The Downeasters

Chapter Founding

The Portland chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) was formed as a chapter in the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Singing in America (SPEBSQSA) in 1949 and has been going strong for over 70 years!

Lifetime Achievement Awards

On Nov 18, 2023 the Downeasters presented lifetime achievement awards to 2 of our members who've been key leaders in the chapter:

     Jack Baggs and Marshall Wagner 

Watch a video with highlights of their barbershop careers!
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