Irv Engelbrecht

Board Member, Chorus Manager and Lead Section Leader

How long have you been a Barbershopper?:  Irv has been singing Barbershop for almost 40 years!   

How long have you been with ETMIH?  Irv is a CHARTER MEMBER of the East Texas Men in Harmony Barbershop Chorus!

Do you belong to any quartets, octets, etc?   Class Reunion Quartet for 7 years along with Lumpy Locke-Tenor, Joe Johnson-Baritone and Bob Arbuckle-Bass.

Irv's first memory of becoming interested in Barbershop:  "I heard a radio ad saying the Timbretones Barbershop Chorus from Nacogdoches was going to sing at Angelina Mall in Lufkin in May of 1977.  I went, loved the sound and have been singing barbershop ever since with 6 quartets, 5 choruses and 4 International performances!"

How many Men of Note are you responsible for?:  Irv has SIXTEEN (16) Men of Note.  

What does Barbershop mean to you?:    "I love bringing smiles and laughter to every audience.  We touch hearts whenever we perform.  The close friends I have in barbershop are the greatest folks I know!!  Barbershop is not just a hobby to me, but a way of life!  Hundreds of quartet and chorus performances thru the last 40 years all bring happy memories, with more to come!  What more could you ask for?" 


The Society

The Barbershop Harmony Society, or the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), was organized in 1938 to promote and preserve barbershop music as an art form. The society now promotes barbershop harmony among men of all ages.

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East Texas Men in Harmony

Weekly Meetings
Every Monday Night
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Green Acres Baptist Church Choir Room
1607 Troup Highway, Tyler

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