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Someone Put A Baritone In Charge of the Choreography

We asked our Facebook fans to caption the below image. Thanks to all 37 witty, snarky and hilarious comments it was hard to pick one, so here are a few favorites. MOST LIKES - Someone put a baritone in charge of the choreography.  -Brad 'Wombat' Randal WITTY - For my next trick, I will make the baritones disappear! -Bryan Andrew Lambe OH, SNAP! - Well, it's no Tony Bennett Medley... -Drew  McMi...
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Cleveland Heights Youth Chorus recognized

It's always nice to see Youth Chorus Festival participants getting recognized back home. here's a nice piece about a returning group from Ohio: Vocal Music Director Craig McGaughey, 13 students, along with several chaperones, attended the competition. Unlike many of the groups competing, the Heights Barbershoppers perform without their director in front. “When the boys are on stage by themselves...
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The Westminster Journey to ACDA: Barbershop in the Choral Community

Our partnership with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) continues to expand ways that music professionals see and hear quality barbershop. On February 20, 2014, the Westminster Chorus opened the ACDA Western Conference meeting with a spectacular performance that brought the crowd to its feet in a thunderous ovation. Shawn York captured the story in this incredible video: The Westmin...
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High-school singers find their place in old-school harmony – The Orange County Register

Members of the OC Student Union barbershop chorus sang their way into the hearts of Barbershop Harmony Society members at the annual International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival on Jan. 31 in Long Beach. The 21 singers, representing six high schools from the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, were the first of 20 groups to perform at the Long Beach Convention Center’s Terrace Theater....
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“Top Charts” page points young singers to hot music

As part of its ongoing outreach to music educators, the Society has recently been working to bring innovative and accessible music to their attention. This recent ad in Choral Journal  highlights music that high school and college men will recognize and want to sing, and directs to a special page with audio clips and first-page previews Check out Top Charts at barbershop.org/topcharts
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We noted last week that a major a cappella festival was hosting a barbershop clinic, with hopes of spreading good impressions of our style and capabilities.  Well, the clinic was a HIT, with great attendance and impact. (Don't take our word -- listen to these happy attendees!) Matt Gorman reports: We had  a successful event and hopefully a future fruitful relationship with CASA/SoJam.  Here's th...
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Coles County Chorus stages 10th Annual Youth Festival

Reaching out to young singers? Awesome. Reaching out to young singers who will someday teach other singers? Doubly awesome! See what the Coles County, Illinois Chapter has been up to: Two weeks ago, the CCC sponsored their 10th Annual Youth in Harmony Festival.  Since is was hosted at Eastern Illinois University, a special “Everything You Would Like to Know About Barbershop” hour was provided fo...
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Staying in Your College Group Forever

Substitute the words "Collegiate Quartet," and the story is the same, BUT... barbershop singers have someplace to go! Let’s face it, the hardest plil to swallow about the collegiate a cappella experience is that it has to end. People graduate, go on to get jobs. If they’re lucky, maybe they find a post-collegiate group in the area, but it’s never quite the same. You don’t have that same feeling of...
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