About The ShoMe Statesmen

The ShoMe Statesmen is a membership organization of singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have over 30 singers of all walks of life, and all parts of the Springfield and the surrounding area.



The main purpose of The ShoMe Statesmen is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at annual competitions. We also perform Singing Valentines around Valentines Day. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.


In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. At least once a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.



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Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region (Central States District) to come together and perform for each other, and receive some constructive

feedback from a panel of judges.


Twice a year, The ShoMe Statesmen participates in the Central States District chorus competitions. The quartets that excel in the Spring Competition continue on the road to International, while the winners of the larger chorus categories get to travel to International Competition later in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2014, International Competition will be held in Las Vegas. Click here to learn more.


Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. The ShoMe Statesmen currently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.



The ShoMe Statesmen is a chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society, a non-profit organization of approximately 25,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Nashville, TN.

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