Upcoming Performances

“Let’s Get Away from It All,” our 2023 Spring Show

Everyone wants to get away from something during their lives. The Harmony Hawks present a musical production about the many ways to get away from it all. We will travel over bridges and country roads. We will take planes, trains and automobiles to escape the doldrums of life and work. And as a result, we will make our lives happier.

Our 2023 Spring Show will be presented Saturday, May 20 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Cost is $15 per ticket ($12 per ticket for groups of 10 or more). General admission. Tickets may be purchased from any Harmony Hawk, on our website at harmonyhawks.org or by calling (319) xxx-xxxx.

More details will be available here soon. Please mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it!

Weekly Updates

Weekly Update for June 5

These are some of the guys who performed at the Memorial Day observance at Cedar Memorial Cemetery May 31. Several hundred attended this event which is becoming an annual tradition.

Rehearsal Plan for June 7

Tuesday Songs

  • Armed Forces Medley
  • America the Beautiful
  • Shenandoah
  • Isn’t She Lovely
  • God Bless the USA
  • Polecat that we know with peeling off quarteting members like a hot potato
  • Tag or two

Tribute to Heroes Details

  • When: Friday, June 17
  • Time: 6:00 – Arrive & Rehearse, 7:00 – National Anthem, approx. 7:45 – 3 songs
  • Where: The Hotel at Kirkwood
  • Attire: Black tux pants, red shirt, white tie, shiny shoes
  • See Larry Hlavacek if you are interested in eating and listening to the program
  • Keynote Speaker: University of Iowa Women’s Wrestling Coach Clarissa Chun

Golf Outing Details

SAVE THE DATE: Our annual golf outing will be Friday, August 12.  Join fellow members of our chorus in this fun event. Golfing ability is NOT a prerequisite to enjoy this event. It is a fun social time that just happens to include golf. Even if you do not have clubs, sign up and join us—-we will find clubs for you. The scoring will be set up in a four-person best shot format so all levels of golfers will have a good time.

  • WHEN: Friday, August 12 at 4 p.m.
  • WHERE: Airport National Golf Course, 3001 Wright Brothers Blvd East.
  • COST: $36 payable at the clubhouse
  • WHAT IS INCLUDED: Nine holes of golf with electric cart. Also included is a meal of either hamburger or brat, chips, and a 20 oz. soft drink. (Beer will also be available for purchase).
    • Long drive
    • Closest to the pin
    • Longest putt
    • Prize for every participant based on your team’s finish   

ALSO INCLUDED: Lots of fun, fellowship and singing!!!

We will have signup sheets at rehearsal soon.

If you would like to sign up now contact Bob Kerdus at 319 – 350 -7344 or email him at [email protected]

Upcoming Events (See the details on HarmonyHawks.org)

  • June 17 – Tribute to Heroes (Friday)
  • June 26 – Linn County Fair Sing-out (Sunday)
  • August 2 – Kernel’s National Anthem sing out
  • August 12 – Golf Outing
  • October 6-9 – CSD Fall Convention  
  • November 11 – Gospel Concert

Weekly Update

‘Silhouettes’ added to the website You can now access and download the PDF and tracks for “Silhouettes.” The past two weeks we have introduced this song. Long-time members may remember singing this in the past. This song was a favorite of the Doo Wop era, and it was made popular by The Rays in 1957. …

Update for May 16

A personal reflection on Saturday’s show From Gary Lindsay, webmaster. Those who saw me studying my music up to show time Saturday and at intermission might have already concluded that I did not feel totally ready to perform all our music. I had misgivings, some serious ones, and I don’t think I was alone in …

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 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 have members ranged 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.


  • 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 St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1340 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Come join us at one of our public performances
  • Call Jack Ray (319-360-6858), to visit rehearsal
  • To schedule a performance, contact Larry Hlavacek ([email protected])

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.

2022 Harmony Hawks Board of Directors and Officers

  • President, Larry Hlavacek
  • Past President, Cliff Newman
  • Music & Programming VP, Larry Hlavacek and Bill Moss
  • Membership & Chapter Development VP, Jack Ray
  • Secretary, Wendell Aldrich
  • Treasurer, Al Huneke
  • Marketing & Public Relations VP, Gary Lindsay
  • Bill Moss, at large

2022 Spring Show Chairs

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