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Copyright 101

Copyright 101
Copyright 101Faculty: Janice Bane and Scott Harris One of the most frequent topics we hear about from members is Copyright. Our clearance expert and former Warner-Chapell employee Janice Bane is joined by longtime print music specialist and BHS Arranger & Repertoire Manager Scott Harris to explain some of the rules you need to know! They discuss clearing a new arrangement, guidelines for ba...
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Flightline wins Youth championship

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Flightline, a quartet from Anaheim, beat out 22 other young quartets from around the world to capture the 25th annual Youth Barbershop Quartet Championship Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. The contest opened the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 79th annual convention. Singing “The Nearness Of You” and “Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)” the quartet posted A-level scores comparable to those in the open di...
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Marty Lovick on Forefront: “Good ensembles make coaches look good”

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By Marty Lovick, Performance coach martylovick@shaw.ca   My first session with Forefront was on a blustery January day in 2015 in New Orleans. It was cold outside, but they were firing on all cylinders. At our first meeting, they showed willingness to go further down the path they had created for themselves. Given their penchant for doing “epic” material, this was no mean task; however som...
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Instant Classic on Forefront: “We honestly thought they would hate us!”

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  Instant Classic and Forefront have always had a close – yet somewhat competitive – “barbershop bromance.” The Hughes brothers and the Kitzmiller brothers tagged into the wee hours at many Cardinal District competitions and events. And the two quartets competed against each other many times at the district and international levels. Drew even served as one of Instant Classic’s coaches. "...
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Quartet resource project needs your insights

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Quartet singing lives at the heart of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and a new project aims to inject additional vigor and resources into the formation and continued growth of quartets. The initial research phase begins this month with a brief survey of existing male quartets regarding their activities/needs. The scope extend beyond BHS-registered quartets to include casual quartets, non-registe...
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New England Harmony Brigade adds service to singing

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Although one first may think of the Harmony Brigade movement as primarily a quartetter's dream weekend (which it is!) many Brigades take very seriously the outreach and service components. Ted Blank of the New England Harmony Brigade shares its continuing success story built over several years.   The New England Harmony Brigade was founded in 2012 to provide dedicated quartetters the opportunity...
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Holiday season means EVERYONE SINGS

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Why is it that singing is garnering more attention these days to help our communities? Why does music soothe the soul and invigorate the mind? Isn't this the BHS recipe for success over the past 78 years? The closing months of the year usually mean many singing opportunities: holiday parties, concerts, church sing outs, etc. Remember, this is one time of year when even self-identified "nonsinger...
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Vocality drops “Carry On Wayward Son” video

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Is this the future of barbershop? The well-established art of the music video to enhance and promote a song has come to barbershop in the form of the latest release from international semi-finalist quartet Vocality. Released in time for U.S. Veteran's Day (elsewhere Armistice Day or Remembrance Day,) the quartet's "Carry On Wayward Son" video frames the 1977 gold record by Kansas  as a tribute ...
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Atlantic Harmony Brigade pitches Extreme Quartetting in new video

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The Atlantic Harmony Brigade is weekend of wall-to-wall, chord cracking, barbershop quartet singing. If you are a fast learning, experienced quartet man, and you yearn for good, challenging quartetting with a network of solid, like-minded, and accomplished quartet men, the Atlantic Harmony Brigade may be for you. The AHB's new video gives a good overview of what the Brigade experience is like. ...
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New issue of PRESERVATION now available online

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The July issue of award-winning barbershop history magazine, PRESERVATION, is now online and available for FREE. (Click here to download and enjoy.) http://www.barbershop.org/about-us/history-of-barbershop/preservation/ Says editor Grady Kerr: This issue is the second in our new series, The Lost Quartets. You don’t have to win the gold to be a GREAT quartet in our Society. There have been som...
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