The Barbershop Harmony Society
Excerpt from the Barbershop Harmony Society About Us Section:
The Barbershop Harmony Society, legally and historically named the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), is the first of several organizations to promote and preserve barbershop music as an art form. Founded by Owen C. Cash in 1938, the organization quickly grew, promoting barbershop harmony among men of all ages. As of 2007, just under 30,000 men in the United States and Canada are members of this organization whose focus is on a cappella music. The international headquarters was in Kenosha, Wisconsin for fifty years before moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007.
Well, that's a big topic in and of itself, isn't it? This is my second year here, and I have to say that there is a deep sense of history with the guys here. Right now, they'll mostly have to tell you a story for you to know it.