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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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Zero8 announces retirement of director Doug Harrington

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An announcement from Zero8 this week: "It is with a deep sadness and a heavy heart we announce that our founder, master director, mentor, brother and dear friend Doug Harrington as of December 23 is retiring from Zero8. Thank you Doug for changing our lives forever. Without you there would not be a Zero8. We would probably also never have been able to enjoy the many talented quartets that have s...
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Quartet performs for Swedish royal family

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News from abroad! Gold medalist Rasmus Krigström (Ringmasters,  2012) shares news about a memorable performance before a royal audience: "Just sang a quartet gig at a private dinner party with the Swedish King, Queen, and Crown Princess among the people at the table. We had the chance to chat a little with the royals after the gig and they asked a few questions, eventually leading to me explainin...
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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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Barbershop featured in International Choral Bulletin

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The history and artistry of the barbershop choral form are featured in the latest issue of International Choral Bulletin, published by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM.) The story lends additional credibility to the widespread interest and acceptance of our music and culture among high-level vocal musicians throughout the world.  READ ONLINE NOW.    
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“We still watch the barbershop quartet finals…”

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"We still watch the barbershop quartet finals..." Pentatonix to Everyone: "Sing." We couldn't agree more, PTX As Grammy Award-winning juggernaut Pentatonix continues blazing new trails in the contemporary a cappella scene, they stop for a moment to admit what may surprise many. Even while PTX has redefined 'cool' for a cappella enthusiasts, these confessed choir nerds continue embracing their ...
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Jimmy Fallon & The Ragtime Gals strike again with Joseph Gordon-Leavitt

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The Ragtime Gals never shy away from... interesting musical choices. As the title suggests, Rihanna's revenge hit "B*tch Better Have My Money" doesn't appear on any "family friendly" lists, but then again, that's why The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs well after the kids have gone to bed. Consider yourself warned! (And let's put this in context, too.)
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The tug of war between fame and infamy

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It's a constant tug of war for barbershop in the media. On the one side, we have great singing appearances such as Musical Island Boys on NBC's Today show (July 2015), Crossroads on Fox & Friends (April 2015) , Ringmasters on Today (April 2013) , and many other appearances blogged at http://www.barbershop.org/category/press-clippings/   On the other side are the times when barbershop is pla...
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BHS quartets help Alaska Airlines celebrate SEA > BNA connection

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Alaska Airlines is the newest kid on the block at Nashville International Airport and a barbershop connection brought two quartets to the official party at Gate B-8. The inaugural flight was piloted by Captain Mike Rinehart, veteran pilot and bass singer in Northwest Sound Chorus, who brought along a quartet of chorus members just for the occasion. Nashville quartet High Gravity entertained the ...
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2015 Fall convention season is underway!

'Tis the season...   Quartets and choruses all over the Society have been busy preparing for the fall conventions. Qualifying contests for Seniors quartets and YBQC competitors, District title winners and swan songs, gathering the entire District for shows and 'glows ... there are all sorts of reasons to attend. Heck, why limit yourself to one!?! Plan a road trip to take in a nearby convention......
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