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You can help spread Barbershop in France!

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Our friends from the French Association of Barbershop Singers (FRABS!) have sent an update... and a simple request!Since we created the association (only one year ago), everything went so fast! We already have a couple of quartets going, a chorus project on the way in Paris, and some regular events planned. We meet as many Barbershoppers travelling to France as possible, and we definitely have...
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Harmony U scholarship winners announced

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Larry Ajer Quartet Scholarship Home Brewed Quartet Bennington, NE Dale Clary, Jeff Klemme, Bill Lamme, Phillip Fitzpatrick   Lou Perry Arranger Scholarship 2016 award to Matt Astle and Cay Outerbridge       Association of International Senior Quartet Champions        Youth Chorus Director Scholarship 2016 award to Cody Harrell Director of The Voice      Bob and Judy Brown Scholars...
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Zero8 announces retirement of director Doug Harrington

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An announcement from Zero8 this week: "It is with a deep sadness and a heavy heart we announce that our founder, master director, mentor, brother and dear friend Doug Harrington as of December 23 is retiring from Zero8. Thank you Doug for changing our lives forever. Without you there would not be a Zero8. We would probably also never have been able to enjoy the many talented quartets that have s...
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2016 Youth Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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We are thrilled to have 18 youth choruses joining us in Reno for the 2016 Youth Chorus Festival. This year's roster looks to be a terrific show with a wide range of singers, tons of variety, and a fun draw that will make for a quality afternoon of barbershop. Here's the order of appearance: Emerald City Sound  Boise Chordsmen Youth Chorus  The Voice Some Assembly Required East Coast Sound B...
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They’ve been around the track a few times — and want to keep racing!

Check out this list of AIC Competitors and family members who just can't get enough! It's pretty incredible to see how many keep coming back to the international stage for another round. Thanks to George Davidson for sharing this list with us. College Quartet Contest:  #11 - Flightline - Cody Littlefield (Brett's son) Quartet Contest:  #08 - Stockholm Syndrome - Rasmus Kristrom #11 - Main S...
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The Vocal Majority knows how to sell a show

Those fellas in Dallas know how to sell show. They often sell out most of the four performances of their holiday concert, partly though innovative marketing efforts like this. Backstage stories like this help personalize the experience, while reminding audiences of the moving emotional journey a fine barbershop performance provides. Your chapter might be able to do something like this, too! 2...
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Small vs Large Chorus Competitions

Another from John Wabel   I have repeatedly asked that the society define and split the international/district competitions into a small chorus competition and a large chorus competition. I am in a small chorus and we don't even want to go to the district competition any more. There is no way we can compete with the large choruses. They tell me we can't change the district competition rules...
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