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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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Coming Soon to a Fall Convention near you – Barbershop Town Hall Listening Sessions!

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What are they?  A chance for every member to tell the Society’s Strategic Planning Team what they think of the results of our recent surveys on the state of our Society and potential future directions. Why are they?  We can’t plan for our future if we don’t understand what really matters to our current and future members.  And we can’t do that without listening, really listening, to what you hav...
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Join the team! Project Consultant opportunity as Choral Ecosystem Researcher /Consultant

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[Updated 10/19/2016: position has been filled.] As part of its strategic planning process, the Barbershop Harmony Society is seeking the assistance of a researcher or consultant to serve as an independent contractor for a limited time, limited scope, paid engagement. The goal of this research is to produce a visual map and written analysis of choral field-building organizations and aggregators. ...
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Midwinter Convention features new show format for San Antonio

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has been experimenting with different ideas to boost the variety, entertainment value, and audience appeal of the Midwinter shows over the past few years. Positive results are being achieved by combining innovative staging, higher production values, broader variety of talent, and increased collaboration with other artists and styles.  The audiences have reacted favo...
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Guest Post: Remembering Bob Whitledge

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Brian Philbin (Metropolis) shares this loving tribute to friend and fellow singer Bob Whitledge, gold medalist with Gentleman's Agreement and long-time director, coach, and Society member: On August 2nd, we lost a true hero of the barbershop medium, Bob Whitledge. Bob was a giant of a man in every sense of the word. He was an amazing Bass singer, a gifted musician, a wonderous champion with the G...
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Strategic Planning Update: Member Wisdom Revealed!

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Since our last post about Strategic Planning, a variety of activities designed to more clearly hear the “Voice of the Society” at many different levels have been completed. On May 13-15, the Society Board of Directors (SBOD) met for a three day reflective retreat, where they discussed: Our DNA Why We Exist The Past and Future History of the Society Big Shifts We’re Making and Must Make ...
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Harmony Foundation announces staff change

Through the generous support of Harmony Foundation International, $80,000 of scholarships were granted in 2017.
After 13 years of service and leadership, Clarke Caldwell has decided to resign from his position with Harmony Foundation International, effective July 11, 2016. We thank him for his vision, leadership and the positive path he led us down. All of us wish him well in his future endeavors. Sharon Miller, Chair of the HFI Board of Trustees, is temporarily fulfilling the duties of President/CEO of ...
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New issue of PRESERVATION now available online

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The July issue of award-winning barbershop history magazine, PRESERVATION, is now online and available for FREE. (Click here to download and enjoy.) http://www.barbershop.org/about-us/history-of-barbershop/preservation/ Says editor Grady Kerr: This issue is the second in our new series, The Lost Quartets. You don’t have to win the gold to be a GREAT quartet in our Society. There have been som...
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Follow all the Convention action… from wherever you happen to be!

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Whether you're at the convention or following from home, here's where to find great content all week long: BHS Facebook Page - your main source for everything #BHSNASH: updates, announcements, photos, Live video and HU classes... make sure you're following us!BHS Instagram @barbershopharmonysociety - See yourself and all your friends as they take pictures in front of our red carpet banner. Shouto...
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Barbershop Harmony Society offers FREE webcast of world championships to students and educators 

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See the greatest spectacle in close-harmony singing -- on your phone! FREE! http://bhswebcast.com/edu/ You may have heard barbershop harmony before, but you've never experienced anything like the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT coming July 5-9. More than 2000 men in quartets and choruses ranging from four to more than 150 men will compete for the gold medals. Broadway, show tunes, old chestnuts and ...
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