The Marcsmen are pleased to announce that the date for the 2016 Marcsmen Communit Christmas show will be Saturday, December 17th. As in past years, the show will feature a community chorus, numerous local quartets, and of course, The Marcsmen. This year, as a special treat, the show will also feature the world famous 2006 BHS International Quartet Champions, Vocal Spectrum! Stay tuned for venue and ticket information.
The Marcsmen are proud to announce the return of our Mother’s Day concert. This year’s event will be held on Mother’s Day, which is Sunday, May 8, 2016. Watch this space for news on the venue and ticket information.
The Marcsmen would like to thank all of our family, friends and fans who helped to make our Marcsmen Christmas Shows a success. We put on two shows on Saturday, December 19th, and had a fantastic time sharing the Christmas spirit.
We’re busy making plans for 2016, with an all-new Mother’s Day show and another big Christmas show. We hope to see you all at both shows!
Fellow BHS chorus (and 2015 International competitor), the Westminster Chorus, recently put out a fun video on YouTube, after someone commented to them that their choreography looked like dancing hair. The 44-second video received quite a few views, and gained the attention of a shampoo company in Japan, who worked with the chorus to make a 30-second commercial that is showing on Japanese TV.
Even more fun, they’ve posted another clip of the raw footage of the chorus, as well as what appears to be some instruction from the director or one of the actors (sorry, my Japanese is a bit rusty) on how to perform the choreography.
We’re approaching 1000 Likes on our Facebook page. If you haven’t liked our page already, visit https://www.facebook.com/themarcsmen and click the “Like” button near the bottom of the main photo. We’re striving to have the most popular Facebook page in the Barbershop Harmony Society, so spread the word and help us get there!
It is with considerable disappointment that The Marcsmen are announcing that we have had to cancel our 2015 Mother’s Day Show. However, we are planning to return with the show in 2016.
Check our website and this blog regularly for announcements on where you can see and hear The Marcsmen later this year.
On Saturday, The Marcsmen celebrated with other area choruses and presented our 2014 year end awards. The following members won the chorus awards this year:
- Most Improved Barbershopper: Randy Hagan
- Co-Barbershoppers of the Year: Jan Scofield and Scott Baylor
- Director’s Award: Wallace Stanley
- President’s Award: Jan Scofield
Congratulations to the winners!
The Marcsmen would like to extend a huge Thank You to all of our fans, our friends and our families for a wonderful 2014! It was a year like none other in the history of our chorus, with two great shows plus a very educational trip to Harmony University for our members.
The good news is that 2015 promises to be an even better year. We’re hard at work getting music ready for our spring show and for our contest appearance at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention in Pittsburgh in July. Watch the Events page to learn more about where you’ll be able to see and hear San Antonio’s premier men’s a cappella group in the coming months.
If you’re interested in singing in The Marcsmen Community Christmas shows on December 13th, we welcome you to join us tonight at The Radius Center at 7:00 PM for a rehearsal where we’ll be going over the music for the community portion of the show. Both men and women are encouraged to join us, as we’ll be doing both some mixed and all-male voice pieces.
For more information on where we rehearse, visit the Sing with The Marcsmen page, or call 800-689-8125 if you have specific questions.
On Saturday, December 13th, The Marcsmen will hold a community chorus show that will include not only a cappella performances by The Marcsmen and local quartets, but also music by men’s and mixed community choruses. If you would like to sing in these two community choruses as part of the show, send us a note for rehearsal details from the Contact Us page. We look forward to singing with you!