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BHS partners with GigSalad to increase reach of Singing Valentines

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

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

  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

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

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

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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Intro to Barbershop: Everyone in Harmony

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Way back in the infancy of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, our original and still-official legal name, our founders instituted a Code of Ethics, whose preamble begins: The Society aspires to preserve for its members and for all future generations of prospective members, the sacred right of men to seek haven from the burden of their d...
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Antonio Lombardi honored in Nashville Business Journal “Employee of the Year” awards

It’s nice when your co-workers say nice things about you behind your back. It’s even nicer when those nice words turn into citywide recognition. An anonymous tip from a co-worker led to Manager of Chapter Leadership and Education Antonio Lombardi being honored in the inaugural class of Employee of the Year awards from the Nashville Business Journal. Antonio was recognized in the category of Best ...
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Intro to Barbershop: Building a habitat for harmony

In your first year of barbershopping, you’ve been absorbing a tremendous volume of information. You’ve been learning the musical style, the nuances of performance, the many acronyms, and a few dozen baritone jokes. You may have had a chance to attend a convention, or sing in a major show, or even form a quartet. Many of the resources of the Barbershop Harmony Society are aimed at supporting you a...
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