Keene, NH - Chapter
The Keene Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA, Inc.), also known as the Barbershop Harmony Society, and the Chapter's principal performing group called the Cheshiremen Chorus, shall strive to be recognized as the Monadnock region's premier men's choral organization.
We shall perpetuate the barbershop style of music and our chapter through a strong music program that provides continuous education to our members and dynamic and entertaining performances throughout the region.
We shall accept for membership only congenial men of good character who love harmony in music or have a desire to harmonize, and who shall exhibit a spirit of good fellowship toward all members.
We shall promote and encourage vocal music, especially male a capella music, in our education systems and in our communities, as a lifelong recreational activity and an essential element in a man’s cultural being.
We shall maintain for our members a well-rounded program that blends together singing, music education, performing, quartetting, and fellowship, in order to promote opportunities for musical improvement and to have fun. Some of our fellowship functions should be designed to appeal to our members' families.
We shall view divisional and district contests as opportunities to evaluate our quality in musical presentation, but shall never let competition dominate our fellowship.
(rev. Aug-01, May-06, Oct-06)