Welcome to the Harmony Kings website!
For over 50 years the Federal Way Harmony Kings have been performing tight four-part harmony throughout the South Puget Sound (WA) area. From civic events to birthdays, from sporting events to singing valentines, you can always count on the Harmony Kings to provide a quality and fun musical experience.
To attend a performance, check out our Event Calendar page. And if you'd like to book the chorus for a performance, click on Request a Performance.
The Harmony Kings perform at many events throughout the year, as well as sing in several barbershop competitions. We are a non-profit organization that contributes to the community through our international society, the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), and our local organization, the Evergreen District.
Want to know more about barbershop? Just watch the video below!
Lanny Gleason 2015 Barbershopper of the Year
Congratulations are due to Lanny Gleason for being named the 2015 Harmony Kings Barbershopper Of The Year!
We are proud to recognize Lanny for his hard work and dedication behind the scenes. Recently he has held the position of Communications VP and Chorus Manager. Lanny has also held the positions of membership and chapter development. Mid-way through 2015 he took over the duties of Chapter Secretary.
As our Chorus Manager Lanny successfully arranged and organized over 30 Community Performances in 2015; including the chorus audition for America’s Got Talent. Balancing these activates while holding a board position at the same time is an amazing feat, and Lanny handles his duties with tremendous enthusiasm.
A member since 2005, Lanny is a valuable member of the Federal Way Chapter. Lanny is always ready to jump up and help; he is one of our "un-sung" heroes. This is Lanny’s second BOTY award! We truly appreciate all the things Lanny Gleason does to make Chapter life more enjoyable.
The Harmony Kings have been awarding a Barbershopper Of The Year Award for over 50 years! What a wonderful way to say thank you to our hard-working members.
Mike McKee is our June 2016 Barbershopper of the Month
Federal Way Harmony Kings Chapter is pleased to recognize Mike McKee as our June
Barbershopper of the Month.
If we were to categorize Mike McKee it would have to be that he is willing to step outside his comfort zone and tackle new thing in new ways. Here are some examples: without any prior experience Mike began coaching high school water polo and continues to this day. Without any prior experience Mike and his wife Arlene recently took up square dancing.
All of this leads us to Mike McKee, Barbershopper. In November of 2014 Mike attended a Harmony Kings Chapter meeting by invitation (Dave Williams invited him after visiting us once) and in January 2015 became an official member.
In early 2016 Mike stepped out his comfort zone, once again, to become the Harmony Kings Annual Show Chairman. Here’s what one member had to say about Mike:
“He barely got his feet wet as a Barbershopper when he agreed to be chairman.
He has a great sense of leadership and wonderful project management skills.
He was able to foresee issues and ask all the right questions.
He updated our organization’s current technologies and opened new doors
(to) better efficiency and cost savings measures, such as our outdated mailing list.”
In real life Mike is a software engineer for CONNX in Redmond, and is an avid bike rider. Not only does he commute to work on his bike he is also a long-distance biker. For the past seven years Mike has served as adjunct faculty at Seattle University in the Masters of Software Engineering Program.
It is with pride that Harmony Kings present our June BOTM award to Mike McKee.