Official Website of "The Best Kept Secret in Sussex"
If you are interested in learning more about barbershop music, its roots and history as well as singing in four part harmony, then we invite you to visit our media links on this page.
Several of the clips are provided courtesy of our national organization,
the Barbershop Harmony Society.
The Barbershop Harmony Society:
Over 80 Years of Harmony
The Barbershop Harmony Society, legally and historically named the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), is the first of several organizations to promote and preserve barbershop music as an art form. Founded by Rupert Hall and Owen C. Cash in 1938, the organization quickly grew, promoting barbershop harmony among men of all ages.Just under 25,000 men in the United States and Canada, the members of this organization's focus is on performing and sharing barbershop and modern a cappella music.
Since 1990, the Society has developed and promoted a major focus on bringing the joy of singing to youth in America. Opportunities for young singers under the age of 30 years include participation in regional youth festivals, major performances at national venues such as Carnegie Hall, as well as a yearly national competition for high school and collegiate quartets. The Society has a cooperative relationship with the nation's music educators and the members of CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society of America).
For a more expansive, interactive experience about the Society, its history as well as media related to barbershop and a cappella music,
please click on the following links:
Barbershop Harmony Society Website
History of Barbershop in America
Contemporary A Cappella Society of America
Harmony 4 YOUth: Barbershop History for Teens and Young Adults
View this educational mini-documentary presentation of the barbershop style, its origins, and how the Barbershop Harmony Society has grown through the years as it continually works to preserve and propogate the style to new generations.
Members of the High Point Harmonizers sing "I Don't Know Why" at the Hardyston, NJ YMCA for Valentine's Day 2012.
Members of the High Point Harmonizers perform as the talented quartet, Fourcast, singing "Chordbusters March" at the Branchville Methodist Church's Strawberry Festival, June 16, 2012.