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College contest looking sharp

An important part of our outreach efforts is connecting the needs of music educators to the quality resources offered through the Barbershop Harmony Society. We publish great barbershop arrangemtns, true. We hold a great college contest, true. But how do these relate to the needs of a busy working choral director? We like to think that our ad in the upcoming November issue of ACDA's Choral Journa...
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Pop Superstar Lady Gaga teams with Tony Bennett for album of standards

Pop quiz: is this a quartet contest score sheet, or a track list from a pop superstar famed for outrageous costuming and heavy dance beats? "Anything Goes"   Cole Porter "Cheek to Cheek"   Irving Berlin "Nature Boy"   eden ahbez "I Can't Give You Anything but Love"   Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields "I Won't Dance"   Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach "Firefly"   Cy Coleman, Caroly...
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The Chordettes Film in funding stage

Who were the Chordettes? The Chordettes were a singing group from the 1940's, through the 60's that transformed male barbershop quartet arrangements into one of the most unique and recognizable sounds ever known to the history of music. Originally hailing from Sheboygan Wisconsin - The Chordettes spent less than three years on the road, singing at barbershop functions and state fairs. They wer...
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The Old Joes’ Choir wins barbershop category in World Choir Games

// The Barbershop Harmony Society and its affiliates are not the only places to find our style of close-harmony singing. This past summer, the Old Joes' Choir of Colombo, Sri Lanka, took top honors in the Barbershop Choirs Division of the World Choir Games, singing a set that would sound right at home on any barbershop stage. Click through to the choir's Facebook page and take a listen.
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Miss America 2015: Boardwalk barbershop quartet serenades pageant boss (video) | NJ.com

Preliminaries host Dena Blizzard had a barbershop quartet that she "found on the boardwalk," perform a humorous intro for Miss America CEO, Sam Haskell, during the final day of Miss America preliminaries at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ Miss America CEO Sam Haskell is known for giving impassioned speeches about the pageant. In acknowledgement of that fact — and the length of those speech...
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Deke Sharon on Gold Medal Moments

Toby Shaver's awesome podcast welcomes Deke Sharon, often considered “the father of contemporary a cappella.” Deke shares the story of his barbershop roots, his early years with the Tufts University Beelzebubs, his professional career with The House Jacks and founding The Contemporary Acappella Society of America (CASA). Deke and Toby also talk about his involvement in “The Sing Off” and “Pitch Pe...
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Who owns barbershop?

Stripes, barbershop and the Big World Out There As the largest body of practitioners of the barbershop musical art form, the folks most immersed and versed in its culture and mechanics, we assume that when barbershop happens anywhere, we must have had a hand in it. As Barbershoppers, we tend to believe that the ways we look and sound are best suited to advancing the craft. Musically, we probably...
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