Barbershop Harmony Society
This quartet was originally formed in 2011 with Tom Reed - Baritone, Collin Bagwell - Bass, Lloyd Unfred - Tenor and Frank Houck – Lead as the original members. As the quartet matured changes occurred. Lloyd was replaced by Brenden Leonard. Tom left the quartet and Collin moved to Baritone. Dick Savage was added to fill the Bass position. Since Collin was holding a position with the Dixie District and then was elected as President of our local chapter, he left the quartet to devote more time to the office. He was replaced at Baritone by Ken Reed. Brenden decided to get married and moved to Florida and was replaced by Donovan DeArment. Extended Chords has sung during the chorus performances at Panoply, Cabaret, Assisted Living Facilities, Birthday Parties, Singing Valentines, and Christmas Shows over the years.
Current members singing in the quartet are
Singing Lead is Frank Houck
Singing Bass is Frank (Dick) Savage
Singing Tenor is Donovan DeArment
Singing Baritone is Ken Reed.
Should you need these gentlemen to perform at an event for you, all you have to do is contact the Extended Chords at email@example.com.
The M4 quartet was started as the result of an idea by Frank Houck (Lead), to have a small unit that could honor the dearly departed. Not everyone can be expected to have large organized singing groups sing for their funeral. It was his dream that the quartet could perform a few meaningful songs that could be sung to honor the individual during at the final celebration of their life. All members of the quartet are active in other quartets as well as the M4 quartet. All of them are all active in church activities and are willing to share their talents in honoring the individual, one final time. Frank Houck sings lead, while Dick Savage adds the foundation to the quartet while singing bass. The quartet is rounded out with Donovan DeArment singing the tenor while Jim Savage (normally a tenor) adds the baritone. We all believe this is a “Christ like” way to honor those that have departed this world and to add some sort of peace to the remaining family and friends. The quartet also has a small number of other songs of different styles they could perform. M4 was chosen as the name for this quartet as all members attend Mayfair Church of Christ. Should anyone be interested in having these guys sing for your event, contact Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine availability of M4.
The History of the Rocketeers
The Rocketeers registered as a quartet with the Barbershop Harmony Society in August 2006. With all members working on Redstone Arsenal, and Huntsville being "The Rocket City", the Rocketeers was the final choice of quartet names. Through their short history together the Rocketeers have performed at various events to include Decatur Civic Chorus 2007 production of the Music Man and a couple of shows presented by Decatur Civic Chorus, singing the National Anthem for the Huntsville Stars home games, Patriot's Day ceremonies on Redstone Arsenal, Veteran's Day Parade, Huntsville's Memorial Day 2017 ceremony at Veteran's Park, Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville's Concerts in the Park, Madison's Gazebo concert series, Decatur's Concert by the River series, Athens's Concerts on the Square series, Huntsville's Sidewalk Arts Stroll 2013, Huntsville Women's and Children's Hospital Children's Ward, various nursing homes and assisted living centers, several local high schools, North Alabama Hospice, several local churches, and private parties. The Rocketeers also auditioned for Huntsville's Home Grown Talent contest and was selected as a finalist. Their motto is "Keep the Whole World Singing" and are dedicated toward the preservation of the Barbershop Quartet Singing art form with lightheartedness and joy. We try not to take ourselves too seriously and just enjoy everything for what it is. Contact AD Barksdale at email@example.com or Jim Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability of the quartet.