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Membership growing through self-serve sign-up

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Since October 2015, men have been able to do something  they couldn't do before: they found the Barbershop Harmony Society through their own means, clicked "join us" at barbershop.org and became full Society members without first joining a chapter. After consultation with district and select chapter leaders, the Society Board last year dropped the requirement that members must belong to a Socie...
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Robert Rund Joins Harmony Foundation as Regional Director, Western Region

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We are delighted to welcome Robert Rund to our team as Regional Director of Development. Robert says, “I am aware that there are many people who love barbershop and who have a passion for Harmony Foundation. It is clear to me that behind the fellowship and performance opportunities that are the fruit of its labors, there is much work to be done to ensure the future of its programs and that of the ...
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Alexandria Harmonizers to present selections from I Am Harvey Milk at Convention

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After a successful and highly rewarding performance of this powerful piece, Musical Director Joe Cerutti shared some closing thoughts about the experience.  "I will never forget this week as long as I live. Rubbing elbows with artistic celebrities is probably what attracted us to accept this performance in the beginning, but the powerful message delivered through equally powerful music quickly ...
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Pitch Perfected! Spend an evening with the AIC in Nashville

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 What’s better than an evening of gold medal quartets singing their very best music? How about TWO EVENINGS!?! To take in all that the Association of International Champions has to offer, be sure to add Pitch Perfected: An Evening of Vocal Harmony to your convention week schedule… on the night that you choose! Our finest performers deserve the finest venue in the city, and the visually AND acoust...
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BHS judge applications open to women in 2016

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During the recent Midwinter convention in Reno, our Society Board of Directors voted on and approved an SCJC proposed rule change to allow for BHS Associates (women) to become certified BHS judges. The former rule limited judges to BHS Members, thus excluding women. Several years ago, the SBOD allowed for women to participate in BHS contests as chorus directors. Similarly, this new rule now allows...
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In Memoriam: Jim Richards

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We say goodbye to our friend Jim Richards this week. Here, historian Grady Kerr pays tribute to a man who was a friend and mentor to so many.  James “Jim” Dana Richards  June 12, 1925 - February 20, 2016 – age (90) Our good friend Jim Richards passed away Saturday, February 20th, 10:25pm after a sudden and very brief battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. Released from the hospital to home hos...
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Trio of gold medalists headline concert in Germany… and you can watch ONLINE!

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Ambassadors of Harmony, Crossroads, and Double Date head to Germany and the BING (Barbershop In Germany) convention in just a few short weeks. This roster of gold medalists headline the finale show... and you can watch LIVE!  Three local groups are preparing to travel to Munich, Germany in early March to perform in Barbershop Musikfestival 2016. The main event of the biennial festival is the Wo...
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2016 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award nominees announced

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Barbershoppers aren’t the only people listening to barbershop albums! The Contemporary A Cappella Society released the nominees for its annual list of Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. If you're looking for some fresh tracks, this list will introduce you to some new artists and remind you of old favorites that might need re-visiting. Congratulations to all the nominees! Best Barbershop Al...
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Society Board announces update to bylaws

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At meetings this fall, after consulting with the District Presidents Council, the Society Board updated the Standard Chapter Bylaws to provide more flexibility to chapters in the manner in which they operate.  All chapters MUST follow the Standard Chapter Bylaws unless they have been granted a variance by the Society’s Governance and Bylaws Committee.  A copy of the updated bylaws can be viewed on...
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