If you’re new to the Harmonizers, you’ll quickly discover why everyone says, “IT’S GRRREAT TO BE A HARMONIZER!” Active members come from as far away as Baltimore, Richmond, and even Delaware and Pennsylvania. Why? Because it really is GREAT to be a Harmonizer! If you want to sing with one of the top men’s choruses in the world, be a part of a championship organization, and become life-long friends with a ton of great guys, it’s worth the drive. And the fellowship and camaraderie that comes with being a Harmonizer and a barbershopper is second to none. Many members have been with the chorus for over 20 years. Even when members move to the far corners of the world, they retain their membership status and visit when they can because... "once a Harmonizer, always a Harmonizer!"
The chorus has over 200 members, of which 80-100 are in the performing chorus. Many of the non-performing members fill vital roles in the organization, such as management, marketing, lighting and sound, fund-raising, show production, being stage hands, managing the martini table at parties, and much more. So even if you can't perform, or don't have the time to commit, there's room in the Harmonizer organization for you and many ways for you to help and be involved with a great team.
FRIENDS IN HARMONY:
Beyond chorus members, the Friends in Harmony (FIH) group is comprised of spouses, partners, SOs, and fans. FIH is instrumental in the success of the organization, providing numerous support functions, managing concessions, fund-raising activities, and, of course, cheering wildly at competitions.
Beyond being exciting showmen and a fantastic fraternal organization, the Harmonizers are routinely recognized by the Barbershop Harmony Society and the City of Alexandria for their exemplary leadership, significant contributions of time and resources to the community, and outreach—especially to youth. The Harmonizers actively sponsor The Capital Force, a budding young men's chorus in Washington DC, and host the annual Youth in Harmony Festival. Additionally, individuals from the Harmonizers have donated more than $100,000 to the Barbershop Society’s Harmony Foundation, more than any other chorus in the society, to benefit the Society’s efforts to bring the joy of a cappella music to disadvantaged youth throughout America.