade, from about 1993 through 2004. He sang with the Florida Boys from 2004 until shortly before they disbanded in 2007, and with the Kingsmen from 2007-2011.
UPDATE: Here’s a press release from Brandon Reese:
The Kingsmen announce the departure of tenor Harold Reed.
“I have been blessed to sing with one of my favorite Quartets for the past 4 1/2 years and now I feel it is time for me to start the next chapter in my singing career and join The Lafever Quartet,” says Harold. “Sometimes the Lord tells you it is just time and I will truly miss Ray and the rest of the guys but I am comfortable knowing we will remain in contact.”
“The Kingsmen will be celebrating 55 years of music ministry in 2012. Through those years we have had the most talented and enjoyable team members but more importantly good Christians work with our organization,” says Brandon Reese. “Harold is no exception. I know God is in control and has a plan for The Kingsmen. We are more committed than ever to spread the gospel in song all throughout 2012 and beyond.”
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