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Spread the word about Next Generation events – download the posters

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The energy and interest are starting to build for the Next Generation Barbershop Festival and Contests.  Full registrations are now open for 2018's  Varsity Quartet Contest and Varsity Chorus Invitational, and 2019's Junior Chorus Invitational. Trying to get something started in your school? Download these handy posters, print and hang. Download the Varsity poster (PDF) Download the Junior po...
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Think You Can’t Sing? Science Doesn’t Believe You

These words break our hearts every time we hear them: "I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing." It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and absolute. And wrong. A great story on Toronto's Ludwig-Van.com classical music site delves into the widely-held misconception that most people cannot sing.   “That’s a blatant lie.” Of all creative endeavours, singing is perhaps t...
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See generosity change lives in Foundation Annual Report

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Donor dollars power the future of barbershop, and you can see how in the new Annual Report of Harmony Foundation International. You can gain insight into the breadth of programming supported by the generosity of donors, ranging from leadership education through the Healthy Chapter Initiative, to director scholarships to Harmony University, to our youth activities and Festivals. Take a minute to b...
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Apple Boys brings barbershop to the stage in November

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Nearly forty years after The Buffalo Bills made barbershop history in the premiere of The Music Man, a new show featuring a quartet has scheduled its New York theatre debut. The Apple Boys: A New Barbershop Quartet Musical will premiere on Wednesday, November 8th at Ars Nova, a midtown theater known for presenting new work. (Sorry, both performances are already sold out!) Featuring an original sc...
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Mike Rowe is “Returning The Favor” to an inspiring music educator

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A music educator once changed the course of Mike Rowe's life, and in his new Facebook video series, he pays tribute to another influential teacher in a big way. When health issues forced world-class trumpeter Tim Wilson to give up a performance career, he turned to teaching, and gave his talents and treasure to an instrumental music program in an impoverished school district. Mike sought him ou...
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Barbershop Harmony Society announces convention locations for 2021, 2022, and 2023!

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is proud to announce our host cities for our International Conventions in 2021, 2022, and 2023. 2021 - Cleveland, OH 2022 - Charlotte, NC 2023 - Louisville, KY These cities rose to the top in a rigorous selection process that weighed the following criteria: Suitability of the venue(s) for events, including contests, shows, educational sessions, meetings, soci...
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Meaningful Gestures: What They See Is What You Get

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Directors, have you wondered why your chorus sometimes seems out-of-sync or ragged? This choppiness might be something you’re demonstrating with your gesture, even though you might not be aware of it. This is due to something called mirror neurons. Mirror neurons are the brain cells that pick up on social and emotional cues from other humans. If someone is hurt or upset, we can usually tell jus...
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Seven methods to pay your dues… only one requires a computer!

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Of the seven available methods, six require no computer, six involve no additional fee, and three can be completed by mail for no additional cost once a form is printed.   Pay online at members.barbershop.org (no fee) Sign up for EZ Dues automatic monthly payments (no fee)* Send credit/debit card payment info by mail (no fee) Send credit/debit card payment info by FAX (no fee) Pr...
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Our busiest season is even busier in 2017!

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Have you contacted our Customer Service team at Harmony Hall lately? Based on our recent call volumes and email traffic, the answer is probably “YES!” --  we’ve seen a 95% increase in email messages and a 71% bump in calls over the past few months. This higher demand is likely due to several new initiatives announced, the Member Center transition, and the start of the fall convention season...
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