There are three main classifications for quartets in the Barbershop Harmony Society:
All singers in a youth quartet must be 25 and under and are eligible to compete in our Youth Barbershop Quartet Contests (YBQC) that take place all across the Society and even abroad.
Our “regular” quartets must all be members of the Barbershop Harmony Society and are open to men of all ages. Registered quartets are eligible to compete in the local district contests, and are given the opportunity to qualify to compete at the International level at our annual summer convention.
All singers in a seniors quartet must be at least 55 years old with an average age of 60 (total combined years of 240) to qualify as a Seniors quartet. Our Seniors quartets compete locally in their district competition with an opportunity to quality to compete at the annual Midwinter convention.