Barbershop harmony is four-part, a cappella, close-harmony singing. The four parts are:
LEAD - usually sings the melody, although in some pieces other parts can sing the melody, briefly.
TENOR - usually sings above the lead.
BASS - usually sings the lowest notes.
BARITONE - usually sings between the Lead and the Bass.
Barbershoppers sing without reference to a printed score - i.e., from memory.
Barbershop Quartets are a vital part of Barbershop singing. Here each part is sung by a single person,
which means that each singer has only himself to carry his part. This puts a lot of pressure on the singers and
it requires a lot of practice.
We hold rehearsals Thursday evenings between 7 and 9 pm at the clubhouse
at Waters Edge. in Bradenton. You are welcome to come and observe, and (men only, Supreme Court willing) join us. Enter
at gate on 30th Ave. W, located between 14th and 24th streets.
We hold our annual show in March of every year. This year it will be at Harmony Hall on Lakeshore Drive in Colony Cove,
at 2:30 pm, Sun., March 13, 2016.
We will sing at Cypress Springs, 9085 Town center Pkwy in Bradenton,
at 2:00 pm on March 23.
We will perform at Sahib Shriner's Hall, Beneva Rd. and Circus Blvd., at 1:00 pm, on March 24.
We have no performances scheduled prior to ou annual show at this time, but that could change.
We are available to perform additional shows. Call Evelyn Ferguson (941-356-4719) for details.
Every February we perform singing valentines. The cost is $35. Call Charles Bunton 941-794-6768.