2019 Southwestern District Champions
Showpiece Quartet was formed in the summer of 2015, following local Theater Baton Rouge’s production of The Music Man. Lead, Daniel Zeagler, and bass, Chip Davis, met during the audition and knew that they had to form a quartet. Geoff Kannenberg, an LSU vocal performance major, was soon added to the mix, singing baritone. Finally, Phillip Zeagler, tenor, naturally had to join in being Daniel’s brother and a trombonist. Chip Davis, also with a degree in vocal performance from LSU, had been singing barbershop and performing in musical theatre for years. Chip’s past quartets include High Cotton, Laudible, Heyday, and Vantage Point. Coming from various musical backgrounds, the guys instantly knew they had created something special. Today, Daniel, Chip, and Geoff live with their wives and families in Baton Rouge, while Phillip and his wife reside in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Over the past several years, Showpiece has performed in many shows, competed regionally, and qualified to sing in Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Conventions. Their most recent and highest accomplishment so far has been winning The Southwestern District’s 2019 quartet competition in Dallas, Texas. At the beginning of 2022, we were also invited to provide the national anthem for the 2022 All-State Sugar Bowl where Baylor took on Ole Miss.
Daniel has been in the music scene his whole life. His first major barbershop experience took place when he was five years old. He sang a singing valentine with his father's quartet on the local early news station, and has been singing ever since. Daniel started singing sang with the Greater Monroe Chapter at age 11 and eventually took over as the musical director of The Noteorious Chorus from 2010 - 2014. Daniel is now directing The Red Stick Sound Chorus from Baton Rouge and the Bayou Blend Chorus from Broussard.
An avid performer of theatre since a young lad, Geoffrey Kannenberg has appeared on the stage in over 250 stage performances in over 30 different shows. While pursuing his Vocal performance degree at LSU he performed in many Grand Opera performances from composers such as Puccini and Rossini, while he also could be found performing lighter Opera performances of such writers and composers as Gilbert & Sullivan, Cole Porter, and Franz Lehar. During his time at LSU, he was introduced to barbershop for the first time and was able to compete at the International level with his college quartet, “The River Road Ringers”. After graduating, he married the love of his life, Mary Kannenberg, and he decided to settle down and start a family. He currently has 2 sons.
A vocal performance music major from Louisiana State University, Chip has been singing on stage and in other performance settings since the age of 10... a long time. Chip has been specifically singing in one quartet or another since 1992. Chip sang "lead" in High Cotton (1998 Southwest District Champion Quartet and 1998 & 1999 International Qualifier), "baritone" in Heyday (2002 & 2003 International Qualifier), "bass" in Vantage Point (2006 Southwestern District Champion Quartet and 2005 & 2006 International Qualifier). Chip remains a regular in the local theatre with recent performances in the Theatre Baton Rouge productions of Les Miserables (Javert), Annie (Daddy Warbucks), Company (Harry), and The Music Man (the school board quartet... of course). When not singing, Chip is President/CEO of TradeAuthority where he essentially runs and manages a private supplemental currency for over 3500 small businesses in southern states. He can also be found in a constant state of house remodeling and other various assundry home improvement and craft projects.
Phillip has been surrounded by music his entire life. In his teens, he was an avid trombonist which took him through three years of All-state band and to the LSU Tiger marching band. Phillip has also been in multiple stage performances from West Side Story to The Music Man. He is a 3rd generation barbershopper along with his brother, Daniel. Phillip currently works for Michael Baker International as a Technical Specialist and a Survey Intern as he pursues his Professional Survey Licensure.