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Mike Rowe is “Returning The Favor” to an inspiring music educator

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A music educator once changed the course of Mike Rowe's life, and in his new Facebook video series, he pays tribute to another influential teacher in a big way. When health issues forced world-class trumpeter Tim Wilson to give up a performance career, he turned to teaching, and gave his talents and treasure to an instrumental music program in an impoverished school district. Mike sought him ou...
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Barbershop Harmony Society announces convention locations for 2021, 2022, and 2023!

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is proud to announce our host cities for our International Conventions in 2021, 2022, and 2023. 2021 - Cleveland, OH 2022 - Charlotte, NC 2023 - Louisville, KY These cities rose to the top in a rigorous selection process that weighed the following criteria: Suitability of the venue(s) for events, including contests, shows, educational sessions, meetings, soci...
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Meaningful Gestures: A Director’s Guide

Metropolitan Opera director Fabio Luisi
Directors, have you wondered why your chorus sometimes seems out-of-sync or ragged? This choppiness might be something you’re demonstrating with your gesture, even though you might not be aware of it. This is due to something called mirror neurons. Mirror neurons are the brain cells that pick up on social and emotional cues from other humans. If someone is hurt or upset, we can usually tell jus...
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Seven methods to pay your dues… only one requires a computer!

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Of the seven available methods, six require no computer, six involve no additional fee, and three can be completed by mail for no additional cost once a form is printed.   Pay online at members.barbershop.org (no fee) Sign up for EZ Dues automatic monthly payments (no fee)* Send credit/debit card payment info by mail (no fee) Send credit/debit card payment info by FAX (no fee) Pr...
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Our busiest season is even busier in 2017!

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Have you contacted our Customer Service team at Harmony Hall lately? Based on our recent call volumes and email traffic, the answer is probably “YES!” --  we’ve seen a 95% increase in email messages and a 71% bump in calls over the past few months. This higher demand is likely due to several new initiatives announced, the Member Center transition, and the start of the fall convention season...
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Copyright 101

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Copyright 101Faculty: Janice Bane and Scott Harris One of the most frequent topics we hear about from members is Copyright. Our clearance expert and former Warner-Chapell employee Janice Bane is joined by longtime print music specialist and BHS Arranger & Repertoire Manager Scott Harris to explain some of the rules you need to know! They discuss clearing a new arrangement, guidelines for ba...
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Why you should make a nomination for the BHS-NAfME Music Educator Award

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Music gives meaning to life, and our visible support for music in our communities should begin with the people on the front lines: the music educators who each day awaken the music within school children. Although our mantra in the Outreach area is “Music-Money-Men,” we should always keep in mind that these resources are all in the service of the fourth M: MEANING. To bring that meaning to the fo...
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Reminder for Chapters & Districts: Changing Dues Prices Online

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As a friendly reminder to Chapter & District Leaders, below is a brief tutorial on how to update the dues prices for your chapter or district for the upcoming year. If your chapter or district does not wish to change your dues prices, there is nothing else you need to do.  As a general reminder, it is not necessary to contact Society Headquarters to change your dues (Chapter or District) pric...
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Refreshed Chapter Secretary & Treasurer Manuals for 2017-2018

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Refreshed training manuals for Chapter Secretaries and Treasurers are now available online for download and reference by new and veteran officers! In prior years, both the chapter secretary and treasurer manuals also had a separate “exhibits manual”. We’ve since consolidated the two into one! The new manual includes increased appendices towards the end of both documents for reference and guidance...
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