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Seniors champ: Best parts of convention happen offstage

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What was the best thing about St Croix Crossing’s weekend in California at BHS’ Midwinter convention? You might think that, of course, it was that after six near-misses we finally won the Senior’s Quartet championship. That was wonderful, to be sure. But was it the best thing? The best thing might have been the morning Steve Hardy and I had breakfast at a local McDonald’s, spied a couple of guys...
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Youth choruses ascend to new heights at national barbershop chorus event

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The Hurricane of Harmony Chorus from Gaither High School in Tampa was named Audience Favorite and earned a SUPERIOR rating in Friday’s International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in Orange County, California. The mixed-voice barbershop chorus won the hearts of the sold-out audience with selections from the musical “Grease,” with vivid costuming and high-energy choreography Earning top accol...
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Five last-minute reminders for entering the Next Generation Varsity Quartet Contest

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Quick links Entry form and complete rules Frequently Asked Questions As the January 28 entry deadline draws, please keep these registration tips in mind. The video entry deadline is January 28, 2018, 11:59 pm Eastern. Don’t let a tech error catch you by surprise -- be sure to allow yourself time for video upload, completing the online registration, etc. (Tip: get all your addre...
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BHS partners with GigSalad to increase reach of Singing Valentines

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Performing groups of the Barbershop Harmony Society can now boost their Singing Valentines advertising and reach, and even accept payment for bookings online, thanks to a new partnership formed with online entertainment booking platform GigSalad.com. GigSalad represents more than 100,000 performers and has a base of more than one million customers who book all forms of entertainment online, from ...
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Set up your GigSalad account and start getting Singing Valentines traffic

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Getting started on GigSalad is quick -- you should be able to complete the basics in as little as twenty minutes, and the leads start coming in immediately. (During initial evaluation, our staff  received a request for a booking before we had even completed our setup — wow!)      Categories Critical -- be sure to set your PRIMARY category to SINGERS > BARBERSHOP QUARTET. This is an important ...
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Intro to Barbershop: One year completed… now what?

            As you near your first anniversary as a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, we hope you’ve found the experience fulfilling and energizing. You’ve become part of a very large world with a long history, culture, and traditions -- and one we believe is making a real difference in people’s lives in ways large and small. Now is a good time to ref...
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Watch all the action from Midwinter on FloVoice

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  BHS Show Producer Chad Bennett thinks big. Really big. When he saw the possibilities of the fantastic Segerstrom Center for the Arts, he started lining up a truly incredible roster of artists for the 2018 Midwinter Convention, January 18-21, 2018. Did he go TOO FAR? Is two youth champs, three quartet medalists, three world champion quartets, three world champion choruses, and two giant-...
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Barbershop Harmony Society partners with FloVoice for Live Stream of convention events

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The Barbershop Harmony Society will partner with FloVoice, a well-established live streaming platform at the 2018 Midwinter Convention, who will bring a high-quality viewing experience to a broader audience. FloVoice is part of the FloSports network, a large streaming platform that already covers more than twenty sports at the Division I collegiate and pro levels, plus marching band, cheer, and o...
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Gourmet burgers and barbershop

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Spotted: the origins of Red Robin restaurants' name -- a barbershop quartet! The official company chronology notes that in the 1940s, "Sam’s Tavern opens near the University of Washington. Sam, the owner, is known to sing 'When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)' with his barbershop quartet. He loves the song so much that he changes the name to Sam’s Red Robin." Wonder if you c...
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International Chorus Contest Order of Appearance

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Learn more about the 2018 International Convention and Contests  Official Order of Appearance The Downeasters Sound of Illinois Harbourtown Sound Brothers in Harmony Alexandria Harmonizers Great Lakes Chorus Big Orange Chorus Fog City Singers Westminster Chorus Voices Incorporated Vocal Majority Pathfinder Chorus Vocal FX The Alliance Carolina Vocal Express   Sound of the Rocki...
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