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Your barbershop memories last a lifetime. Your membership can, too.

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By the time you’ve hit five or ten years as a Barbershopper, you’ve probably crossed that tipping point where you know this is going to be forever. You’ve passed through the stages in which interest has progressed into hobby, and from there into a lifestyle, then into a mission, until at last, barbershop is your identity.  If barbershop is your life, you should consider becoming a Lifetime Member...
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Barbershop Harmony Society celebrates Black History Month with announcement of scholarships and endowment

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With a commitment to its vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society announces a new scholarship opportunity for persons of color to explore a musical art form whose origins lie in African American communities of the South in the 19th century. The Grand Central Red Caps Endowment has been established to provide scholarships and other supports to encourage the broadest possible...
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GigSalad is delivering the bookings for Singing Valentines!

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Our partnership with GigSalad is yielding results! Several groups that have signed up using our promo code BHS2018 have already gotten leads and bookings for this month. We’ve already seen nearly 30 confirmed February bookings on the platform through February 7th. Pro and Featured accounts automatically bump to the top of any searches for “singing valentines”, “singing telegrams” and other singin...
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Intro to Barbershop: Stay connected!

Across your first year as a Barbershopper, you’ve absorbed knowledge, skills, traditions, and habits of the barbershop world. (We quizzed you on that all last month.)  Now, how much trivia -- fun, interesting tidbits of barbershop history and lore -- have you retained? Take our trivia quiz. In that same first year, you’ve launched friendships with the folks you see every week in your chapter m...
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Changes to quartet program announced

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Effective April 1, 2018, the Barbershop Harmony Society will be making the following changes to the Quartet program: The fee for renewing or registering a quartet will be $60.   Additional quartet members (more than 4) will incur a fee of $15 each person. Frequently Asked Questions Why are we raising the quartet fee? Over the last 10+ years, BHS has increased the services provided to quar...
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Want a safer car? Put a quartet in the back seat

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Yep - those are Barbershoppers, all right. GEN GAP, a quartet from the Santa Monica Oceanaires, is featured in a new spot for the Toyota Rav 4, now airing nationally on TV and social media. This is the second national spot for GEN GAP, who previously have appeared in ads for Schick razors. "The key to booking the spot was our ability to give a barbershop sound to the copy written by the ad agen...
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New stage options added to some quartet contests

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To all potential International Quartet Contest Competitors: As many of you are aware, we experimented with modifying the lighting and microphone setup for quartets at last year's International quartet contest in Las Vegas - designed to allow you to be more creative in your presentations. At our recent Midwinter meeting, the Society Contest & Judging Committee (SCJC) has now approved these enh...
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Apply for the Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational by February 1

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The stage of the Grand Ole Opry will burst into harmony next January when the Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational comes to historic Music City. Now in its twelfth year, the event welcomes high school-aged choruses from around the world for a weekend of clinics, adjudication, and world-class shows that spark a lifelong love of singing. See this year’s audience favorite chorus, H...
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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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