There has already been much interest in barbershop generated by this weekend of singing, including interest in the annual show, and potential gigs for chapter quartets. Again, thanks to all who participated in any way and lets work to make this program continue and grow in the coming years.
The music to "Take Me Out To The Ball Game," 1908, was written by Albert Von Tilzer, brother of Harry Von Tilzer, who gave us many barbershop songs. When Albert wrote the music, he had never seen a baseball game. (Source: PBS radio broadcast)
by Bill Gibbons, courtesy of PROBE
There is no such thing as being a little flat.
The worst (insert your choice: tenor lead, bari or bass) always sings the loudest.
90 % of the members of any given barbershop chorus will consider themselves to be in the top 50 % of that chorus talent pool.
The older you get, the better your voice used to be.
There is too much apathy in most chapters ... but who cares.
Chorus favorite; a bass, bari or tenor who would say, just once, that he wasn't brought down by the lead section.
Chorus sadist; the guy who feels obligated to blow the pitchpipe at the end of the song.
Stages in the life of a lucky barbershopper:
Who's Joe Schner?
Let's get Joe Schner in our quartet.
Let's get a Joe Schner type in our quartet.
Let's get a young Joe Schner in our quartet.
Who's Joe Schner
God has given man the seemingly infinite capacity to remember countless tags plus one of the chapter chorus contest songs.
The three other guys in your quartet will always have the uncanny ability, without any apparent signals between them, to simultaneously go sharp.
John Rohal 2/24
Spike Hudson 2/26
Richard Gintert 2/28
Dennis Conrad 3/4
Vic Dandrea 3/4
Getting To Know Us
Check the "Featured Chorus " link at the top right hand corner of the Bulletin page to visit this issue's group of barbershoppers.