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:

Indianhead Chorus 2008 Show

We are currently comprised of about thirty singers, men from all walks of life - farmers, laywers, teachers, tradesmen, truck drivers... We come from all over Burnett and Polk Counties in Northwest Wisconsin. Others live in St. Croix and Barron Counties; a few come across the bridge from Minnesota. Some of us have had some formal vocal training, some can't begin to read music. The two things we all have in common is a love of singing, and the yen to make music with others.


Performance

There is a lot of opportunity to perform. We are active throughout the year, singing at county fairs, music in the park, in concert and on Chirstmas street corners. We appear everywhere from Siren to Amery to Rice Lake, and even across the river in Minnesota. On two Sundays each summer, we "sing and run" at a number of area church services. The highlight of our year is October's Harvest of Harmony, but most of our members sing with the full chorus throughout the year. Many of our guys also perform regularly as members of quartets. However much you want to sing, we've got a place for you.

Contest

We are the Polk-Burnett County chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. While it is not our main emphasis, we usually take part in the annual Society sponsored contest, and have placed in the Top Ten choruses at our District Competition.



Legacy

at rehearsal We've been ringing chords for more than sixty 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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