November 20, 2018

Thanks for your help:

Thank you Ryan Hesterman for the super spotlight work and outstanding camera work at the 2018 Annual Desert Aires Show.


Our Mailing Address:

Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus

P.O. Box 6062

Sun City West  AZ 85376

Our NEW Rehearsal Location:

Bellevue Heights Church

9440 W. Hutton Dr.

Sun City, Arizona


Click on below link for map






Bob Thompson has been named Barbershopper of the year for 2018.  See the entire BOTY list.


Special Thanks

Thank you to our Co-Directors, Bill Shaw & Dave Moses for preparing us for a fantastic and fun show - Those Were the Days, My Friend - We thought they'd never end




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If you wish to hire The Rainbow Quartet, call either  Ken 623.544.0654  or  Bud  623.566.3008.

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Members are: L to R

  •   Grant Fox, Tenor
  •   Ken Corns, Lead
  •   Bill Shaw, Bass
  •   Bud Hesterman, Bari



Grant Fox - tenor

From Saginaw, MI.,  worked for General Motors for 30 years, has 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys, and the proud grandfather of 9.  Barbershop singing has been in my family since the turn of the century. My grandfather started singing in a quartet in 1901,  and continued to perform until 1948. Since I was old enough to remember, at every holiday and family get together we always gathered around and sang.  After retirement, moved to the Phoenix where he enjoyed pursuing his hobby of Barbershop singing.  Has belonged to the Phabulous Phoenicians Chorus, Paradise Valley Chorus, Pride of Phoenix Chorus, Spirit of Phoenix Chorus, and various quartets.  What I enjoy most about this hobby is being able to perform by singing and bringing joy and pleasure to our audiences.


Ken Corns - lead

Born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan .  Now, a sixteen year resident of Sun City Grand, and really loves all the activities, especially the music programs.  Performed with a variety of vocal musical groups - High School in Ecorse, Michigan, University of Michigan, and Church Choirs

Sang briefly with the Grandtones, a Doo Wop Group in Sun City Grand, and  sang five years with a Jazz vocal group in Sun City Grand, Jazzmatazz.   Barbershop Chorus' - Beginning in 1984 in Denver with The Denver Mile High Chorus, then Sound of the Rockies Chorus; after moving to Arizona joined the Phabulous Phoenicians; and currently sings with the DesertAires in Sun City.  Barbershop Quartet singing since the 1950's, and a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, formally known as The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., which was quite a mouthful. The society was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1938.  Singing Lead (melody line) with the following Denver quartets, Technical Difficulties; Senior Discount; Sound Distinction; and Foothills Phonics; currently in the Phoenix West Valley, The Rainbow Quartet.  "We all love the hobby, and enjoy performing. We are grateful that God has blessed each of us with the ability to sing and entertain." 


Bill Shaw - bass

Bill was raised in a  Barbershop Family. My Mother was a Sweet Adeline, and My Father a Barbershopper.  I joined the Minneapolis Commodores chorus in 1964 at 18 years old. Sang in my first International Chorus Competition in 1970 in Atlantic City NJ. I’ve sung in many Quartets over the years.
Won LOL District Novice Quartet Champion with the “Gopher State Good Time music Company”
My wife Marsha and I Sang for 16 years in a Mixed voice Barbershop Group  “FRIENDS” We had 8 married couples, all Barbershop & Sweet Adeline members. We performed Shows throughout the upper Midwest.
Moved to Arizona in 2003 and joined the DesertAires.  Sang Bass in the “Cactus Chordsmen”, “Time Was” and “The Rainbow Quartet”
Currently Co Directing the “DesertAires”  Chorus, and Directing The “Westwind Harmony” Sweet Adeline Chorus. Both in Sun City West. 




Bud Hesterman - baritone

Bud was born and raised on a Kansas wheat farm and has had two interesting and exciting careers.  He served in the Air Force as a fighter pilot for twenty years and then he worked in the Veterans Administration primarily as a Counseling Psychologist for another twenty years.  
Bud has lived in Arizona since 1969, and has been very active in musical theater and singing groups throughout the valley..  He has had many lead roles in musical theater productions, and regularly sings with four musical groups:  The Desert Aires Barbershop Chorus; The West Valley Chorale; The Rainbow Quartet; and The Madison Choir.  

More than 30,000 members in more than 800 chapters in the United States and Canada; world's largest all-male singing society. Approximately 2,000 quartets registered with The Barbershop Harmony Society headquarters; an estimated 1,000 more quartets are active but not officially registered.  Barbershop singing is an American art form consisting of close four part harmony. It is performed acappella.

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