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Apply NOW for Financial Assistance With Your 2014 Youth Event

The grant application process for all 2014 Youth Events (camps/workshops) has begun! Our application process for 2014 will be taking a new and exciting turn. Prior to 2013, we've accepted student surveys as collateral for payment after the close of the event, regardless of how many events were organized and how many students attended, making a forecast for budgeting virtually impossible. Addition...
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Joe Cerutti to lead Youth in Harmony activities for Barbershop Harmony Society

Joe Cerutti of Alexandria, Virginia, has joined the music education team of the Barbershop Harmony Society overseeing Youth in Harmony and chorus director development activities. “Joe makes things happen,” said Society CEO Marty Monson. “He’s a shining example of the way that immersion in the barbershop world at a young age can transform a man’s life. His background as a college-age barbershop ...
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A young member’s big barbershop moment

Submitted by Andrew Shackleton, chairman of the Society's membership committee. I have a great little story to share with you. I was working with the Operations Team a few weekends ago at headquarters in Nashville. It was lunch time and we were just finishing our box lunch and chatting. Apparently Ed Watson was looking out the window and noticed a young couple peering into the front windows. Ed a...
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A $1 million check — what would you spend it on?

Imagine that a Society member or Associate was ready to write a million dollar check to Harmony Foundation.  But he or she needs a cause that they are certain would be a great investment.  Would YOU know what to tell them? I'm pretty sure I already know what Harmony Foundation would tell them. They already gave $450,000 to the Society in 2009  to fund our entire Youth in Harmony program and to ...
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Midwinter Renaissance: 3rd Year and Counting! (Or: Why the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival Rocks!)

Here we are six weeks away from the Midwinter Convention in Tampa, Fla. (January 28-31, 2010) and we’re headed towards what looks to be our largest attended Midwinter ever. As of this morning we are sitting at 1210 registrations! Last year at this time we were at 893 registrations and by the time everything was said and done we had 1291 folks in Pasadena. Where will Tampa finish? Come on and fin...
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Bring Back the Good Old Songs … of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s?

I received this email from Bill Rohlin (a 40-year member of the Society) the other day which he's given me permission to share here on the blog: I'd like to see some songs in the BBS style from the top 100 hits from the years when our target demographic was in its teens.  We need simple arrangements.  If the tune could be contestable it needs to be clearly stated that the easy-to-learn version i...
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