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  • A Little Freestyle Barbershopping
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  •  Wed, Aug 2 2017
    A Little Freestyle Barbershopping
    Man, it was hot on Tuesday evening! Too hot to rehearse in our regular upstairs location. So, Ed hung a note on the door and we met a couple of blocks down the street at The King's Head pub. We took up a few tables in a long room (hallway really) and asked if we could sing. We worked our way through the songs planned for our rehearsal and a few Polecats, and the regular visitors to the pub loved it. We might have had our first "groupies!" We had a great time rehearsing and performing all at once and took several requests and serenaded a few ladies. 

    Turns out, this night was also National Night Out, so Forest Grove was abuzz with people as we departed the pub. We ended up singing Happy Birthday to a lovely young lady (requested by her husband), and sang Let Me Call You Sweetheart just to make her day special! Her husband shared that her elderly mother is ill and unable to sing, so he'll be sending the video to her and said she would be so pleased. Great outreach gentlemen! 

    Please join us for rehearsals each Tuesday evening. You never know what might happen!
  • Barbershop in the Grove 2017
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  •  Thu, Jul 20 2017
    Barbershop in the Grove 2017
    On July 15, area barbershoppers and their families gathered for singing, barbequing, and all-around fun! See the photo album here

    Rogers Park in Forest Grove provided a great venue on a warm day! Perfect for hotdogs and shenanigans. 

    Paul Olguin's quartet 'Hometown Harmony' was there along with around eight guys from Bridgetown Sound chorus. We had gals from two Sweet Adeline choruses as well, including the Columbia River Sweet Adeline chorus from Vancouver, Washington.

    We also had a handfull of our past members come out: Bob Dodge, Keith Upton, Miles Dean, Roy Barnhart, David Moe, and a long-time TVHM'r Doc.

    Local Harmony Masters quartets performed, including The Tualatones and Penny Arcade. 

    As a group we sang a few tags, we hosted an impromptu quartet contest, and sang a few Polecats as a large ensemble. It was a great time of singing and fellowshipping. 

    This was the first annual Barbershop in the Grove event, so plan to attend next year!
  • June Barbershopper of the Month (Jim MacMillan)
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  •  Mon, Jul 10 2017
    Jim MacMillan was awarded Barbershopper of the Month for June.  Read the announcement here.
  • May Barbershopper of the Month (Chuck Olson)
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  •  Mon, Jun 12 2017
    Chuck Olson was awarded Barbershopper of the Month for May.  Read the announcement here.
  • April Barbershopper of the Month (Dave Osborn)
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  •  Tue, May 23 2017
    Dave Osborn was awarded Barbershopper of the Month for April.  Read the announcement here.
  • River City Singers Presents "Over There!"
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  •  Wed, May 17 2017
    Here is a musical event you might enjoy.

  • TVHM Chorus HAS MOVED to Our New Rehearsal Venue
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  •  Sun, Apr 16 2017
    Effective with the Tuesday 4/18/2017 rehearsal, we will be meeting in our new home, "Harmony Hall", located on the 2nd floor of the Pamplin Media Group  News-Times building in Forest Grove.  Although we are sharing the space with one other group (a martial arts group), we will have almost unlimited access to the building, and we will be able to display TVHM memorabilia to enjoy and share with visitors.  

    Our new address is:
     
    Second Floor of the News-Times Building 
    2038 Pacific Ave
    Forest Grove, OR 97116
    The main entrance is the door to the right on the front of the building.
    There is a second entrance that goes to the 2nd floor on the east side of the building on Ash Street.  

    For anyone who might have occasion to use Trimet, Bus 57 westbound stops in front of the building and Bus 57 eastbound stops behind the building on 19th Ave (about one block away).  

    Our first work day (Saturday 4/16) included cleaning up and piling trash for pick up later this week.  Thanks to the 6 guys and 2 ladies who helped.

    Come join us for a Tuesday night rehearsal and check out our new rehearsal space.

