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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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Many hands make light work: Society leadership teams in action!

Many hands make light work The twelve members of the Barbershop Harmony Society Board of Directors (SBOD) are all hard-working, dedicated volunteers, but even they know that providing strategic guidance for the 80-year-old Society can be a daunting task!  Throughout the process of strategic planning, and as BHS Board, staff, members, and fans strive toward the vision of “Everyone in Harmony,” the...
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Choruses and quartets: eager to put your music in front of the world?

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Every radio show needs music. Rick Faulkner, a 47-year Barbershopper, is the host of the A Cappella Fellas, (yeah, why didn’t we think of that?) a barbershop radio segment airing live every Thursday at 7:30am in Ontario, Canada. Northumberland 89.7 FM is a not-for-profit community-based volunteer radio station, providing news, views, events coverage, and music to the residents of Ontario. Rick i...
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New online education classes announced!

The Barbershop Harmony Society is proud to present the fall session of BHS Online Education Courses. This exciting lineup includes videos, webinars, and online courses geared for singers, directors, coaches, leaders, and arrangers. Of particular note are the classes supporting the BHS Strategic Vision: Everyone in Harmony. Want to learn how grants work or how to mic and light your show or distric...
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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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Society Contest & Judging Committee publishes revisions for 2018

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Society Contest & Judging revisions for 2018 Competitions presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society operate mainly under two guiding documents: The Contest & Judging Handbook and the Official BHS Contest Rules, which are contained within the Handbook. From time to time, the Society Contest and Judging Committee (SCJC) revises these documents to correct technical errors, reflect evolving...
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Kristin Berkey-Abbott: The Beauty of Barbershop and All Its Inspirations

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Living barbershop from the inside, it's always refreshing for us to step away and hear barbershop with fresh ears. Alexandria Harmonizer Tom Berkey invited his daughter, Kristin,  to see him compete in Orlando, and she wrote this nice appreciation of the event and art form. When I've told people that I would be spending my vacation day on Friday watching my dad in a Barbershop competition, most...
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Order your 2018 International photos from Read Photography now!

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At every Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter and International Convention, Read Photography captures memorable portrait and candid shots of competing choruses and quartets. These photos are in high demand, and Read Photography always delivers!   Click HERE to view all candid quartet and chorus photos from 2018 International convention. Candid quartet photos are categorized by quarter-final, se...
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Easternaires inducted into Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame

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The Easternaires quartet, considered  one of the most entertaining groups of all time, was inducted into Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 7, 2018, during the Society’s International Convention in Orlando. From 1956 through 1976, The Easternaires competed over three decades, earning three medals in the International Quartet Contest, finishing in the top 10 nine times...
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