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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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House of Delegates Fall 2017 Video Address

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Dear Chapter and District Leaders, As you plan to attend your Fall District Conventions, I encourage you to schedule time to attend your House of Delegates meeting. It's your best opportunity to keep current on the ways your district leadership is supporting your chapter's efforts to be successful by your own definition. We've long been accustomed to sending out a written House of Delegates bull...
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Strategic Vision Update – Fall 2017

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Of all of the activities that took place during the launch of the BHS Strategic Vision, the one we did the most was listen! We anticipated -- and received! -- a lot of input from the barbershop community and beyond. Thank you to those that called, emailed, and spoke with our staff over the past two months. We value your input and use it to continute to plan our next steps.   Current status Shor...
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Member Center launches this week!

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After several months of user testing and feedback, we’re excited to announce that the new Member Center will launch on Thursday, July 13. Here’s the schedule. Wednesday , July 12, 8:00 am CDTeBiz.barbershop goes offline for transition to new system No applications or renewals will be processed online or internally. You will still have access to shop.barbershop.org and your 25% member discount...
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Plumbing the depths of our video archives

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When I was hired as the new A/V Manager of the Barbershop Harmony Society back in April of 2014,  my predecessor, Aaron Johnson, took me down to the basement to show me the media archive. He unlocked the doors and walked me around a corner which featured stage apparel of previous gold medalists, O.C. Cash’s cigar sitting on an ash tray, and all of Cash’s scrapbooks from the earliest years of our ...
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Publications FAQ: Music Catalog changes

The Barbershop Harmony Society has decided to begin moving all of our music publications toward a published-only model. The recent Hal Leonard unpublished-to-published transition project has provided the opportunity to begin curating the vast number of unedited, unvetted charts currently classified as “Unpublished” and streamline the catalog to be much more representative of what we offer as offic...
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Steve Scott joins BHS staff

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Steve Scott has been named Music Education Specialist for the Barbershop Harmony Society, joining the staff in July. In this capacity, he will oversee the development and implementation of new interactive and online learning for Harmony University. Steve will also assist in the operation of music-based curriculum at BHS education events and assist in the Healthy Chapter Initiatives. Steve is an e...
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Building A Healthy Choral Ecosystem — New report now available!

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To accomplish our aim of building a better world, singing, the Barbershop Harmony Society constantly works on collaborations with like-minded organizations who are building the field of choral singing.  A healthy choral ecosystem relies on conductors, composers, arrangers, educators, publishers, researchers, academics, public policy advocates, administrators, adjudicators and the music industry as...
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House of Delegates Bulletin – Spring 2017

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Our Society grows when chapters grow, so we are investing today for your success. Our growth investments in programs, volunteer leadership, personnel and strategic planning over the past year have been unprecedented. We have added dedicated resources to support the life of our chapters through the Healthy Chapter Initiative. We’ve completed a sweeping effort to understand our past and presen...
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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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