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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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U.S. Chapters & Districts: A New Deadline for Forms W-2 and 1099

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For further comments, questions or concerns please contact our Customer Service Team at customerservice@barbershop.org  or the Chapter Leadership & Education Team at chapters@barbershop.org With the passing of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, there are new filing deadlines for submitting Forms W-2 and Forms 1099-MISC for 2017 of which you need to be aware.  Although...
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A Message to all leaders: 2017 in review

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For a printable/shareable version please click here. Marty MonsonExecutive Director/CEOBarbershop Harmony Societyceo@barbershop.org | 800.876.7464   2017 in review: It’s GREAT to be a Barbershopper! Yes, that’s still true, and we are excited more than ever with the progress we’ve made to spread the Joy of Singing (yes, in the barbershop style) to millions of people all around the world....
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Annual ASCAP 2017 Reporting Reminder for U.S. Chapters & Districts

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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 sub...
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Updating Your Chapter or District Leaders for 2018

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This is a friendly reminder (if you haven't already) that it is time to ensure that your chapter and/or district leader lists are up to date in the BHS Member Center. Your leaders are not only administrative leaders but also your music leaders. We send frequent communication and resources and the only way that we can continue to do so is if the information is reported in the Member Center. Please...
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Guide to BHS Ethics Procedures and Youth Policy

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As a part of our commitment to provide a positive environment to support activities that engage with members, associates, and all people interested in barbershop, the Barbershop Harmony Society has a Society Code of Ethics and Youth Policy that all members and associates must affirm and agree to abide by when joining or renewing membership. These policies are in place to ensure that every person w...
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Building Musicians: Resources for Learning Musicianship

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This regular series will examine different facets of building musicians in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for music teams and provide constructive solutions for singers. Personal Musicianship  Singers join our chapters for many reasons, but all share the love of singing barbershop chords. Some singers come to us with years of sing...
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Meaningful Gestures: Riser Placement

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This is the second article in a series for chorus directors and music teams. This article is a companion to a video that HU produced in 2016.   Barbershop chorus singing has two variables that have great effect on acoustic output: riser placement and venue. This article discusses the science behind riser placement. I make a distinction between formation (mixed parts vs. sectional) and placem...
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Reporting the Death of a Member

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When a member passes away, it is important to report to the Barbershop Harmony Society to ensure the member is recognized and honored. The primary responsibility for reporting falls to chapter secretaries and in general, chapter officers. But, any member may report the information.  To report a member's death, email the BHS Customer Service Team (customerservice@barbershop.org) or call 800.876.74...
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