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What you need to know before entering a contest

For BHS Chapters and Choruses

1.) You must be an officially chartered chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. If you are unsure of the status of your chapter or chorus, you’ll need to contact the Chapter Leadership & Education team prior to completing the contest entry process. Contact chapters@barbershop.org or call 800-876-7464 x4136.

2.) All competing members of the chorus must be members of your chapter, and their membership must be current – and all dues paid – on the actual day of the competition.

3.) If you are a Chapter Secretary, President, Chorus Director or Manager, you’ll need your username and password for Barberscore to enter a contest.

4.) A legal copy of each piece of music you are singing, showing the Product ID numbers of any music purchased from the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), and all copyright/publisher information for songs you did not purchase from the BHS.

For BHS Quartets

1.) Your quartet must be an officially registered Society quartet. If you haven’t yet paid for the registration or renewal of your quartet, you’ll need to do this before beginning the contest entry process. Call 800-876-7464 if you require assistance in registering or renewing your quartet

2.) All four (competing) members of the quartet must be members of a BHS chapter, and their membership must be current – and all dues paid – on the actual day of the competition. Frank Thorne chapter membership is also permissible to meet this requirement.

3.) If you are the quartet contact, you’ll need your username and password for Barberscore to enter a contest.

4.) A legal copy of each piece of music you are singing, showing the Product ID numbers of any music purchased from the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), and all copyright/publisher information for songs you did not purchase from the BHS.

There are three main classifications for quartets in the Barbershop Harmony Society:

  1. Next Generation Quartets - all singers in a youth quartet must be 25 and under
  2. Quartets - open to all ages, our “regular” quartets must all be members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Registered quartets are eligible to compete in the local district contests, and are given the opportunity to qualify to compete at the International level at our annual summer convention.
  3. Seniors Quartets - all singers in a seniors quartet must be at least 55 years old with an average age of 60 (total combined years of 240) to qualify as a Seniors quartet. Our Seniors quartets compete locally in their district competition with an opportunity to quality to compete at the annual Midwinter convention.

Contest Entry Process

Click on the links below for more information about how to enter a contest.

QUARTET - Fleet Street

Next Generation Barbershop Quartet Contest (25 and under)

Please visit our Varsity Quartet page to fill out an application online.

Chorus Contests (Division, District, or International)

Click here to enter a Chorus Contest (Division, District, or International).

(Note: A chapter secretary, president or chorus director is able to enter a chorus into contest utilizing Barberscore)

Tutorials & FAQs

Information for Chapters on how to enter a division, district or international contest can be found by visiting the Barberscore tutorials page: www.barberscore.com/tutorials

FAQ's about contest entry can be found here: https://www.barberscore.com/faq

Specific instructions for choruses can be found here: https://www.barberscore.com/assets/ChorusEntryTutorial.pdf

For additional questions, please contact customerservice@barbershop.org or 800.876.SING.

Quartet Contests (Division, District, or International)

Click here to enter a Quartet Contest (Division, District, or International).

Tutorials & FAQs

Information for Quartets on how to enter a division, district or international contest can be found by visiting the Barberscore tutorials page: www.barberscore.com/tutorials

FAQ's about contest entry can be found here: https://www.barberscore.com/faq

For specific instructions for quartets here: https://www.barberscore.com/assets/QuartetEntryTutorial.pdf

For additional questions, please contact customerservice@barbershop.org or 800.876.SING.