History

The Early Years The chorus web site for the years 2005 until early 2011 survived the data crash that wiped out our recent site this year. Due to it’s age, it covers a significant part of our early history. It was constructed using an early web software package and is not on the Word Press package we are using today. However, if you would like to view the many photos, newsletters, event summaries of those days it is possible by clicking the paragraph title above. This will take you to a different site, so you will have to reenter wmhcbc.com to return to this site.

However, we intend to put some history on this site as well. Let’s start with “The First Year,” an article contributed in 2005 by then Chorus Historian Larry Kennedy.

The Annual Show – Click on the year you are interested in.
2017 “The Greatest Generation”     2017 Show Set Preparation

The “Christmas In The Pines” Show –
2017 

Awards to the Chorus –
American Legion Presents Award to the Chorus, August, 2017

High Country Chorus Annual Harmony Award – Each year the chorus recognizes one of the talented people in the White Mountains who is promoting the Musical Arts, not only as teachers, but as people working behind the scenes. This award is presented during the intermission of the annual summer show.

The Barbershopper of the Year Award (BOTY) – An award given each year to a chorus member for outstanding contribution to the chorus during the award year. Click on the title of this paragraph for more info and a list of recipients through the years.

Chorus “Portraits” Over the Years A collection of photos of the chorus taken at various events over  time. 

Chorus Show Programs – The High Country Barbershop Chorus presents it’s eighteenth show the summer of 2017. Programs from all of the seventeen shows already performed can be found in pdf format by clicking on the title to this paragraph. The programs serve as a great history of the chorus providing information on who the singers are by year, what guests were on the program, etc.

Chorus Officers Installation Dinners – In January of each year the chorus installs the new officers at a dinner held in a local establishment large enough where the chorus members and guests are the only attendees. Each officer is formally installed, awards are presented and there is usually a guest quartet, etc., for entertainment for the evening. Naturally, there is also a lot of singing. Please click on the year(s) that you are interested in.                                                                                                                  2017  2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Chorus Singers at Walmart – For several years the chorus, or group of chorus singers, has enjoyed singing at Walmart during the Christmas season. Click on the year you are interested in to see photos of these events:   2017  2016

Road Clean Up – Woolford Road, Show Low, AZ. The High Country Barbershop Chorus holds the City of Show Low “Road Clean Up Permit” number 1. To see us in action through the years, click on the title of this paragraph.