Top four reasons to become a Lifetime Member

If you’ve ever considered becoming a lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, now is the time! Our current rate - twenty times (20x) the regular dues rate - will go up to twenty-five times (25x) the regular dues rate beginning August 1, 2018. *Coming to Orlando or Harmony University this summer? Sign up at one of these events and receive a Marketplace Gift Certificate as a one-time extr...
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Secure your local music programs (with NAfME’s Ronny Lau)

From the May/June issue of The Harmonizer, pages 12-13. Interview with Lorin May, Editor, The Harmonizer   Members frequently contact the Outreach department after having seen music pulled out of a specific school to which they have been connected, and they ask how the BHS can act on their behalf. Our conversations have turned to the local nature of most music education funding issues, and...
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Youth Policy Procedure FAQs

As chapter and district leaders, you have several key responsibilities to the members that you encounter; responsibilities that the Barbershop Harmony Society acknowledges and shares. One such important responsibility is to our youth members, and especially members under 18 years of age. BHS has a Youth Policy which can be found here. Over the last several years, we have been taking steps to bette...
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Update on Strategic Planning — Progress Towards “Everyone in Harmony”

Since the announcement of the Strategic Vision last June, the Society Board and staff leadership have been involved in ongoing discussions about the best way to achieve the vision of “Everyone in Harmony.”  Since then, we’ve had numerous “town hall” meetings at District Conventions and hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of you have had provided feedback through emails, phone calls, and individual co...
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Miller Photography closing – get your classic chorus portraits NOW

For more than three decades, Miller Photography of Louisville, Kentucky, was the official portrait photographer at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Conventions. The studio will be closing its doors on June 30, 2018, and has a huge treasure trove of prints and negatives that it is offering for sale. Truly, everything must go. You can now buy complete sets of your chorus images/negative...
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Copyright fundamentals: Are you breaking copyright law?

    As Barbershoppers, we have the best interests of all at heart -- quartets, chapters, and the barbershop composers and arrangers who make our music possible. When the complexities of copyright come into play, it's important to establish and maintain compliance with laws that are in place.  These legalities ensure that composers, songwriters, and arrangers are justly compensated for the f...
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Voctave to light up Saturday Night Spectacluar

With more than 100 million views on YouTube and Facebook, Voctave is the hottest group in a cappella today, and they’re coming to the Saturday Night Spectacular at the International Convention in Orlando. Lush, rich, harmonies and poignant, expression-filled singing make the 11-member a cappella group from the Central Florida area something special. Group members have professional roots with Wa...
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James Pennington joins staff as Chapter Success Manager

James Pennington has assumed the new position of Chapter Success Manager at the Barbershop Harmony Society. In this role, he will spearhead the development and management of training materials and best practices for chapter leaders. He will also manage the Healthy Chapter Initiative, providing resources and support for chapter leaders and advocating for the success of our diverse chapters across t...
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Streaming live next week: College singers debut barbershop quartet at Kennedy Center

Out of Time, from Schenectady County Community College, will appear in a concert streamed live from the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. next Wednesday, May 30, at 6:00pm EST. The VSA International Young Soloists’ mission is to provide opportunities to people with disabilities of all ages and abilities to learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. The competition...
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Sing With The Champs… in Orlando!

If you had fun at the Sing With The Champs event in Las Vegas, you’ll love what we have planned in Orlando!    More people get to sing more songs with more quartets Casual afterglow setting, so you can focus on relishing the moment with your heroes, not about performing  on a stage More than two hours of singing and socializing  -- more than 100 songs sung with champs Yes, last year’s SWTC...
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