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Project Connect: engaging new members online

Connecting the BHS Community...Virtually!

You asked, and we listened! BHS has been listening to chapter and district leaders over the last 6+ months and we know that one of the biggest challenges our communities are facing is bringing in new and retaining current singers. We are here to help you!

Right now, there are TWO EXCITING WAYS to share the joy of barbershopping with your friends and family, plus a few bonuses for you, too!

New or Reinstated Members: Join BHS for 1/2 off!

Have you been thinking about making it official and joining the Barbershop Harmony Society?

Have you been a member before and are thinking now is the time to come back? Have you seen your friends participate in virtual barbershop opportunities and AMAZING chapter rehearsals and want to be more involved?

WE HEAR YOU!

Barbershoppers all over the world are finding ways to stay engaged when physically gathering isn’t possible. Our quartets, chapters, and districts are providing a ton of virtual offerings and so is Harmony Hall! We’ve got a lot planned in the next few months - the Legacy Quartet Championship, virtual education, and activities - and we don’t want you to miss it.

With the wild times we’re in, we are happy to offer a discount on your initial membership dues. From August 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020, you can join the BHS for ½ off your society dues!


Reinstating members, now is the time to come back. This offer is also available to members who had to let their membership lapse before December 31, 2019!

For specific details on how to take advantage of this offer, please refer to the FAQs below. The BHS is so excited about our upcoming virtual programming and want to share it with the barbershop world during these difficult times. Our goal really is to keep the whole world singing!

Current Members: Person of Note Referral Bonuses

Get rewarded when you spread the joy of singing!

The Person of Note Award is a long-standing tradition of the Barbershop Harmony Society to honor current members who introduce new people to barbershop. For every member referred, the Society presents a pin in the shape of a music note inscribed with the number of new members sponsored. It’s no surprise that member referrals are the most popular reason given from new members for how they heard about BHS (at 40% of the responses). We’d like to challenge YOU to continue the efforts of growing our singing family!

We love seeing chapters inviting guests to their virtual rehearsals, and we’re even more excited to see that some of those guests are passing virtual auditions. With this crazy time of COVID-19, we at the Barbershop Harmony Society would love to reward you as members for continuing to spread the joy of singing!

Between August 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, we will be giving out Person of Note referral bonuses. If you refer a member to BHS and they list you as their Person of Note, in addition to your pin, you will receive $10 off your membership renewal! In fact, for EVERY member you refer during this time period, you will receive $10 off your membership renewal.

The maximum discount amount is up to one year of your Society dues and your name must be entered upon the initial sign up of the new member (whether online or through paper application). For more specifics on the details, including instructions on how to name a Person of Note, please see the FAQs.

We want to reward our members for helping grow the Society as a whole. Singing with our friends and the community we build is WHY we continue to sing in this amazing hobby of ours!

FAQS: Join BHS for 1/2 Off

How do I apply this offer to signing up for BHS membership?

New members can sign up here by using our application (online or mailed). Use the code HALFOFF to get half off Society dues if you are a new or reinstating member.

Here is the tutorial for new members who join the Society (and a District) online. Here is a tutorial for chapter officers adding new members online. When the chapter initiates the process, an email is sent to the member to finish the application and includes the option to add a coupon code during the payment process as seen below.

Who is eligible for this offer? How can I find out if my membership lapsed?

Anyone who has never been a member of the BHS before, or someone who’s BHS membership lapsed prior to December 31, 2019. You can find out your renewal date on your membership account or by emailing Customer Service at customerservice@barbershop.org.

Does this offer also extend to my Chapter and District Dues?

This offer applies only to your BHS dues. Discounts on Chapter and District dues are at the discretion of local leadership.

Does this offer apply to renewals as well?

No, this offer is for new members only. However, please reach out to Customer Service at 800-876-7464 or customerservice@barbershop.org about opportunities for discounts at your renewal timeframes. We understand that many members are facing difficult financial times during the pandemic and the BHS will help in any way they can!

FAQS: Person of Note Referral Bonuses

A new member signed up with BHS and listed me as their Person of Note on July 1, 2020. Will this count toward this campaign?

No, only new members who join from August 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 and list a Person of Note will count toward this campaign.

I referred a new member earlier this year and they forgot to add me as their Person of Note -- can I add them now and get included in this campaign?

We are so glad that you referred a new member, and if you have that member contact Customer Service, our team will be happy to add their Person of Note to the record. This will count towards your Person of Note pins, but unfortunately, only new members signed up during the campaign period (August 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020) will count towards the membership dues discount.

How does a new member list me as a Person of Note?

New members can sign up here and must list your name as their Person of Note on page two of their member application. Or, if the new member uses the digital application, they will get the option to add a Person of Note during the signup process. Here is the tutorial for new members who join the Society (and a District) online. Here is a tutorial for chapter officers adding new members online. When the chapter initiates the process, an email is sent to the member to finish the application and includes the option to add a Person of Note.

When will my discount be awarded? How do I apply it to my renewal payment?

At the end of the campaign in early January 2021, the BHS Customer Service Team will email you a discount code that corresponds to the number of Person of Note Awards you received, anywhere from one member referral ($10) and up to one year of your BHS dues. You will be allowed to use that code when you pay for your upcoming renewal.

I just renewed my dues in June. Can I use the coupon to get a refund?

According to the bylaws, dues are fully earned when paid, so a refund will not be issued for payments already made. However, the coupon code doesn’t expire for one year from the issue date, so it can be used for next year’s annual dues.

I renew in November each year, should I wait to renew until the campaign is over?

We don’t recommend waiting to renew your dues as you will lose the benefit of on-time discounts. And, if you wait too long, your 30-day grace period will run out and you’ll need to reinstate (which can include more paperwork or fees). However, the coupon code doesn’t expire for one year from the issue date, so it can be used for next year’s annual dues.

Does this offer apply to me if I’m paying with EZDues?

Since EZDues members pay their dues in advance in monthly installments, we’ve come up with a different prize to honor your referrals. Members on EZDues will be awarded $10 to the Harmony Marketplace for each referral, up to the value of your current Society dues. The same guidelines apply and the coupon code will similarly be granted at the end of the campaign period.

I have been trying to get an expired member to reinstate with the Society. If they come back, do I receive a Person of Note for them?

Yes! As long as that person has not been a member of the Society for at least two years, you may receive a Person of Note for bringing them back and they will count toward the membership dues discount. And, if they join now, they can take advantage of our ½ off new member dues promotion, also August 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.