Barbershop Quartet Day

Barbershop Quartet Day
Type of post: News
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, 21 Apr 2018

On the 11th of April we celebrated Barbershop Quartet Day! This date commemorates the birth of the organised barbershop movement on the 11th of April, 1938, when 26 men gathered together at the invitation of Rupert Hall, the “Royal Keeper of the Minor Keys,” and O.C. Cash, “Third Assistant Temporary Vice Chairman” for a songfest. Subsequent gatherings snowballed, leading to the founding of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society.

BHA celebrated Barbershop Quartet Day by sharing videos of quartet performances from our recent National Convention in Sydney (which you can find on our YouTube page).

How did you celebrate? Please share with us by emailing me at or by posting to our Facebook page.

Daniel Beckitt - VP Marketing & Development