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Mike Rowe named BHS Honorary Life Member

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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 champion ba...
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Masters of Harmony win chorus championship

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The Masters of Harmony of Santa Fe Springs, California, reclaimed the gold medals that had eluded them in their previous two attempts, as they captured the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2017 international chorus championship Friday, July 8. A medley of love songs and a scorching performance of “Too Darn Hot/ Fever” with extravagant choreography propelled the 112-man chorus to its ninth victory, s...
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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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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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Harmony University brings 1,000 barbershop singers back to Nashville, July 24-30

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Education event builds on the 8,007 who attended barbershop international convention in Nashville earlier in July Quartets, choruses, teachers, directors, judges: more than 1,000 men and women of all ages gather for intensive courses in close-harmony a cappella Free festival performances across city on Saturday, July 30 -- www.barbershop.org/freeshow Free show featuring world-...
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Harmony Foundation announces staff change

Through the generous support of Harmony Foundation International, $80,000 of scholarships were granted in 2017.
After 13 years of service and leadership, Clarke Caldwell has decided to resign from his position with Harmony Foundation International, effective July 11, 2016. We thank him for his vision, leadership and the positive path he led us down. All of us wish him well in his future endeavors. Sharon Miller, Chair of the HFI Board of Trustees, is temporarily fulfilling the duties of President/CEO of ...
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Alexandria Harmonizers to perform with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth!

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After much anticipation, the Alexandria Harmonizers are excited to release the following announcement: The producers of "I Am Harvey Milk" have announced that the Alexandria Harmonizers are their choice to serve as the chorus in the DC premiere of the modern oratorio at the Strathmore Music Center, April 23 & 24, 2016. The Alexandria Harmonizers will be performing along with the National Ph...
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Swedish quartet captures college barbershop championship

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Swedish quartet captures college barbershop championship That good old-fashioned American tradition, the barbershop quartet, has left the continent. Trocadero, a quartet from Sweden, beat out 23 other young quartets from around the world to capture the college championship Tuesday evening in Pittsburgh, leading a foreign takeover of the collegiate division. Four of  the top five quartets haile...
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