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Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors announces their retirement!

To our dear friends, family and fans... 

The girls of Running With Scissors have decided to holster their scissors and cut loose! It’s been a slice and a helluva run! We could run on-and-on but, to cut to the chase, our love for each other and for ringing chords together has been a cut above!

Our last cutting edge performance was at the Orangeville Chorus 60s show and dance on 
October 17, 2015. What an awesome celebration with so many of our biggest supporters! 
Thank you, OC! 

In harmony always, Molly, Claire, Sue & Leila

Running With Scissors competes in Honolulu, Hawaii!


Sue Melvin (baritone)
Claire McMartin (lead), Leila Brown (bass), 
Molly Rowland (tenor)

You might think the members of this fun-loving quartet couldn't possibly take themselves too seriously... and you'd be right! But with more than a century of combined barbershop experience, they do take their harmonies seriously! 

Molly Rowland (tenor) is former Master Director of Buffalo Gateway Chorus and a
life-time member. She has competed on the international stage many times with Sweet Adelines quartets... Modifications,
RBQ Connection, Daybreak, and Diamond Jazz... twice placing top 10. She has three children and six grandchildren, and lives in
East Aurora, NY with her husband David.

Claire McMartin (lead) has been singing barbershop since she was a teenager and currently sings with Nickel City Sound, a Harmony Inc. qualifying chorus in Sudbury, Ontario. She recently performed with Milton, Ontario's A Cappella Showcase chorus at the World Choir Games. Claire lives in French River with her husband and daughter.

Sue Melvin (baritone) is a second-generation barbershopper and has competed in quartets
at the international level in three parts (but
not at the same time!). She is Director of Rochester Chorus (Sweet Adelines) and Rochester Rhapsody Chorus (Harmony Inc.), and also sings bass in Fusion, 5-time Harmony Inc. international medalists. Sue has three children and lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and son.

Leila Brown (bass) has been singing from a young age. She is Assistant Director of the Orangeville Chorus and has been with them since 1995. Leila earned a trip to the international stage with Sweet Adelines quartet C-Cruise. She also performs with
Trio Serenade, arranging much of their music. Leila and her partner Henry live in Orangeville and have four children that have recently graduated university.