School or Affiliation: US Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD


The history of Cleanshave dates back as far as the late 1950's when early barbershoppers at the Naval Academy decided to form a quartet. Little did these Midshipmen know that they would begin a tradition that would continue for over half a century and beyond. Cleanshave is a unique quartet in itself, as the members of the group change every year. Once a midshipman is part of the quartet, he sings with the group for the remainder of his time at the Naval Academy. The problem is that Midshipmen graduate every year, leaving the quartet searching for a new singer almost annually. Despite this setback every year, through hard work and daily practice, Cleanshave maintains a busy schedule, performing almost every week!


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