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Port City Sound Keeps Skies Friendly, Goes Viral!

Last week, we shared a link on the BHS facebook page that was originally posted by US Airways flight attendant Kari Holsapple Mann. Now it's a week later and we are seeing links to the story and video all over the place! Several news station web sites ran the story and a number of other web sites have featured the video... all mentioning the inspirational power of music. Excellent work, gents! Fli...
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First pre-contest prognostication in press: Gulf Coasters – Naples Daily News

Hats off to the Naple Daily News for early coverage of the 2015 Seniors Quartet Contest! The Gulf Coasters, a local barbershop quartet, won first place at the Sunshine District Competition for seniors Oct. 10-12 at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Orlando. Now they’re one step closer to the final prize and unlimited bragging rights if they take home the gold at the New Orleans International Midwint...
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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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Harmony U makes quartets happy

We couldn't possibly run every "thank you" we receive (lucky us!), but sometimes it's nice to let the part speak for the whole. The Con Men, a 2014 collegiate medalist,  took time out to share their impressions of the Quartet College experience. On behalf of The Con Men, I would like to thank you for the scholarship that we received to Harmony University this year. It was an experience that I k...
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Chanticleer members sing barbershop off-stage

Seen on Facebook: They're one of the world's most elite and most famous professional vocal groups, and they appreciate the power of a barbershop tag as much as we do. Check out four members of Chanticleer saying farewell with a tag ... and a fifth voice at the end that, in this case, was no overtone. Someone get these guys into a district contest. They've obviously got the pipes, and they even al...
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Championship performances free on YouTube!

See The Musical Island Boys, The Academy, and The Vocal Majority at bit.ly/bhs2014champs Bookmark this playlist on your smartphone -- it's the easiest way to show off your pride in the musicianship, vocal artistry, and pure barbershop joy of our new champs.  bit.ly/bhs2014champsAll performances are copyrighted arrangements of public domain songs, with permission granted by arrangers David Wright ...
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They’ve been around the track a few times — and want to keep racing!

Check out this list of AIC Competitors and family members who just can't get enough! It's pretty incredible to see how many keep coming back to the international stage for another round. Thanks to George Davidson for sharing this list with us. College Quartet Contest:  #11 - Flightline - Cody Littlefield (Brett's son) Quartet Contest:  #08 - Stockholm Syndrome - Rasmus Kristrom #11 - Main S...
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Contest Entry — Time to get your act together

As fall contest season approaches, it's good to start taking care of a few administrative  tasks now, to avoid any last-minute surprises. Remember these important details: Your quartet must be an officially registered Society quartet.  If you haven't yet paid for the registration or renewal of your quartet, you'll need to do this before beginning the contest entry process.  Call 800-876-7464 if...
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Selecting Music For Your Quartet

Duane Henry published this nice piece on the Cardinal District website. So, you have finally found four guys who sound pretty good together, you seem socially compatible and you have matching socks.  Looks like the making of a new quartet!  The next step … what are we going to sing? via Selecting Music For Your Quartet - The Cardinal District | Barbershop Harmony Society.
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Indulge in tag therapy tonight

With many summer gatherings already past, some of us are experiencing tag withdrawal.  Symptoms include: phantom humming of baritone parts involuntary pitchpipe checking on the belt loop tendency of  pointing the "good ear" toward any music source, as if it to discern a possible tenor line. You can fix this with a little tag therapy. Gather up 8 or 9 friends, throw some burgers and corn on th...
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