About Us


My name is Jerry Goochee. I was born and grew up in the Port Allegany, Pa. area.            My wife, BonnieJean and I have been married for 38 years. We have four adult married children and ten grandchildren. We are very blessed!

The inspiration for the Festival of Choirs USA came about in 1994. In August of 2009 we had the very first Festival.“Restoring the Choirs” is what the Festival is all about.

The Festival is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for: Promoting public awareness of the need to re-establish and re-invigorate the choirs that were once in small town churches.

The Festival is a free public event. It is meant to help, equip and anything else that can be done to encourage choirs to start or continue to sing in their local churches.

There is just something unique about a choir singing in 4-part harmony. There is a blending, unity and majesty.

Please encourage anyone who loves choral music to come and listen or to participate with their church choirs. Please help us to pass the word.

If there is anything else that we can help you with please let us know. Our contact information is on the “Contact us” tab at the top of the website’s main page.

Be Blessed, Jerry