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Society presents Barbershop in a BIG way at ACDA National Conference next week

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Showcase concert appearances from Ringmasters, Crossroads, and Great Northern Union, reading sessions of barbershop music, and a clinic demonstrating the success of barbershop choruses in igniting the fire in younger singers will all take place at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference next week in Minneapolis. Who better than BHS to support the conference theme of “A Life O...
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Choral organizations calling on choruses to #sing1voice

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We have long known that singing in harmony is a powerful tool for bringing people together. Let's put that tool to work! We believe that choruses have a critically important role to play right now by doing what they do best: creating common ground through the power of singing together.   The Barbershop Harmony Society has joined forces with fellow choral organizations Chorus America and the...
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New England Harmony Brigade adds service to singing

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Although one first may think of the Harmony Brigade movement as primarily a quartetter's dream weekend (which it is!) many Brigades take very seriously the outreach and service components. Ted Blank of the New England Harmony Brigade shares its continuing success story built over several years.   The New England Harmony Brigade was founded in 2012 to provide dedicated quartetters the opportunity...
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Music Therapy for Dementia, Alzheimer’s Patients – AARP

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  Any Barbershoppper who's ever sung at a nursing home or senior center can attest to this truth, as reported by AARP: Music therapists who work with Alzheimer's patients describe seeing people "wake up" when the sounds of loved and familiar music fills their heads. Often, after months or even years of not speaking at all, they begin to talk again, become more social and seem more engaged by t...
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Harmony Foundation: Barbershop changing lives at Democracy Prep Middle School – YouTube

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Take a look inside one of Harlem's inner city schools that is setting a new standard in how much we expect from our children, and how we challenge them to "Dream Big". See how lives are being changed, futures are being forged, and how with the help of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Harmony Foundation International, singing, music, and arts are being used to reach into the hearts of a whole n...
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Building better men through barbershop

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Lessons learned in barbershop life impact our effectiveness in our jobs, families and relationships. Does it make better men, better citizens, better spouses and parents? We like to think so. Author, blogger and Vocal Majority Marketing Director Gary Hennerberg masterfully uses his barbershop experience to teach readers of his marketing blog about "altercasting... when an individual projects the ...
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NAfME partners with BHS to recognize top-flight music educators

The Barbershop Harmony Society works to build an awareness of the intrinsic value of singing and provide inclusive opportunities to participate in the joy of harmony. In partnership with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Society has established an award to honor educators who give students the opportunity to learn and participate in the joy and power that music education br...
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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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Crossroads was a part of NAfME’s 2016 Hill Day, advocacy for music education on Capitol Hill – YouTube

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It was a great day for music education when 2012 champs Crossroads took part in NAfME's 2016 Hill Day. "We don't exist as a Barbershop Harmony Society without you music educators," said Marty Monson, noting the widespread BHS support for local school programs.  
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