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WoodSongs featuring RINGMASTERS premiering on public television stations in April

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Ringmasters, the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2012 International Quartet Champion, headlines a wide-ranging cast of barbershop performers on WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Show, premiering in April on dozens of public television stations. Recorded live last July at the historic Lyric Theater in Lexington, Kentucky, WoodSongs is a weekly celebration of Americana and roots music, and they were delighte...
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Memorial gifts Keep a Melody Ringing

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It is tragic to lose a friend or loved one. Many of us are left wondering how to pay tribute to those who have meant so much. For fellow Barbershoppers who dedicated a significant portion of their lives to singing, Harmony Foundation offers the Keep a Melody Ringing program. When one of our cherished friends passes, memorial gifts not only recognize a life enriched by singing, but they create a...
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Direct them to the dotted line… A Sample Contract for Chapter Music Leaders

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Most chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society have a music director for their chorus. BHS has provided a SAMPLE contract as a starting point for negotiations and conversations with your music leader. As with any type of contract, it may be appropriate for the chapter and the individual to negotiate amendments and modifications to suit their own circumstances. If either party is in doubt about ...
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Harmony University is now accepting faculty applications for International!

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Last year, Harmony University  offered over 100 classes between Tuesday and Saturday at the Nashville Convention. Our second year of numerous classes was WILDLY popular and produced the largest number of students we have ever had at HU events during the convention! Classes were not just attended by our members... Sweet Adelines and Harmony, Inc., BHS afflilates, member family and friends, and even...
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Insurance Coverage for BHS Chapter Owned Property

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The Society has worked out an arrangement to offer insurance coverage for chapter-owned property.   Coverage is available at various levels; property covered includes risers, uniforms, audio and visual equipment and all the normal paraphernalia needed to operate the chapter.   If your chapter has property and you wish to participate in this program, complete the enrollment form and return to t...
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VINTAGE AUDIO: O.C. Cash recounts the first meeting in Tulsa, OK

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Superman and the rocket from planet Krypton… Newton’s apple and the theory of gravity… O.C. , Rupert, and the rooftop of the Tulsa Club… every monumental discovery needs a great origin story, and so it is with barbershop harmony. 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 ...
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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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Revised BMI/SESAC Show Clearance Form for U.S. Chapters

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has updated our Application for Show Clearance: BMI & SESAC License Form and is now available for download on our Society online Document Center. The general form updates are reflective of what our current process is for processing show clearance requests as an organization, alongside your District Leadership. We're happy to report that rates for a BMI/SESAC Sho...
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Champs win more fans for barbershop among choral directors

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“R -O-L-L AROUND HEAVEN ALL DAY,” boomed Jim Henry, and the crowd of 2000 leapt to its feet applauding Crossroads. Ringmasters’ soaring tag of “bells bells bells of Notre Dame!” lifted the crowd to its feet again, one of six ovations for the two quartets that night. Pretty standard convention fare, right?   Except this convention was not a gathering of barbershop fans and friends, but rather t...
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Society Board seeks new members… maybe YOU!

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The Board of Directors of the Barbershop Harmony Society has openings for Board Treasurer and Member-At-Large for three-year terms beginning in 2018.  These openings will be filled by election of the board at its summer meeting at the International Convention in Las Vegas, July 2-8, 2017. The board is seeking effective, visionary leaders with an impressive history of service in barbershop, busine...
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