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AHSOW Members Can Renew Online

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is excited about our continued partnership with AHSOW. As we continue to develop our membership services, we want to reaffirm our commitment to you as a woodshedder.   As a part of our partnership, BHS currently collects your annual dues (still a bargain at $10) on behalf of AHSOW. BHS also provides a room for woodshedding at each of our three major events -- the M...
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U.S. Chapters & Districts: A New Deadline for Forms W-2 and 1099

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For further comments, questions or concerns please contact our Customer Service Team at customerservice@barbershop.org  or the Chapter Leadership & Education Team at chapters@barbershop.org With the passing of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, there are new filing deadlines for submitting Forms W-2 and Forms 1099-MISC for 2017 of which you need to be aware.  Although...
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A Message to all leaders: 2017 in review

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For a printable/shareable version please click here. Marty MonsonExecutive Director/CEOBarbershop Harmony Societyceo@barbershop.org | 800.876.7464   2017 in review: It’s GREAT to be a Barbershopper! Yes, that’s still true, and we are excited more than ever with the progress we’ve made to spread the Joy of Singing (yes, in the barbershop style) to millions of people all around the world....
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Annual ASCAP 2017 Reporting Reminder for U.S. Chapters & Districts

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has a blanket agreement with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) to pay significantly reduced licensing fees for all U.S. chapters and ensuring their legal compliance for public performances of the songs represented by ASCAP. As a friendly reminder, All U.S. Chapters and Districts, must complete an annual ASCAP Reporting Form and sub...
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Updating Your Chapter or District Leaders for 2018

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This is a friendly reminder (if you haven't already) that it is time to ensure that your chapter and/or district leader lists are up to date in the BHS Member Center. Your leaders are not only administrative leaders but also your music leaders. We send frequent communication and resources and the only way that we can continue to do so is if the information is reported in the Member Center. Please...
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Harmony University 2018 General Registration Opens December 1, 2017

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General registration for Harmony University 2018 opens Friday, December 1, 2017. Join us in Nashville, TN on July 22 - 29 on the beautiful Belmont University campus. Follow your own barbershop dreams with more than 600 classes taught by world-class faculty! Need a gift idea for a loved one this holiday season? Your Chorus Director? Maybe an up-and-coming barbershop star? Give the gift of a Harm...
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Guide to BHS Ethics Procedures and Youth Policy

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As a part of our commitment to provide a positive environment to support activities that engage with members, associates, and all people interested in barbershop, the Barbershop Harmony Society has a Society Code of Ethics and Youth Policy that all members and associates must affirm and agree to abide by when joining or renewing membership. These policies are in place to ensure that every person w...
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Reporting the Death of a Member

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When a member passes away, it is important to report to the Barbershop Harmony Society to ensure the member is recognized and honored. The primary responsibility for reporting falls to chapter secretaries and in general, chapter officers. But, any member may report the information.  To report a member's death, email the BHS Customer Service Team (customerservice@barbershop.org) or call 800.876.74...
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BHS moving toward direct deposit of chapter and district dues payments

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has been working toward a new system of payment for chapter and district dues. Some of you may be familiar with these efforts that we started over a year ago described as the ACH Transition Project. As you may know, the current traditional system we use consists of mailing dues checks quarterly. Then, the recipient has to take it upon themselves to deposit the check,...
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Our busiest season is even busier in 2017!

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Have you contacted our Customer Service team at Harmony Hall lately? Based on our recent call volumes and email traffic, the answer is probably “YES!” --  we’ve seen a 95% increase in email messages and a 71% bump in calls over the past few months. This higher demand is likely due to several new initiatives announced, the Member Center transition, and the start of the fall convention season...
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