The members of the Hobarteers, a Hobart College alumnus barbershop quartet, reunited in October in Pawleys Island, S.C., for performances with other barbershop choirs at the Myrtle Beach Senior Center to benefit local charities, and at two assisted living centers.
“We all feel very fortunate to still be able to hit a few good notes after almost 60 years,” said lead vocalist Mike Bivona ’51. “We look forward to singing a few songs at the next 50+ Reunion in 2009.”
Though their homes are spread across the country, the singers — Ken Witherow '51 (tenor); Don Bramante '52 (baritone); Bud Rosenbluth '51 (bass); and Bivona — plan to meet yearly to perform.
Founded in 1948, the Hobarteers performed on campus until 1951, and then at their 40th Reunion in 1991. Since then, they have performed at their 45th, 50th and 50+ Reunions. In 1995, the group recorded “Vocal Generations” with the Colleges’ current a cappella groups, the Hobartones and Three Miles Lost. Copies of that CD are available online through The College Store.