Local barbershop quartet wins gold at state senior games

Cactus Chords

Since 2009, the Cactus Chords have entertained hundreds of people in Las Cruces and El Paso. Dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through the music of barbershop, their venues have included numerous assisted living and nursing care centers, the VA Hospital in El Paso, MMC Cancer Center in Las Cruces, civic clubs, churches, homes and special events at the Las Cruces Events Center and the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum. The Chords performed for the first annual Real Men Sing Concert sponsored by NMSU Choral Music Department, were awarded three Doña Ana Senior Olympics medals and July 16, they were named the 2016 gold medalists in the New Mexico Senior Olympics Talent Competition in the 65+ class, making them eligible to compete for the National Senior Olympics in Birmingham, Alabama next June.

The Chords are available to entertain your social, civic or special events activities. Contact them by phone or e-mail: (605) 212-7508 or s.litts2011@gmail.com.

The quartet includes John Phillips, tenor; Larry Courter, lead; Mel Adkins, baritone and Steve Litts, bass.