Reminisce with us at our 55th Annual Show on June 25! Our special guests will be Flipside Quartet, the Evergreen District IV champions and on their way to the Barbershop Harmony Society's international contest in July. And of course, we'll feature the Harmony Kings Chorus and quartets. For more information, please visit our Annual Show webpage.
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.
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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.
Don Rau Is our March 2016 Barbershopper of the Month
Federal Way Harmony Kings Chapter is pleased to recognize Don Rau as our March Barbershopper of the Month.
Don Rau has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Harmony Kings for 24 years. He serves Harmony Kings as the tenor section leader, and a board member at large. He has been a member of the board since 2006. In 2006 and 2007 Don held the position of Vice President of Music and Performance and is the resident note taker of many committees.
Frequently Don gathers a group of four “newbies” together and says let’s sing this as a quartet. This encouragement of new members is a trait more of us should learn.
Don began quarteting in 1998 in such quartets as:
Company of Friends, Out-of-the-Blue, Puget Sound Connection, Country Squires, Voice Male, All The Kings Men, 4 Heaven’s Sake, The Melodyans, FourEvergreen, The Town Squires, and he currently sings with Harmony Knights. And yes, he sang tenor in all of these quartets.
We honor Don for his outstanding help as tenor section leader. Members of his section had this to say about Don, “He is very encouraging and helpful to new members. He encourages us to stand in front of him so we can hear our part. Don is also worthy of Barbershopper of the Month because he is at almost every chorus practice and sing-out, sings in multiple quartets (formal and pickup), blows the pitch pipe for the chorus (most of the time), and is an assistant director.”
It is with pride that Harmony Kings present our March BOTM award to Don Rau.