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Barbershop Harmony Society announces convention locations for 2021, 2022, and 2023!

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is proud to announce our host cities for our International Conventions in 2021, 2022, and 2023. 2021 - Cleveland, OH 2022 - Charlotte, NC 2023 - Louisville, KY These cities rose to the top in a rigorous selection process that weighed the following criteria: Suitability of the venue(s) for events, including contests, shows, educational sessions, meetings, soci...
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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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BHS announces the 2018 contest qualification guidelines

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The Barbershop Harmony Society announces the qualification guidelines for our upcoming International Quartet and Chorus Competitions and Midwinter contest sessions.   International Quartet and Chorus Contests Orlando, Florida | July 2 - 8, 2018 Open Quartet Contest:  The automatic qualifying score will remain at 76%. There is no change to the qualification process for the 2018 contest. A...
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Next Generation Barbershop: The next evolution of BHS youth participation

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Youth contests evolve to include more singers, better serve various age ranges Outreach programs of the Barbershop Harmony Society will continue to grow and evolve in 2018 as we work to further expand our impact on young singers and educators. The coming year will see numerous changes and additions to our contest programming, plus some new activities still in development that will offer new paths...
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If you can’t sing in front of them, sit alongside them: judge along in the Best Seats In The House

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“That was an 86,” you whisper to your seatmate. “No way they don’t make the Ten.” The arena rustles with the sound of hundreds of similar whispered conversations. Everyone, it seems, is an expert. Yet the contest itself is decided by 15 pros sitting in the prime spot in front of the stage. How would your scores stack up? And how would it sound sitting in the Judging Area? Find out: Bid now for t...
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Search continues for old C&J Materials

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Kevin Keller loves the old songs, and the old judges, and the way the old judges judged the old songs in the old days. The past C&J Chair  is heading a team that is searching for old materials that help describe the evolution of our judging system. Says Kevin: I appreciate everyone’s help in trying to uncover old judging documents. We’re still in search of any materials to fill in gaps. As y...
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Spring Convention update: March 19 – 21

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It was a busy barbershop weekend for several Districts! Check out the links below to see scoring summaries...      Cardinal District  District Seniors Quartet Champion: Sound Reunion Plateau AAA Most Improved Chorus:  Magic City Music Men (Muncie, IN)Plateau AAAA Most Improved Chorus:  Valleyaires  (South Bend Mishawaka, IN) District Plateau AAA Champion:  Magic City Music Men (Muncie, IN)Dis...
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BHS judge applications open to women in 2016

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During the recent Midwinter convention in Reno, our Society Board of Directors voted on and approved an SCJC proposed rule change to allow for BHS Associates (women) to become certified BHS judges. The former rule limited judges to BHS Members, thus excluding women. Several years ago, the SBOD allowed for women to participate in BHS contests as chorus directors. Similarly, this new rule now allows...
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Trio of gold medalists headline concert in Germany… and you can watch ONLINE!

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Ambassadors of Harmony, Crossroads, and Double Date head to Germany and the BING (Barbershop In Germany) convention in just a few short weeks. This roster of gold medalists headline the finale show... and you can watch LIVE!  Three local groups are preparing to travel to Munich, Germany in early March to perform in Barbershop Musikfestival 2016. The main event of the biennial festival is the Wo...
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