Seneca Land District
Barbershop Harmony Society
Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America

Vision:  "To be an ever-growing fraternal singing organization that is ageless, colorless and dedicated to the average singer having fun creating and preserving extraordinary music in the barbershop style. A Brotherhood known in their community for making a difference through singing."  This is partially expressed in our two theme songs:  "We Sing to Feed Them All" and "Keep the Whole World Singing!"


Our Mission:

"Make Life Better for Others and Ourselves Through Acappella Music"

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To accomplish this we:
  • "Promote brotherhood, fellowship and friendship among men of good character."
  • "Perpetuate, celebrate and preserve accapella harmony in the barbershop style."
  • "Provides the opportunity to experience the joy of singing 4-part barbershop music."
  • "Perform service to others with our Musical gift and hobby."

If you love to sing and want to help your community what better way is there to serve?

About the Seneca Land District

The Seneca Land District(SLD) is one of seventeen districts in the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS); the new name for the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA). SPEBSQSA started in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1938 O. C. Cash and Rupert Hall, met by chance, found two other singers to comprise a quartet, and the rest is history. Seneca Land District, encompassing Upstate NY and NW PA, is composed of 33 chapters and approximately 50 registered quartets that perform in our district, throughout the United States and around the world. We are one of the smallest districts in the society, however, Seneca Land has produced a famous International Champion Quartet, the Buffalo Bills (who, of course were a centerpiece in the play and the movie "The Music Man"), and five SPEBSQSA presidents.

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of SPEBSQSA / BHS. An exciting landmark for every chapter. Click here to open a BHS page with all the activities, gear and available music.

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The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give your gift away.
Our gift is four part harmony singing.

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