In addition to our full Barbershop Chorus, quite a few of our members participate in individual quartets. These quartets enter competitions and perform at both concerts and at small and large events. Some of our quartets are available for hire for your wedding, birthday party, a cheerful greeting, bar or bat mitzvah, or other function. Click here for information on scheduling for your event.
Forecast has been singing in the Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2014, and they are the current Southern Division Champions! Mike, Tyler, Travis, and Kevin enjoy singing, competing, and entertaining audiences together – even though they live over 600 miles apart in North Carolina, Virginia, and New York!
Mike Fitch lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he works as an emergency physician and Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He has been singing tenor in barbershop quartets since 1988 in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia – including in the 2011 Carolinas District Champions and 2012 International Quarterfinalists quartet, 17 Below.
Tyler Rackley lives in Richmond and has sung with a number of successful quartets in both the Mid-Atlantic District and the Dixie District. Most notably, Tyler was the lead of the 2001 bronze medal collegiate quartet, The Classics. Tyler is happy to take the stage in a quartet again with Forecast and sing once more on chapter shows and in competition.
Kevin Jones lives in Apalachin, New York and works as a nurse educator in southern New York. He is an experienced bass singer performing in quartets since 2001. Kevin is active in the Seneca Land District of the BHS, and has had competitive success as a District Champion and International Competitor on multiple occasions! Kevin is the newest member of Forecast and is excited to be performing in the Mid-Atlantic District.
Travis Murray lives in High Point, North Carolina and works as a computer programmer and IT project development professional. He has sung lead, tenor, and baritone in competitive quartets since 2000 in North Carolina and Virginia, including the 2011 Carolinas District Champions and 2012 International Quarterfinalists quartet, 17 Below.
The members of Forecast are excited to share their love of harmony with you! To learn more about the quartet, call 336-462-8044 or follow them at www.facebook.com/ForecastQuartet.
Four in the morning
Four in the morning is an energetic a cappella quartet sharing a common passion for close vocal harmony. From barbershop to doo-wop, gospel to familiar favorites, Four In The Morning has been entertaining audiences for over 17 years throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
These guys don't even need a "hat to drop" to burst into song! Four in the Morning has performed at almost every kind of venue imaginable: weddings, country clubs, church services, parties, restaurants, business meetings, air shows, radio and television, and even parades with bagpipes, just to name a few. They love to entertain audiences with the barbershop style of close harmony as a quartet, while supporting the Virginians Chorus and the hobby they love.
Members include Mike Geipel (tenor), Ron Nichols (lead), Emmitt Totty (bass), and Gene Thompson (baritone).
Masquerade, originally formed in April 2002, as a local area quartet comprised of Paul Hutnyan (lead), Roy Foster (tenor), Bill Grosskopf (bass), and Rick Cox (baritone), three like-minded guys who love to sing and are motivated to improve as a quartet and to entertain the audience. They have quite a long history, 70 years collectively, of barbershop quartet and chorus singing experience. They have performed in a number of area churches, private functions, the Virginians Spring and Christmas shows, and have delivered many of their ever-popular Singing Valentines!
Paul Hutnyan is from Warsaw, Virginia and is a retired educator; Roy is from Tappahannock and is the minister of Upper Essex Baptist Church; Bill is from Fredericksburg and is a systems engineer at Dahlgren; and Rick, also from Warsaw, is retired from the Virginia Department of Health.
The joy of the experience and their love of barbershop harmony motivates Masquerade to continue to expand and improve their unique repertoire, hone their harmonizing skills, and above all, entertain their audiences!
Rewind is a fairly new quartet formed by Larry Jefferson (lead) and Bill Ballinger (baritone) who have been singing together for over 13 years. They added Pete Adler (bass) about three years ago and Bill Hockman (tenor) a year ago. They are in the process of building their repertoire having sung just a few gigs recently and appeared on the contest stage for the first time in late May 2017. While developing their own sound and identity, they have enjoyed the close relationship within the four members and their families in song! Check Rewind's Instagram posts.
R3P Harmony was formed in 2017, specifically to compete in the Southern Division Competition. Wow! They did a great job and finished in fourth place. The members of the quartet are Roy Foster (tenor), Paul Hutnyan (lead), Rob Brocklehurst (bass), and Rick Cox (baritone). Rob is the new guy and a first-timer on the barbershop competition stage. You will recognize the other three as also members of the Masquerade quartet.
Youth reclamation project
Did you hear the story about four old guys from Richmond – all barbershop quartet veterans – who decided to form a new foursome for the expressed purpose of competing in the Seniors Division of the Barbershop Harmony Society contests? They muttered something about trying to reclaim the glories of their youth.
That was about seven years ago. Since then, YRP has won the Seniors quartet championship in the Mid-Atlantic District, the MAD Southern Division quartet championship, and the 4th-place bronze medal in the International Seniors quartet contest in Long Beach California. Not bad for four old guys, eh?
The group is comprised of Mike Wallen (tenor), Roger Tarpy (lead), Vic Owen (bass), and Hardman Jones (baritone). Hardman is also a member of Soundworks, Richmond’s other male chorus. Collectively, they have nearly 165 years of barbershop experience. Individually, each has sung in at least one acclaimed, medal-winning quartet – Last Kids Picked, New Vintage, Virginia Breeze, and City Slickers, respectively.
We hope that you enjoy the mellow and mature sounds of Youth Reclamation Project.