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Coaches and judges help you move from fair to good (and good to great!)

Barbershop can be many things to singers: an art form; a competitive sport; a casual get-together with some chords thrown in. Where you live in this spectrum shapes your approach to the opportunity to appear in BHS contests. As the old saying has it, “What gets measured gets improved,” and in the service of those two ends, a cohort of devoted barbershop teachers have evolved over the years around...
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Quartets take over FOX5 News This Morning in Las Vegas

YBQC Third Place medalists Brothers In Arms sing from the the rooftop of Fox5.
LABBS 2015 champion PZAZZ appears on FOX5 Vegas - KVVU The quartets kept coming, and the anchors and entire staff of Fox5 News this morning in Las Vegas had a great time hearing a wide range of harmony.  Reporter Peter Dawson toured  groups all around the building and onto the rooftop for a dozen performances throughout the morning.   
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Mike Rowe named Honorary Life Member of Barbershop Harmony Society

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Executive producer and TV host Mike Rowe has been named an Honorary Life Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Rowe received the award on Saturday, July 8, at the Society’s international convention in Las Vegas. A barbershop singer and fan, Mike credits his show business career in part to the influence of his high school choir director, Fred King, who also happened to be a world champ...
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Masters of Harmony win chorus championship

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The Masters of Harmony men’s chorus of Santa Fe Springs, California, reclaimed the gold medals that had eluded them in their previous two attempts, as they captured the 2017 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Friday, July 8 in Las Vegas. A medley of love songs and a scorching performance of “Too Darn Hot/Fever” with extravagant choreography propelled the 112-man cho...
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Main Street wins International Quartet Championship

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Main Street, a traditionally-styled barbershop  quartet based in Orlando, proved there’s still a place for straw hats and arm garters in the upper reaches of  a cappella singing, as it captured the 2017 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Saturday, July 9 in Las Vegas. Even as the competition brought new sounds and stylish intensity to the contest, the six-time medal...
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Member Center launches this week!

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After several months of user testing and feedback, we’re excited to announce that the new Member Center will launch on Thursday, July 13. Here’s the schedule. Wednesday , July 12, 8:00 am CDTeBiz.barbershop goes offline for transition to new system No applications or renewals will be processed online or internally. You will still have access to shop.barbershop.org and your 25% member discount...
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Month 6: Learning and growing as Barbershopper

  The Barbershop Harmony Society looks like a federation of singing groups, but just below that surface lies its true identity as an adult education organization. Anyone can sing a barbershop-style arrangement and sound pretty good (helloooo Jimmy Fallon.) But attaining the peak lock and ring, the dazzle -- that’s an art which, like any worthwhile pursuit, can be mastered through a combina...
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Flightline wins Youth championship

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Flightline, a quartet from Anaheim, beat out 22 other young quartets from around the world to capture the 25th annual Youth Barbershop Quartet Championship Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. The contest opened the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 79th annual convention. Singing “The Nearness Of You” and “Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)” the quartet posted A-level scores comparable to those in the open di...
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