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  H.R. No. 1371
 
 
 
R E S O L U T I O N
 
         WHEREAS, The Barbershop Harmony Society, a national
  organization formerly known as the Society for the Preservation and
  Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, is
  celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013; and
         WHEREAS, During the last half of the 19th century, the
  barbershop served as a gathering place in many communities, and as
  men waited their turn in the barber's chair, they often sang
  together; over time, these informal performances developed into a
  style of close, four-part, a cappella harmonizing; usually made up
  of a bass, a lead singer, a baritone, and a tenor, the performers in
  barbershop quartets came to be known for their matching boater
  hats, striped vests, and colorful jackets, and many barbershop
  songs became standards, including "Hello, My Baby," "Shine On,
  Harvest Moon," and "Sweet Adeline"; and
         WHEREAS, By the 1920s, the style ebbed in popularity, but in
  1938, two men in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Owen Clifton Cash and Rupert Hall,
  invited some other barbershop singers to join them for a singing
  luncheon on the roof garden of the Tulsa Club on April 11, 1938;
  although the 26 singers drew complaints from other club members for
  their "noise," the meeting resulted in the creation of the
  SPEBSQSA; and
         WHEREAS, The organization has since grown to include nearly
  25,000 members in 800 chapters in all 50 states and each of the 10
  provinces of Canada, as well as 4,000 affiliate members in 10 other
  countries; the society has been largely responsible for securing
  the place of the barbershop style of singing in our musical
  heritage, and all across the nation, amateur and professional
  quartets and choruses continue to perform; famous barbershop
  quartets include the Buffalo Bills, who made a memorable appearance
  in the film The Music Man, and the Dapper Dans, who perform
  regularly at Disneyland and Disney World and who have appeared on an
  episode of The Simpsons; and
         WHEREAS, More than 1,000 Texans are members of the Barbershop
  Harmony Society, and the Lone Star State boasts 13 International
  Chorus champions, including the 11-time champion Vocal Majority
  from Dallas, as well as 8 International Quartet champions, 4
  International presidents, 3 International Seniors Quartet
  champions, and a Youth Chorus Festival winner; Texas has also been
  the site of four International Conventions of the group; and
         WHEREAS, One of the few distinctively American singing
  styles, barbershop harmony continues to energize its practitioners
  and delight audiences of all ages, and this special anniversary
  represents a fitting opportunity to celebrate this unique art form;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize April 7 through 13, 2013, as
  Barbershop Harmony Week in Texas.
 
  Gutierrez
 
 
Straus M. Gonzalez of El Paso Oliveira
 
Allen N. Gonzalez of El Paso Orr
 
Alonzo Gooden Otto
 
Alvarado Guerra Paddie
 
Anchia Guillen Parker
 
Anderson Gutierrez Patrick
 
Ashby Harless Perez
 
Aycock Harper-Brown Perry
 
Bell Hernandez Luna Phillips
 
Bohac Herrero Pickett
 
Bonnen of Brazoria Hilderbran Pitts
 
Bonnen of Galveston Howard Price
 
Branch Huberty Raney
 
Burkett Hughes Ratliff
 
Burnam Hunter Raymond
 
Button Isaac Reynolds
 
Callegari Johnson Riddle
 
Canales Kacal Ritter
 
Capriglione Keffer Rodriguez of Bexar
 
Carter King of Hemphill Rodriguez of Travis
 
Clardy King of Parker Rose
 
Coleman King of Taylor Sanford
 
Collier King of Zavala Schaefer
 
Cook Kleinschmidt Sheets
 
Cortez Klick Sheffield of Bell
 
Craddick Kolkhorst Sheffield of Coryell
 
Creighton Krause Simmons
 
Crownover Kuempel Simpson
 
Dale Larson Smith
 
Darby Laubenberg Smithee
 
Davis of Dallas Lavender Springer
 
J. Davis of Harris Leach Stephenson
 
S. Davis of Harris Lewis Stickland
 
Deshotel Longoria Strama
 
Dukes Lozano Taylor
 
Dutton Lucio III Thompson of Brazoria
 
Eiland Marquez Thompson of Harris
 
Elkins Martinez Toth
 
Fallon Martinez Fischer Turner of Collin
 
Farias McClendon Turner of Harris
 
Farney Menendez Turner of Tarrant
 
Farrar Miles Villalba
 
Fletcher Miller of Comal Villarreal
 
Flynn Miller of Fort Bend Vo
 
Frank Moody Walle
 
Frullo Morrison White
 
Geren Munoz, Jr. Workman
 
Giddings Murphy Wu
 
Goldman Naishtat Zedler
 
Gonzales Nevarez Zerwas
 
  ______________________________
  Speaker of the House     
 
         I certify that H.R. No. 1371 was adopted by the House on April
  11, 2013, by a non-record vote.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House