Society for Preservation & Encrgmnt of Barbershop Quartet Singing Amer Subordinate

It's Great to be a Barbershopper in Brevard County

aka Harbor City Harmonizers   |   MELBOURNE, FL   |
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Society for Preservation & Encrgmnt of Barbershop Quartet Singing Amer

EIN: 59-2981921  Subordinate info


The Harbor City Harmonizers has been promoting and encouraging vocal harmony and good fellowship among its members for 29 years. We actively educate our members and the public in the appreciation of barbershop music. We initiate, promote and participate in charitable projects that educate the youth of Brevard County to sing music in the Barbershop style.

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Nathan Wyble

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Subject area info

Musical ensembles and groups

Population served info



Young adults

NTEE code info

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

What we aim to solve

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When people sing together, it improves their physical and emotional health, builds healthier communities, helps young people become healthier adults, forges intergenerational bonds, reduces barriers across diverse cultures or groups, helps build healthy self-identity, and helps people facing significant challenges address those challenges. If people singing together is good, more people singing together would be even better. Healthier lives, healthier communities, and reduced social costs would be the result. The problem is that, for a variety of reasons, singing together is not widely or easily accessible to many. Barriers include an increasingly elitist attitude towards singing, reduced funding for arts education in schools, lack of social support for singing as something that young men do, a disjointed lifelong singing continuum, and the absence of sector leadership focused on taking singing to scale. We are working to solve this problem by bringing singing together to scale.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Harmony Explosion

Teaching the love of singing to students

Population(s) Served

We strive to share the love of the Barbershop style of music to preserve and encourage others to take part in it as well.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our primary and overriding goal at this time is to implement the strategic vision of Everyone In Harmony.

We are animated by two long term impacts we can make in the world:

----- 1. EVERYONE in Harmony -----

We are animated by the desire to bring singing together to scale. This means, literally, everyone singing, listening, or both. This will bring the many benefits we have documented, for individuals and for and between communities, to all.

----- 2. Everyone IN HARMONY -----

Singing together produces several positive impacts for individuals and communities. Singing together is good, and more singing together is even better. We seek to deploy our resources to bring singing together to scale at the broadest possible level by getting more people singing together.

Our strategic plan begins with this firm statement:

--- "First and foremost, we must unequivocally turn away from any cultural vestiges of exclusion. We must become radically inclusive and diverse, across cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, social, economic and generational lines. We hereby declare our commitment to this transformation. --- "

We took a large step towards acting upon this commitment with the announcement, in 2018, of the momentous decision to welcome women as members.

The SPEBQSA Melbourne Chapter has developed relationships with other chapters and organizations to reach out to young people and share he love of singing with them and set them on a life long journey of singing together.

From 26 men on a Tulsa rooftop in 1938 to our charter in 1989, we are part of the largest singing organization in North America, and likely the largest in the world.

We are working to build relationships with more high schools in the area in order to partner with those teachers in teaching the Barbershop style to students.


Society for Preservation & Encrgmnt of Barbershop Quartet Singing Amer

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Financial data

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Society for Preservation & Encrgmnt of Barbershop Quartet Singing Amer

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

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Contributions, Grants, Gifts $3,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $1,000
Special Events $8,000
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $12,000
Program Services $6,000
Administration $6,000
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $12,000

Society for Preservation & Encrgmnt of Barbershop Quartet Singing Amer

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

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Total Assets $28,000
Total Liabilities $2,000
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $26,000


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Nathan Wyble

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Society for Preservation & Encrgmnt of Barbershop Quartet Singing Amer

Board of directors
as of 03/17/2024
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Board chair

Mark Amaral

Sterling Warner

Nathan Wyble

Charles Goodrich

Mark Amaral

Gordon Yurich

Dan Brinkmann

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable