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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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ASCAP Reporting Form for 2018

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has a blanket agreement with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) to pay significantly reduced licensing fees for all U.S. chapters and ensuring their legal compliance for public performances of the songs represented by ASCAP. As a friendly reminder, All U.S. Chapters and Districts, must complete an annual ASCAP Reporting Form and s...
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BHS announces changes to Membership and Associate Programs

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is making some changes to the Society Membership and Associate programs. These changes include both an increase in the base dues as well as the introduction of discounts to incentivize early renewal and online purchases and renewal using the Member Center. The new rates will go into effect for all new memberships starting May 1, 2018 and existing memberships with ren...
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Frequently Asked Questions: Society Membership and Associate programs

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  Frequently Asked Questions Why are you raising membership dues? Membership dues for the Barbershop Harmony Society have remained at the same rate for the last 4 years, while inflation and other economic forces have increased the cost of doing business and services provided to our members, associates and chapters. The Society Board of Directors and staff recognize that we must increase dues ...
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Singing Valentines pop up in NPR Politics podcast

Some happy recepients of Singing Valentines can spread their happiness further than others. The NPR Politics Podcast for February 15 closes with a "Can't Let It Go" moment in which national political correspondent Mara Liasson tells of being surprised at her doorstep with a Singing Valentine that was  as "totally awesome!" Co-host ron Elving ventures a few notes, too. He was better than he knew. ...
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Your barbershop memories last a lifetime. Your membership can, too.

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By the time you’ve hit five or ten years as a Barbershopper, you’ve probably crossed that tipping point where you know this is going to be forever. You’ve passed through the stages in which interest has progressed into hobby, and from there into a lifestyle, then into a mission, until at last, barbershop is your identity.  If barbershop is your life, you should consider becoming a Lifetime Member...
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Society Board now accepting applications for 2019

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Service on the Society Board of Directors is an opportunity afforded to our membership. It provides a member with an experience of a lifetime and the chance to participate with other men of good character who strive to govern our Society, create vision and set policy that will affect our membership for years to come, and to develop, support, and monitor progress in the successful implementation of...
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BHS Contest Entry Using Barberscore: Information and Tutorials

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is utilizing a new platform called Barberscore for contest management and entry for all chapters and quartets for division, district, and international contests.    To better understand and be able to assist our members, please review the following resources: Barberscore FAQ for Competitors Contest Entry Tutorial for Quartets Contest Entry Tutorial for Choru...
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Updates Regarding Harmony Fellows (50+ Year Members) Renewal Process

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Calling all members of your chapter or district who have 50 or more years of service in the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS)! As you likely know, when Barbershoppers have been members of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 50 years, they enter a fraternity of folks known as the Harmony Fellows. In recognition of this significant milestone of loyalty and service, the Barbershop Harmony Society no l...
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Barbershop Harmony Society celebrates Black History Month with announcement of scholarships and endowment

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With a commitment to its vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society announces a new scholarship opportunity for persons of color to explore a musical art form whose origins lie in African American communities of the South in the 19th century. The Grand Central Red Caps Endowment has been established to provide scholarships and other supports to encourage the broadest possible...
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