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.
In 2022, Madison Davis became the full-time tenor for Showpiece as Geoff Kannenberg stepped out after seven awesome years and four Barbershop Harmony Society International appearances. Madison has been singing with us for the last few years since Phillip moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. Phillip moved to the baritone part and Madison continues to sing tenor. We look forward to sharing lots of fun music soon!
Daniel has been in the music scene his whole life. His first barbershop experience took place when he was five years old singing on TV with his dad's quartet advertising for singing valentine's for the local chorus.
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.
In college, Daniel had the privilege of being cast in ULM's production of Into the Woods (Cindrella's Prince / The Wolf) and Die Fledermaus (Eisenstein).
After moving to Baton Rouge in 2015, Daniel met his wife Brandi, a music educator at Caneview K-8 and Sweet Adeline, and they have two beautiful children.
Daniel is now directing the local men's barbershop chapter Red Stick Sound Chorus.
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.
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.
Showpiece is Madison's first quartet, but he has been singing barbershop for most of his life as his dad, Chip, played barbershop in the car almost exclusively.
Growing up, Madison would hit repeat on "This Is the Moment" over and over again to try and sing along to the post in the tag. He also has music experience in having led worship at his church as was in the Runnels High School production of My Fair Lady.
In 2017 Madison graduated from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) with a degree in mechanical engineering. Madison currently works for ISC engineering as a mechanical engineer.
Madison got married in September of 2021 to his wonderfully supportive wife, Jordyn.