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Mike Rowe is “Returning The Favor” to an inspiring music educator

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A music educator once changed the course of Mike Rowe's life, and in his new Facebook video series, he pays tribute to another influential teacher in a big way. When health issues forced world-class trumpeter Tim Wilson to give up a performance career, he turned to teaching, and gave his talents and treasure to an instrumental music program in an impoverished school district. Mike sought him ou...
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Month 9: Launching the Next Generation of barbershop singers

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In your first year as a Barbershopper, the entire world seems ready for harmony. The puzzled stares people throw as you hum along to your bari learning track while riding the bus now seem quaint, not embarrassing. You’ve become adept at explaining to airport security that the metallic disc in your carry-on brings harmony, not harm. Regretting that you hadn’t started barbershopping years earlier, y...
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Why you should make a nomination for the BHS-NAfME Music Educator Award

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Music gives meaning to life, and our visible support for music in our communities should begin with the people on the front lines: the music educators who each day awaken the music within school children. Although our mantra in the Outreach area is “Music-Money-Men,” we should always keep in mind that these resources are all in the service of the fourth M: MEANING. To bring that meaning to the fo...
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WoodSongs featuring RINGMASTERS comes to RFD TV September 29

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Ringmasters, the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2012 International Quartet Champion, headlines a wide-ranging cast of barbershop performers on WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Show, coming to RFD TV on Friday, September 29, 6:00 pm Eastern. Recorded live in July 2016 at the historic Lyric Theater in Lexington, Kentucky, WoodSongs is a weekly celebration of Americana and roots music, and they were delight...
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Next Generation Barbershop: The next evolution of BHS youth participation

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Youth contests evolve to include more singers, better serve various age ranges Outreach programs of the Barbershop Harmony Society will continue to grow and evolve in 2018 as we work to further expand our impact on young singers and educators. The coming year will see numerous changes and additions to our contest programming, plus some new activities still in development that will offer new paths...
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2018 grants focus on youth outreach

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The good you do today in bringing music to young people translates into a future world of more lifelong singers, and the Society’s 2018 Grants Program will help you extend your capacity to do just that. Youth Outreach Grants, which range from $500 to $10,000, are designed to support youth outreach projects of a chapter/district/other non-profit organization, and might include activities such as: ...
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Intro to Barbershop: Have fun singing casual harmony!

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          Most folks come into barbershopping by way of singing in a chapter chorus. Starting with a written arrangement and maybe a learning track, you study and rehearse the chorus repertoire for contests and shows. But there’s a world of fun in more casual settings: singing tags, woodshedding and attending quartet Brigade events. These are all great ways to meet...
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92-year-old WWII veteran with terminal cancer sings at his own wake

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The Detroit Free Press ran a great profile of a Barbershopper who held his Afterglow before his funeral.   Three weeks ago, Johnny Wearing learned that the liver cancer he'd been battling for years had progressed for the worse. The 92-year-old World War II veteran has a few weeks, maybe a few months, to live. Despite a long and fulfilling life — one filled with children, grandchildren, tons of...
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