JOAN "BOOTS" BOUTILIER
Joan came to River City Sound Chorus in 2008 as an accomplished Sweet Adelines director. Under her direction, River City Sound has competed five times at the International level, most recently placing 18th in 2016 in Las Vegas, NV and Regional Champions in 2017 in Springfield, IL.
Her degree in Music Education from the University of New Mexico has been a springboard for her many accomplishments in the Sweet Adelines organization: Sound Judge, Quartet and Chorus Coach, Member of the Education Direction Committee of SAI, and a member of Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors.
Joan is also an accomplished quartet singer, winner of the coveted "Queen of Harmony" crown with The Four Bettys and currently 4th Place at the Las Vegas 2017 contest with Spritzer.
When she’s not directing, coaching, singing with Spritzer, or judging, you’ll find her spending time with her husband, Eric, and her children, Janet, Joey and Elise.