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Stop by the BHS Membership Booth in Las Vegas — you might win a great prize!

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If you are attending the 2017 International Convention in Las Vegas this July, be sure to check out our Membership Booth located in the Registration/Marketplace area. Whether you are a member or an associate, a quartetter or just a Barbershop aficionado, there is fun to be had. We’re excited to present our members, associates, and registered quartets with a logo sticker for your badge to show off ...
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Publications FAQ: Music Catalog changes

The Barbershop Harmony Society has decided to begin moving all of our music publications toward a published-only model. The recent Hal Leonard unpublished-to-published transition project has provided the opportunity to begin curating the vast number of unedited, unvetted charts currently classified as “Unpublished” and streamline the catalog to be much more representative of what we offer as offic...
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Intro to Barbershop: Five ways you can sing in a barbershop group

Inevitably, when you tell someone you’ve joined a barbershop group, you will be asked, “How many in your quartet?”  Surprisingly, the answer isn’t always simple. Most men join the Barbershop Harmony Society as chapter chorus singers. Right away, then, the answer is “More than four.” Many singers will remain primarily chorus singers their entire barbershop lives. But chorus singing is only a sli...
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Memorial gifts Keep a Melody Ringing

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It is tragic to lose a friend or loved one. Many of us are left wondering how to pay tribute to those who have meant so much. For fellow Barbershoppers who dedicated a significant portion of their lives to singing, Harmony Foundation offers the Keep a Melody Ringing program. When one of our cherished friends passes, memorial gifts not only recognize a life enriched by singing, but they create a...
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Harmony University is now accepting faculty applications for International!

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Last year, Harmony University  offered over 100 classes between Tuesday and Saturday at the Nashville Convention. Our second year of numerous classes was WILDLY popular and produced the largest number of students we have ever had at HU events during the convention! Classes were not just attended by our members... Sweet Adelines and Harmony, Inc., BHS afflilates, member family and friends, and even...
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VINTAGE AUDIO: O.C. Cash recounts the first meeting in Tulsa, OK

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Superman and the rocket from planet Krypton… Newton’s apple and the theory of gravity… O.C. , Rupert, and the rooftop of the Tulsa Club… every monumental discovery needs a great origin story, and so it is with barbershop harmony. National Barbershop Quartet Day commemorates the birth of the organized barbershop movement on April 11, 1938, when 26 men gathered together at the invitation of Rupert ...
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Society Board seeks new members… maybe YOU!

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The Board of Directors of the Barbershop Harmony Society has openings for Board Treasurer and Member-At-Large for three-year terms beginning in 2018.  These openings will be filled by election of the board at its summer meeting at the International Convention in Las Vegas, July 2-8, 2017. The board is seeking effective, visionary leaders with an impressive history of service in barbershop, busine...
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Building A Healthy Choral Ecosystem — New report now available!

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To accomplish our aim of building a better world, singing, the Barbershop Harmony Society constantly works on collaborations with like-minded organizations who are building the field of choral singing.  A healthy choral ecosystem relies on conductors, composers, arrangers, educators, publishers, researchers, academics, public policy advocates, administrators, adjudicators and the music industry as...
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Society presents Barbershop in a BIG way at ACDA National Conference next week

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Showcase concert appearances from Ringmasters, Crossroads, and Great Northern Union, reading sessions of barbershop music, and a clinic demonstrating the success of barbershop choruses in igniting the fire in younger singers will all take place at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference next week in Minneapolis. Who better than BHS to support the conference theme of “A Life O...
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Intro to Barbershop: Learning the language of Barbershop

Sort through the alphabet soup of barbershop acronyms and terms Heard in a chorus rehearsal: “Basses, we need a cleaner swipe going into the tag. Baritones, hold off on the tiddly until I bring you in.” What the heck? Every subculture, from sports to professions to hobbies, has its own dialect, the specialized lingo, terms, in-jokes and references that are unique to that world. Once you speak ...
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