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Structuring Effective Chorus Rehearsals

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Learn from classroom music teacher, chorus director, and BHS gold medal quartet singer, Theo Hicks, on how to plan and implement effective rehearsals for your barbershop group. Theo discusses how it is not just about the rehearsal, it revolves around the barbershop chapter experience and your singer’s ownership over their product. Great experiences and rehearsals blend art and science. This 23-m...
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Add A Member To Your Chapter Without Paper!

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Did you know that as a Chapter President, Secretary, or Treasurer you can now add a member to your chapter without asking them to complete a paper Membership Application? New or Existing Members (who are Society subscription holders only, are members of Frank Thorne chapter, or are interested in Dual Membership with your chapter) can be added electronically. The new member will be invited to comp...
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Stop by the BHS Membership Booth in Las Vegas — you might win a great prize!

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If you are attending the 2017 International Convention in Las Vegas this July, be sure to check out our Membership Booth located in the Registration/Marketplace area. Whether you are a member or an associate, a quartetter or just a Barbershop aficionado, there is fun to be had. We’re excited to present our members, associates, and registered quartets with a logo sticker for your badge to show off ...
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Singing Is Life

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This was the slogan of 2002-3 International President Roger Lewis. Coincidentally, it was also the title of this great recruiting video released by the Society in 2002. Although a bit outdated in branding and some of our nomenclature regarding Society goals, it still holds up as a good example of the range of barbershop activity and attitudes. Part time capsule, part family album... it's a fun lo...
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Point & click map makes every chapter easy to find

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Visitors to the Society's main web site have long had the ability to search for chapters by postal code. The new point & click map makes it easier than ever to zoom to a location and find chapters near you.  A quick pop-up provides location, web link, and contact info... perfect for new guests and traveling barbershoppers to find harmony everywhere.   "Hey, my chapter information isn't correc...
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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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LAUNCHED: Long range strategic planning is underway!

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Over the last three years, the team at Harmony Hall, your Society Board of Directors, and the Districts of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) have been focused on enriching our programs, tightening our operations, building visibility and partnerships, and setting the Society on a sustainable financial path.  With much of that work now underway, BHS is secure in the present and very excited to b...
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You can help spread Barbershop in France!

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Our friends from the French Association of Barbershop Singers (FRABS!) have sent an update... and a simple request!Since we created the association (only one year ago), everything went so fast! We already have a couple of quartets going, a chorus project on the way in Paris, and some regular events planned. We meet as many Barbershoppers travelling to France as possible, and we definitely have...
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HU seeking Leadership Facilitators… maybe YOU

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Your experience can make a difference The Barbershop Harmony Society is expanding its education offerings, and seeks dynamic, effective facilitators for its revitalized leadership education project. The initial group of certified facilitators will be part of a talent pool entrusted with new Harmony University branded leadership materials which will circulate in district leadership academies and o...
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Bolton choir Cottontown Chorus starts its own talent-finding competition (From The Bolton News)

Love this approach! The best way to get people singing is to have them sing what they love best: Bon Jovi. An award-winning barbershop singers ensemble has launched its own bid to find “the voice”. The 60-strong Cottontown Chorus, based in Bolton, is laying down the vocal challenge as part of a national Learn to Sing scheme. The group is inviting anyone interested to attend for two evenings to...
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