What We're All About
The Singing Buckeyes Chorus is a membership organization of male singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have around 90 active singers of all ages, all walks of life, and from all parts of the Greater Columbus area.
The main purpose of the Singing Buckeyes is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at an annual competitions. We also perform Singing Telegrams around Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, we're you're guys!
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a capella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple of times a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.
In the fall of every year, we participate in The Johnny Appleseed District Chorus Competition. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our area to come together to sing for each other, and to get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The Singing Buckeyes have won this contest 11 times over the years. The winners of the competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the summer in a city selected each year.
The 2 Chorus Model
Our organization consists of two high-level choruses. The Contest Chorus who's main goal is to perform at a high-level specifically for local and international Barbershop Harmony Competitions and The Performance Chorus who performs captivating performances in the local area. Both choruses have excellent level of achievement, however The Performance Chorus is open to all male voices while The Contest Chorus is an audition ensemble.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. The Singing Buckeyes currently are home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Check out our Quartet Area to learn about our fine affiliate groups!
The Singing Buckeyes Chorus is a chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society, a non-profit organization for choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Nashville, Tennessee.