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Important Changes to Chapter Billing

The Barbershop Harmony Society will be sending chapter bills and statements for insurance for January 1, 2018, through January 1, 2019, to all U.S. and Canadian Chapters. New this year, chapter treasurers will be receiving an email bill/statement for payment. We will not be sending a printed/mailed copy. However, if your chapter treasurer does not have an email address, we will send a printed/mail...
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Changes to quartet program announced

Effective April 1, 2018, the Barbershop Harmony Society will be making the following changes to the Quartet program: The fee for renewing or registering a quartet will be $60.   Additional quartet members (more than 4) will incur a fee of $15 each person. Frequently Asked Questions Why are we raising the quartet fee? Over the last 10+ years, BHS has increased the services provided to quar...
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Want a safer car? Put a quartet in the back seat

Yep - those are Barbershoppers, all right. GEN GAP, a quartet from the Santa Monica Oceanaires, is featured in a new spot for the Toyota Rav 4, now airing nationally on TV and social media. This is the second national spot for GEN GAP, who previously have appeared in ads for Schick razors. "The key to booking the spot was our ability to give a barbershop sound to the copy written by the ad agen...
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Vocal Health: Voice Production and Resonance

vocal health series
This regular series will examine different facets of vocal health in 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.   This article is designed to be an introduction to how the vocal sound is produced and resonated. It also serves to clarify sometime...
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New stage options added to some quartet contests

To all potential International Quartet Contest Competitors: As many of you are aware, we experimented with modifying the lighting and microphone setup for quartets at last year's International quartet contest in Las Vegas - designed to allow you to be more creative in your presentations. At our recent Midwinter meeting, the Society Contest & Judging Committee (SCJC) has now approved these enh...
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Apply for the Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational by February 1

The stage of the Grand Ole Opry will burst into harmony next January when the Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational comes to historic Music City. Now in its twelfth year, the event welcomes high school-aged choruses from around the world for a weekend of clinics, adjudication, and world-class shows that spark a lifelong love of singing. See this year’s audience favorite chorus, H...
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Seniors champ: Best parts of convention happen offstage

What was the best thing about St Croix Crossing’s weekend in California at BHS’ Midwinter convention? You might think that, of course, it was that after six near-misses we finally won the Senior’s Quartet championship. That was wonderful, to be sure. But was it the best thing? The best thing might have been the morning Steve Hardy and I had breakfast at a local McDonald’s, spied a couple of guys...
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Society Board of Directors amends organization bylaws, Standard Chapter Bylaws and Chapter Policy as of January 2018

The Society Board of Directors adopted amendments to the Society Bylaws, Standard Chapter Bylaws, and Chapter License, Charter, Suspension, and Revocation Policy at their face-to-face meeting in Costa Mesa, California on January 18, 2018. To download or view the current version of the Society Bylaws, please visit our Document Center: CLICK HERE To download or view the current version of the St...
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2018 Midwinter Seniors Quartet Champ Crowned

Congratulations to our 2018 Seniors Quartet Champion St. Croix Crossing After five years of winning medals at the Seniors Quartet competition, all their hard work finally paid off in Costa Mesa. The fine gentlemen of St. Croix Crossing have at last brought home the Seniors Quartet Championship GOLD medals! Congratulations to tenor Randy Lieble, lead Dan Heike, bari Steve Hardy, and bass Jared H...
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Debbie Cleveland receives special recognition from National Association for Music Education and Barbershop Harmony Society

In recognition of her excellence in teaching, performance and lifelong impact on young singers, Debbie Cleveland of Gaither High School in Tampa has been named the 2018 recipient of the Barbershop Harmony Society/ NAfME Music Educator Award. The award was presented January 19, 2018 during  the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival, held at the Midwinter Convention of the Barbershop Harmo...
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