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Heather Nail receives NAfME/BHS Educator Award

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Heather Nail of Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, West Des Moines, Iowa, has been honored with the Barbershop Harmony Society/ NAfME Music Educator Award. The award was presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society in partnership and collaboration with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). It honors educators “who give students the opportunity to learn and participate in the ...
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Updated Training Manual for Chapter Treasurers

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The Barbershop Harmony Society, through its Healthy Chapter Initiative (HCI), has updated and revised the Chapter Treasurer Manual.   In prior years, the chapter treasurer manual also had a separate "exhibits manual". We've since consolidated the two into one. The new manual includes increased appendices towards the end of the document for reference and guidance for our chapters.  In the coming ...
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New Process for ASCAP Reporting for Chapters

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All of our U.S. Chapters must complete an annual ASCAP Reporting Form and submit that information (with corresponding payment, if applicable) at the end of each year.  Effective January 2017, chapters will no longer be sending their ASCAP Reporting Forms to their district secretary for processing. Instead, all ASCAP forms and applicable payments should be sent to the Barbershop Harmony Society di...
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Party of Five captures seniors quartet championship

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    PARTY OF FIVE, a barbershop quartet from Pennsylvania and New Jersey , bested 23 other groups to capture the gold medals in Saturday’s International Seniors Quartet Contest sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society. Singing “What’ll I Do?” and “Anytime,” the quartet squeezed past two quartets who the previous year had tied for second place, a vivid illustration of the quality of perf...
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Youth choruses earn top honors at harmony gathering in San Antonio

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Video and stills available request - email pr@barbershop.org The TREBLEMAKERS CHORUS from Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, was named Audience Favorite and earned a SUPERIOR rating in Friday’s International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in San Antonio. The Treblemakers won the hearts of the sold-out audience with a set that included “Peanut Butter and Jelly.” Their male counterpart...
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Annual bulletin contest now accepting entries

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What gets measured gets improved, and this applies to the craft of communications  just as much as it does to singing. These contests supervised by PROBE, the organization for Public Relations Officers and Bulletin Editors, can help you improve and advance your skills:  International Bulletin Contest, open to all BHS editors. Deadline is March 3rd, 2017. Contact chairman Lowell Shank: Lowell....
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Vegas + affordable hotels + kids = Family Fun!

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With super-affordable hotel accommodations (starting at $89/night!), the 2017 International Convention in Las Vegas is already a great vacation destination. But if you thought it's only for grown-ups, you haven't looked at Vegas! For starters, there's a surprising number of cool FREE activities. Las Vegas is great at leveraging its glamour into fun free attractions, such as the Dancing Fountains ...
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Lifelong singer, chorus director to lead Harmony Foundation

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Perry White, D.M.A., has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Foundation International, and is scheduled to begin April 3, 2017. “Members of the staff, the Board of Trustees and I are very enthusiastic to welcome a talented person uniquely passionate for both music and education, with a history of success in leadership roles,” said Sharon Miller, Acting CEO of Harmony Found...
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