November 28, 2020



Our Mailing Address:

Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus

P.O. Box 6062

Sun City West  AZ 85376

Our Rehearsal Location:

Bellevue Heights Church

9440 W. Hutton Dr.

Sun City, Arizona


Click on below link for map






Ken Herzinger has been named Barbershopper of the year for 2019.  See the entire BOTY list.






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Members Login

Welcome, New & Prospective Members!

Below are documents and songs that are very much a part of the Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus.  We hope that you will find them helpful in discovering what Barbershop Music is all about as a Desert Aires member.  

1.  Code of Ethics

2.  Vision Statement

3.   The Old Songs  Chart


3.5 Learning Tracks (The Old Songs) 

The Old Songs - tenor.mp3 

The Old Songs - lead.mp3 

The Old Songs - bari.mp3 

The Old Songs - bass.mp3


4.   Keep the Whole World Singing Chart

(Just Substitude The Whole World for America)


4.5 Learning Tracks (Keep The Whole World Singing)

Keep the Whole World Singing - tenor.mp3

Keep the Whole World Singing - lead.mp3

Keep the Whole World Singing - bari.mp3

Keep the Whole World Singing - bass.mp3



5.   Song  Learning Method

6.   Classic Tags

7. Chapter Guidelines & Policies

8. Membership Transfer Appl Guidelines Page1

9. Membership Transfer Appl Guidelines Page2

9.5 Benefits

The Next Step

So you're interested in joining! 

Visit a Rehearsal

Guests are always welcome at our rehearsals.

We rehearse every Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

Our address is:

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS United Methodist Church

13658 W. Meeker Blvd.

Sun City West, AZ 


Join Us


The Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus is more than just an a cappella ensemble, it is a family.

We love getting together each week, and sharing friendships as well as great music.


Our Chorus has over 70 members with an average age of 76. They represent 23 different states prior to moving to Arizona.


Our Chorus has won Division A Plateau championship for several years.


If you like to sing, you're invited to visit the Desert Aires and discover great harmony at work! Sitting in on one of our rehearsals is the perfect way to find out more about us, and what we can do for you!


You'll have the opportunity to hear us perform four-part, a cappella harmony, and you'll be invited to join us on the risers to experience the music, friendship and fun for which the Desert Aires Chorus is known!



Come to a Rehearsal


Guests are always welcome to any Desert Aires rehearsal,

Tuesdays, 12:30 to 3:03 PM.

Sectional rehearsals 11:30 to 12:30 on a revolving schedule.

Where?Shepard of the Hills United Methodist Church. 13658 W. Meeker in Sun City West.  (Near Cross sts: RH Johnson & Meeker)

WHY?There are so many reasons to join! Spend time with a great group of men, learn some amazing, classic songs, and get a chance to perform and strut your stuff!

WHO?You!!! Come and join in on the fun of making music in the barbershop style!




Here are a number of frequently-asked questions that we get:


How much personal time will it take?

In addition to weekly rehearsals throughout the year, there is an annual show in February or March and numerous sing outs throughout the year.  We also participate in the Arizona Division Competition in April of each year. We tend to perform in and around our area about 10 times per year for local festivals, business events, charitable events, as well as participating in holiday and arts festival events.   


What is the cost?

$120 per year (BHS Dues); $25 (Far Western District Dues) and $20 local Chapter dues.


What is the audition procedure?

New member applicants will be auditioned by a designee of the Music Committee.
We will determine your voice part during the audition.


Do I have to be a great singer?

No, but you need to be able to "carry a tune".  You do not need to be able to read music although that is helpful. There will be opportunities to learn to read music in the chapter.


How do I learn the songs?

Sheet music and CD's will be provided to all chorus members to assist in the learning process. Listen to the CD's during the week and then come to the chapter meeting ready to sing your part.

In addition, the songs, (parts predominate) can be listened to on the Learning Track Player.