National Barbershop Quartet Day
National Barbershop Quartet Day is celebrated on April 11 of every year. A barbershop quartet is a music sung in barbershop genre by the group of four singers, either all male or all female. The music uses a four-part harmony; the style is called Capella. The four vocal parts of singers are lead, bass, tenor and baritone. Singers appear wearing straw hats with their harmonies. Barbershop Quartet music is amazing because music is created out of nothing but the four voices. Take a minute on this day to appreciate the path; the music has travelled in all these years.
“There is no bad day that can’t be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet. This is just truth, plain and simple.” – Aldous Huxley
History of National Barbershop Quartet Day
National Barbershop Quartet Day was first officially celebrated in Oklahoma on April 11, 1938, and was founded by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society. Barbershop singing started in the late 1800s and early 1900s of America. Barbershop music found its popularity in between 1900 and 1919, became obscure in the 1920s. The music came back into style in the mid-20th century with the help of Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America.
Other Celebrations on April 11
April 11 is also celebrated as
- World Parkinson’s Day
- National Pet Day
- Submarine Day
- National Bookmobile Day
- National Cheese Fondue Day
How to celebrate National Barbershop Quartet Day
National Barbershop Quartet day is fun to hear, so celebrate the day by just listening to them. You can also give an attempt at learning barbershop quartet. Take National Barbershop Quartet Day as an opportunity to sing out the music loud and proud. You can plan an event with your friends and family by inviting local choruses and quartets. Attend a barbershop quartet show and enjoy their music. Post images and share your thoughts on social media about National Barbershop Quartet Day by using the hashtag #BarbershopQuartetDay.