The best way to join the Tidesmen is to go to one of our regular Monday night practices
(click on the link you just read to find out where we meet).
Of course, you have to want to sing, and have some musical ability - but not much! You do NOT have to read music, or have any prior singing experience, If you like to sing in the shower, or find yourself whistling or singing as you work around the house or office, then you might want to try singing with the Tidesmen.
If you do come to a practice, and decide you would like to try singing, then we will assign a buddy from the chorus to help you find your way around, and understand what we do and how we do it. And if after a few visits – or even after one! – you decide you would like to join, then we will give you a brief audition to determine which part would best suit your voice. We will give you music and learning tools (we have recordings of the parts to our repertoire that you can listen to on any device that will connect to the internet.
Barbershopping is a great hobby, and the 80,000 or so singers around the world who are affiliated with the BHS are a great and supportive resource. The most frequent comment we hear from men who join us is: "I wish I had started years ago!"
It's great to be a barbershopper!