There are many ways that you as a student can get involved in barbershop harmony. One of the most popular is to form a quartet in your school as part of the vocal music program. Your fellow students will love it, your teacher will love it, even your parents will love it.
Pictured here is Whirlwind, a popular high school quartet, singing at our Youth Harmony Camp. This camp is held each year near Pollock Pines, CA, not far from South Lake Tahoe and it's a terrific place to meet other youth and to grow your singing skills.
If you would like to start singing barbershop harmony, please contact your Area Coordinator. Also, tell your school music teacher that our members are very interested in supporting school vocal music programs.
Real Men Sing festivals are designed to show young men how "cool" it is to sing in a choir.
Here are some photos from a Real Men Sing Festival held in Prescott, Arizona in 2010.
Most of our barbershop harmony chapters have a chorus as well as quartets. One chapter, Westminster, is a youth-only chapter where everyone is under 30!
They took first place at our 2007 International competition, shortly after they started singing together, and again in 2010. They are so excited about the success of their singing that they are looking to start other youth-only chapters.
Many chapters have youth programs, including festivals and contests for high school and college students. Check out the Upcoming Events!