Louisville Chapter Guest Policy
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Thoroughbreds!
The Thoroughbreds is an all-male, a cappella chorus that sings in the barbershop style and serves as the primary Chorus of the Louisville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Chartered in 1946, the Louisville Chapter was the first Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America to be formed in Kentucky. As members of the BHS, we believe the barbershop style is for everyone, and we are committing to promoting barbershop harmony and the experience of ringing chords to all.
The mission of the Louisville Chapter is to preserve the traditional, all-male, barbershop experience, and as such we invite any and all men of good character to join us on the risers and experience barbershop harmony firsthand. Additionally, we are committed to assisting any guest, BHS member or affiliate in search of a mixed or all-female barbershop experience with finding the right opportunity for them within the Louisville area. Currently, there are several opportunities for both mixed and all-female choruses,
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including affiliations with the Barbershop Harmony Society, Harmony Incorporated, and Sweet Adelines International.
We also invite young men of good character to join us on the risers to experience barbershop harmony. The policy of the BHS is that we require both the youth and their parent or guardian to be provided with and aware of our Youth Policy Statement. A parent or guardian either needs to be present with the youth at all times during Chapter activities or designate a supervisor for the youth by completing the Youth Participation Form. Please see Chapter leadership for assistance, or you can fill and print out the form before you arrive by going to the BHS website. https://www.barbershop.org/ youthpolicy
We hope you enjoy your visit with the Thoroughbreds. Please speak with our President, Director, Membership VP or any Chapter leadership if you have questions or concerns regarding membership or our guest or youth policies.