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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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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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Apply for the Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational by February 1

The stage of the Grand Ole Opry will burst into harmony next January when the Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational comes to historic Music City. Now in its twelfth year, the event welcomes high school-aged choruses from around the world for a weekend of clinics, adjudication, and world-class shows that spark a lifelong love of singing. See this year’s audience favorite chorus, H...
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Debbie Cleveland receives special recognition from National Association for Music Education and Barbershop Harmony Society

In recognition of her excellence in teaching, performance and lifelong impact on young singers, Debbie Cleveland of Gaither High School in Tampa has been named the 2018 recipient of the Barbershop Harmony Society/ NAfME Music Educator Award. The award was presented January 19, 2018 during  the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival, held at the Midwinter Convention of the Barbershop Harmo...
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Youth choruses ascend to new heights at national barbershop chorus event

The Hurricane of Harmony Chorus from Gaither High School in Tampa was named Audience Favorite and earned a SUPERIOR rating in Friday’s International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in Orange County, California. The mixed-voice barbershop chorus won the hearts of the sold-out audience with selections from the musical “Grease,” with vivid costuming and high-energy choreography Earning top accol...
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Five last-minute reminders for entering the Next Generation Varsity Quartet Contest

Quick links Entry form and complete rules Frequently Asked Questions As the January 28 entry deadline draws, please keep these registration tips in mind. The video entry deadline is January 28, 2018, 11:59 pm Eastern. Don’t let a tech error catch you by surprise -- be sure to allow yourself time for video upload, completing the online registration, etc. (Tip: get all your addre...
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Guide to BHS Ethics Procedures and Youth Policy

Guide to Ethics and Youth policy
As a part of our commitment to provide a positive environment to support activities that engage with members, associates, and all people interested in barbershop, the Barbershop Harmony Society has a Society Code of Ethics and Youth Policy that all members and associates must affirm and agree to abide by when joining or renewing membership. These policies are in place to ensure that every person w...
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So You Think You Know Barbershop?

This regular series is intended for music educators and others interested in knowing more about this unique vocal style. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for musicians and constructive solutions for singers. So you think you know barbershop? Admit it: the go-to image in your mind of barbershop music is four guys in striped vests and boater hats. From the Dapper Dans serenading Di...
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Spread the word about Next Generation events – download the posters

The energy and interest are starting to build for the Next Generation Barbershop Festival and Contests.  Full registrations are now open for 2018's  Varsity Quartet Contest and Varsity Chorus Invitational, and 2019's Junior Chorus Invitational. Trying to get something started in your school? Download these handy posters, print and hang.   Varsity Poster Download the Varsity 8.5" x 11" pos...
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Mike Rowe is “Returning The Favor” to an inspiring music educator

A music educator once changed the course of Mike Rowe's life, and in his new Facebook video series, he pays tribute to another influential teacher in a big way. When health issues forced world-class trumpeter Tim Wilson to give up a performance career, he turned to teaching, and gave his talents and treasure to an instrumental music program in an impoverished school district. Mike sought him ou...
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