Welcome to the Cardinal District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. We are made up of choruses and quartets in the states of Indiana and Kentucky and are home to Barbershop harmony legends like Bluegrass Student Union and The Thoroughbreds, and our most recent quartet champions, Instant Classic and Forefront. We’re small, but we’re good!
The Barbershop Harmony Society, legally and historically named the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), is the first of several organizations to promote and preserve barbershop music as an art form. Founded by Owen C. Cash in 1938, the organization quickly grew, promoting barbershop harmony among men of all ages. In 2018, the Barbershop Harmony Society opened membership to every person who loves to harmonize under the vision of Everyone in Harmony. Just under 25,000 people in the United States and Canada are members of this organization whose focus is on a cappella music. The Cardinal District, formed in 1945 and one of seventeen districts in the Society today, has prided itself on bringing people together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing not only in Indiana and Kentucky but also throughout the United States and the World.
Please feel free to have a look around our website. You can learn about what has happened over the years in the Cardinal District by checking out the historical highlights, or you can read posts by some of the experts in the District to help you grow as a musician, help your music reach more people, and just enrich your life overall. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming events here in the Cardinal District. There’s fun and excitement for the whole family all year long that you don’t want to miss. Enjoy, and as always, Keep the Whole World Singing!