Barbershop for Women as well…

There was later (1945) formed an organization to promote this art form for women called Sweet Adelines International (SAI). A second organization separated from Sweet Adelines International called Harmony, Inc. in 1959 over issues of race. Both the Barbershop Harmony Society and Sweet Adelines International have now adopted policies that include respectively all men and all women of all ages. Currently there are many programs to get young folks involved in this style of a cappella music to help insure the art form will endure and bring the joy of singing Barbershop music to many future generations.
Lots of people have heard a Barbershop Quartet at some point in their lives, but normally that would be the extent of exposure to the art form that most people experience. Most Americans have heard or seen The Music Man which in part features a barbershop quartet. There have been many famous Americans whose foundation in music was actually in the barbershop style of music… The Osmound Brothers are one example of that… and Dick Van Dyke is a strong supporter of this style of music.

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One Response to “Barbershop for Women as well…”

  1. a tenor Says:

    Wow! Dick Van Dyke.

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