Lee University students come to school with several genres in their repertoire. Four Lee students have come together this semester to create their own barbershop quartet. These students are freshmen music majors with a passion for barbershop and quartet harmonies.
View some videos of them on our Instagram here!
We had a chance to talk to the lead Andrew Easterling about his experience.
“So starting off with how long we have been doing this, we actually just started doing barbershop with us four together this year. We all met through our residence hall and discovered each others love for barbershop. Jordan was the only one who had never sung barbershop before, but once we introduced it to him, he was hooked. Wyatt, Hayden and myself have sung with different barbershop choruses before, including Crimson Pride Chorus based out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Sound of Tennessee based here in Cleveland, Tennessee. All three of us have been involved in barbershop for a number of years now and our love and passion for barbershop continues to grow everyday. Jordan is actually standing in right now as a fourth member while we continue to search for a fourth person to sing bass because of his busy schedule. Our current formation is myself on Lead, Wyatt McCarter on Bass, Hayden Rupert on Baritone, and Jordan Narkates on Tenor. We absolutely love singing with each other and it’s a privilege to be best friends with these guys. Our favorite part about barbershop is the intricate, tight harmony that allows us to produce such a rich and full quartet sound. It is something that everyone can be apart of, which we love to include others in our singing. We are planning on attempting to qualify for the 2020 International Varsity Quartet Contest in Los Angeles, California. We are so excited for this new journey with each other and we can’t wait to keep the whole world singing!”
We are so proud of these young men and their love of music. We wish them the very best!