Chartered March 27, 1957, the Ocean County Chapter is one of over 800 chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society: a non-profit, fraternal and educational organization.
Our performing chorus, the Oceanaires, has been serving Ocean County through song for over 50 years! Our present active singing members come from all walks of life, faiths and political persuasions.
We pride ourselves on being family entertainment, which is becoming scarce in today’s environment. We sing four-part, a cappella (unaccompanied by musical instrument) Barbershop-style harmony. Our songs take you back to a slower time when old-fashioned values were understood and adhered to. Our songs invoke memories of mom, apple pie, the girl next door, God and Country. While we sing the old songs, we also sing show tunes and spirituals as well.
We compete in an annual competition, host an annual show, provide schools for our members, perform for group sponsors all over Ocean County and do community service shows for hospitals, rest homes, and rehab centers. We contribute to our Society’s Community Service Projects: Sing America / Sing Canada through its Harmony Foundation. We are often available for local charity fund-raisers events and our standard performance fee is always negotiable for these events.