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Society Board now accepting applications for 2019

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Service on the Society Board of Directors is an opportunity afforded to our membership. It provides a member with an experience of a lifetime and the chance to participate with other men of good character who strive to govern our Society, create vision and set policy that will affect our membership for years to come, and to develop, support, and monitor progress in the successful implementation of...
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Hal Leonard Unpublished-to-Published Project Update for BHS Arrangers

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 Greetings BHS Arrangers! Because the world of print licensing can be both complicated and confusing, I wanted to stop, check in, make sure you are clear what is BHS policy and what is mandated by copyright law. As you all know, the publishing industry has changed significantly. In the past they were making so much money they didn’t care about smaller groups like BHS. Times have radically changed...
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Ambassadors of Harmony IN UNISON with community in Ferguson

MARCH 3, 2017, FERGUSON, MO.
The Ambassadors of Harmony and IN UNISON ensembles share the stage for an impactful version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come,” led by Brian Owens, Crossroads and The Fairfield Four.
In a city that many people associate with racial tension, singers gather to show how the universal language of music transcends barriers By Jeremy Gover Society A/V Manager -- jgover@barbershop.org According to Merriam-Webster, the word harmony means “the combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord.” That’s how we, a community of artists inside the Barbershop Harmony Society, know...
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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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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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Kendall Williams Appointed to Society Nominating Committee, Alan Lamson named Chair

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Society President Elect Skipp Kropp announced today the appointment of Kendall Williams to the Society Nominating 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 affected is the Nomina...
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Look who’s appearing in Jimmy Fallon’s new Race Through New York attraction at Universal Orlando

Any fan of “The Tonight Show” knows to expect the unexpected when Jimmy Fallon is involved. So keep your eyes open in the preview video of the new “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” attraction, opening at Universal Studios Florida next spring. (Hint: stripes. At 0:29.) via Universal Orlando Close Up | Details Revealed For Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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VR won it: think you, too, can Sing That Thing?

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Season Two of WGBH/Boston's Sing That Thing! gave talented choral singers from across New England the opportunity to stand up and sing out in front of a television audience of thousands. Our own Vocal Revolution was the Season Two champion. The show is ramping up for Season Three and invites barbershop groups across New England to participate.  Tapings will take place at WGBH Studios in Boston i...
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In Transit, the a cappella musical, is coming to Broadway!

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The relentless march of a cappella into all media continues this fall, when In Transit opens on Broadway November 10 at the Circle In The Square Theatre. Sprung from the creative team behind Frozen and with vocal arrangements by aca-godfather Deke Sharon, this a cappella show has peerless parentage and a powerful offering: "IN TRANSIT is a new, modern musical, bringing to life a vivid tapestry ...
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BHS Publishing & Hal Leonard: Partnership Update

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Do have an arrangement in the BHS catalog? Then this update is for you! In 1996, the BHS and Hal Leonard entered into a blanket agreement covering the “Unpublished Catalog” that allowed for those arrangements cleared with what is called a “permission to arrange” (or “PTA/custom”) license to be made available for general sale with the understanding that the primary customer base would be the Socie...
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