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And the convention brew is….

WOW! You all are highly skilled at coming up with clever names... it must be all of that practice naming quartets. We had MANY wonderful submissions for our Rock Bottom Brewery #BHSNASH special brew (see a longer list here or here!) that represented just about every barbershop in-joke and catchphrase. Here are some of the finalists: Overtone Ale Seventh Heaven Singing People Enjoy Beer, So Quie...
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Among its many delights, Nashville has a nice craft brewing scene, and visitors to the convention will find plenty of choices throughout the city for a refreshing beverage.Courageously, a select team local barbershoppers has donated numerous volunteer late night hours to sampling the best.  As a result, we're pleased to disclose we are working with Brewmaster Thomas Mercado from Rock Bottom Brewe...
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Local quartet turns one gig into three!

Pittsburgh-area quartet Chromatics had a fun but typical day planned... sing at a local event, then maybe grab a bite to eat. But being in the right place at the right time paid off and turned into a big day! The lesson? Sing well, get barbershop out into the world, and be ready for anything! Check out their recap: My quartet, Chromatics, has been hired to sing on stage as part of Pittsburgh's a...
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The Hunterdon Harmonizers donate children’s books to area hospitals | NJ.com

Hunterdon Harmonizers donate children's books to area hospitals | NJ.com
The Hunterdon Harmonizers returned to its giving roots in 2014 and held the “Teddy’s Tale Book Drive.” With a direct tie-in to the emotional climax of its holiday theatrical musical show, “Teddy’s Tale: An American Christmas Story,” the Harmonizer audiences were invited to contribute towards books to be donated to children spending the holidays in the hospital. The goal of raising enough funds...
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Why You Should Care About Lady Gaga’s Performance at the Oscars

Love her or hate her, it's hard to disagree that Lady Gaga's performance at the 87th Academy Awards was a memorable one. Why? Because she wasn't in a meat dress or swinging from the ceiling.  No, her new act of rebellion was singing a classic musical medley of selections from The Sound of Music— shocking, but in an entirely new way! Now, how in the world does this apply to you as a barbershop s...
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High School Musical… barbershop style!

Trouble with a Capital T is coming to Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, New York. As the cast prepares to bring Meredith Willson's The Music Man to the stage, the School Board has been getting some expert advice from Tony Weiner, member of The Westchester Chordsmen. "A few songs take extra help to get just right. They are sung by the members of the River City board of education whom Hill insta...
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Paul’s Big Adventure: A Year of Songs

You may know Paul Olguin as an arranger, director, or quartet singer... but his most well known credit these days is likely his incredible class on Woodshedding at HU 2014. Following up on his wildly successful 100 Tags in 100 Days project last year, he has taken on a new mission: A Year Of Songs. So, here's the plan. I will write an original song intended to be sung by barbershop harmony singe...
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Port City Sound Keeps Skies Friendly, Goes Viral!

Last week, we shared a link on the BHS facebook page that was originally posted by US Airways flight attendant Kari Holsapple Mann. Now it's a week later and we are seeing links to the story and video all over the place! Several news station web sites ran the story and a number of other web sites have featured the video... all mentioning the inspirational power of music. Excellent work, gents! Fli...
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Taipei to New Orleans: A new barbershopper is born!

This is Alex. From L to R: Steve Zorn, Eric Dove, Alex Li, and Marty Monson He saw a YouTube video of Storm Front singing "Lida Rose" and began searching for more barbershop... a common beginning for young barbershoppers that usually ends in finding a local chapter and starting on a fairly small scale. But in this case, the search began in Taipei, Taiwan. Alex had been planning a visit to the ...
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