      
      
  • March Barbershopper of the Month (Butch Berquist and Dave Rohrer)
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  •  Mon, Apr 10 2017
    Butch Berquist and Dave Rohrer were awarded Barbershopper of the Month for March.  Read the announcement here.
  • Results of the 71st Ballad Town USA contest
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  •  Sun, Mar 26 2017
    Results of the 71st Ballad Town USA contest

    Winners - Recycled Parts
    • Lead: Eric Christensen
    • Tenor: Kathleen Davi
    •  Baritone: Kim McCormic
    • Bass: Ben McGowen

    The other Finalists finished in the following order:
    • 2nd - Place RipChord
    • 3rd - Place Three Good Looking Guys
    • 4th - Place Common Core 5
    • 5th - Place Profundo
    • 6th - Place The JayBirds
    • 7th - Place PrimaChord
    • 8th - Place After Midnight
    The quartet that came the farthest is from Fairbanks and North Pole Alaska Permafrost.

    The Chuck Olson best 'Gay 90's' costume award goes to The Jaybirds
  • “Barbershop in the Park” Planned for Rogers Park July 15
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  •  Sun, Mar 19 2017


    A fun social event is being planned for July 15th at Rogers Park in Forest Grove.  We will be hosting a picnic party that will include the entire local Barbershop (and Sweet Adelines) community & their friends/ families!  For more information see the flyer below
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  • TVHM Chorus Moving to New Rehearsal Venue
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  •  Sat, Mar 18 2017
    After spending several months looking for a more inviting rehearsal space, the Board has decided to move to Forest Grove.  Our tentative move date is late April.  We will be in nicely finished space on the 2nd floor of the Pamplin Media Group  News-Times building.  We will be sharing the space with one other group (a martial arts group), however, we will have the ability to display TVHM memorabilia attractively to enjoy and share with visitors.  Our new address will be:

    Second Floor of the News-Times Building 
    2038 Pacific Ave
    Forest Grove, OR 97116
    The main entrance is the door to the right on the front of the building.

    There is a second entrance that goes to the 2nd floor on the east side of the building on Ash Street.  For anyone who might have occasion to use Trimet, Bus 57 westbound stops in front of the building and Bus 57 eastbound stops behind the building on 19th Ave (about one block away).  
     
    There will be more information later, but we wanted to give everyone as much advance notice as possible about our upcoming move.

         
  • Ballad Town Barbershop Quartet Contest March 25 & 25
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  •  Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Only one week to go……

     

    The Ballad Town Committee has been preparing for this event for months, and it is almost here. The 71st Annual Barbershop Quartet Contest will be held March 24 and 25.

     

    We are pleased to announce that more than 20 quartets have registered to compete on Friday night. We are excited!!  You can get additional information and purchase tickets at www.BalladTownUSA.com.

     

    We will have three performances…Friday @ 7:00pm, Saturday @ 2:00pm, and Saturday @ 7:00pm.  We encourage groups of 10 or more to take advantage of our 10% discount.  If you are in a Group Residence or a member of Group or Organization, please tell your Activity Director about this unique contest for Barbershop Singing and special entertainment.  We have many groups that come by buses and vans.  Our facilities are handicap friendly, and we love to host a diverse audience from the older generation to school age children.

     

    If you would like to attend all three performances, select a ticket for each performance, and you will only be charged $45.

     

    We are proud to host this wonderful long standing event where great talent comes to our Ballad Town to present their love for harmony in song and to support our 71st year of the contest.

     

    If you have any trouble getting your tickets, please contact Dave Rohrer  503-708-5345

     

    By the way…….

    The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters (TVHM) are always looking for new members.  Why not join us at rehearsal any Tuesday evening at 7 pm and see is this is a hobby you might enjoy.
  • Chuck Olson to Take a Break from Directing the Chorus
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  •  Wed, Mar 15 2017
    It was recently announced that after serving as our Interim Director for the past year, Chuck will be taking a much-needed break from his duties as Director.  During this time, our Assistant Director will be leading the Chorus.
  • February Barbershopper of the Month (Doug Overbay)
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  •  Mon, Mar 13 2017
    Doug Overbay was awarded Barbershopper of the Month for February.  Read the announcement here.
  • The TVHM Songs from the 2/28 Benefit Concert are on our Website
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  •  Wed, Mar 1 2017
    Tuesday evening February 28th, the Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters Chorus, the Portland Bridge Town Sound Chorus, and the Salem SenateAires Chorus, along with a number of Quartets, performed at a Benefit Performance in Tigard, OR for Clark Lumber and True Value Hardware (a Tualatin business). They were completely destroyed by fire July 31st.

    The TVHM Chorus sang the following songs:
    • I Didn't Want to Fall
    • I Don't Know Why
    • I'll Fly Away
    • Patriotic Medley
    • Shenandoah
    • Simple Melody
    You can listen to the demos of the above songs on our website (www.tualatinvalley.com) and clicking "About" --> "Have a Listen!".  
     
