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Holly J. Kellar named Chief Marketing Officer for Barbershop Harmony Society

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HOLLY J. KELLAR has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the Barbershop Harmony Society. In this role, she will oversee a broad portfolio of marketing, branding and communications initiatives for the 22,000-member Society, with emphasis on growing revenue from events, merchandising, membership, and global sales from music publications. Kellar will manage the staff team charged with advertising, i...
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Barbershop Quartet Recounts Surprises, Sweet Moments Serenading On Valentine’s | KJZZ’s The Show

So many stories... so well told. We like this one from KJZZ-FM in Phoenix, featuring The Phoenicians Chorus. If you somehow haven’t already gotten the big red and pink memo, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday. You can send your Valentine chocolates or roses or a card — or how about all of that plus live music? Every Valentine’s Day, a local chorus group divides its members into sets of barbershop qu...
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Newfangled Four wows on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family

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One can hardly celebrate February 14th without thinking of two things: Hallmark, and Singing Valentines. This year, the two finally connected on air, when The Newfangled Four appeared on the Hallmark Channel's Home & Family Show. The quartet (with Nick Luna subbing on bari) performed two songs and bumped out of several commercials breaks, and thoroughly charmed the hosts. The performance ai...
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Sing the National Anthem for the Harlem Globetrotters in your community

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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hear “Sweet Georgia Brown” and think “what a great barbershop song!” and those who hear it and think of the Harlem Globetrotters. It’s about time we joined them together, don’t you think? The Globetrotters organization invites barbershop groups across the continent to audition to perform the National Anthem before games. (See their schedule fo...
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Watch LIVE as Keepsake headlines BYU-Idaho Barbershop Festival

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Watch the live stream Saturday, February 4, 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm (MST). You can't keep a great quartet on the sidelines, it seems. A scant 25 years after winning the gold, 1992 International Quartet Champion Keepsake is hitting the road once again. And since champs deliver, they're doing it in the service of music education. The Barbershop Music Festival at Brigham Young University-Idaho is a lon...
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Heather Nail receives NAfME/BHS Educator Award

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Heather Nail of Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, West Des Moines, Iowa, has been honored with the Barbershop Harmony Society/ NAfME Music Educator Award. The award was presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society in partnership and collaboration with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). It honors educators “who give students the opportunity to learn and participate in the ...
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Party of Five captures seniors quartet championship

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    PARTY OF FIVE, a barbershop quartet from Pennsylvania and New Jersey , bested 23 other groups to capture the gold medals in Saturday’s International Seniors Quartet Contest sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society. Singing “What’ll I Do?” and “Anytime,” the quartet squeezed past two quartets who the previous year had tied for second place, a vivid illustration of the quality of perf...
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Youth choruses earn top honors at harmony gathering in San Antonio

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Video and stills available request - email pr@barbershop.org The TREBLEMAKERS CHORUS from Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, was named Audience Favorite and earned a SUPERIOR rating in Friday’s International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in San Antonio. The Treblemakers won the hearts of the sold-out audience with a set that included “Peanut Butter and Jelly.” Their male counterpart...
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Annual bulletin contest now accepting entries

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What gets measured gets improved, and this applies to the craft of communications  just as much as it does to singing. These contests supervised by PROBE, the organization for Public Relations Officers and Bulletin Editors, can help you improve and advance your skills:  International Bulletin Contest, open to all BHS editors. Deadline is March 3rd, 2017. Contact chairman Lowell Shank: Lowell....
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