Our Mission: The Miamians work to Promote, Perform and Perpetuate a cappella 4-part Barbershop Harmony music in South Florida
We Promote our music to raise public awareness of and interest in this unique genre of American Music. We Perform our music throughout the region, making it accessible and affordable to all members of our community. This includes our Music Medics program, which sends Barbershop quartets to sing to ailing children in South Florida’s children’s hospitals. We Perpetuate our music by sponsoring free youth harmony workshops and by actively encouraging and supporting choral music education in our area schools.
The Music We Sing
Barbershop harmony music is music that is arranged for four voice parts and is sung a cappella, that is, without any instrumental accompaniment.
Building on the impromptu and “woodshedding” barbershop quartets that preceded our society, this music was first sung in an organized way back in 1938 in Tulsa, Oklahoma by just a handful of men and quickly grew and spread from there. Today, choruses spanning the U.S., Canada, Australia, many parts of Europe and beyond enjoy performing music in this American-born style.
Barbershop style arrangements have been written for all types of music, from traditional gospel, regional folk melodies, Vaudeville era tunes, Jazz Age melodies, songs of the “great American Songbook” era, all the way up to some of the best popular music penned to this day.
Whether performed by a classic “Barbershop Quartet” or a hundred-man chorus, the harmonious and pleasing chords and the showcasing of the human voice are the hallmarks of our beloved “Barbershop Style”.
Let us entertain at next event!
Whether you are hosting a large fund-raising banquet, an intimate and elegant private function, or something in between, let the Miamians be the musical highlight of your event. Your guests will be surprised, delighted and entertained by our unique four-part harmony sound.
We have a considerable repertoire of songs from which you may choose. We have attire suitable for casual events all the way up to the elegance of our tuxedoed formalwear. Let us work with you to put together a program that is custom-tailored to your particular needs, helping to ensure a successful and enjoyable event.
We can provide ensembles as small as the classic four-man “Barbershop Quartet” to a small 8 to 15-man chorus all the way up to the grand and commanding sound of a full 60-man chorus.
Contact us and let us see if we might work together to help make your next function a memorable one. Call 305-274-7464 or by email at [email protected].