Barbershop Harmony Society,
Rocky Mountain District,
Men's 4-part A'cappela music,
at the Speed of Sound
Thanks to the people of Salt Lake County for their support of the Zoo, Arts and Parks Program, making possible funding grants for our Chorus, helping us bring great barbershop music to all audiences.
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If you are a Male Singer, and would like to learn Barbershop, we have a deal for you
We can teach the joys of 4-Part male a'capella singing, using the 7th Chords that provide the unique sound of Barbershop. Each Wednesday evening, 6:30pm, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (UCCC,) 1355 W 3100 So. Guests ALWAYS welcome.
©2011 Steve Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Rocky Mountain District's FALL 2011 Contest, held in Colorado Springs, CO, on October 8th, we were able to increase our score to ABOVE 70 points (actually: 70.9), which was our goal for the year. As luck would have it, our competing chorus' scores also increased, but we maintained our 5th place position amid some very strong competition Our chorus continues to grow, however, we had only 38 men on Stage singing at the Contest this year, probably due to the traveling required to get to Colodrado Springs.
Our BALLAD was an old time favorite: I'LL BE SEEING YOU. Written in 1938 by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain, the song became popular in 1944 when it appeared 24 times on radio's Your Hit Parade. This arrangement was made by Eric Jackson, a well known Barbershopper, and Rob Hopkins, a notable Society arranger, for the ALEXANDRA HARMONIZERS, whose exceptional performance of the song helped them win the 1995 Chorus Gold Medal (their third time) at the International Convention held in Miami, FL.
The UP-TUNE in Our CONTEST SET for 2011 was called BRING BACK THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS, a medley of Good Old Days and I Want a Girl. This arrangement was originally recorded by BOSTON COMMON, who won the 1980 Quartet Gold Medal at the International Conventiion, held right here in Salt Lake City. They in turn attributed the arrangement to the FOUR RASCALS, a Silver-Medalist quartet from the 1960's.
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We will fall back, and re-assess our goals for the Rocky Mountain 2013 Chorus Contest, which will be held in Cheyenne, WY, on October 12th. Come, and help us in our quest to improve the quality of our singing, as we increase the quantity of our singers, and strive to move up toward a score of 75 points, and a possible 3rd Place. We welcome all male singers of good character, and we can teach you the joys of 4-part barbershop harmony.
Come Join Us! If you are a male singer, with the musical ability to sing four-part barbershop harmony (or just want to learn,) come, visit our rehearsals:
Every Wednesday Night, starting at 6:30 pm, in Room # 104 of
The Utah Cultural Celebration Center (UCCC)
1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, Utah
(Note: You must go east from the light at Redwood Road and 3100 South,
or north on the NEW road at 1200 West 3300 South.)
Stop by and get acquainted. Enjoy the musical brotherhood. Where else can you be welcomed by 30 or more new friends?
Interesting Facts about The Beehive Statesmen
- We have a lot of fun!
- We are members of the Salt Lake City Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (also known as S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., Inc - or the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.)
- We have fun!
- The Beehive Statesmen have been the Host Chapter when the SPEBSQSA International Convention has been held in Salt Lake City, Utah, ( five times, so far. ) In July of 2005, the Convention was held in the 22,000 seat LDS Conference Center.
- Did we mention that we have a lot of fun?