Seneca Land District
Barbershop Harmony Society
Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America
Vision:  "To be an ever-growing fraternal singing organization that is ageless, colorless and dedicated to the average singer having fun creating and preserving extraordinary music in the barbershop style. A Brotherhood known in their community for making a difference through singing."  This is partially expressed in our two theme songs:  "We Sing to Feed Them All" and "Keep the Whole World Singing!"

Pole Cats

Started by Ralph Ribble in 1971 when he was the SPEBSQSA president. Officially the program is called "The Barber Pole Cat Program" and the purpose is to encourage as many barber shoppers as possible to get involved in quartet singing. The current list of 12 songs was selected by a vote of Society members in 1987. The Barberpole Cat song book is available from the Harmony Marketplace ($3.50 for members and $6.00 for non-members), and the chances are high that there are members in your chapter that already have copies you could learn from for free. There are even part separated learning tapes to help shorten the learning curve. One great feature is that most barber shoppers who have been around for a while already know these songs, and forming quartets with others at Convention is made simple.


The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give your gift away.
Our gift is four part harmony singing.

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