Arlington Heights, Illinois (2009)




After college I spent a year as Assistant to the Director of a Mens Barbershop Chorus.  

It was a lot of fun being the youngest guy in the room by about 4 decades. They met at the local VFW building in the room next to the bar.  

Each week they would have a 50/50 raffle that everyone was required to contribute to. The guy with the winning ticket was expected to buy the first round of beers.  Rehearsal would be finished but the singing would continue, only much louder.

 I never figured out if they were a singing group that liked to drink OR a drinking group that liked to sing.

Here is a video of a breakout quartet ("Trackside")  that I joined.