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President Dan Sullivan writes that after several years of saying that he would like to sing barbershop, he finally joined the North Georgia Barbershop Singers and is enjoying it immensely. Even when he sings an off-key note or sings the wrong words, it can’t detract from how good singing makes him feel.  Writing in the Lake Lanier Chapter bulletin, Down Our Way, Dan says he "leaves every rehearsal...
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Port City Sound Keeps Skies Friendly, Goes Viral!

Last week, we shared a link on the BHS facebook page that was originally posted by US Airways flight attendant Kari Holsapple Mann. Now it's a week later and we are seeing links to the story and video all over the place! Several news station web sites ran the story and a number of other web sites have featured the video... all mentioning the inspirational power of music. Excellent work, gents! Fli...
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We Sing, We Serve: The Vocal Majority

Another example of living the message of We Sing, We Serve. Thanks to the VM for sharing this and to all of you who are reaching out to others with music. You ARE making the music that's making a difference. Several of our guys sang last evening for teenage boys at Phoenix House, a residential and outpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment to help teens rebuild self-esteem and chart a path toward...
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Another fantastic collaboration: Barbershop chorus + FIVE MORE CHOIRS

Here's a preview of the Ambassadors of Harmony as featured guests of the St. Louis Children's Choir. That's 155 barbershoppers and 450 kids! The Ambassadors of Harmony - St. Louis Children's Choir - Rehearsal at Powell Symphony Hall 2014 There’s nothing as moving as children’s voices to inspire your holiday season! Hear all six choirs of talented young singers – ages 6 to 18 – of The St. Louis ...
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A Musical Fix for American Schools – The Wall Street Journal

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When the influential Wall Street Journal says that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence, people have to take notice. That's the prescription of  "A Musical Fix for American Schools": Many solutions have been tried, but few have succeeded. So I propose a different approach: music training. A growing body of evidence suggests that music could trump many of the much more expensive “fix...
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What do these six chapters have in common? A bold new experiment!

The Research Triangle Park Chorus, the Ambassadors of Harmony, the High Country Chorus, the Upper Yoopers, the Arlingtones, and the Alexandria Harmonizers-- what could these diverse chapters have in common that no other chapters do?! They've all registered to be part of the Society's new "Open Board" program! Open Board is a Society pilot program allowing chapters to add non-members to their boa...
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Add expertise and advocacy to your chapter with Open Boards

Want to solidify your chapter's ties to your local community? Develop fundraising connections? Acquire new opportunities for gigs and venues? Collaborate more easily with other performing arts groups and civic leaders? Consider adding non-BHS community members to your chapter board of directors. Successful arts groups all have boards that are composed of non-performers who are supporters of the ...
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Chanticleer members sing barbershop off-stage

Seen on Facebook: They're one of the world's most elite and most famous professional vocal groups, and they appreciate the power of a barbershop tag as much as we do. Check out four members of Chanticleer saying farewell with a tag ... and a fifth voice at the end that, in this case, was no overtone. Someone get these guys into a district contest. They've obviously got the pipes, and they even al...
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An “everyday” Gold Medal Moment | Pathfinder Chorus

Mark Erikson of the Pathfinder Chorus from Fremont, Nebraska, shared this great reminder of the way we touch lives every day. Ringing like never before, the final chord of Auld Lang Syne soared to the rehearsal hall’s rafters. Then silence. No one moved except the frail old gentleman in a folding chair with his walker close beside him. He lowered his head into his cupped hands. As one of the few s...
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How Andrew unleashed his voice and found his path

Andrew Lujan was a shy, reserved kid who didn't know who he was, or who he wanted to be. When singing became a part of his life and Barbershoppers reached into his life, it changed forever. Follow this journey of self discovery and how donors from Harmony Foundation created an opportunity for one young man to reach his potential, and discover who he is. Harmony Foundation - Andrew Lujan's Story -...
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