WELCOME TO THE ILLINOIS DISTRICT OF THE BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY!

The Illinois District is one of seventeen regional districts within the Society, comprising twenty-five chapters and showcasing twenty-three registered quartets. Our District is very proud of its history, having ushered ten quartets, four senior’s quartets, and three choruses to the coveted International Gold.

Are You New To Barbershopping?

Welcome to the greatest hobby in the world!

Please browse through our site to find a nearby chapter to join, a chorus show to attend, or a quartet to hire for your next event. We know you’ll be thrilled when you hear the close harmony of this truly American art form that is catching the attention of people around the world. You’ll not only reminisce to the standards of the early half of the 20th century, but also hear captivating harmonic blends of songs across the spectrum from jazz to gospel to modern hits, not to mention a few original “made for Barbershop” tunes written by the finest talent in the Society. 

District Officers

Terry Ludwig

District President

Springfield, IL

Ben Dirks

District Executive Vice President

Elburn, Illinois

Mike Isely

District Secretary

Batavia, Illinois

Leif Wildman

District Treasurer

Sidney, Illinois

Douglas Finkbiner

District Membership Development

Newton, Illinois

Jeff Lathom

District Immediate Past President

Fox River Grove, Illinois

District Board Members at Large

Douglas Finkbiner

Board Member at Large

Newton, Illinois

Jeff Bowyer

Board Member at Large

Arthur, Illinois

John Q Morris

Board Member at Large

Chicago, Illinois

Operations Team

Carrie Marcotte

District Chorus Director Development

Bolingbrook, Illinois

Doug Ferrier

District Awards

Bloomington, Illinois

Douglas Finkbiner

District Membership Development

Newton, Illinois

Earl Meseth

District Ethics Committee

Lockport, Illinois

Evan Patrick

District Youth in Harmony

Heyworth, Illinois

Glenn Mills

District Marketing & Public Relations

Third Lake, Illinois

Jeff Bowyer

District Events

Arthur, Illinois

Jeff Lathom

District Representative for Contest & Judging

Fox River Grove, Illinois

Jim Waldorf

District Ethics Committee

Bloomington, Illinois

John Q Morris

District Chapter Support & Leadership

Chicago, Illinois

Mike Isely

District Governance & Bylaws Committee

Batavia, Illinois

Richard Hansen

District Historian, District Governance & Bylaws Committee

Mt. Zion, Illinois

Illinois District Document Drawer

Here you’ll find a collection of documents related to the governance and policies of the Illinois District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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WELCOME TO YOUR NEW DISTRICT WEBSITE!

We’re excited for you to be here! Much of the data on this site is pulled directly from the BHS database. If you see something that is incorrect, please let us know! You’ll find this button:

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Once you click the X on this pop-up, you shouldn’t continue seeing it every time you visit the site!