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.
Rehearsals Thursday evenings have restarted. They are held between 7 and 9 pm at the clubhouse
at Waters Edge. in Bradenton. You are welcome to come and observe, and (women now welcome) join us. Enter
at gate on 30th Ave. W, located between 14th and 24th streets.
We had no annual show this year.
We are available to perform shows for your audience. Call Charley Lenny (941-306-9495) for details.
Every February we perform singing valentines. The cost is $35. Call Charles Bunton 941-794-6768.