At the Bud Leabo Memorial Fund we believe there is an idea that will seed unprecedented growth of barbershop singing. We wish to encourage, find and nurture that idea.
Our endowment has been funded by individuals who have seen the impact music can have in a person’s life. The unique experience of barbershop singing is an American tradition that brings families and friends together in song.
We are looking for talented individuals and groups that have a strong interest in singing barbershop music. Our funds are easy to obtain through a simple application process. We want to find music educators, barbershopers, and singers of all types who want to focus on singing this art form and will fund brand new ideas that achieve that. These ideas should be new and unique as we are looking to fund many ideas in the hopes that we will find and encourage an idea that will truly fulfill our mission of bringing people into regular barbershop singing. We also would like to encourage those impacted by these new ideas and programs to experience the Barbershop Harmony Society, a society built for Barbershop learning and camaraderie.
In addition to providing funds in the form of grants, our Board Members have at the disposal a vast wealth of resources to help educate about barbershop. We can help enlist local barbershopers for training and education for our grantees’ programs, often at no cost.
Our application form is easy to fill in and then return by email. Applicants should follow the general guidelines below to be eligible for a grant.