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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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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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Show up – make music – have fun

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Choir! Choir! Choir! meets twice weekly in Toronto as a weekly drop in, no-commitment singing event open to anyone who likes to sing new arrangements of pop songs. (Check out their past catalog, which ranges from Aerosmith ("Dude Looks Like A Lady") to Bob Marley & The Wailers ("One Love") to Prince ("When Doves Cry") to The Muppets ("The Rainbow Connection.")  Or, as in the video below, Leona...
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Membership growing through self-serve sign-up

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Since October 2015, men have been able to do something  they couldn't do before: they found the Barbershop Harmony Society through their own means, clicked "join us" at barbershop.org and became full Society members without first joining a chapter. After consultation with district and select chapter leaders, the Society Board last year dropped the requirement that members must belong to a Socie...
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Alexandria Harmonizers to present selections from I Am Harvey Milk at Convention

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After a successful and highly rewarding performance of this powerful piece, Musical Director Joe Cerutti shared some closing thoughts about the experience.  "I will never forget this week as long as I live. Rubbing elbows with artistic celebrities is probably what attracted us to accept this performance in the beginning, but the powerful message delivered through equally powerful music quickly ...
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Crossroads to receive prestigious STAND for MUSIC award from NAfME

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  Crossroads, our 2009 International Quartet Champion, will receive the prestigious Stand for Music Award from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) at its June Hill Day event in Washington, DC. Bestowed only upon select, appropriate recipients through the course of NAfME’s 100+ year history, the award recognizes personal commitment to the promotion of the music education cause, bo...
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Exploring the Choral Ecosystem at Yale

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Barbershop chorus singing is just one facet of a much larger international continuum of the choral art form.  But as a long-established, richly resourced organization, we have a great deal to offer the entire choral world, as we discovered this month at "Sustaining the Chorus Ecosystem: A Forum on the Opportunities and Challenges for Choral Singing in Our Communities," hosted at Yale's School of M...
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Alexandria Harmonizers prepare to sing with Kristin Chenoweth, Andrew Lippa this weekend

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Thoughts from Alexandria Harmonizers director Joe Cerutti, as the chorus prepares for an new artistic adventure this weekend: Today we begin our final week of rehearsals for I Am Harvey Milk, with award-winning Broadway composer Andrew Lippa, renowned singer and actor Kristin Chenoweth, and the National Philharmonic under the baton of Joel Fram. To say that I've been anticipating this week wou...
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