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July 13 is Barbershop Music Appreciation Day—Who Knew?

Did you know? July 13 is Barbershop Music Appreciation Day!

This past Friday, we welcomed The Four Old Parts Barbershop Quartet to Hinman Hall for a special afternoon performance. Little did we know we were only a few days away from Barbershop Music Appreciation Day!

According to Holiday Insights, “Edna Mae Anderson of Tulsa, Oklahoma invited some women to her home to sing on July 13, 1945. Their husbands were members of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). The ladies wanted to participate in the singing fun and enjoyment. On that evening, the “Sweet Adelines” were born. The group later became Sweet Adelines International., which now boasts hundreds of groups and thousands for members.”

Who knew? Here’s a little something to get you started on this musical holiday: