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Sweet Adelines celebrate BHS 75th Anniversary

Amid the flash and fun of the Sweet Adelines 2013 convention and contest in Hawaii earlier this month, our sisters in harmony also took a moment to acknowledge our Society's milestone year. This lovely commemorative piece is inscribed with the following words affirming our ongoing partnership: Sweet Adelines International honors and celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Socie...
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Chief of Staff Don Bagley remembered; celebration service set

A memorial service for Don Bagley, bass of 1988 champion Chiefs of Staff, has been set for Saturday Nov 23 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Hackney's on Lake, 1514 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL. CarolAnn Bagley would like a head count for that event.  Her contact is: cabagley@embarqmail.com They will also be hosting a fund raiser for pulmonary fibrosis on site and asking for donations to help find a cure for thi...
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It’s one thing to talk diversity; it’s another thing to live it

Marty Monson meets a lot of Barbershoppers in his travels, and every one of them has a story. He recently received this note after attending the Far Western Dsitrct convention. My name is Charles Carothers. We met again at the FWD competition and had a great conversation about how to involve and communicate to minority groups to get them involved in this great craft and hobby. Unbelievably, that...
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Explore barbershop history in back issues of The Harmonizer

Every so often, a reader will ask, "Why don't you write about ___ in the magazine?" Your dutiful editors will ponder it, and often find themselves thinking, "We've already published a story about this -- surely everyone in the Society must know it by now."    Surprisingly often, though, "just ran" stretches back many years.   For example, this gem of a story on the historical roots of barber...
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Alexandria Harmonizers look WAY back for 65th/75th anniversary

The peerless Jack Pitzer of the Alexandria Harmonizers has published an outstanding remembrance of the fabled chapter. Looking WAY Back During Our 65th Anniversary Year  (The Alexandria Harmonizers Chorus – Our Roots) traces seven decades of barbershop excellence in music, fraternity and leadership. It is a model for chapters wishing to record and share their own history during our Society's 75th...
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