Welcome ... We are the "East Texas Men In Harmony"
The "East Texas Men In Harmony" is comprised of men from all over the East Texas area, representing over 20 towns in the Greater Tyler area, and as far away as Lufkin and Nacogdoches. Our members come from all walks of life, and represent all age groups. The love of Barbershop Harmony brings us together to sing at civic clubs, corporate parties, awards banquets, and anywhere else people gather for an evening of musical enjoyment. The chorus is an affiliated chapter with the International Barbershop Harmony Society, with over 750 chapters and 30,000 members.
On October 12, 2013, The East Texas Men in Harmony competed in the 5 state Southwestern District convention at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas. We are very pleased to report that our chorus placed 4th out of 15 choruses and also won the Plateau AA Chorus Championship for the entire 5 state Southwestern District. Both of these placements are the highest that the ETMIH has ever scored. Our quartet, High Demand, also represented our chapter very well. They placed ninth out of 34 quartets. Way to go Lem, Jeff, Bob and John!
We are more than just a barbershop chorus ... we are a brotherhood of singers who harmonize in spirit, in friendship, and in our ideals, as well as with our voices. We take great pride in our accomplishments, and strive to continuously improve our ability to enlighten, dazzle, and entertain our audiences wherever we perform. We hope to touch the hearts and souls of everyone who hears our songs, helping them to relax to the music, move to the beat, and think about fond memories as they listen to our words and barbershop chords.
We rehearse weekly, unless we are performing for groups in and around Tyler, Texas. We occasionally take longer trips to attend division and district conventions and competitions, but you can usually find us at the Green Acres Baptist Church on Thursday evenings, honing our skills under the expert leadership of our talented Assistant Director, Dianne Bottoms. Visitors are welcome to join us as we rehearse, since we always enjoy singing to an audience. We also invite men who enjoy singing to come and listen, and hopefully, join us on the risers. We are always looking for new talent.
The Barbershop Harmony Society, or the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), was organized in 1938 to promote and preserve barbershop music as an art form. The society now promotes barbershop harmony among men of all ages, and totals just under 25,000 men in the United States and Canada. The international headquarters was in Kenosha, Wisconsin for fifty years before moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007.