The Fiesta Barbershop Chorus

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OUR MISSION - The mission of the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus is to bring men of all ages together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.  We strive to preserve, encourage and promote interest in barbershop style of singing in the Pensacola Bay area through our performances.  We provide area youth with both financial support and educational opportunities in order to introduce them to the joy of singing four-part barbershop harmony.  We continue to financially support the Association of Retarded Citizens and the Manna Food Bank in Pensacola.

OUR HISTORY - Early in 1958, John Paul Jones, organizer and first president of the chapter, along with other interested friends, held the first exploratory meeting to organize a Pensacola-based Barbershop Chorus. The Mobile chapter became the sponsor of the new organization and helped in many ways in the organizational process. The chapter was formally accepted into SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America), the international organization now referred to as the Barbershop Harmony Society, on April 6, 1958.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS – Extensive and ongoing efforts by individual Chorus members have resulted in positive results from Music Educators from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.  The Youth in Harmony Workshops have been well received. Past workshops have involved over 200 high and middle school students lead by Society and Sweet Adelines clinicians and quality male and female quartets.  By the end of the day the youth have established themselves as youth choruses.  The show off what they have learned by performing two songs to the assembled teachers and parents. .

The Chorus also supports Harmony Explosion, a program which provides a opportunity for the high school singer to meet other students who share similar interests, learn more about singing and vocal technique, experiencing the thrill of barbershop harmony, ringing 4-part chords till the wee hours of the morning. 

Throughout the year the Chorus, ensembles and quartets have performed at a variety of venues for diverse audiences including elderly, handicapped and underserved citizens.  Venues included schools, churches, senior centers, nursing homes, handicap facilities, businesses and private homes

The annual Patriotic Parade and Tannenbaum Express involved performances for residents of 8 local nursing homes and senior centers. 

Our Annual Christmas Show,  billed  as “Our Gift to Pensacola”, benefits two worthy local charities, ARC Pensacola and the Manna Food Bank.  Donations from the Chorus and our audience has generated over $3000 every year  in food and cash for the two charities. 

OUR FUTURE – We will continue to promote and support the youth movement and continue efforts to involve Escambia County youth in the Youth in Harmony Programs.  We will continue to support local charitable organizations.  We will aggressively seek opportunities to promote barbershop singing in Pensacola, to grow our Chorus, and to become a more racially diverse program. 


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