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The Barbershop Harmony Society believes that what we offer – the experience of singing together in harmony – is meaningful to all people, and should therefore be accessible to people in all combinations. Since the announcement of the Strategic Vision last June, the Society Board and staff leadership have been involved in ongoing discussions about […]
Author: Amy Rose
Posted: June 19, 2018, 2:59 pm
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 […]
Author: Jernie Talles Millan
Posted: June 13, 2018, 4:22 pm
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 the power that Barbershoppers have to act […]
Author: Jernie Talles Millan
Posted: June 13, 2018, 2:48 pm
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 […]
Author: Jernie Talles Millan
Posted: June 13, 2018, 2:06 pm
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 […]
Author: Jernie Talles Millan
Posted: June 6, 2018, 9:01 pm
For more than three decades, Miller Photography of Louisville, Kentucky, was the official portrait photographer at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Conventions. The studio will be closing its doors on June 30, 2018, and has a huge treasure trove of prints and negatives that it is offering for sale. Truly, everything must go. You can […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: June 6, 2018, 2:19 pm
    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 […]
Author: Jernie Talles Millan
Posted: May 31, 2018, 6:48 pm
With more than 100 million views on YouTube and Facebook, Voctave is the hottest group in a cappella today, and they’re coming to the Saturday Night Spectacular at the International Convention in Orlando. Lush, rich, harmonies and poignant, expression-filled singing make the 11-member a cappella group from the Central Florida area something special. Group members […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: May 31, 2018, 6:14 pm
James Pennington has assumed the new position of Chapter Success Manager at the Barbershop Harmony Society. In this role, he will spearhead the development and management of training materials and best practices for chapter leaders. He will also manage the Healthy Chapter Initiative, providing resources and support for chapter leaders and advocating for the success […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: May 31, 2018, 4:12 pm
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, […]
Author: Jernie Talles Millan
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:39 pm