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Choruses and quartets: eager to put your music in front of the world?

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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Order your 2018 International photos from Read Photography now!

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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Top four reasons to become a Lifetime Member

If you’ve ever considered becoming a lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, now is the time! Our current rate - twenty times (20x) the regular dues rate - will go up to twenty-five times (25x) the regular dues rate beginning August 1, 2018. *Coming to Orlando or Harmony University this summer? Sign up at one of these events and receive a Marketplace Gift Certificate as a one-time extr...
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Secure your local music programs (with NAfME’s Ronny Lau)

From the May/June issue of The Harmonizer, pages 12-13. Interview with Lorin May, Editor, The Harmonizer   Members frequently contact the Outreach department after having seen music pulled out of a specific school to which they have been connected, and they ask how the BHS can act on their behalf. Our conversations have turned to the local nature of most music education funding issues, and...
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Youth Policy Procedure FAQs

As chapter and district leaders, you have several key responsibilities to the members that you encounter; responsibilities that the Barbershop Harmony Society acknowledges and shares. One such important responsibility is to our youth members, and especially members under 18 years of age. BHS has a Youth Policy which can be found here. Over the last several years, we have been taking steps to bette...
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Update on Strategic Planning — Progress Towards “Everyone in Harmony”

Since the announcement of the Strategic Vision last June, the Society Board and staff leadership have been involved in ongoing discussions about the best way to achieve the vision of “Everyone in Harmony.”  Since then, we’ve had numerous “town hall” meetings at District Conventions and hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of you have had provided feedback through emails, phone calls, and individual co...
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Copyright fundamentals: Are you breaking copyright law?

    As Barbershoppers, we have the best interests of all at heart -- quartets, chapters, and the barbershop composers and arrangers who make our music possible. When the complexities of copyright come into play, it's important to establish and maintain compliance with laws that are in place.  These legalities ensure that composers, songwriters, and arrangers are justly compensated for the f...
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Streaming live next week: College singers debut barbershop quartet at Kennedy Center

Out of Time, from Schenectady County Community College, will appear in a concert streamed live from the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. next Wednesday, May 30, at 6:00pm EST. The VSA International Young Soloists’ mission is to provide opportunities to people with disabilities of all ages and abilities to learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. The competition...
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