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So You Think You Know Barbershop?

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This regular series is intended for music educators and others interested in knowing more about this unique vocal style. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for musicians and constructive solutions for singers. So you think you know barbershop? Admit it: the go-to image in your mind of barbershop music is four guys in striped vests and boater hats. From the Dapper Dans serenading Di...
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Next Generation Barbershop: The next evolution of BHS youth participation

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Youth contests evolve to include more singers, better serve various age ranges Outreach programs of the Barbershop Harmony Society will continue to grow and evolve in 2018 as we work to further expand our impact on young singers and educators. The coming year will see numerous changes and additions to our contest programming, plus some new activities still in development that will offer new paths...
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Flightline wins Youth championship

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Flightline, a quartet from Anaheim, beat out 22 other young quartets from around the world to capture the 25th annual Youth Barbershop Quartet Championship Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. The contest opened the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 79th annual convention. Singing “The Nearness Of You” and “Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)” the quartet posted A-level scores comparable to those in the open di...
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University of Nebraska-Lincon students form barbershop group for college, high school students

Talk about the Holy Grail of barbershop ambassadorship: young barbershop singers brought their high school experiences to college, and founded new ensembles there. And soon they'll be now heading to San Antonio for the Youth Chorus Festival. Knowing that [Jadyn] Johnson had an interest in barbershop music, Emily Freeman approached her in February of this year with the idea of launching an inc...
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Our Commitment to Protecting Our Youth

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It is the mission of the Barbershop Harmony Society "to enrich lives through singing." In fulfilling our mission, we participate in a wide range of activities involving young people!  We encourage each chapter and district to review the Society policy statement as well as the updated forms provided on our website. The Barbershop Harmony Society maintains its commitment to upholding high standards...
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Youth Chorus Festival participants announced

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        Men's Chorus Category East Coast Sound Northern New Jersey Web  |  Facebook  |  Video Boom Town Chorus Southern California Facebook  |  Video Foothills Sound East Tennessee Facebook  |  Video Encore Youth Chorus San Antonio, TX Web  |  Facebook Harmonic Collective Liverpool, NY Facebook  |  Video The Voice Central Michigan Facebook  |  Video ...
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2017 Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest simplifies entry process, extends reach

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Every time we see a great young quartet that launched itself for the Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest, we all smile and look around and say, "Wow! This thing just keeps getting better and better." And it's true -- those top-end scores just keep climbing and climbing, to the point that the first dozen finishers in this year's YBQC posted scores that would qualify them for the open competition, to...
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Youth Chorus Festival trial expansion in 2017 opens door to mixed and women’s ensembles

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A wildly successful program that has brought “mountaintop experiences” to thousands of young singers will extend its reach even further next year in San Antonio.  We all want more barbershop activity involving more singers in more schools... and, in particular, an increased number of sustainable school programs that continue to spread barbershop joy. That’s why the 2017 International Youth Barb...
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2016 Youth Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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We are thrilled to have 18 youth choruses joining us in Reno for the 2016 Youth Chorus Festival. This year's roster looks to be a terrific show with a wide range of singers, tons of variety, and a fun draw that will make for a quality afternoon of barbershop. Here's the order of appearance: Emerald City Sound  Boise Chordsmen Youth Chorus  The Voice Some Assembly Required East Coast Sound B...
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