Welcome to The Vault

This is where our district historian uncovers some buried barbershop relics!

Volume 4 Number 2 – Spring 2024

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Don Summers, the first "Attacks & Releases", Junior Edition, & more!
Photo of Don Summers

Don Summers

Barbershop Icon

Volume 4 Number 1 – Winter 2024

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Bob Squires, By Popular Demand, Bored of Education and more!

Bob Squires

Barbershop Icon

Volume 3 Number 4 – Fall 2023

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Floyd Connett, Chicago News, a new logo for SPEBSQSA, and more!

Floyd Connett

Barbershop Icon

Volume 3 Number 3 – Summer 2023

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Tom Watts, The Four Tissimos, a brand new Retro Recording, and more!

Tom Watts

Barbershop Icon

Volume 3 Number 2 – Spring 2023

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Jim Moses, a Barbershop icon! Also, The Singing Brocks, Renaissance, and more!

Jim Moses, Director

Barbershop Icon

Volume 3 Number 1 – Winter 2023

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Bob Cearnal, Male Delivery, Empire, and more!
Headshot of Bob Cearnal

Bob Cearnal

Emcee Extraordinaire

Volume 2 Number 4 – Fall 2022

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Frank Thorne, Friends, Barbershopping where everybody knows your name, and more!
Frank Thorne headshot

Frank Thorne

Barbershop Pioneer

Volume 2 Number 3 – Summer 2022

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

John Hanson, The Four Renegades, The Wright Stuff, and more!

John Hanson

Director / Showman / Innovator

Volume 2 Number 2 – Spring 2022

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Lyle Pilcher, The Impostors, Music Man, and more!

Lyle Pilcher

The Champs’ Coach

Volume 2 Number 1 – Winter 2022

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Glenn Perdue, The Sundowners, Campus Chords, and more!

Glenn Perdue

Barbershop Icon

Volume 1 Number 3 – Fall 2021

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Jack Baird, Four Star Revue, and more!

Jack Baird

Quartet Man

Volume 1 Number 2 – Summer 2021

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Glenn Howard, Avant Garde, The Four Flushers, and more!

Glenn Howard

Harmony Man

Volume 1 Number 1 – Spring 2021

From The Vault

Illinois District History Uncovered

by: Rich Hansen, Historian

Jim Stahly, Bob Park, Hannah Barbera's Barbershop connection and more!

Jim Stahly

Tenor of the 1970 District Champs – The Ideals

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:

at the bottom of every page on the site. Just click it to report any errors you find! 

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