Purpose

PURPOSE

AHSOW seeks to preserve the art of pure woodshedding in harmony through four singers blending their voices.

VISION

The Ancient Harmonious Society Of Woodshedders, as a subsidiary of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is a group of singers that gathers at every opportunity to enjoy and preserve the art of pure woodshedding in harmony through four singers blending their voices.

Each Gathering will satisfy all the singers present, whether they be:

Members of AHSOW who just want a place to meet other accomplished woodshedders and spend their time singing
Members of AHSOW who want to work with more accomplished woodshedders to polish their skills
Singers who want to learn how to woodshed, usually although not necessarily aspiring to AHSOW membership
Members of the Barbershop Harmony Society who are interested in membership in AHSOW and who are ready to qualify
These Gatherings occur at all Society Conventions and Schools as well as on other occasions.

MISSION

“The mission of the Ancient Harmonious Society of Woodshedders is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate by every means possible, the pleasure and growth arising from the act of creating harmonies by ear in quartets, to Barbershop-compatible melodies without reference to written or familiar musical arrangements.”