Mission Statement and Scholarship Program
The Cape Coral Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is an organization of men dedicated to the preservation and promotion of four-part a cappella harmony sung in the barbershop style, and is committed to musical excellence, passionate about community service and brotherhood. The Gulf Coast Harmonizers Chorus (hereafter known as the Harmonizers) are men of all ages, backgrounds, and professions, who love to sing and promote good will to all people through music and service.
Funding for the scholarships come solely from performance earnings, members, and corporate and patron donors. Every year the Harmonizers aim to raise enough funds to provide scholarships to three student members.
The recipient of a college scholarship can be an undergraduate or graduate student and must be in good academic standing at an accredited college of his choice. He need not be enrolled as a music major.
To receive the scholarship an eligible student must attend at least 75% of the Harmonizers weekly rehearsals and public performances for a three-month period. He must also pass the singing audition required for membership. The Harmonizers Board of Directors look for students who show a commitment to support and continue the tradition of barbershop singing and an enthusiasm for the ideals of the group.
Following a successful audition, college scholarship recipient receives free performance uniforms, paid chapter and society membership dues, and a stipend during his next semester of $500. If the recipient remains in good standing as a member of the Harmonizers with regard to the 75% attendance requirement and in good academic standing as a student, the scholarship can be renewed for up to seven additional semesters.
Scholarship recipients considering joining the Gulf Coast Harmonizers at the Sunshine Spring Convention will be reimbursed for their All Events Pass and room expenses at the approved Contest Hotel after one year in good standing with the chorus.
The Harmonizers invite all male students who have an interest in singing to attend our 6:30 to 9:30pm rehearsal Mondays at the Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL.
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Web, www.gulfcoasthormonizers.org, Call 855-425-3631
Gulf Coast Harmonizers is affiliated with Barbershop Harmony Society, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization based in Nashville, TN. It supports local nonprofits and youth services.
All contributions to Gulf Coast Harmonizers are tax deductible. A contribution summary will be provided upon request.