Our Mission

The Indianhead Chorus is a fraternity of men drawn together by a love of singing four-part, close acappella harmony music known as barbershop. We are committed to:



The Indianhead Barbershop Chorus is a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. We have 35-40 active members on the roster. These men come from all over Burnett and Polk Counties in Northwest Wisconsin. Some live in St. Croix and Barron Counties; a few come across the bridge from Minnesota. Our members come from many backgrounds - postmen, farmers, salesmen, bankers, pilots, students, truckers, teachers... all drawn together by a love of singing and fellowship.

There is a lot of opportunity to perform. The highlight of our year is October's Harvest of Harmony, but most of our members sing with the full chorus throughout the year. We sing at Music in the Park, churches, and various community festivals. We also have a smaller group - the Very Large Quartet (VLQ) - that frequently performs in smaller venues. Many of our guys regularly sing out as members of quartets. However much you want to sing, we've got a place for you.

at rehearsal We've been ringing chords for more than fifty years. Chorus leadership, including the music directorship are all home-grown. Loren Nelson, our Director Emeritus, was a driving force in the early years, when we first received our charter from S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. In the picture to the right, Loren directs the chorus in a rendition of "Keep the Whole World Singing" at the 2010 Harvest of Harmony, our 52nd annual show.

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