Dunn County Chapter
(Or reminisce about past shows:
This is the home page for the
Dunn County, Wisconsin
(Society for the Preservation and Ecouragement of Barber Shop Quartet
Singing in America). The Dunn County chapter is part of the
Land O' Lakes District.
SPEBSQSA is a singing
fraternity of men, drawn together by their love of the four-part,
a cappella, close-harmony style of music known as barbershop,
whose mission is to perpetuate that style by sharing it and their
love for it with people of all ages throughout the world.
The Society is a leader in the cause of preserving and encouraging
vocal music, in our education systems and in our communities, as
a lifelong recreational activity and an essential element in
one's cultural well-being.
The Chapter is comprised of several different performing groups,
Northern Lights chorus, and
CHIPS quartets, and
other unregistered local quartets such as Sound Mix.
In addition to small performances around town, the Chapter puts on at
least one big annual show in the spring each year. The shows are usually
on a Saturday night in April at the high school gymnasium in
More info on these performing groups of the Chapter:
DUNN COUNTY CHAPTER
- The Beginning:
Chartered in May, 1970.
- Membership: 23 happy singers from around the
Chippewa Valley --
Chippewa, and Eau Claire Counties. Part of the largest male
singing organization in the world -over 35,000 members scattered
across the globe in 800 chapters and singing in 3000 quartets.
- Preserve and enjoy one
of the few "truly American" styles of music.
- Provide service
to the Dunn County area through music and entertainment.
- Support local and national service projects.
- Provide hobby and
recreation for men who enjoy singing (perhaps sang in the past,
or know that they would like to sing) and are seeking a healthy,
- Encourage music education and individual vocal
development for our members.
- Encourage quartet singing. (The
Dunn County Chapter is now home for two very active quartets.
- Support music education and the musical arts in the schools.
- An Annual Barbershop Harmony Show is staged for
the public each Spring.
Each year the
finest of regional and national barbershop quartets are invited
to perform along with local quartets and the Northern Lights
- The Northern Lights Chorus and the Chapter quartets
compete each year in the Barbershop Harmony Society's contest
system both for their own enjoyment and to continue improving the
quality of performances.
- SPECIAL AWARDS!!
- At the 1991
10,000 Lakes Division Contest, the Northern Lights Chorus from
Dunn County won the Plateau A Championship and was also named
"Most Improved Chorus"
- In 1993, Dunn County's
Northern Lights Chorus was again crowned Division Plateau A
- At the 10,000 Lakes Division Contests in 1994, the
men from Dunn County once again captured the Plateau A
Championship and again the MostImproved-Chorus award.
- In the
1996 Division competition, CHIPs Quartet was named 10,000 Lakes
Novice Quartet Champion, and their singing qualified them for
entry into the
Land O' Lakes District
- At the 2011 10,000 Lakes Division Contest, Northern
Lights Chorus from Dunn County won the Plateau A Championship
and also was named "Most Improved Chorus"!
The Dunn County
Chapter stresses musical excellence, good fellowship, and
community involvement. All men who enjoy singing are invited to
visit one of our Chapter meetings and discover that there's
nothing like an evening of barbershop harmony to chase the cares
of the day .... and set a fellow right. Meetings are held from
7:30-9:30 each Tuesday evening at the Colfax Lutheran Church in
Colfax, WI. For more information, or to arrange transportation, call
(Bloomer 568-3668, Colfax 962-3038, or Menomonie 235-9377).
This page is
written by Dave McNaughton
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