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Mixed Quartet Contest Begins with Surprise Ending

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You can’t beat this for originality, surprise, and being a first. It was a well guarded secret that the Mixed Quartet Contest recently held in the Southwestern District was going to have a BIG surprise ending. The SWD is one of the first districts in the Society to jump onboard and include MIXED quartets (men and women) as part of its fall convention. Already very popular in Germany, the new gen...
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Bill wills Falcons to victories

Barbershopper Bill Schreiner is the Atlanta Falcons' secret weapon: the team is 20-5 when he sings the national anthem before games. As the Atlanta Journal-Constituion reports: He recalls that he became a season-ticket holder in 1966 when “a group of four or five guys that worked at Lockheed said, ‘The NFL is coming to Atlanta. Let’s get tickets.’” He still has two mezzanine-level corner se...
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Quartet registrations take time – get moving in time for contest

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The hard-working Customer Service Center team reminds us that fall contest season usually means a crush of activity from quartet and chorus competitors. Processing applications and quartet registrations for all of our members does take time, so plan ahead! Helpful Tips: Ebiz – The online Members Only website is your tool to check on the status of membership applications, renewals, and new or r...
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2015 Fall convention season is underway!

'Tis the season...   Quartets and choruses all over the Society have been busy preparing for the fall conventions. Qualifying contests for Seniors quartets and YBQC competitors, District title winners and swan songs, gathering the entire District for shows and 'glows ... there are all sorts of reasons to attend. Heck, why limit yourself to one!?! Plan a road trip to take in a nearby convention......
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BHS 2014 Annual Report

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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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Faculty Application open for Harmony U 2016

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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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Buying music for your chapter? Read this first!

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For the past several years, Harmony Marketplace provided chapters with the option to bill online purchases directly to the chapter. This was done as a courtesy and was designed to allow chapters to avoid the additional step of reimbursing their members for chapter-related purchases. Sounds good, right?   The problem: significant staff resources were being used to generate monthly statements, tra...
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Guest Post: A Tribute to my friend, Gene Cokeroft

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The words of a friend that echo the feelings of so many of us that knew Gene Cokeroft, even if only briefly. His warmth and kindness and encouragement leave a lasting legacy that will not be forgotten.  A Tribute to my friend, Gene Cokeroft. by Tim Waurick Simply put, but not overstated: Gene Cokeroft is the greatest of all time. A giant in the barbershop world, a kind and gentle man.. Gene is ...
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Society mourns passing of Gene Cokeroft

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The Barbershop Harmony Society celebrates the life and legacy of Gene Cokeroft, a genial giant of our musical art form and culture. His towering achievements in any of a number of areas would qualify him as "unforgettable" -- but to have mastered so much, and given so much to the development and growth of barbershop harmony, makes him a true legend. Most Barbershoppers would recognize Gene pri...
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