    The Tualatones quartet did a 3 song set (Good Old Days, Sweet Adeline, and Coney Island Baby) a demo of which has been added to the website.  You can listen to the Tualatones demo by going to the website and clicking "About" --> "Quartets", and scrolling down to the Tualatones.  
     
  • Tickets Available - 71st Annual All Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest
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  •  Mon, Feb 27 2017
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    Friday Night
    Contestant Elimination Round
    Saturday Matinee & Evening
    Top 8 Finalists and Special Entertainment
     
    And Our Special Guests on All 3 Shows
    2016 International Quartet Championships Finalist &
    Your NEW 2016 Pacific Northwest Quartet Champions
    To book tickets click here.
  • January Barbershopper of the Month (Don Petersen)
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  •  Mon, Feb 13 2017
    Don Petersen was awarded Barbershopper of the Month for January.  Read the announcement here.
  • Audio Samples Available
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  •  Mon, Feb 6 2017
    Audio samples are now available and can be played directly on our website.  There are several samples of the TVHM Chorus available at "About" --> "Have a Listen!" (or click here).   There is also a sample of the Tualatones Quartet containing three songs available at "About" --> "Quartets" (or click here).
  • November / December Barbershopper of the Month (Dave Rohrer)
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  •  Wed, Feb 1 2017
    Dave Rohrer was awarded Barbershopper of the Month for November / December.  Read the announcement here.
  • Looking for a New Rehearsal Venue
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  •  Tue, Jan 31 2017
    This past weekend we had our 2017 planning meeting and one of the topics we discussed was a new rehearsal venue.  The Elk's lodge has worked for us for many years, but we are beginning to think about making a change.  Dave Roher has proposed with a very spacious place for us to call "our place".  Our own little "Clubhouse", located in downtown Forest Grove.

    While this new prospect is exciting, we need to be sure we have considered all reasonable possibilities.  If you know of a location that might work for us, please send it to our President and Secretary (president@tualatinvalley.com, secretary@tualatinvalley.com) so that we can give it proper consideration.  

     
  • TVHM to Perform at Benefit Concert (2/28) (Reschedule of 1/17 event)
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  •  Mon, Jan 30 2017
    Tuesday evening February 28th, the Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters Chorus, the Portland Bridge Town Sound Chorus, and the Salem SenateAires Chorus, along with a number of Quartets, will be part of a Benefit Performance in Tigard, OR for Clark Lumber and True Value Hardware (a Tualatin business). They were completely destroyed by fire July 31st.

    This would be a great time to hear some excellent Barbershop singing and, in the process, help our neighbors. For additional information, please see the poster below.


  • The History of Barbershop
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  •  Fri, Jan 27 2017
    Dr. David Wright takes an in-depth look at the barbershop art form, its history, how it formed, and how it continues to evolve even today. Wright has been a mainstay every year at our Harmony University with his class History of Barbershop. His class combines many years of extensive research with his own experience with singing barbershop to craft a presentation that's both entertaining and enlightening.

    This item is also available in our "Other" ---> "Links" section.
    YouTube Video URL:
  • It is time to order your singing valentines.
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  •  Tue, Jan 17 2017

    To order your Singing Valentine click here or on the poster.




     
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  • New Officers for 2017 Installed
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  •  Sat, Jan 14 2017

    At the Annual Installation Dinner, Mel Knight installed our new Officers for 2017. As part of the ceremony, Mel delivered a poem specially written for this event (see below).  
    Thanks to the following men for serving our Chapter in this way:

    • Ed Phillips - President
    • Doug Overbay - Immediate Past President
    • Don Petersen - Secretary
    • Gary Gale - Treasurer
    • David Dobson - VP Chapter Development
    • Butch Berquist - VP Music and Performance
    • Dave Rohrer - VP Marketing & Public Relations
    • Charles Olson - Board Member at Large
    • Dave Osborn - Board Member at Large

             Tualatin Valley Installation Poem

                             by Mel Knight

     

    Ed Phillips is your President, his leadership we know,

    Please give Ed all your support, to help the Chapter grow.

    Ed’s a Lead, so lead he must, there’s lots of stuff to do

    So can he count on everyone, like you? And you? And you?

