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Drew and Deke

“Drew? He's a beast, once of the rare people who completely understands both barbershop and contemporary a cappella idioms, making him a kind of a cappella rosetta stone that is invaluable as a 21st century vocal harmony director.”

Deke Sharon

Deke Sharon makes TV shows ("The Sing-Off"), movies ("Pitch Perfect"), sings (The House Jacks), produces albums (Straight No Chaser, Street Corner Symphony, Committed, Nota, Bubs), wrote a book (A Cappella Arranging), publishes sheet music (Hal Leonard), custom arranges music (over 2,000 songs) and has just been named the 20th lifetime honorary member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.


Ken Slye

Kenneth M. "Ken" Slye
 

(Major, USA / OSD Ret.) Died on June 24, 2015 at thr RobleyRex VA Medical Center, Louisville KY

 


Singing Valentines

On February 13th and 14th the Thoroughbred Chorus sent 4 quartets out to deliver 50 'Singing Valentines'. Fun was had by all of the quartets and their drivers and we raised some money for the Chapter.

The prices started at $50 and for that you were serenaded by 4 handsome men in tuxedos and given a card with a personal note from the giver and a rose.

We would like to thank the Courier-Journal and reporter Kirsten Clark for the wonderful story and pictures in the 2/11/2015 edition of the paper. And we thank  Finish Line Quartet for being the subject of the photoshoot.


A capella Festival

A capella Festival, or camp, is a barber shop organizations efforts to help youth, mostly high school, to come for several days to a site for learning and fun.  Music education is a Barbershop Harmony Societty's charter.  Did I say organizations. Yes, because this is a cooperative program between lady barber shop singers and men barber shop singers.  Top directors in this area of the country come to coach, and often include quartets to assist in the students' education. Most student's tuition is paid by the chapters.