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CBS Sunday Morning features BHS International Convention

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Subject as always to the whims of breaking news, look for a feature story this Sunday, April 29 on CBS Sunday Morning. Correspondent Barry Petersen explored all facets of our 2017 convention in Las Vegas, roaming from shows to late night tag sessions to Harmony University classes to the Saturday Night Spectacular, and was flat-out amazed at what he saw. The rundown for the April 29 show notes: ...
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Sing With The Champs… in Orlando!

If you had fun at the Sing With The Champs event in Las Vegas, you’ll love what we have planned in Orlando!    More people get to sing more songs with more quartets Casual afterglow setting, so you can focus on relishing the moment with your heroes, not about performing  on a stage More than two hours of singing and socializing  -- more than 100 songs sung with champs Yes, last year’s SWTC...
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Guest blog: The impact of the male singing experience, shared with everyone – Debra Lynn

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Recently, in an impromptu Facebook video post, guest blogger Debra Lynn shared her thoughts about why the male-only chorus and quartet structure is so important to preserve. Her personal story and observations closely align with our core mission and provide particular insight into why we are so committed to both preserving the male singing experience and exploring ways to become a more fully inclu...
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Why YOU Should Attend the 2018 Leadership Summit!

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Are you a chapter or district leader looking to hone your skills? Are you a team member who is interested in future leadership opportunities? Whether you are already in a leadership role or are just interested in learning more, the BHS Leadership Summit brings together leaders and aspiring leaders from all organizational levels and backgrounds.   Designed to provide you with as many formal and ...
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Multi-Grammy vocal quartet THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society

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Celebrating a career of more than four decades, multiple Grammy awards, and a reputation for stylistic exploration and innovation, legendary vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer has been awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society. The award will be made in New York City on June 20 at a concert commemorating the group’s 45th anniversary. “The Manhattan Transfer’s distinct...
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Guest Blog: Everyone Can Sing! – Jack Peters

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Everyone Can Sing! by Jack Peters   If you can speak, you can sing -- maybe not as you’d like or think you should, but you can make a tone and that is a start. Maybe you, like a billion or so others, have said, “I can’t sing” or heard from loved ones, “please, don’t sing!” However, singing is a very natural thing we can do from our very first cry. Everyone is entitled to its proven pleasur...
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Guest Blog: FLOATING OR SWIMMING? – Brody McDonald

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Floating or Swimming? Brody McDonald, via Choir Bites More articles from Choir Bites can be found on their Facebook page! I was recently working with my top choir about developing habits aimed at increasing technique and literacy, rather than “learning their songs.” You know, the “you can do better” speech. A student came to me after class and said, “You know, Mr. McDonald, it just hit me. I t...
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Orlando Convention: Quartet opening rounds, Next Generation contest to be held in Linda Chapin Theater

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To provide a better experience for quartets and audience alike, some events at the 2018 International Convention in Orlando will take on a new look. We aim to optimize every performance by selecting right-sized halls for each event, so that performers can connect to audiences up close, and audiences get the best sound and sight lines possible. For 2018, that means we will stage the Quartet Quarte...
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Kansas City celebrates Society’s 80th anniversary

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A chance meeting in 1938 at Kansas City’s historic Muehlebach Hotel planted the seed for a worldwide harmony movement, and eighty years later, Barbershopppers throughout the area are celebrated. Mayor Sly James and the Kansas City Common Council issued a Proclamation recognizing National Barbershop Quartet Day. Festivities on Wednesday, April 11, the official birth date of the Society,  includ...
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Everyone In Harmony: Downloadable Resources

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You’re invited to show your support for the Strategic Vision by downloading these resources and using them as a reminder to you and your chapters about the ever-growing Strategic Vision that will shape the future of our Society for generations to come. Everyone In Harmony Poster (PDF format, 11″ x 17″) Download this 11″ x 17″ poster and utilize your local printer to place this poster anywhere yo...
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