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.
  • 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, Ryan Ballentine
  • 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

Tuesday Rehearsal (from Chad)You are invited! Bring some folks with you! As most of you know, we are starting this Tuesday with our combined chorus rehearsal for October convention and other combined show songs. These will continue every other week until October when we evaluate and continue a path forward. We need your voice!  (Every week …

Weekly Update

Here are the songs for Tuesday, July 6. Homeward Bound Lullabye Brother, Can you Spare a Dime Tag? Happy Days Beautiful Savior Shenandoah tag (if time permits) Isn’t She Lovely Off The Music Dates: Last week: Shenandoah Last week: Homeward Bound July 13: Happy Days (coming up VERY soon) July 27: Brother, Can You Spare …

Update for June 9

From Larry Hlavacek Great rehearsal last Tuesday! I was told we had 21 people in attendance. Remember that Chad’s goal is to put over 40 on stage for the Central States District Fall Contest, so make sure you are inviting people to rehearsal. We did have one guest and Glen, a visitor from Old Capitol Chorus, at …

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.
  • 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, Ryan Ballentine
  • 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