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Gourmet burgers and barbershop

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Spotted: the origins of Red Robin restaurants' name -- a barbershop quartet! While waiting for supper, BHS Associate/Harmony Hall staffer Michele Niec spotted this on the wall: The official company chronology notes that in the 1940s, "Sam’s Tavern opens near the University of Washington. Sam, the owner, is known to sing 'When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)' with his barbers...
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International Chorus Contest Order of Appearance

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Learn more about the 2018 International Convention and Contests  Official Order of Appearance The Downeasters Sound of Illinois Harbourtown Sound Brothers in Harmony Alexandria Harmonizers Great Lakes Chorus Big Orange Chorus Fog City Singers Westminster Chorus Voices Incorporated Vocal Majority Pathfinder Chorus Vocal FX The Alliance Carolina Vocal Express   Sound of the Rocki...
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So You Think You Know Barbershop?

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This regular series is intended for music educators and others interested in knowing more about this unique vocal style. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for musicians and constructive solutions for singers. So you think you know barbershop? Admit it: the go-to image in your mind of barbershop music is four guys in striped vests and boater hats. From the Dapper Dans serenading Di...
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Building Musicians: Resources for Learning Musicianship

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This regular series will examine different facets of building musicians in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for music teams and provide constructive solutions for singers. Personal Musicianship  Singers join our chapters for many reasons, but all share the love of singing barbershop chords. Some singers come to us with years of sing...
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Meaningful Gestures: Riser Placement

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This is the second article in a series for chorus directors and music teams. This article is a companion to a video that HU produced in 2016.   Barbershop chorus singing has two variables that have great effect on acoustic output: riser placement and venue. This article discusses the science behind riser placement. I make a distinction between formation (mixed parts vs. sectional) and placem...
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Reporting the Death of a Member

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When a member passes away, it is important to report to the Barbershop Harmony Society to ensure the member is recognized and honored. The primary responsibility for reporting falls to chapter secretaries and in general, chapter officers. But, any member may report the information.  To report a member's death, email the BHS Customer Service Team (customerservice@barbershop.org) or call 800.876.74...
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Antonio Lombardi honored in Nashville Business Journal “Employee of the Year” awards

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It’s nice when your co-workers say nice things about you behind your back. It’s even nicer when those nice words turn into citywide recognition. An anonymous tip from a co-worker led to Manager of Chapter Leadership and Education Antonio Lombardi being honored in the inaugural class of Employee of the Year awards from the Nashville Business Journal. Antonio was recognized in the category of Best ...
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Vocal Health Series: Vocal Health Perceptions

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This regular series will examine facets of vocal health by which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for those who have experienced vocal concerns and provide constructive solutions for singers.  First, an understanding Vocal health has been a hot topic recently, thanks to high-visibility performers such as Adele, Sam Smith and Michael Buble...
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BHS moving toward direct deposit of chapter and district dues payments

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has been working toward a new system of payment for chapter and district dues. Some of you may be familiar with these efforts that we started over a year ago described as the ACH Transition Project. As you may know, the current traditional system we use consists of mailing dues checks quarterly. Then, the recipient has to take it upon themselves to deposit the check,...
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Best seats at the best prices: Early Bird sales open November 1

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Be the first to claim awesome seats for the 2018 International Contests -- and the AIC Show! Registration opens Wednesday, November 1, 201712:00pm Central Daylight Time   You get first chance at in-demand seats! When online sales open on  November 1, you can register for some of the most desirable seats on the first day!   Early Bird pricing saves $60 per person Beginning Novemb...
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