January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Upscale Men’s Barbershop Coming to Rockville’s Montrose Crossing

Upscale Men’s Salon Marks First DC-Area Location for the Texas-Based Brand An upscale barbershop, Boardroom Salon for Men, will open its first location in the D.C. area early this year in Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center. Boardroom Salon for Men opened its first salon in Southlake, Texas in 2004 and has expanded to more than […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Gaithersburg Businesses, Destroys Barbershop

A fire has destroyed a Gaithersburg barbershop and brought significant damage to a number of businesses in Gaitherstowne Plaza near North Frederick Avenue and Chestnut Street. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, more than 75 firefighters were on the scene after 5 a.m. on Tuesday responding to a fire […]

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January 7, 2015 | Dave Byers

Harmony Express Chorus

Our Slipping Demographic

Given the popular image of barbershop singing, you’d think Harmony Express’ demographic, the age profile of our members, would be slipping toward the past.  In fact, it’s leaning into the future.  Our two most recent members are 15 and somewhere around 35.  Of the guys currently preparing for auditions, one is about 50, the second […]

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August 7, 2014 | Monica Soladay

Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop Opens in Downtown Crown (PHOTOS)

Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop has officially opened for business in Gaithersburg’s new Crown community. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz presented a proclamation to its staff, decreeing that Thursday, August 7, 2014 is “Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop Day” in the city of Gaithersburg. Following the presentation, Mayor Katz became the first customer to receive a haircut at […]

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February 20, 2014 | Dave Byers

Harmony Express Chorus

What’s New About Barbershop?

Everybody knows barbershop is old—old songs sung by grey-haired guys, probably wearing straw hats and armbands.  Think of the Buffalo Bills playing the members of the Board of Education in The Music Man: “Good Night, Ladies; Good Night, Ladies….”  The Barbershop Harmony Society has been around since its founding in 1938 in Tulsa. So what’s […]

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