     

    Past President Doug Overbay is really quite a guy,

    His Tenor singing does resound a-way up in the sky.

    So lean on Doug for good advice, I know you can’t go wrong

    He’ll share his experience with you, then break into a song.

     

    If you want a good Secretary, Don Petersen knows his stuff.

    He’s also the Chapter Contact man, so don’t give him any guff.

    Two jobs are really no trouble for this techno savvy guy,

    Put your trust in Don you’ll see his skills are pretty high.

     

    David Allen Dobson II, his name is kind of long

    He was a Bass now he’s a Lead and he’ll try most any song.

    Chapter Development is his game and Secretary On-Line,

    He has two very big jobs, but we know he’ll do just fine.

     

    Taking care of all your money, Gary Gale the Treasurer be.

    And if some day you come up short, check his pockets just to see

    We really trust you Gary with all the Chapter’s dough

    You couldn’t pick a better guy, your money he won’t blow.

     

    David Osborn’s on the Board, it’s called “at Large” I guess

    He’s there to make darn sure the rest don’t make a mess.

    There are 3 David’s as Officers…gee that’s seems quite a lot,

    When I talked to this Dave he told me that he’s the one on top!

     

    All of Oregon needs to know of the Harmony Masters existence

    So Marketing is the answer through David Rohrer’s persistence.  

    So Dave you need to tell the world, every Jim & Joe and Sally,

    About how great your Chapter is, not hiding in some alley.

     

    How do you keep the music going? With a Music VP that’s how.

    Butch Berquist is a good one, I’ll tell you that right now.

    He also assists in arm-waving chores, sings a bit of Baritone too,

    Without Butch around here, you’d really be in the stew.

    (I should let you know right here that there’s not a whole lot that rhymes with Berquist!)

     

    Now we all know Chuck Olson, what would you without him.

    He’s a special friend of mine, I’m really here to tout him.

    He’s waved his arms and fixed your vowels, created funny stuff,

    Chucks been around so many years we never get enough.

    So here’s to Cavemen, School Houses, Doctors, even Chickens

    And all Chuck’s dedication to the Barbershop tradition!

     

    I notice most of the new Officers, were old Officers as well

    I hope that leading TVHM is not a job from Hell!
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  • 2016 Attendance Awards
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  •  Sat, Jan 14 2017
    The 2016 Attendance Awards were announced at the Annual Officer Installation Dinner held January 14th at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Tanasbourne.  Each year we present the awards to members who have achieved at least a 90% attendance for the prior year.  This year's recipients were Ron Fairfield (94%) and Ed Phillips (95%).
  • 2016 Barbershopper of the Year
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  •  Sat, Jan 14 2017
    At the Annual Officer Installation Dinner, held January 14th at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Tanasbourne, David Dobson presented the 2016 Barbershopper of the Year award to Ed Phillips.  David gave a summary of the many reasons Ed was honored with this award.
  • Be Sure to Welcome Our Newest Member - Kevin Stauffer
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  •  Wed, Jan 4 2017
    Please welcome our newest member, Kevin Stauffer who is re-joining us as a Bass.  Kevin was a member of our chapter about 25 years ago.  Welcome back Kevin.  For a photo of Kevin and a brief bio please click here.
  • TVHM to Perform at Benefit Concert (1/17)
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  •  Sat, Dec 31 2016
    Tuesday evening January 17th, the Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters Chorus, the Portland Bridge Town Sound Chorus, and the Salem SenateAires Chorus, along with a number of Quartets, will be part of a Benefit Performance for Clark Lumber and True Value Hardware in Tigard, OR. They were completely destroyed by fire July 31st.

    This would be a great time to hear some excellent Barbershop singing and, in the process, help our neighbors. For additional information, please see the poster below.


  • TVHM to Perform at Alzheimer's Sing Here Now Concert (1/7)
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  •  Fri, Dec 30 2016

    The TVHM Chorus will be performing at the Portland area Alzheimer's Sing Here Now Choirs Christmas Concert.

    This concert was originally scheduled for Saturday 12/17.  Unfortunately, it had to be postponed due to an accident involving the piano player. The concert has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 7th (still at 2 pm at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton).  Details (other than the correct date) are in the flyer shown below.  

    This concert would be a great chance to encourage and support the Alzheimer's Choir and hear the TVHM Chorus and one of our Quartets. If you are in the area, we'd love to have you come to the concert.

