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FAQ: BHS website refresh and new Document Center

General Information Our refreshed website makes it easier for newcomers to learn more about the barbershop world. This leaner, more colorful site is designed to quickly help singers find places to sing, bring fans the music and merchandise they love, and guide educators and students to explore barbershop in the classroom and on the stage. A comprehensive review of web traffic over the past three...
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Changes to Mission, Purposes, and Code of Ethics approved by Society Board of Directors

On September 17, 2018, the Barbershop Harmony Society Board of Directors approved changes to the Mission, Purposes, and Code of Ethics to better align with the vision of “Everyone in Harmony.”  The approved statements, with discussion of the changes, are outlined below. This updated language will appear on barbershop.org in conjunction with the launch of our refreshed web page on October 8th and w...
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Coming Soon … A New Look for Barbershop.org!

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We’re excited to soon share with you a new and improved look for barbershop.org, ready to be launched on October 8th. We’ve set out to improve user experience for first-time visitors and long-time members alike, and provide quick access to our most sought-after resources, including music, events, and education. In addition, our vision and mission are integral to everything we do, and we’ve set ou...
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After Hours wins International Barbershop Quartet Championship

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Flawless harmonies and jazzy  interpretation propelled After Hours  to the pinnacle of a cappella singing, as it captured the 2018 international quartet championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Saturday, July 7 in Orlando. Singing a range of songs from Broadway including “Butter Outta Cream” from Catch Me If You  Can, “The Next Ten Minutes” from The Last Five Years, and classics like “Ho...
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VOCAL MAJORITY wins world chorus championship

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The Vocal Majority men’s chorus of Dallas reclaimed the gold medals that eluded them last year, as they captured the 2018 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Friday,July 6 in Orlando. The tender ballad “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line and “Don’t Rain On My Parade” from Funny Girl with extravagant choreography propelled the 153 -man chorus to its 13th world ch...
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Multi-Grammy vocal quartet THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society

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Celebrating a career of more than four decades, multiple Grammy awards, and a reputation for stylistic exploration and innovation, legendary vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer has been awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society. The award will be made in New York City on June 20 at a concert commemorating the group’s 45th anniversary. “The Manhattan Transfer’s distinct...
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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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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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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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Hal Leonard Unpublished-to-Published Project Update for BHS Arrangers

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 Greetings BHS Arrangers! Because the world of print licensing can be both complicated and confusing, I wanted to stop, check in, make sure you are clear what is BHS policy and what is mandated by copyright law. As you all know, the publishing industry has changed significantly. In the past they were making so much money they didn’t care about smaller groups like BHS. Times have radically changed...
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