of THE MIAMIANS
Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society was founded in 1948. It grew rapidly and by 1951 was the second-largest
chapter in the entire country.
In 1965, after
winning a silver medal the year
before, the Miamians Chorus
won the gold medal
at the International Championships in Boston, Mass.
Meanwhile, Miami's quartets had excelled in competition. The
Antlers medaled in 1951 and 1952. The Shortcuts medaled in
1957 and several times thereafter, and in 1961 The Suntones,
widely acclaimed as the greatest quartet ever, won the gold
as International champs, with the highest score ever achieved. (The
record still stands today!)
long history of show productions, as well as fun and friendship,
has created and fostered lifelong friendships for hundreds of men and
their wives and families.
In recent years, The Miamians
have combined their talents with the women's Goldcoast
Chorus, a South Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines,
to form Florida Gold, an exciting
mixed chorus of over 100 voices. The Florida Gold annual show every
March has become a highlight of the year.
addition to competing in the Spring and Fall at state competition, which
they have won on several occasions, The
Miamians also perform at many civic and charitable
events year-round. The chapter encourages the formation of quartets
and the quartets are often featured at many functions. Valentine's
Day is especially busy for quartets.
One of the chapter's pet projects is to work with music educators in
conjunction with middle and high school students, giving a greater appreciation
of Barbershop a cappella singing, in our annual Youth Music Festivals.
are dedicated to quality singing and vocal harmony and also to
helping and encouraging men, young and old, to sing, for the fun of
it, in that unique American art form: Barbershop Harmony.