Our chapter began in 1948 and has a great history.  The group was formed by a bunch of friends who liked to sing together and was interested in the barbershop style of singing. While each men’s chorus tends to have its own personality and style, The Coastmen Chorus is known as a great well-rounded and welcoming group.  

“What is a typical chorus chapter meeting like?”

We meet every Wednesday evening at the Limetree Activity Center 10128 B 43rd Dr. South Boynton Beach Florida 33436 (directions below). We start with the nightly program promptly at 7 p.m. with the singing of the National Anthem, The Old Songs, and Down Our Way. We then place ourselves in the capable hands of our Musical Director, who takes us through our current repertoire or working with us in learning new songs. We pause briefly for a short business meeting and take a refreshment break.  We typically finish the night with a set of songs presented in concert style to hone our performance discipline. The night ends officially at 9:00 p.m.  

“How do I become a member of the Coastmen”

We welcome new members who are willing to make the commitment to attend our weekly rehearsals and our performances. We ask each prospective new member to audition. We ask you to sing in your part a Barberpole Cat song, (ex. “My Wild Irish Rose”, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”) with three members of The Coastmen in the presence of our Music Director and V.P. of Music. After a successful audition we invite you to become a member of The Coastmen.

“What type of music do The Coastmen perform?”

Our repertoire is very diverse including doo wop (I Wonder Why), and contemporary, movies, spirituals, patriotic tunes (America the Beautiful, Star Spangled Banner), a broad spectrum of holiday music, and traditional barbershop tunes.  We introduce and retire several songs each year to keep the music fresh and fun.  Our songs range in difficulty level between easy to moderate.  The barbershop style is, by its very nature, suited to amateur singers.

“Do I have to be able to read music?”

No, but it does help.   A lot of our members learn "by ear" and sound great, so do not feel that you are handicapped by not reading music.  We supply audio learning tracks with your part highlighted, which makes learning easy.   We also provide sheet music with the lyrics.

“Who do I talk to if I’d like more information?”

While you should feel free to talk with any of The Coastmen, the members of our leadership team should be able to answer all of your questions. 

For a quick answer, contact our chapter president, Chuck Swenson at 352-601-5061, [email protected].

 

DIRECTIONS TO LIMETREE ACTIVITY CENTER

Plug in 10128 S 43rd Dr. into GPS

From North or South / East

I-95 to Boynton Beach Blvd.
Follow FL-804 (W. Boynton Beach Blvd.) to 43rd St. South  (6 minutes, 2.5 miles)

Cross Congress Ave. and Lawrence Road

Turn left into Limetree Development (Pear Tree Circle), between Lawrence and Military Trail

There is an unattended guard house, no gate.   

Turn Right onto S. 100th Rd(N.Limetree Blvd)

Make immediate left onto 43rd Dr. South.

Destination on left, the large building in front of the tennis court.   Park either at clubhouse, at activity center, or behind tennis courts)

FROM NORTH OR SOUTH / WEST 

Go East on Boynton Beach Blvd.
Turn right into Limetree Development (Pear Tree Circle)

Pass unattended guard house, community is ungated.

Immeditate right onto S. 100th Rd/N.Limtree Blvd.
Immeidate left onto 43rd Drive, South.

Destination on left, the large building in front of the tennis court.   Park either at clubhouse, at activity center, or behind tennis courts)