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.

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 …

Weekly Update

Board meeting report At their meeting Monday night the Board made a number of significant decisions. First they accepted the resignation of Scott Wilcox as Secretary and appointed Ryan Ballentine as Secretary protem. This opens the At-large Board member position, and anyone interesting in serving on the board should contact Cliff Newman. The board approved …

Weekly Update

Here is the list of songs for Tuesday’s rehearsal (in no particular order): Happy Days Brother Can You Spare a Dime Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) Beautiful Savior Shenandoah Homeward Bound Tag – Last Night Was The End of The World Note on “Homeward Bound” This song is a recent addition to our repertoire, so a little …

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