Our Director

"Music shouldn't be just a tune, it should be a touch"        (Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words) 

    Debbie Thistle is the musical director of White River Sound.  She has been a member of Sweet Adelines
since 1979.  A strong and beautiful lead, her musical talent moved from the risers to the role of director in 1996.  
She has led the voices of White River Sound as certified director since that time. She is inspiring and creative. Debbie always shows genuine care for her singers while motivating them to rise to greater achievement.  She chooses varied pieces of music that lead toward the mission of presenting quality performance.  Under her direction, White River Sound has achieved medals of 3rd place mid-size chorus, 5th place chorus, and most-improved chorus in the SAI Region 4 competition in recent years.  
A former kindergarten teacher, it is clear that Debbie has practiced high levels of patience throughout that career. She shows her chorus the same level of patience and instruction.  Every week she works to construct a strong vocal unit.  She cares for each individual along that road to reaching her vocal and performance best.