• Where in the world is the Spring Convention?

    Our 2015 Spring Convention has safely landed in....  Anderson Indiana! ... Read more →
  • LATE SHIFT WINS!

    2014 District Quartet Champs (L to R) Tim Martin (tenor), Andrew Myer (lead), Adam Winans (bass), and Bob Kendall (baritone). This is the first district championship for Tim, the second for Andrew (Anthem) and Adam (replay), and the third for Bob (The Arrangement, replay).  Congratulations! ... Read more →
Cardinal District Events Calendar

Cardinal District Events Calendar

2015 March 7 – Quartet Boot Camp – Englewood Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN March 20-21 – Spring Convention and Contests – Reardon Auditorium, Anderson, IN – registration now open! July 22-25 – Harmony Explosion Camp – Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN July 25 – HX Camp Saturday Night Show, open ...

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District barbershoppers tell their stories

Did you know that every barbershopper has a story to tell – a story of what brought them to barbershopping and what keeps them coming back for more?  Check out this video as barbershoppers from around the Cardinal District tell their own unique stories of singing, friendship, fellowship, and changing ...

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Cardinal District Hosts 2015 Leadership Academy

Cardinal District Hosts 2015 Leadership Academy

Blue skies and warm weather prevailed when Cardinal District hosted its 2015 Leadership Academy on Saturday, February 7th in Columbus, Indiana.  Representatives from seventeen different chapters from throughout the district converged upon the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center to learn more about their role as chapter officers.   Classes were held ...

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Salute to Cardinal District Quartet Champs

By popular request, Soundproof’s salute in picture and song to past and present Cardinal District quartet champions (1945-2014) that was presented at the Fall 2014 district convention during the QCA Show of Champions is now available for viewing and sharing with your chapters. Enjoy this walk down Harmony Lane, courtesy ...

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Choosy donors choose the Cardinal District

Choosy donors choose the Cardinal District

Do you remember the old commercial that declared that “Choosy mothers choose Jif”?  Well, we are faced with choices every day, and there is one choice that is more important than your choice of peanut butter for your favorite cookies and will help bring needed dollars back to your Barbershop ...

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Gold Medal moments!

Gold Medal moments!

Have you checked out the Gold Medal Moments podcast on the web?  Each week host Toby Shaver interviews Barbershop legends and leaders about their musical journeys, their heroes and their hopes for the future of our Society.  Hear John Newell, Joe Cerutti, Bill Biffle, Kipp Buckner, Kenny Ray Hatton, Dave ...

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Harmony Explosion will GROW with your help!

Harmony Explosion will GROW with your help!

Harmony Explosion is a youth camp sponsored every year by the Cardinal District.  This is the only time where we can get both boys and girls alike to work for 4 days and nights with some of the best barbershoppers in the Midwest!  Every year this camp a raging success ...

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Harmony Explosion 2014 – WOW!

Harmony Explosion 2014 – WOW!

Whether you are an experienced barbershop singer or a curious middle school or high school student, the Harmony Explosion camp this year was an incredible experience for all involved!  At Harmony Explosion’s (HX) 4 day camp, our kids had the opportunity to work with both a men’s and women’s clinician, ...

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Las Vegas Int’l Results!

Las Vegas Int’l Results!

Exciting things happened at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention in Las Vegas!  Congratulations to all the competitors. Top Finishers in the Quartet Contest: 1. Musical Island Boys [NZABS]  89.5% 2. Forefront [CAR] 89.1% 3. Main Street [SUN] 89.1 % 4. A Mighty Wind [DIX] 88.6% 5. Lemon Squeezy [SNOBS] ...

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Selecting A Quartet Coach

Selecting A Quartet Coach

At some point, in the life of every quartet, the need for a “fifth ear” or coach becomes a necessity.   Other than the desire to improve, it is generally because internal coaching can only go so far, and often not all quartet members take well or appreciate internal coaching.  This, ...

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Selecting Music For Your Quartet

Selecting Music For Your Quartet

So, you have finally found four guys who sound pretty good together, you seem socially compatible and you have matching socks.  Looks like the making of a new quartet!  The next step … what are we going to sing?  No doubt everyone has some excellent ideas but you just got ...

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Make Your Performances Better

Make Your Performances Better

Either as a quartet or a chorus, we are always striving to make our performances better, of a higher quality, and more enjoyable for both the audience and the performers.  There are several ways to do this… the first is to practice as often as you can, but that can ...

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