Senior Quartet Champions of the barbershop world, “Rusty Pipes,” will headline the Tumbleweed Chorus’ annual show, Saturday, March 22 at the Frahm Theater on the campus of Colby Community College. This year’s show is titled “Harmony in Conflict-Civil War,” and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
“Uncalled 4,” a local quartet, and “Prairie Rose Harmony,” a local ladies barbershop group, will join the chorus in the tribute to the music of the War Between the States. Show times are at 3:30PM (Central) and 7:30PM.
Cincinnati-based “Rusty Pipes” won the senior quartet championship in 2012 at the Midwinter Convention in Tucson, AZ. They performed in McCook, NE last year, but were unable to hold their scheduled performance in Colby due to a winter storm.
The “Tumbleweed Chorus” hales from northwest Kansas. They will be joined on-stage by members of the “Prairie Statesmen” from McCook. Nearly 30 men will be on the risers for this event, which is directed by Peggy Cabrinha of Atwood.
“Uncalled 4” is a quartet composed of members of the High Plains Barbershop from Hays…as well as the Colby group. They have been together for the past six years.
Prairie Rose Harmony began singing as High Plains Harmony in 1990. Members are primarily from northwest Kansas. Dr Phil Shuman directs the group.
The Tumbleweed Chorus’ annual show is the group’s major fund-raiser. The chorus is an affiliate of the Barbershop Harmony Society, whose mission is to keep vocal music alive and healthy. The local club uses funds to support their scholarship program in conjunction with Colby Community College, as well as assisting local school’s music programs.
Tickets for the show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available from local members.