Chapter Mission Statement

Chapter Purpose and Mission Statements


The purpose of this chapter shall be to perpetuate the old American institution, the Barbershop Quartet, and to promote and encourage vocal harmony and good fellowship among its members; to encourage and promote the education of its members and the public in music appreciation; to initiate, promote and participate in charitable projects; and to promote public appreciation of barbershop harmony.


It is the purpose of SPEBSQSA, Inc., to preserve and encourage that four part, a cappella, close harmony style of music known as Barbershop! To this end, the mission of the Norfolk, Virginia Chapter is to promote public performance of four part, male, a cappella, harmony in the American Barbershop style by:

  1. Striving to serve the musical needs of all current and potential members by providing and actively supporting a wide variety of barbershopping opportunities which may include organized quartetting, pick-up quartetting, chorus singing, and group or "gang" singing;
  2. Sharing our love of Barbershop Harmony in this community, thereby perpetuating the music for the future;
  3. Promoting vocal music education and appreciation, most particularly in schools and in our community;
  4. Striving for excellence in all performances and competitions.
In so doing, we shall conduct ourselves in a spirit of fellowship and harmony, whereby friendship and chapter growth is encouraged.

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