My dad gave me a cassette tape of The Mills Brothers when I was in middle school. While it wasn’t quite that “barbershop sound,” I was drawn to the harmony. When my aunt, a Sweet Adeline” found out, she gave me a recording of the Vocal Majority. I have been a fan ever since. After many years of wanting to get involved but involved in too many other things, I finally put some other hobbies aside and joined the group. It was long overdue. I not only enjoy the music we perform, but the friendships and fellowships that have come along with being a member.
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.