Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma
PO Box 1702
Bethany OK 73008-1702
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society
Mission Statement
Sharing the love of four-part a cappella singing, with excellence, with our community while encouraging others to join us in barbershop harmony. 
Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma in our Dallas district contest.
Contact Information
Contact Name Jim Moses
Contact email Caleb Henderson marketingvp@vocalsoundsok.org
Address PO Box 1702
Bethany, OK 73008 1702
Phone (405) 848-SING
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 848-7464
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
  • Mail check to PO Box 1702, Bethany, OK  73008.
  • Mail check to Oklahoma Community Foundation for Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma at PO Box 1146, Oklahoma City, OK  73101-1146.
  • Buy tickets to annual or Christmas shows.
  • Buy ads for annual or Christmas show printed program.
  • Volunteer to work backstage or at ticket table on shows.
  • Join chorus to sing with Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma.
  • Donate directly to our philanthropic partner, The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital, Bethany, Oklahoma.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $23,935.50
Projected Expenses $24,089.40
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
OK Chorale
Music Central
The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.
Year Founded 1938
IRS Ruling Year 1946
State Registration Expiration Oct 2099
Statements
Mission
Sharing the love of four-part a cappella singing, with excellence, with our community while encouraging others to join us in barbershop harmony. 
Background In 1938, Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma was the third barbershop chorus to join what is now the Barbershop Harmony Society. In the years since then, we have enjoyed entertaining audiences in the greater Oklahoma City area and central Oklahoma.

Our chorus has an active membership of approximately 50 guys from their teens into their 90’s. Some are outstanding musicians, others just love to sing. The thing that binds us as a chorus and a family is the love of the barbershop sound, the camaraderie during our practices and performances, and the enjoyment of entertaining our audiences.

We often compete in organized Barbershop Harmony Society competitions, and have competed at the international level six times. But we especially enjoy entertaining audiences with our annual shows in the spring and one in the fall (near Christmas), and singing for numerous other occasions. One of our greatest thrills is having seven or eight of our barbershop quartets deliver singing valentines every February.
Impact
Continue to demonstrate excellence in our singing style and community involvement as Oklahoma's premier men's chorus, as illustrated by previous activities such as:
  • Donation of $8000 from Singing Valentines and Spring and Christmas shows to the Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Provision of scholarships to the OK City chorus' Youth In Harmony workshop and the music programs of local school districts
  • Participation in Barbershop Harmony Society chorus and quartet competitions
Needs
Men to sing with us (members).
Money for chorus expenses (pay directors, purchase music, uniforms, operation expenses).
Paying gigs to sing for income (any venue in the state). 
CEO/Executive Director Statement No staff, only members and elected board members who volunteer to make operations and performances possible.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma - Statewide
Rehearsals are in Bethany, Oklahoma.  Members are from Bethany, Piedmont, Edmond, OKC, Norman, Moore, Midwest City, Del City, Tecumseh, Warr Acres, Yukon, Mustang, and Crescent. Performances may be contracted for central Oklahoma as well as other areas of the state.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Performing Arts
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Music
Programs
Description Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma is a men's barbershop chorus, dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of a capella singing in the four-part harmony style commonly referred to as barbershop. This is accomplished through performances, seminars, exhibitions and competitions. Today, Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma has a roster of nearly 60 singers of all ages and from all walks of life. Included among the active membership are quartets, both new and old, who along with the chorus itself provide entertainment across the State.
Strategy
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Vocal Sounds of Oklahoma recognizes the physical and emotional benefits singing in a group provides, and wants to bring these benefits to as many youth as possible. We are always looking for opportunities to support youth singing in our schools and communities, from purchasing ads in printed concert programs, to donating silent auction baskets, to performing in concerts benefiting school choir programs. A portion of our annual budget is directed to support The Children's Center Rehabilitative Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma, and selected music programs of central Oklahoma schools.
Strategy
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer Organization
Start Date July 2016
Email No paid staff
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 25
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Oklahoma Arts Council2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr Roger Morton
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2020 to Dec 2020
Email president@vocalsoundsok.org
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr Bob CurtisVoting
Mr Caleb HendersonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Jack MitchellCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Roger MortonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Jim MosesTreasurerVoting
Mr Jeff SykesCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 12
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Standing Committees
Nominating
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $23,936
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $24,089
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$3,410$3,400$3,000
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$1,000$1,200$1,000
------
$10,770$1,580$1,020
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$2,428$2,598$900
Special Events$13,100$13,000$13,000
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense------
Administration Expense$16,908$4,878$15,440
Fundraising Expense$13,750$16,712$3,993
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.010.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%0%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$4,233$4,183$3,995
Current Assets$4,233$4,183$3,995
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$4,233$4,183$3,995
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $13,100Special Events $13,000Special Events $13,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $10,770Foundation & Corporations $3,400Foundation & Corporations $3,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $3,410Memberships $2,598Earned Revenue $1,020
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from compilations provided by the organization.
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
 
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Address PO Box 1702
Bethany, OK 73008 1702
Primary Phone 405 848-SING
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer Organization
Board Chair Mr Roger Morton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer