“Show Time, All The Time.”
The mission of the Tacoma Barbershop Harmony (Tacoma
Totem-Aires) chapter is to promote and perpetuate the barbershop
harmony style of singing in the greater Tacoma, Washington area.
Encourage the educational development of our members through
the techniques of singing four part barbershop a cappella music.
Promote public awareness and appreciation of barbershop harmony by
producing one or more shows yearly.
Develop an understanding of quartet and chorus singing within
the chapter not just as a craft but rather the development of the
craft to communicate human feeling to others.
Understanding the benefits obtained from barbershop harmony
singing that contribute to feeling better with oneself, his fellow
chapter members, and the community.
Strive for musical excellence in our chapter chorus and
quartets. The chorus and quartets learning how to actualize barbershop
show performance expectations.
Provide community service to Tacoma, Washington by singing for
paid and free performances as a chapter chorus and quartets. Donating performances
to charitable organization functions. Attend and compete in contests