  • Annual Christmas Party
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  •  Wed, Dec 21 2016
    We had about 40 people at our Annual Christmas Party (22 members + 1 former member (Doc Weaver) and their guests).  There was lots of good food and socializing and, of course, some singing.  If you missed it, perhaps you can be there next year.

      

  • Singing Valentines
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  •  Fri, Dec 9 2016

    The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters will again be offering Singing Valentines on February 14.  This is a great way to surprise your special someone with a unique gift (and support TVHM at the same time - truly a win-win opportunity).  For more information, or to schedule a Singing Valentine, please contact Doug Overbay (doug.overbay@centurylink.com).

     

    For more information click on the calendar link below:

     

    Tue, Feb 14 2017

     

    Singing Valentines

     

      

  • TVHM Float in the Forest Grove Holiday Light Parade
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  •  Sat, Dec 3 2016
    The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters entered a float in the 2016  Forest Grove Holiday Light Parade.  It had been many years since our last entry and we decided that would be a fun event that would allow us to sing for people in the Forest Grove area and hopefully encourage some men to come sing with us.  We recorded 2 songs and played them through a speaker system while the members on the float sang the songs.  Several members walked along the parade route to talk to people and distribute flyers. 

      

        
  • Additional Singers for the Christmas Season
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  •  Tue, Nov 15 2016
    We have had several men join in singing with us for the Christmas season.  Be sure to welcome:
    • Lloyd Labasan (singing Lead for his 2nd Christmas season).
    • Kevin Stauffer (singing Bass)  Kevin sang with TVHM in the 1990's and then moved out of the area.  Welcome back, Kevin.
    • Don West (singing Bass).
    We hope you will join us in January as we begin preparing for Singing Valentines and our Division Competition April 7 & 8 in Salem.
  • October Barbershopper of the Month (Don Petersen)
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  •  Mon, Nov 14 2016
    Don Petersen was awarded Barbershopper of the Month for October.  Read the announcement here.
  • September Barbershopper of the Month (Ron Fairfield)
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  •  Mon, Oct 10 2016
    Ron Fairfield awarded Barbershopper of the Month for September.  Read the announcement here.
  • Road Clean Up Day
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  •  Sat, Oct 1 2016
    Today 10 of us picked up trash along the 1.2 miles of Cornelius Pass Road between Baseline and TV Highway.  In early 2013 TVHM adopted this stretch of Cornelius Pass Road as a community service project.  Today we met at 9 am and were done by 11 am.  We split into two teams, one starting at each end  and proceeded toward each other from opposite ends until we ran into the other team, then crossed the road and walked back.  If you weren't there you missed a beautiful day and some good fellowship.  Maybe you will be able to join us in the Fall.
  • Come Join the Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters for the Christmas Season
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  •  Sat, Sep 17 2016

    Do you like to sing?
    The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters Barbershop Chorus invites men, of all ages,
    to come join us and enjoy great harmony, fun and fellowship during the coming Christmas season.  We are now starting to rehearse traditional Christmas songs for this season's performances.  Our experienced director, Chuck Olson, urges you to visit and enjoy the thrills of singing and performing with good men in harmony.  You don’t need to read music, you just need to be able to carry a tune and match sounds.  We will teach you the Barbershop vocal craft.

     

    Washington County’s only Barbershop Chorus meets every Tuesday night at 7pm at the Hillsboro Elks Lodge (lower level). Rehearsal finishes before 9:30pm.  The Elks Lodge is located at 21965 NW Quatama Rd, Hillsboro.   The entrance is on the side of the building on the lower level.


    For more Information call Chuck at 503-357-3046 or visit our website (www.tualatinvalley.com). We look forward to seeing you Tuesday evenings.

