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Mike Rowe named Honorary Life Member of Barbershop Harmony Society

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Executive producer and TV host Mike Rowe has been named an Honorary Life Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Rowe received the award on Saturday, July 8, at the Society’s international convention in Las Vegas. A barbershop singer and fan, Mike credits his show business career in part to the influence of his high school choir director, Fred King, who also happened to be a world champ...
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Masters of Harmony win chorus championship

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The Masters of Harmony men’s chorus of Santa Fe Springs, California, reclaimed the gold medals that had eluded them in their previous two attempts, as they captured the 2017 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Friday, July 8 in Las Vegas. A medley of love songs and a scorching performance of “Too Darn Hot/Fever” with extravagant choreography propelled the 112-man cho...
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Main Street wins International Quartet Championship

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Main Street, a traditionally-styled barbershop  quartet based in Orlando, proved there’s still a place for straw hats and arm garters in the upper reaches of  a cappella singing, as it captured the 2017 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Saturday, July 9 in Las Vegas. Even as the competition brought new sounds and stylish intensity to the contest, the six-time medal...
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Ragtime Gals welcome guests to Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon at Universal Studios

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Starting in April, the beloved Dapper Dans of Walt Disney World won't be the only barbershop quartet appearing regularly in an Orlando theme park. Universal Studios is currently previewing a new attraction, Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon. The pre-show entertainment includes live performances by a quartet inspired The Ragtime Gals on NBC's Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. As on TV, the...
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Building A Healthy Choral Ecosystem — New report now available!

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To accomplish our aim of building a better world, singing, the Barbershop Harmony Society constantly works on collaborations with like-minded organizations who are building the field of choral singing.  A healthy choral ecosystem relies on conductors, composers, arrangers, educators, publishers, researchers, academics, public policy advocates, administrators, adjudicators and the music industry as...
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Society presents Barbershop in a BIG way at ACDA National Conference next week

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Showcase concert appearances from Ringmasters, Crossroads, and Great Northern Union, reading sessions of barbershop music, and a clinic demonstrating the success of barbershop choruses in igniting the fire in younger singers will all take place at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference next week in Minneapolis. Who better than BHS to support the conference theme of “A Life O...
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Heather Nail receives NAfME/BHS Educator Award

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Heather Nail of Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, West Des Moines, Iowa, has been honored with the Barbershop Harmony Society/ NAfME Music Educator Award. The award was presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society in partnership and collaboration with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). It honors educators “who give students the opportunity to learn and participate in the ...
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Party of Five captures seniors quartet championship

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    PARTY OF FIVE, a barbershop quartet from Pennsylvania and New Jersey , bested 23 other groups to capture the gold medals in Saturday’s International Seniors Quartet Contest sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society. Singing “What’ll I Do?” and “Anytime,” the quartet squeezed past two quartets who the previous year had tied for second place, a vivid illustration of the quality of perf...
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Lifelong singer, chorus director to lead Harmony Foundation

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Perry White, D.M.A., has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Foundation International, and is scheduled to begin April 3, 2017. “Members of the staff, the Board of Trustees and I are very enthusiastic to welcome a talented person uniquely passionate for both music and education, with a history of success in leadership roles,” said Sharon Miller, Acting CEO of Harmony Found...
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Roger Lewis Appointed to Society Hall of Fame Committee, Steve Delehanty to Chair

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Society President Elect Skipp Kropp announced today the appointment of former Society President Roger Lewis to the Society Hall of Fame Committee. In order to maximize the effectiveness of new committee members, the Society Board Policy requires the President elect to appoint members of several Society committees between being elected in July and taking office in January.  One of the committees ...
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