PBC Coastmen Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Very few organizations last 75 years, especially singing groups. However, the Palm Beach County Coastmen Chorus recently celebrated its 75th year of providing four-part a cappella harmony to its many fans.

One of the truly American-grown music styles, barbershop harmony is practiced by tens of thousands of adherents world-wide. The chorus thanks all previous and current members (some with more than 50 years singing barbershop) who kept this unique hobby alive on the local level and contributed to the international success of four-part harmony. The chorus is not just for retirees. It has recently added high school students and recent graduates to its growing list of members.

The chorus rehearses Wednesday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Boynton Beach Leisureville Clubhouse (1807 SW 18th Street, Boynton Beach). There is no requirement to read music, as most of the members learn by ear. Guests are welcome.

The Palm Beach County Coastmen Chorus is an official chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, an international organization dedicated to preserving and promoting this uniquely American form of music.

For more information, visit www.palmbeachcoastmen.org, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coastmenchorus or call (561) 770-1237.