  • Get Your Own Copy of "Classic Tags for Men's Voices"
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  •  Thu, Sep 15 2016
    Print your own copy of "Classic Tags for Men's Voices".  This book contains most of the tags we sing at rehearsal.  To access it from our website click on Other --> Links.  Notice that we have some other helpful links there also.
  • Free Music Theory Education
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  •  Thu, Sep 15 2016
    Four online music theory tracks make learning the basics of music theory easy. View our curricula below, and start learning today.  Each track including online lessons and a worksheet for each lesson.
    1. Music Theory 1 
      Lessons include Basics, Rhythm Basics, Scales, Key Signatures, Intervals, and a Review
    2. Music Theory 2 
      Lessons include Interval Review, Rhythm In-depth, Triads in Root Position, Triads With Inversions, 7th Chords in Root Position, and a Review
    3. Music Theory 3 
      Lessons include Sevenths, Jazz/Pop Analysis, Secondary Dominant, Voice Leading, Rare Sevenths, and a Review
    4. Music Theory 4 
      Lessons include Review of Rare Seventh Chords & Discussion of Enharmonic Spellings, Sixths, Ninths, Thirteenths, Harmonizing, and a Review
  • August Barbershopper of the Month (David Dobson)
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  •  Tue, Sep 13 2016
    David Dobson awarded Barbershopper of the Month for August.  Read the announcement here.
  • Harmony Masters Chorus Membership Commitment
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  •  Tue, Sep 13 2016
    At the September 12, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting, the Board adopted a minor revision to the "Chorus Membership Commitment".  The purpose of the revision was to clarify that a member is expected to attend at least 75% of the rehearsals in the 2 months prior to a singing performance.

    Note that the Membership Commitment applies specifically to the Harmony Masters Chorus.  One can still be a member of the Tualatin Valley Chapter and not perform with the Chorus.

    The intention of the document is to help everyone understand what is expected of members in order to be allowed to perform with the chorus.  You can 
    view the document by clicking here.  Chapter Members can also view it by logging in to the TVHM website and clicking on Documents.
     
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  • Congratulations to Bill and Ruth Vaughan on Celebrating 60 Years of Marriage
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  •  Mon, Aug 15 2016
    Bill and Ruth Vaughan celebrated 60 years of marriage on Saturday 8/13.  As part of the celebration, several songs were sung.  
    Bill sang "My Dream", which he had written in 1981 for their 25th anniversary.  Their daughter, Marilyn Gower, was Bill's accompanist.  A quartet from the TVHM chorus sang "Heart of My Heart".  The quartet included Bill (Baritone), Roy Barnhart (Bass), David Dobson (Lead), and Ron FairField (Tenor).  


         



          
  • July Barbershopper of the Month (Mel Knight)
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  •  Mon, Aug 8 2016
    Mel Knight awarded Barbershopper of the Month for July.  Read the announcement here.
  • Pride of Portland Chorus (Sweet Adelines) Show October 1st
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  •  Mon, Aug 8 2016


    Join Pride of Portland Chorus at our send-off show before heading to Las Vegas and the Sweet Adelines International Competition!

    October 1, 2016
    Matinee only! 3:00 pm
    Rolling Hills Community Church
    3550 SW Borland Rd in Tualatin , OR 97062

    Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students.

    Special guests:

    Flipside Men's Quartet, 13th place at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international contest in July 2016.

    PrimeTime Women's Quartet, 12th place at the Sweet Adelines international contest last year and returning to compete in Las Vegas in late October 2016.

    Pride of Portland Chorus, 4th place at the 2014 Sweet Adelines international contest and seeded 3rd for the 2016 convention in Las Vegas.
     
  • TVHM at the Oregon International (Hillsboro) Air Show (and the Aliens "Saturday Night Surprise")
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  •  Mon, Aug 8 2016
     Again this year, TVHM helped to run a food booth at the Air Show.  Not only is this a fund raiser for our Chapter, but 13 members and friends had fun socializing, singing, and watching some great performances.  

    Both Friday and Sunday quartets were formed to entertain the visitors and perform on KUIK (1360) radio.  The first quartet below is Ron Fairfield, Ed Phillips, Jay Thornberry, and Chuck Olson.  

    The 2nd quartet is Jay Thornberry, Jim Richards, David Dobson, and Chuck Olson.  Jay, Jim, and Chuck were 3 of the original Aliens quartet, well known in the Evergreen District for their comedy routines.  To see the famous "Saturday Night Surprise" routine, also known as "The Aliens do Boston Common", filmed at the 1991 International Preliminary Contest in Hillsboro Oregon, click here.  

        

      
  • TVHM Chorus Helps Open the Hillsboro City Council Meeting
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  •  Tue, Jul 19 2016
    The TVHM Chorus sang 3 songs as part of the opening ceremony at the July 19th Hillsboro City Council meeting.  For the third song, we invited Mayor Jerry Willey to sing with us.  Great job Mayor Willey.  Maybe you would like to join us for our Christmas show?  After our performance we retired to McNally's Tap Room for some socialization and singing.

