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Miller Photography closing – get your classic chorus portraits NOW

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For more than three decades, Miller Photography of Louisville, Kentucky, was the official portrait photographer at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Conventions. The studio will be closing its doors on June 30, 2018, and has a huge treasure trove of prints and negatives that it is offering for sale. Truly, everything must go. You can now buy complete sets of your chorus images/negative...
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James Pennington joins staff as Chapter Success Manager

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James Pennington has assumed the new position of Chapter Success Manager at the Barbershop Harmony Society. In this role, he will spearhead the development and management of training materials and best practices for chapter leaders. He will also manage the Healthy Chapter Initiative, providing resources and support for chapter leaders and advocating for the success of our diverse chapters across t...
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ASCAP Reporting Form for 2018

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has a blanket agreement with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) to pay significantly reduced licensing fees for all U.S. chapters and ensuring their legal compliance for public performances of the songs represented by ASCAP. As a friendly reminder, All U.S. Chapters and Districts, must complete an annual ASCAP Reporting Form and s...
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BHS Contest Entry Using Barberscore: Information and Tutorials

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is utilizing a new platform called Barberscore for contest management and entry for all chapters and quartets for division, district, and international contests.    To better understand and be able to assist our members, please review the following resources: Barberscore FAQ for Competitors Contest Entry Tutorial for Quartets Contest Entry Tutorial for Choru...
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Updates Regarding Harmony Fellows (50+ Year Members) Renewal Process

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Calling all members of your chapter or district who have 50 or more years of service in the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS)! As you likely know, when Barbershoppers have been members of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 50 years, they enter a fraternity of folks known as the Harmony Fellows. In recognition of this significant milestone of loyalty and service, the Barbershop Harmony Society no l...
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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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Important Changes to Chapter Billing

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The Barbershop Harmony Society will be sending chapter bills and statements for insurance for January 1, 2018, through January 1, 2019, to all U.S. and Canadian Chapters. New this year, chapter treasurers will be receiving an email bill/statement for payment. We will not be sending a printed/mailed copy. However, if your chapter treasurer does not have an email address, we will send a printed/mail...
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Vocal Health: Voice Production and Resonance

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This regular series will examine different facets of vocal health in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for those who have experienced vocal concerns and provide constructive solutions for singers.   This article is designed to be an introduction to how the vocal sound is produced and resonated. It also serves to clarify sometime...
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Society Board of Directors amends organization bylaws, Standard Chapter Bylaws and Chapter Policy as of January 2018

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The Society Board of Directors adopted amendments to the Society Bylaws, Standard Chapter Bylaws, and Chapter License, Charter, Suspension, and Revocation Policy at their face-to-face meeting in Costa Mesa, California on January 18, 2018. To download or view the current version of the Society Bylaws, please visit our Document Center: CLICK HERE To download or view the current version of the St...
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Vocal Health: Intro to Healthy Singing

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This regular series will examine different facets of vocal health in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for those who have experienced vocal concerns and provide constructive solutions for singers. Healthy Singing In order to establish a dialogue around the topic of vocal health, it is important to understand the components of healthy...
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