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Starting 2017 … Strategically!

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The BHS Strategic Planning Process is continuing to move forward.  Here’s the quick story: We have complete the “Gathering” stage, wherein we have collected a massive amount of data and opinion about where we’re at and where we should be headed. We are mid-way through the “Synthesis and Design” stage, with a clear direction emerging for our Strategic Plan among BHS staff and Board alike. ...
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Intro to Barbershop: What is Barbershop?

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What is barbershop music, how is it arranged and sung? You’ve joined the Barbershop Harmony Society. You might have instead joined a church choir, a  symphonic chorus, or formed a small combo sing Central European  folk songs… but here you are in a barbershop group! What have you gotten yourself into? What kind of music will you be experiencing, how do you distinguish it from other vocal music, ...
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Lifelong singer, chorus director to lead Harmony Foundation

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Perry White, D.M.A., has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Foundation International, and is scheduled to begin April 3, 2017. “Members of the staff, the Board of Trustees and I are very enthusiastic to welcome a talented person uniquely passionate for both music and education, with a history of success in leadership roles,” said Sharon Miller, Acting CEO of Harmony Found...
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Roger Lewis Appointed to Society Hall of Fame Committee, Steve Delehanty to Chair

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Society President Elect Skipp Kropp announced today the appointment of former Society President Roger Lewis to the Society Hall of Fame Committee. In order to maximize the effectiveness of new committee members, the Society Board Policy requires the President elect to appoint members of several Society committees between being elected in July and taking office in January.  One of the committees ...
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Kendall Williams Appointed to Society Nominating Committee, Alan Lamson named Chair

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Society President Elect Skipp Kropp announced today the appointment of Kendall Williams to the Society Nominating Committee. In order to maximize the effectiveness of new committee members, the Society Board Policy requires the President elect to appoint members of several Society committees between being elected in July and taking office in January.  One of the committees affected is the Nomina...
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2017 Youth Chorus Festival and Senior Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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The Youth Chorus Festival will look a little different this year! In addition to adding Women's and Mixed choruses to the lineup, the 2017 Midwinter Convention will also include the five District choruses participating in our Senior Chorus Festival pilot program. The draw for order of appearance was made with all choruses mixed together, resulting in an exciting mix of singers in each session.  &...
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Choral organizations calling on choruses to #sing1voice

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We have long known that singing in harmony is a powerful tool for bringing people together. Let's put that tool to work! We believe that choruses have a critically important role to play right now by doing what they do best: creating common ground through the power of singing together.   The Barbershop Harmony Society has joined forces with fellow choral organizations Chorus America and the...
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*NEW* music publication releases for Fall 2016

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Our Music Publications team exists to preserve the barbershop art form and to promote the joy of singing for all. One of the best ways we can do this is to publish exciting and accessible new arrangements and make available proven and beloved existing arrangements so that you have the resources you need for your chorus or quartet to share your love of singing.   Each quarter, we will feature new...
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Youth Chorus Festival participants announced

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        Men's Chorus Category East Coast Sound Northern New Jersey Web  |  Facebook  |  Video Boom Town Chorus Southern California Facebook  |  Video Foothills Sound East Tennessee Facebook  |  Video Encore Youth Chorus San Antonio, TX Web  |  Facebook Harmonic Collective Liverpool, NY Facebook  |  Video The Voice Central Michigan Facebook  |  Video ...
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BHS partners with Eventbrite; secures reduced rate for chapter and district use

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This summer, BHS entered into an exciting partnership with Eventbrite, a ticketing platform used to host, promote, and manage events. During July's Nashville International Convention, we began selling 2017 Midwinter (San Antonio) and International (Las Vegas) tickets using Eventbrite. The most exciting part about this partnership is that we were able to negotiate a significantly REDUCED RATE* to u...
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