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Book a Hill Country Blenders Singing Valentine for Your Sweetheart

The Hill Country Blenders, a barbershop harmony group, are once again offering singing Valentines for people who want to create a truly wonderful Valentine’s Day memory. Quartets will span across the Highland Lakes on Wednesday, Feb. 14, to perform, but you have to order one by Friday, Feb. 9. Contact Jim McCutchan at (325) 388-4446 or jbmccutchan@nctv.com to reserve a singing Valentine for your sweetheart. File photo

MARBLE FALLS — Do you have someone in your life who makes you want to sing from the mountain tops? If you’re a bit shy or don’t feel like you have the voice to carry it off, don’t give up because there’s a group of Highland Lakes crooners who can lift up your best gal or guy through song.

The Hill Country Blenders, for a donation as little as $40, will send a quartet on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, to serenade the love of your life or that person who makes your day special. The quartets will be available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

The local barbershop harmony group is once again offering singing Valentines at a location of your choosing within the Highland Lakes. A song or two by one of the Blenders’ quartets will leave a lasting impression on the recipient and make you a star in their eyes.

The Blenders will don barbershop-appropriate attire from the late 19th century and early 20th century when this style of harmony was booming in popularity. They’ll perform two love songs and present your sweetheart with a fine silk rose.

Since you’re not the one singing, don’t be bashful about where to present the singing Valentine. In the past, the quartets have sung at offices, parties, restaurants, neighborhood breakfasts, churches, and club meetings as well as in private homes.

The more people present, the merrier, the Blenders believe.

But you can’t wait until the last minute to book a quartet because the slots on Valentine’s Day fill up fast. Contact Jim McCutchan at (325) 388-4446 or jbmccutchan@nctv.com. The deadline for securing your singing Valentine is Friday, Feb. 9.

Barbershop harmony is a truly American musical style born in the United States’ Midwest in the 19th century. Today, it has devotees around the world. The style features four parts: tenor, lead, baritone, and bass. The result is four harmonizing notes that form chords with each singer alone on their part.

It takes quite a bit of practice, but the Blenders create a sound that’s truly heaven-sent. And your sweetheart will think you’re heaven-sent after they get their singing Valentines.

The Hill Country Blenders raise funds through events like this to support a number of local charities. Since its founding in 2002, the Blenders have contributed more than $15,000 to local nonprofits.

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