NEW HARMONY HANDFUL
The Handful, as we call ourselves, is made up of about 20 retired or self-employed men who love to sing. We call ourselves the “Handful” because you never know who will be available for a given performance. We are members of the Kansas City Chapter, second-oldest in the Barbershop Harmony Society, established in 1938.
Our music is four-part a cappella harmony, one of only three strictly American styles, joining spirituals and jazz. Our Barbershop Harmony Society is the largest organized male singing organization in the world, with upwards of 30,000 meeting weekly.
NHH was formed in 2008 and is directed by Heart of America Chorus Director Emeritus Jim Bagby (seated lower right). Our initial goal was to fill in for church choirs on summer vacation. Since then, we have happily added to our mission by performing regularly for retirement, assisted living and Alzheimer’s facilities, seniors groups, award events and daytime social and charitable gatherings.
To date we have performed more than 140 times. Not bad for a bunch of barbershoppers who come from across the metro area, no trained singers in the group ranging in age from about 60 to 90 as of the end of 2016, with a wide variety of backgrounds. When the voice sounds, it blends with all others! This is the magic of barbershop harmony, what makes it so much fun, having an energetic arm-waver and appearing before appreciative audiences. We hope you will be influenced in some way by our performance. Contact: Tony Strub – firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our chapter's quarterly bulletin (The Harmonotes) to read
about The New Harmony Handful supporting the WWII Honor Flight
Here is the link to the NHH performance before the Chapter on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014.
It was a real treat. Use the link to watch on YouTube.com or if your browser allows,
watch it via the embedded video below.
LtoR: Rich Huyck, Charles Ramirez, Marty Oldehoeft, Bob Howard, Mike O'Dell, Tony Strub, Barry Sanders, Lyle Wily, Dave Hokanson, Jim Bagby (Director), Val Putzier, Jim Davis, Jon Gathright, John Erwine, Ron Abel and Don Fuson.
Our business card enlarged
NHH at Corner Cafe