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Holly J. Kellar named Chief Marketing Officer for Barbershop Harmony Society

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HOLLY J. KELLAR has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the Barbershop Harmony Society. In this role, she will oversee a broad portfolio of marketing, branding and communications initiatives for the 22,000-member Society, with emphasis on growing revenue from events, merchandising, membership, and global sales from music publications. Kellar will manage the staff team charged with advertising, i...
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Starting 2017 … Strategically!

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The BHS Strategic Planning Process is continuing to move forward.  Here’s the quick story: We have complete the “Gathering” stage, wherein we have collected a massive amount of data and opinion about where we’re at and where we should be headed. We are mid-way through the “Synthesis and Design” stage, with a clear direction emerging for our Strategic Plan among BHS staff and Board alike. ...
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Lifelong singer, chorus director to lead Harmony Foundation

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Perry White, D.M.A., has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Foundation International, and is scheduled to begin April 3, 2017. “Members of the staff, the Board of Trustees and I are very enthusiastic to welcome a talented person uniquely passionate for both music and education, with a history of success in leadership roles,” said Sharon Miller, Acting CEO of Harmony Found...
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2016 in review: A Message from CEO Marty Monson

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CEO, Barbershop Harmony Society
Now is the very best time to be a Barbershopper—more than ever. This is how we led off our End of Year letter in 2015. It’s STILL true. Our growth investments in programs, volunteer leadership, personnel and strategic planning have been unprecedented. We have added capacity to boldly expand support to the life of our chapters. We’ve embarked on a sweeping effort to understand our past and pres...
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Eventbrite is making ticket sales easy for BHS customers

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Since we announced the Barbershop Harmony Society and Eventbrite partnership at the beginning of September, more than thirty districts and chapters have signed up to use Eventbrite and to receive discounted pricing.  Here’s what a few have had to say: “It was quick and painless, I got a response within 24 hours, and that was that. Eventbrite customer service is really bar none awesome[...]the f...
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House of Delegates Bulletin (HoD)-Fall 2016

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You can make a better barbershop experience. You can build A Better World. Singing. Even a passing glance at what’s happened in the Barbershop Harmony Society  over the past few months tells you that something transformative is taking place. A course we’ve been travelling the past few years with the guidance of the Society Board and the active participation of staff, District leadership, and thou...
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BHS partners with Eventbrite; secures reduced rate for chapter and district use

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This summer, BHS entered into an exciting partnership with Eventbrite, a ticketing platform used to host, promote, and manage events. During July's Nashville International Convention, we began selling 2017 Midwinter (San Antonio) and International (Las Vegas) tickets using Eventbrite. The most exciting part about this partnership is that we were able to negotiate a significantly REDUCED RATE* to u...
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Join the team! Project Consultant opportunity as Choral Ecosystem Researcher /Consultant

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[Updated 10/19/2016: position has been filled.] As part of its strategic planning process, the Barbershop Harmony Society is seeking the assistance of a researcher or consultant to serve as an independent contractor for a limited time, limited scope, paid engagement. The goal of this research is to produce a visual map and written analysis of choral field-building organizations and aggregators. ...
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Strategic Planning Update: Member Wisdom Revealed!

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Since our last post about Strategic Planning, a variety of activities designed to more clearly hear the “Voice of the Society” at many different levels have been completed. On May 13-15, the Society Board of Directors (SBOD) met for a three day reflective retreat, where they discussed: Our DNA Why We Exist The Past and Future History of the Society Big Shifts We’re Making and Must Make ...
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Robert Rund Joins Harmony Foundation as Regional Director, Western Region

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We are delighted to welcome Robert Rund to our team as Regional Director of Development. Robert says, “I am aware that there are many people who love barbershop and who have a passion for Harmony Foundation. It is clear to me that behind the fellowship and performance opportunities that are the fruit of its labors, there is much work to be done to ensure the future of its programs and that of the ...
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