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Next Generation Barbershop: The next evolution of BHS youth participation

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Youth contests evolve to include more singers, better serve various age ranges Outreach programs of the Barbershop Harmony Society will continue to grow and evolve in 2018 as we work to further expand our impact on young singers and educators. The coming year will see numerous changes and additions to our contest programming, plus some new activities still in development that will offer new paths...
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2018 grants focus on youth outreach

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The good you do today in bringing music to young people translates into a future world of more lifelong singers, and the Society’s 2018 Grants Program will help you extend your capacity to do just that. Youth Outreach Grants, which range from $500 to $10,000, are designed to support youth outreach projects of a chapter/district/other non-profit organization, and might include activities such as: ...
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Revised SOCAN Show Clearance Form for Canadian Chapters

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has updated our Application for Show Clearance: SOCAN License Form and is now available for download on our Society online Document Center. The general form updates are reflective of what the current process is for processing show clearance requests as an organization, alongside your District Leadership. This will also streamline and unify all methods of processing ...
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House of Delegates Fall 2017 Video Address

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Dear Chapter and District Leaders, As you plan to attend your Fall District Conventions, I encourage you to schedule time to attend your House of Delegates meeting. It's your best opportunity to keep current on the ways your district leadership is supporting your chapter's efforts to be successful by your own definition. We've long been accustomed to sending out a written House of Delegates bull...
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Add A Member To Your Chapter Without Paper!

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Did you know that as a Chapter President, Secretary, or Treasurer you can now add a member to your chapter without asking them to complete a paper Membership Application? New or Existing Members (who are Society subscription holders only, are members of Frank Thorne chapter, or are interested in Dual Membership with your chapter) can be added electronically. The new member will be invited to comp...
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Strategic Vision Update – Fall 2017

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Of all of the activities that took place during the launch of the BHS Strategic Vision, the one we did the most was listen! We anticipated -- and received! -- a lot of input from the barbershop community and beyond. Thank you to those that called, emailed, and spoke with our staff over the past two months. We value your input and use it to continute to plan our next steps.   Current status Shor...
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92-year-old WWII veteran with terminal cancer sings at his own wake

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The Detroit Free Press ran a great profile of a Barbershopper who held his Afterglow before his funeral.   Three weeks ago, Johnny Wearing learned that the liver cancer he'd been battling for years had progressed for the worse. The 92-year-old World War II veteran has a few weeks, maybe a few months, to live. Despite a long and fulfilling life — one filled with children, grandchildren, tons of...
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Certified Leadership Facilitators Commissioned at Harmony University 2017

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As a part of the recent Harmony University 2017, the Barbershop Harmony Society certified five new Leadership Facilitators, whose purpose is to serve as a community of trained experts who are passionate about making a difference through thought leadership.    The Certified Leadership Facilitator program is one of the components under the volunteer arm Leadership Operations Project Team (LO...
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