Alex has always been a
tenor, apparently it’s easy!
Why do you sing?
I sing barbershop music because I enjoy spending quality time with like-minded people. It’s fun being able to have the time to make something beautiful!
My name is Alexander C. Garrison. I was born May 21, 1993. My family and I moved to Panama City, Fla., from Albany, Ga., when I was 10 years old. So I grew up in Panama City. We lived there until I was 17 when we moved to McCalla, Ala. I went to elementary, junior high and high school in Panama City. I started college at Jefferson State Community College with a full tuition choir scholarship. After two years I transferred to the University of Alabama, where I majored in accounting. I graduated in December 2015.
I began dating Brittany Thomas in 2012. She and I were engaged in late February. Brittany was one of the main reasons I joined Voices of the South. She and Daniel Hipps’ wife, Morgan, knew each other. It was at their wedding that I decided to join Voices. I now work as an accountant in the Birmingham area. You can email me at email@example.com. Oh, by the way, I’m an avid tennis player.
I started singing in the choir in 10th grade at Bay High School in Panama City. I also sang in an a cappella choir in high school. While at Jeff State I sang in the choir as well. I always sang second tenor in the choral sense so being able to sing higher in barbershop has been a lot of fun for me! I started singing barbershop with Voices of the South around June 2015. I’m a tenor.
“There is no bad day that can’t be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet. This is just truth, plain and simple,” Aldous Huxley once said.
An Anecdote …
It happened at the Dixie District Fall Convention and Competition in Atlanta. Our quartet, Silver Lining, was being coached by the judges following our performance on stage…. Apparently there isn’t much for a tenor to do to be a good tenor because the judges had nothing to say to me that would help me become a better singer. Apparently, the other three parts in our quartet had a lot to work on! Both of our judges focused on bass, lead and baritone, not tenor. They also told me I did a great job as a barbershop tenor. Go figure.