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Our Commitment to Protecting Our Youth

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It is the mission of the Barbershop Harmony Society "to enrich lives through singing." In fulfilling our mission, we participate in a wide range of activities involving young people!  We encourage each chapter and district to review the Society policy statement as well as the updated forms provided on our website. The Barbershop Harmony Society maintains its commitment to upholding high standards...
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Youth Chorus Festival participants announced

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        Men's Chorus Category East Coast Sound Northern New Jersey Web  |  Facebook  |  Video Boom Town Chorus Southern California Facebook  |  Video Foothills Sound East Tennessee Facebook  |  Video Encore Youth Chorus San Antonio, TX Web  |  Facebook Harmonic Collective Liverpool, NY Facebook  |  Video The Voice Central Michigan Facebook  |  Video ...
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Idaho Youth Barbershop Festival promo – YouTube

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Over the past few years, the Boise Chordsmen have been built an incredible youth activity that draws hundreds of students and educators for a premium barebshop experince. This year's event, scheduled for October 3-4, will feature 2015 Far Western district quartet champs Flightline and aca-guru Deke Sharon. More than 700 singers are expected for the weekend, which culminates in a free concert. ...
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Jim Henry to lead chorus of music educators at NAfME’s major annual conference

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  Barbershop is taking its place in the first ranks of music education professionals this fall, when Dr. Jim Henry leads a chorus of male music educators at the 2016 NAfME National In-Service Conference, November 10-13 in Grapevine, Texas. We Barbershoppers know and love Jim as a quartetter, coach, and director of the Ambassadors of Harmony Chorus, but he is well recognized throughout the...
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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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Youth Chorus Festival trial expansion in 2017 opens door to mixed and women’s ensembles

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A wildly successful program that has brought “mountaintop experiences” to thousands of young singers will extend its reach even further next year in San Antonio.  We all want more barbershop activity involving more singers in more schools... and, in particular, an increased number of sustainable school programs that continue to spread barbershop joy. That’s why the 2017 International Youth Barb...
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High school students learn barbershop harmony at Super Sing – The Portage County Gazette

Every outreach event is a media opportunity waiting to happen. The Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Chapter and other barbershop groups have combined for a successful ongoing event, and received nice local coverage. High school students learn barbershop harmony at Super Sing - The Portage County Gazette.
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2016 Youth Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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We are thrilled to have 18 youth choruses joining us in Reno for the 2016 Youth Chorus Festival. This year's roster looks to be a terrific show with a wide range of singers, tons of variety, and a fun draw that will make for a quality afternoon of barbershop. Here's the order of appearance: Emerald City Sound  Boise Chordsmen Youth Chorus  The Voice Some Assembly Required East Coast Sound B...
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In Memoriam: Charlie Cawley

-submitted by Bill Colosimo As many of you likely know, for many years the International Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest was sponsored by MBNA, then the largest credit card issuing bank in the world. When MBNA was acquired by Bank of America, the latter continued its sponsorship until recent years, specifically as a result of the acquisition agreement. (The Contest is now sponsored by our o...
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