About Hilton Head Shore Notes

Welcome to our Website!

Hilton Head Island is nestled in the lowcounty of South Carolina, where all the pleasures of island life abound - sunny days, sandy beaches, warm waters and breathtaking sunsets. We're not only about sea and sand, golf and tennis, we live in an area with a unique cultural heritage. That heritage includes welcoming new Islanders and visitors alike with open arms. Hilton Head Shore Notes is a part of the Island's entertainment heritage - women's a cappella music with a "southern touch." Just like much of the South we're unique, with a style and repertoire that's our very own. We invite you to join us at our performances and productions throughout the year.

Who We Are

Hilton Head Shore Notes is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have over 20 singers of all ages, all walks of life, from Hilton Head and also nearby cities of Bluffton, Beaufort, Pooler, Savannah. We even have members who drive down from Charleston each week!


The main purpose of Hilton Head Shore Notes is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at an annual competition. We also perform Singing Telegrams around Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event please contact either Sherry Adams at 610-416-9213 or June Somers at 843-422-4799 for further information.


In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a cappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple of times a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop singing, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.



In the spring of every year, Hilton Head Shore Notes participates in the Region 9 chorus competition in Daytona Beach, FL. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories advance to the International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year.


Hilton Head Shore Notes is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 20,000 members in choruses and quartets worldwide, with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their focus is to share the love of music - a cappella close harmony - referred to as barbershop - with the world.


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