        
  • Our Two Youngest Members Had a Great Time at Harmony Explosion
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  •  Sat, Jul 16 2016
    Gregory and Mitch had a great time at Harmony Explosion in Tacoma WA.  They are already making plans to attend again next year.

     



     
  • Barbershop Legend Mel Knight Visits TVHM to Teach Us a New Song
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  •  Tue, Jul 12 2016
    TVHM friend and Barbershop legend, Mel Knight, was at our rehearsal July 12th to teach us a new song, "Keep Your Sunny Side Up".  Thanks Mel.

     
  • Our Director, Chuck Olson, Attended the 2016 International Convention
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  •  Tue, Jul 12 2016
    Fresh back from an exciting week in Nashville, Chuck gave us an update on the 2016 International Convention in Nashville.

     
  • Penny Arcade Recruiting at the July 4th Parade in Hillsboro
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  •  Mon, Jul 4 2016
    The Penny Arcade Quartet had a very fun morning recruiting at the July 4th parade in Hillsboro.

        
  • TVHM Chorus at Relay for Life Opening Ceremony
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  •  Fri, Jul 1 2016
    Again this year the TVHM Chorus was part of the opening ceremony at the Relay For Life of Hillsboro.  A small but able contingent represented the Chorus well.

       
  • Celebration of Life Service for Dave Muralt
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  •  Fri, Jun 24 2016
    A Celebration of Life service for Dave Muralt will be held Thursday July 14th at 1:00 pm at Beaverton Foursquare Church located at 13565 SW Walker Road, Beaverton Oregon 97005.  It is currently planned that the Tualatones and Penny Arcade will perform and the TVHM Chorus will not perform.  Please spread the word to anyone that might have known Dave. 
  • Long time member Dave Muralt passed away 6/19/2016
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  •  Mon, Jun 20 2016
    Yesterday, on Father's Day, one of the most amazingly loving and kind fathers, wonderful husband, big-hearted man, beekeeper, fisherman, true friend, role model, servant of Jesus, and much more, Dave Paul Muralt left this world for a far better place.  Our hearts are greatly saddened beyond what words can describe.  We find peace in knowing that he is with Jesus.

    Dave joined the Tualatin Valley chapter in 1993 and had a total of 25 years as a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).  In addition to singing with the Harmony Masters chorus, Dave sang with the Tualatones Quartet.  Over the years, he was responsible for bringing 31 new members into the BHS.  

    On June 15th it was announced that Dave had been awarded Barbershopper of the Month for May.  You can read the announcement here.

    Comments after his passing included:
     
    Our buddy Dave Muralt has passed into Heaven and is hanging out with God.
    After a long battle with cancer he won. No more sickness.  
    Please join me in praying for his wife Terri and family.

    Couldn't have happened to a better man.....he is with Dale Crouch and others who have gone before!!  The heavenly choir just got a great bass and a wonderful friend!!
    God bless you all!!

    Heaven just got a wonderful Bass. He will be missed dearly.
    God Bless
  • May Barbershopper of the Month
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  •  Wed, Jun 15 2016
    Dave Muralt awarded Barbershopper of the Month for May.  Read the announcement here.
  • Article on our own Gregory Bryan in May/June 2016 Harmonizer
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  •  Wed, Jun 15 2016
    In case you missed it, here is The Harmonizer May/June 2016 article about Gregory.
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  • Harmony Masters Chorus Membership Commitment
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  •  Tue, Jun 14 2016
    At the June 13, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting, the Board adopted some minor revisions to the previously announced "Chapter Membership Commitment" and renamed the document the "Chorus Membership Commitment".  The purpose of the revisions was to clarify that the Membership Commitment applies specifically to the Harmony Masters Chorus.  One can still be a member of the Tualatin Valley Chapter and not perform with the Chorus.

    The intention of the document is to help everyone understand what is expected of members in order to be allowed to perform with the chorus.  You can 
    view the document by clicking here.  Chapter Members can also view it by logging in to the TVHM website and clicking on Documents.
  • Advanced Vocals: Barbershop Harmony Class
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  •  Fri, Jun 10 2016
    Gregory Bryan just completed the Advanced Vocals: Barbershop Harmony class at Journey Theater Arts Group.  Last night (June 9) was the "Showcase" for the spring classes.  Below are several photos of the students performing and 2 pages from the Program.  The class was taught by Marsha Kelly with Chris Gable serving as Teaching Assistant.  The students did a great job and received a huge ovation at the conclusion of their performance.  There may be some prospects here for the TVHM and Pride of Portland choruses.  Maybe they will offer the class again next year.

