Upcoming Performances

Annual Spring Show, May 14, 2022

Prairie High School will again be the venue for the Harmony Hawks annual Spring Show, at a time and date to be determined.

Plans are underway for the return of our Annual Spring Show, to be held at Prairie High School, May 14, 2022. Please check back here for more information as it becomes available.

Weekly Updates

Here is the current news for the week.

Weekly Update

New song: Let it Snow Chad will be introducing us to a new song at Tuesday’s rehearsal, and you can preview the learning tracks and download and print a copy from the website. Prepare for and promote the Gospel Concert We are less than a month out from the concert – our first public offering …

Weekly Update, extra

Home prep needed on Prayer of the Children Singers always perform better when they understand the stories they tell through song. Although this song is rooted in a specific humanitarian crisis, it also applies to many situations where families are forced to flee for their lives, and “unknown roads lead away from home.” Here is …

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.

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 Jack Ray (319-360-6858), to visit rehearsal
  • To schedule a performance, contact Larry Hlavacek (larry.hlavacek@gmail.com)

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, Ryan Ballentine
  • Treasurer, Al Huneke
  • Marketing & Public Relations VP, Gary Lindsay
  • Bill Moss, at large

2022 Spring Show Chairs

  • Tom and Barb Read, ‭(319) 360-3765‬, tomandbarbr@yahoo.com

Contact us:

  • Larry Hlavacek, Music VP,  larry.hlavacek@gmail.com
  • Gary Lindsay,  Webmaster, VP Marketing & PR 319-721-0781
  • Jack Ray, to visit rehearsal or for scheduling performances 319-360-6858, email at Jandbray04@netins.net