TRAILS WEST BARBERSHOP CHORUS is the largest Men’s Chorus in Olathe and we would like for you to join us.
A Personal Invitation from our Musical Director
- Looking for a rewarding experience of friendship and Men’s Chorus singing?
- At Trails West Barbershop Chorus, we value personal growth, rich camaraderie, service to our community and a commitment to artistic excellence. Our weekly 2 hour rehearsals are fast-moving and eclectic. Members are challenged to expand musical boundaries in the context of tight 4-part a cappella singing. Our active roster includes 40 men dedicated to meet regularly to achieve the organization’s goals.
- I personally invite you to join us Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Guests are always welcome. Singers with prior exposure to choral ensembles of any kind will especially find this a satisfying musical experience.
- TWBC annually offers Johnson County residents a concert in the beautiful performance hall at Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. The Chorus delivers the best of Barbershop literature while also featuring nationally competing quartets. Our next event is scheduled for the Fall of 2014. Music and learning tracks are already available to the Chorus.
- To learn more about what we do, click “About Us” under the side bar menu.
- Personally, I love facilitating the joy of music in people’s lives. Come join Trails West in this journey!
- Questions . . . don’t hesitate to be in touch! My contact info follows.
- Randy Schott, B.A., M.M.
Click here to email us at Inquiries@TrailsWestBarbershoppers.com
Q. Where did barbershop originate?
A. Barbershop is a uniquely American music style/art form, created at the turn of the century by ear harmonizers, or “woodshedders,” who sang without benefit of printed arrangements. It is largely the old songs because the kinds of melodies that are best adapted to the style are those written in the heyday of Tin Pan Alley, from 1890 to 1920. Most Vaudeville shows had a barbershop quartet, although the singers did not use that name.