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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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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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Celebrate National Barbershop Quartet Day – April 11

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National Barbershop Quartet Day commemorates the birth of the organized barbershop movement on April 11, 1938, when 26 men gathered together at the invitation of Rupert Hall , the “Royal Keeper of the Minor Keys,” and O.C. Cash, “Third Assistant Temporary Vice Chairman” for a songfest. Subsequent gatherings snowballed, leading to the founding of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement o...
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ASCAP Reporting Form for 2018

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has a blanket agreement with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) to pay significantly reduced licensing fees for all U.S. chapters and ensuring their legal compliance for public performances of the songs represented by ASCAP. As a friendly reminder, All U.S. Chapters and Districts, must complete an annual ASCAP Reporting Form and s...
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BHS announces changes to Membership and Associate Programs

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is making some changes to the Society Membership and Associate programs. These changes include both an increase in the base dues as well as the introduction of discounts to incentivize early renewal and online purchases and renewal using the Member Center. The new rates will go into effect for all new memberships starting May 1, 2018 and existing memberships with ren...
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Frequently Asked Questions: Society Membership and Associate programs

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  Frequently Asked Questions Why are you raising membership dues? Membership dues for the Barbershop Harmony Society have remained at the same rate for the last 4 years, while inflation and other economic forces have increased the cost of doing business and services provided to our members, associates and chapters. The Society Board of Directors and staff recognize that we must increase dues ...
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Singing Valentines pop up in NPR Politics podcast

Some happy recepients of Singing Valentines can spread their happiness further than others. The NPR Politics Podcast for February 15 closes with a "Can't Let It Go" moment in which national political correspondent Mara Liasson tells of being surprised at her doorstep with a Singing Valentine that was  as "totally awesome!" Co-host ron Elving ventures a few notes, too. He was better than he knew. ...
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