              
              
  • Chapter Membership Commitment
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  •  Thu, May 12 2016
    At the May 9, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting, the Board adopted a "Chapter Membership Commitment".  The intention is to help everyone understand what is expected of members in order to be allowed to perform with the Chorus.  You can view the document by clicking here.  Chapter Members can also view it by logging in to the TVHM website and clicking on Documents.
  • April Barbershopper of the Month
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  •  Thu, May 12 2016
    Chuck Olson awarded Barbershopper of the Month for April.  Read the announcement here.
  • Road Clean Up Day
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  •  Sat, May 7 2016
    Today 8 of us picked up trash along the 1.2 miles of Cornelius Pass Road between Baseline and TV Highway.  In early 2013 TVHM adopted this stretch of Cornelius Pass Road as a community service project.  Today we met at 9 am and were done by 11 am.  We split into two teams, one starting at each end  and proceeded toward each other from opposite ends until we ran into the other team, then crossed the road and walked back.  If you weren't there you missed a beautiful day and some good fellowship.  Maybe you will be able to join us in the Fall.

       
  • Fire Severely Damages Rental Home Owned by Our Director, Chuck Olson
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  •  Fri, Apr 22 2016
    Chuck was awakened early Tuesday morning with the news that there was a severe fire at a rental home he and Bev own in Cornelius.  According to the KOIN6 News report, no one was injured but there was at least $25,000 in damage to the house, a neighboring house, and a car.

    Despite being up half the night, and spending the day dealing with insurance adjustors and other issues related to the fire, Chuck was a rehearsal at 7pm Tuesday night ready to Direct the Chorus.
  • We Have 2 Guys Going to Harmony Explosion in July
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  •  Thu, Apr 21 2016
    We have just learned that Gregory and Mitch are going to Harmony Explosion in July.  Way to go guys.  
  • Barbershop Singer Artwork
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  •  Wed, Apr 20 2016
    Gregory Bryan is one of our High School members.  Gregory took a one evening introductory welding class that included the opportunity to try welding some scrap pieces together.  Gregory looked at the scrap he had to choose from and came up with a Barbershop singer.   The first picture is Gregory and Don Petersen (Gregory's grandfather) showing off Gregory's artwork.  The 2nd picture is a closeup of the artwork.

    Do you think Gregory likes Barbershop?

    The 2nd picture is now the profile picture for the TVHM Facebook page.
     
     
  • March Barbershopper of the Month
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  •  Wed, Apr 13 2016
    Butch Berquist and Dave Rohrer awarded Barbershopper of the Month for March.  Read the announcement here.
  • Results from Division IV Competition
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  •  Mon, Apr 11 2016
    TVHM had 2 quartets (Encore and On the Road) in the Division IV competition April 8th in Eugene.  Good job guys.  Hopefully the TVHM Chorus will be back in the competition next year.

    Division IV Quartet results:
    1. Flipside
    2. Coda
    3. JAM'N
    4. Social Insecurity
    5. Hometown Harmony
    6. Encore
    7. Wink and a Smile
    8. Chordcraft
    9. Lytning
    10. On the Road

    Division IV Chorus results:
    1. Salem OR - 984
    2. Portland Metro - 859
    3. Eugene OR - 801
    4. Canby OR - 704
    5. Rogue Valley OR - 681
    6. Coos Bay OR (VLQ) - 554

    Salem OR Most Improved

     
  • February Barbershopper of the Month
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  •  Sun, Apr 3 2016
    Gregory Bryan awarded Barbershopper of the Month for February.  Read the announcement here.
  • Slideshow: The 70th Annual All-Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest
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  •  Thu, Mar 31 2016
    The News Times (the local Forest Grove newspaper) on March 19th, had a nice slide show of the various competators at Ballad Town.  Check it out here.
  • Results from Ballad Town Quartet Competition
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  •  Sun, Mar 20 2016
    The results from the 70th Annual Original All - Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest (Ballad Town).are as follows:
    1. 3 Good Looking Guys
    2. Who's Your Daddy
    3. The Common Core 5
    4. Profundo
    5. Encore
    6. Hometown Harmony
    7. Wink and a Smile
    8. Breakers
    Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who competed.