Barbershop Quartet Day
Date When Celebrated : Always April 11th
Barbershop Quartet Day honors four guys with great voices. This day celebrates the founding of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 11, 1938. Barbershop Quartets date back to the early 1900's in America.
Barbershop quartets are a popular musical group. Musical selections are usually happy and light hearted, and allow full utilization of the voice ranges and skills of these great singers. Competitions at local and national levels encourage these groups to flourish.
Celebrate today by listening to a Barbershop Quartet, either live or recorded.
Also see Barbershop Music Appreciation Day in July.
Origin of "Barbershop Quartet Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Most likely, it was created by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America to recognize the founding of their society. However, they do not make any reference to this day on their website.
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