Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
About Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
When is Barbershop Music Appreciation Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 13
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day is a day to relax and enjoy the sweet voices of the Sweet Adelines, or a Barbershop Quartet. This July 13 holiday is a harmonizing one.
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.
Today is a great day to listen to barbershop music. Better still, join a Barbershop Quartet, or the Sweet Adelines.
How to Celebrate in Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate this holiday:
- Listen to live or recorded music by the Sweet Adelines.
- Look for an opportunity to listen to a Barbershop Quartet live or recorded.
- Learn more about them.
- Go get your haircut.
“If there is life on other planets, then the earth is the universe’s insane asylum.” – – Voltaire
Note: we think he has a point.
History and Origin of Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day was created in 2005 by Sweet Adelines International. It was started to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of their organization. This organization boasts over 300 choruses, and 15,000 singers.
There are some internet websites that are calling this holiday National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day. This is simply incorrect. On their website, the Sweet Adelines refer to this day that they created as Barbershop Music Appreciation Day. They also call it a worldwide” day, which is much bigger than a national day.
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Wow, two holidays to celebrate this great musical genre and the singers that make it so great. So, make sure to celebrate both days.
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