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Vocal Health Series: Vocal Health Perceptions

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This regular series will examine facets of vocal health by 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.  First, an understanding Vocal health has been a hot topic recently, thanks to high-visibility performers such as Adele, Sam Smith and Michael Buble...
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BHS moving toward direct deposit of chapter and district dues payments

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has been working toward a new system of payment for chapter and district dues. Some of you may be familiar with these efforts that we started over a year ago described as the ACH Transition Project. As you may know, the current traditional system we use consists of mailing dues checks quarterly. Then, the recipient has to take it upon themselves to deposit the check,...
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Meaningful Gestures: What They See Is What You Get

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Directors, have you wondered why your chorus sometimes seems out-of-sync or ragged? This choppiness might be something you’re demonstrating with your gesture, even though you might not be aware of it. This is due to something called mirror neurons. Mirror neurons are the brain cells that pick up on social and emotional cues from other humans. If someone is hurt or upset, we can usually tell jus...
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Seven methods to pay your dues… only one requires a computer!

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Of the seven available methods, six require no computer, six involve no additional fee, and three can be completed by mail for no additional cost once a form is printed.   Pay online at members.barbershop.org (no fee) Sign up for EZ Dues automatic monthly payments (no fee)* Send credit/debit card payment info by mail (no fee) Send credit/debit card payment info by FAX (no fee) Pr...
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Our busiest season is even busier in 2017!

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Have you contacted our Customer Service team at Harmony Hall lately? Based on our recent call volumes and email traffic, the answer is probably “YES!” --  we’ve seen a 95% increase in email messages and a 71% bump in calls over the past few months. This higher demand is likely due to several new initiatives announced, the Member Center transition, and the start of the fall convention season...
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Copyright 101

Copyright 101
Copyright 101Faculty: Janice Bane and Scott Harris One of the most frequent topics we hear about from members is Copyright. Our clearance expert and former Warner-Chapell employee Janice Bane is joined by longtime print music specialist and BHS Arranger & Repertoire Manager Scott Harris to explain some of the rules you need to know! They discuss clearing a new arrangement, guidelines for ba...
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Reminder for Chapters & Districts: Changing Dues Prices Online

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As a friendly reminder to Chapter & District Leaders, below is a brief tutorial on how to update the dues prices for your chapter or district for the upcoming year. If your chapter or district does not wish to change your dues prices, there is nothing else you need to do.  As a general reminder, it is not necessary to contact Society Headquarters to change your dues (Chapter or District) pric...
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Refreshed Chapter Secretary & Treasurer Manuals for 2017-2018

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Refreshed training manuals for Chapter Secretaries and Treasurers are now available online for download and reference by new and veteran officers! In prior years, both the chapter secretary and treasurer manuals also had a separate “exhibits manual”. We’ve since consolidated the two into one! The new manual includes increased appendices towards the end of both documents for reference and guidance...
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Structuring Effective Chorus Rehearsals

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Learn from classroom music teacher, chorus director, and BHS gold medal quartet singer, Theo Hicks, on how to plan and implement effective rehearsals for your barbershop group. Theo discusses how it is not just about the rehearsal, it revolves around the barbershop chapter experience and your singer’s ownership over their product. Great experiences and rehearsals blend art and science. This 23-m...
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Revised SOCAN Show Clearance Form for Canadian Chapters

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has updated our Application for Show Clearance: SOCAN License Form and is now available for download on our Society online Document Center. The general form updates are reflective of what the current process is for processing show clearance requests as an organization, alongside your District Leadership. This will also streamline and unify all methods of processing ...
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