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The Music Men Barbershop Chorus of Dubuque to Present 75th Annual Barbershop Show

By University Relations Staff
HC Rental - Music Men - 2023

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Music Men Barbershop Chorus of Dubuque with Special Guests Main Street Barbershop Quartet will celebrate 74 years of harmony during their annual barbershop show, It's a Wonderful Day, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2023, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque.

The Music Men Barbershop Chorus of Dubuque is the primary performing ensemble of the Dubuque chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Established in 1949, the Dubuque chapter has been one of the tri-state area's most active musical organizations. The current membership includes men ranging from teenager to senior and from experience performer to novice singer.

Under the direction of Pamela Mumm, the Music Men Barbershop Chorus of Dubuque's mission is to promote the arts by creating a place where people experience the joy of singing and the harmony that happens when we connect with others as well as growing as individuals and as a chapter.

Main Street Barbershop Quartet, a traditionally-styled barbershop quartet based in Orlando, Florida, is living proof that there's still a place for straw hats and arm garters in the upper reaches of a cappella singing. Since being formed in 2011, Main Street Barbershop Quartet has become six-time medalists of the worldwide quartet competition sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Roger Ross (tenor), Tony DeRosa (lead), Mike McGee (baritone), and Myron Whittlesey (bass) bring a combined 100-plus years of barbershop experience to the stage characterized with soft shoe dance, slapstick routines, and nostalgic songs. Whether it's the waltz clog, a silly one-liner, or a tender ballad of romance, a typical Main Street Barbershop Quartet show will pay respect to the creative singers, dancers, and humorists who blazed the trail in entertaining audiences around the world.

Notable past quartets include Keepsake, Max Q, Metropolis, Platinum, and Rounders. While their involvement within the Barbershop Harmony Society is impressive, all four members of Main Street Barbershop Quartet have been or currently are performers at Walt Disney World with the Dapper Dans of Main Street, USA. Entertaining audiences outside of barbershop include performances in film, television, radio, and musical theater.

Tickets for the Music Men Barbershop Chorus of Dubuque with Special Guests Main Street Barbershop Quartet are $22 plus fees. Tickets can be purchased from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to events at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by calling 563.585.SHOW; or by visiting

The Music Men Barbershop Chorus of Dubuque with Special Guests Main Street Barbershop Quartet is a bonus event hosted by a third party at Heritage Center.