If you don't know Mike Rowe, then you probably don't watch reality TV. Which isn't a terrible thing, but this individual has quite a story to tell. Instead of rambling on here, we have included a link below for your viewing pleasure.
Why is he important to barbershop music? Well besides being known as "the dirtiest man on TV," he is a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor, spokesman, AND a fabulous barbershop singer! He was trained by a world champion barbershopper, Freddie King, and shows us that anyone can do anything and still sing wonderfully.w
He was named an Honorary Life Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). (The BHS is the organizing head of our barbershop chapters.)
I have included a video below from youtube, so that you can see how awesome he really is!
Here is also a link to the video on the BHS website:
And, if you are thinking, wow... I would really like to be a part of great singing, then the Puget Sounders want you! We are looking for guys who are interested in singing and want to do it well.
We look forward to hearing from you.
In this fabulous new year of 2018, the Puget Sounders Barbershop Chorus of Olympia, WA will be doing Singing Valentines for your sweetie or loved one.
We will go anywhere within the greater Olympia area.
For $45 (4 hour window) we will:
The Puget Sounders quartets will go to:
What a great gift to provide someone that you cherish! Send them a group of a cappella singers to show them how much you care.
Check out our "Singing Valentines" page under the "Events" menu in the top right hand corner of the page to learn more. You can also click below to access that page as well and talk to Mel about how we can make this Valentine's Day special for you and your sweetie.
Singing is one of those miracles of life that brings joy to many people, but it can also bring many other wonderful benefits.
Singing on its own helps you experience happiness in a whole new way by altering your physical and emotional well-being. When one sings in a group, an incredible transformation occurs. This occurs through the release of endorphins, which ultimately brings on feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Oxytocin is also released and enhances sensation of trust and bonding. For those of us who suffer from the winter-time blues (especially in the Pacific Northwest), this can be an excellent opportunity to kill the depression and loneliness. Usually when you sing, there is a lower level of cortisol, signaling a lower level of stress, which ultimately helps you achieve a true level of contentment.
So... what can singing do for you?
So, have you learned anything? We have! Here in our barbershop chorus, we realize that no singing, is like having no life at all. Thus, singing = LIFE
~ Puget Sounders