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Holly J. Kellar named Chief Marketing Officer for Barbershop Harmony Society

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HOLLY J. KELLAR has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the Barbershop Harmony Society. In this role, she will oversee a broad portfolio of marketing, branding and communications initiatives for the 22,000-member Society, with emphasis on growing revenue from events, merchandising, membership, and global sales from music publications. Kellar will manage the staff team charged with advertising, i...
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Your Chapter and the BHS Standard Chapter Bylaws

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As you likely know, every chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society follows a set of Standard Chapter Bylaws as updated and edited by the Society Board of Directors. Simply, when an update is made to the document, it automatically becomes effective to all chapters.  While changes are infrequent, it's important that you and your chapter remain up-to-date. When a change is made, an email is always s...
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Barbershop Quartet Recounts Surprises, Sweet Moments Serenading On Valentine’s | KJZZ’s The Show

So many stories... so well told. We like this one from KJZZ-FM in Phoenix, featuring The Phoenicians Chorus. If you somehow haven’t already gotten the big red and pink memo, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday. You can send your Valentine chocolates or roses or a card — or how about all of that plus live music? Every Valentine’s Day, a local chorus group divides its members into sets of barbershop qu...
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Newfangled Four wows on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family

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One can hardly celebrate February 14th without thinking of two things: Hallmark, and Singing Valentines. This year, the two finally connected on air, when The Newfangled Four appeared on the Hallmark Channel's Home & Family Show. The quartet (with Nick Luna subbing on bari) performed two songs and bumped out of several commercials breaks, and thoroughly charmed the hosts. The performance ai...
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Updated Training Manual for Chapter Secretaries

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Our new Chapter Secretary Manual is available for all new and veteran chapter secretaries.  Through the Society's Healthy Chapter Initiative (HCI), we've solicited content experts who have served as chapter or district secretaries.   The Chapter Secretary Manual no longer has a sister document which was called the "Exhibits Manual". We've consolidated the general manual and exhibits manual to in...
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Sing the National Anthem for the Harlem Globetrotters in your community

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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hear “Sweet Georgia Brown” and think “what a great barbershop song!” and those who hear it and think of the Harlem Globetrotters. It’s about time we joined them together, don’t you think? The Globetrotters organization invites barbershop groups across the continent to audition to perform the National Anthem before games. (See their schedule fo...
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BHS Seeking Applicants for Certified Leadership Facilitator Program

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The Barbershop Harmony Society continues to expand its education offerings, and seeks dynamic, effective facilitators to continue to support our chapters through “thought leadership”. The group of certified facilitators will be part of a talent pool entrusted with the new Healthy Chapter Initiative leadership materials which will circulate in district leadership academies and other special events ...
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Starting 2017 … Strategically!

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The BHS Strategic Planning Process is continuing to move forward.  Here’s the quick story: We have complete the “Gathering” stage, wherein we have collected a massive amount of data and opinion about where we’re at and where we should be headed. We are mid-way through the “Synthesis and Design” stage, with a clear direction emerging for our Strategic Plan among BHS staff and Board alike. ...
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Watch LIVE as Keepsake headlines BYU-Idaho Barbershop Festival

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Watch the live stream Saturday, February 4, 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm (MST). You can't keep a great quartet on the sidelines, it seems. A scant 25 years after winning the gold, 1992 International Quartet Champion Keepsake is hitting the road once again. And since champs deliver, they're doing it in the service of music education. The Barbershop Music Festival at Brigham Young University-Idaho is a lon...
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