Celebrate National Barbershop Quartet Day – April 11
National Barbershop Quartet Day commemorates the birth of the organized barbershop movement on April 11, 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. Organizations for women sprang up soon after, and in the following decades, a worldwide network of harmony singing societies spanned generations and tens of thousands of singers. (barbershop.org)
How to celebrate you ask? Find a group and sing!
Studies show that singing with a group helps to relieve stress, improve immunity and respiratory health, and builds social confidence and self esteem. So become a barbershopper. It is good for you!