Harmony University brings 1,000 barbershop singers back to Nashville, July 24-30

Education event builds on the 8,007 who attended barbershop international convention in Nashville earlier in July Quartets, choruses, teachers, directors, judges: more than 1,000 men and women of all ages gather for intensive courses in close-harmony a cappella Free festival performances across city on Saturday, July 30 -- Free show featuring world-...
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Crossroads was a part of NAfME’s 2016 Hill Day, advocacy for music education on Capitol Hill – YouTube

It was a great day for music education when 2012 champs Crossroads took part in NAfME's 2016 Hill Day. "We don't exist as a Barbershop Harmony Society without you music educators," said Marty Monson, noting the widespread BHS support for local school programs.  
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Harmony Foundation announces staff change

After 13 years of service and leadership, Clarke Caldwell has decided to resign from his position with Harmony Foundation International, effective July 11, 2016. We thank him for his vision, leadership and the positive path he led us down. All of us wish him well in his future endeavors. Sharon Miller, Chair of the HFI Board of Trustees, is temporarily fulfilling the duties of President/CEO of ...
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Ambassadors’ Acappellooza Summer camp in the spotlight |

Hometown coverage of world champions Ambassadors of Harmony focuses on its "other" major win this summer: service to dozens of young singers attending Acappelloooza Summer. This story has it all: happy kids discovering barbershop, a message of harmony among people from diverse backgrounds, and sure, championship singing by the Ambassadors. It is truly what we are all about.  Local chorus is wi...
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Show up – make music – have fun

Choir! Choir! Choir! meets twice weekly in Toronto as a weekly drop in, no-commitment singing event open to anyone who likes to sing new arrangements of pop songs. (Check out their past catalog, which ranges from Aerosmith ("Dude Looks Like A Lady") to Bob Marley & The Wailers ("One Love") to Prince ("When Doves Cry") to The Muppets ("The Rainbow Connection.")  Or, as in the video below, Leona...
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Kiwi barbershop chorus impress America with funk and haka combo |

Nice to see coverage worldwide from our convention!  A Kiwi barbershop chorus scored a hit at a US competition when they dropped a haka in the middle of their performance.Wellington-based chorus Vocal FX were named the sixth best barbershop chorus in the world at the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2016 International Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. via Kiwi barbershop chorus impress America...
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New issue of PRESERVATION now available online

The July issue of award-winning barbershop history magazine, PRESERVATION, is now online and available for FREE. (Click here to download and enjoy.) Says editor Grady Kerr: This issue is the second in our new series, The Lost Quartets. You don’t have to win the gold to be a GREAT quartet in our Society. There have been som...
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Relive the convention through hundreds of gorgeous photos

New to the medals this year: SIGNATURE
Enjoy these great moments captured by our photographers. Harmonizer editor Lorin May leads a crew that mixes paid professionals, trusted volunteers, and external news photographers. We're pleased to offer several great galleries here.  These are free for use with proper attribution.   Lorin May Shawn York All albums  View all albums View all albums Saturday Night S...
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