About us

Harmony Hawks Chorus

The Harmony Hawks Barbershop Chorus is a community service chorus based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Men and boys aged 16 and older from across Eastern Iowa sing with us. We are affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society, and barbershop harmony lies at the heart of our repertoire that also includes patriotic, gospel, and popular music arranged as four-part acapella harmony.

Community Service:

Some highlights last year include:

  • Providing entertainment for Tribute to Heroes, the kickoff event for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
  • Raising money for charity in our annual Gospel Concert
  • Providing music for many Naturalization Ceremonies
  • Teaming up with choirs from College Community’s Prairie Point middle school in our annual spring show
  • Visiting area schools to demonstrate vocal technique and barbershop quartet singing
  • Sponsoring a Youth in Harmony Festival for 150 students 7-12

Our mission: to promote singing for a lifetime.

Our current members range in age from high school youth to senior citizens with over 60 years of singing experience in our chorus. By learning to blend our voices, we develop both our vocal skill and the bonds of friendship with each other. Singing invigorates us and keeps our minds sharp. Our mission includes reaching out to schools to assist them in bringing the gift of singing to their students.

Invitation:

  • If you are a male aged 16 or older who loves to sing, come to any rehearsal
  • We meet Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are currently singing masked and socially distanced as a COVID-19 protocol. We will continue to follow CDC and Linn County Health recommendations and adjust as necessary.
  • Come join us at one of our public performances
  • Call Tom Read, to visit rehearsal or for scheduling performances 319-360-3765

Singing in competition:

The Harmony Hawks Chorus and quartets compete yearly in the Central States District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Preparing for contest sharpens our skills and raises the level of performance on all our songs.

2020 Harmony Hawks Board of Directors and Officers

  • President, Cliff Newman
  • Past President, Larry Hlavacek
  • Music & Programming VP, Larry Hlavacek
  • Membership & Chapter Development VP, Tom Read
  • Secretary, Scott Wilcox
  • Treasurer, Al Huneke
  • Marketing & Public Relations VP, Gary Lindsay
  • Bill Moss, at large

Contact us:

  • Larry Hlavacek, Music VP,  larry.hlavacek@gmail.com
  • Gary Lindsay, Past President, Webmaster, Marketing & PR 319-721-0781
  • Tom Read, to visit rehearsal or for scheduling performances 319-360-3765

Weekly Updates

Here is the current news for the week.

Weekly Update

Home rehearsal this week Please work hard on the Tribute to Heroes songs. We need to know them well so we can represent the Harmony Hawks well. We have been using printed music and we won’t have that for our performance. Tribute to Heroes Performance There is a small adjustment to the Tribute to Heroes plan. …

Weekly Update, May 9

Rehearsal Schedule for Tuesday, May 11 Here is the schedule for Tuesday’s rehearsal. It includes the songs we will sing at the Tribute to Heroes event on May 24. 6:30-6:38 – Warm Up – Oakley 6:38-6:43 – Solfege (Practice going between each) – Chad 6:43-7:05 – *Armed Forces Medley –  Chad 7:05-7:15 – It Is Well …

About us

Harmony Hawks Chorus

The Harmony Hawks Barbershop Chorus is a community service chorus based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Men and boys aged 16 and older from across Eastern Iowa sing with us. We are affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society, and barbershop harmony lies at the heart of our repertoire that also includes patriotic, gospel, and popular music arranged as four-part acapella harmony.

Community Service:

Some highlights last year include:

  • Providing entertainment for Tribute to Heroes, the kickoff event for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
  • Raising money for charity in our annual Gospel Concert
  • Providing music for many Naturalization Ceremonies
  • Teaming up with choirs from College Community’s Prairie Point middle school in our annual spring show
  • Visiting area schools to demonstrate vocal technique and barbershop quartet singing
  • Sponsoring a Youth in Harmony Festival for 150 students 7-12

Our mission: to promote singing for a lifetime.

Our current members range in age from high school youth to senior citizens with over 60 years of singing experience in our chorus. By learning to blend our voices, we develop both our vocal skill and the bonds of friendship with each other. Singing invigorates us and keeps our minds sharp. Our mission includes reaching out to schools to assist them in bringing the gift of singing to their students.

Invitation:

  • If you are a male aged 16 or older who loves to sing, come to any rehearsal
  • We meet Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are currently singing masked and socially distanced as a COVID-19 protocol. We will continue to follow CDC and Linn County Health recommendations and adjust as necessary.
  • Come join us at one of our public performances
  • Call Tom Read, to visit rehearsal or for scheduling performances 319-360-3765

Singing in competition:

The Harmony Hawks Chorus and quartets compete yearly in the Central States District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Preparing for contest sharpens our skills and raises the level of performance on all our songs.

2020 Harmony Hawks Board of Directors and Officers

  • President, Cliff Newman
  • Past President, Larry Hlavacek
  • Music & Programming VP, Larry Hlavacek
  • Membership & Chapter Development VP, Tom Read
  • Secretary, Scott Wilcox
  • Treasurer, Al Huneke
  • Marketing & Public Relations VP, Gary Lindsay
  • Bill Moss, at large

Contact us:

  • Larry Hlavacek, Music VP,  larry.hlavacek@gmail.com
  • Gary Lindsay, Past President, Webmaster, Marketing & PR 319-721-0781
  • Tom Read, to visit rehearsal or for scheduling performances 319-360-3765