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Society Board announces update to bylaws

At meetings this fall, after consulting with the District Presidents Council, the Society Board updated the Standard Chapter Bylaws to provide more flexibility to chapters in the manner in which they operate.  All chapters MUST follow the Standard Chapter Bylaws unless they have been granted a variance by the Society’s Governance and Bylaws Committee.  A copy of the updated bylaws can be viewed on...
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Harmony University announces returning faculty members

Join us in welcoming back our returning faculty members! We are thrilled to share our roster of returning faculty and staff who taught with us last year... or perhaps for the last 25! These 38 rock stars are being joined by our first year class of 12 and our 8 returning faculty that have been away for a time.    Please welcome back.... Coaching TrackGary Plaag, DEANSteven ArmstrongAntho...
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A message from Marty…

Now is the very best time to be a Barbershopper A bold statement? You bet. The Society is better positioned today for making a change in the world than we have been for years. Consider: Barbershop is getting meaningful media coverage (NBC’s Today Show, Fox and Friends, Redeye with Tom Shillue, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, local stations, etc.) and YouTube (almost 4 million views in ...
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In Memoriam: Charlie Cawley

-submitted by Bill Colosimo As many of you likely know, for many years the International Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest was sponsored by MBNA, then the largest credit card issuing bank in the world. When MBNA was acquired by Bank of America, the latter continued its sponsorship until recent years, specifically as a result of the acquisition agreement. (The Contest is now sponsored by our o...
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BHS 2014 Annual Report

We are making a difference Hundreds at a time. One at a time. In our chapters and quartets and districts, in concerts and schools, even on YouTube and Facebook,  Barbershoppers are reaching out to millions of people each year. Every step we take, individually and collectively, preserves and encourages the music, of course; but equally importantly, we preserve and extend our values of singing, joi...
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Fall 2015 House of Delegates bulletin (HoD)

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Why a House of Delegates bulletin? In an always connected mobile world, the notion of a “letter” to the House of Delegates (HoD) might seem rather quaint. Every topic discussed here is hashed out daily in Basecamp discussions, Facebook -- you know the drill. So, rather than comprehensively cataloging every activity, this edition aims at highlighting recent and future activities of the Society tha...
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Harmony Hall staff says goodbye… and hello!

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A fond farewell to Patty Patty Leveille retires in October after nearly a decade of faithful service as executive assistant to the CEO. Patty is one of the few remaining Harmony Hall staff to have worked in both Kenosha and Nashville, having come to the job at the invitation of then-CEO Ed Watson. Patty has brought strength and continuity to the Society through many changes in leadership, personn...
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Faculty Application open for Harmony U 2016

The Harmony University staff is looking for a few good... teachers! There are two pathways to join our faculty at HU.  The first is by personal  invitation by the HU team... our method since 1970.  Last year, we opened applications to the general public and picked up some amazing educators!  Even if you are not selected for this year, your application lets us know you are willing to serve and al...
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Top Bulletin Editors announced!

The results are in! PROBE (Public Relations Officers and Bulletin Editors) has recognized the top four editors in the 2015 International Bulletin Contest. 2015 PROBE International Bulletin Contest (2014 Bulletins) The Orange Spiel John Alexander SUN  The Tampa Herald Roxanne Clapp SUN  Concho Capers * Paul White SWD  Toosday Toons Bob Heim MAD  * Paul White’s ...
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Finding Harmony in Nashville | TNECD

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development takes note of the aspirations we have for our home in Nashville: Everyone knows Nashville as “Music City.” That famous moniker undoubtedly conjures up the sounds of country music or maybe even gospel, bluegrass, classical or rock for which the city is renowned. But did you know those sounds also include the four-part a capella har...
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