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Barbershop Harmony Society

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This is a friendly reminder (if you haven’t already) that it is time to ensure that your chapter and/or district leader lists are up to date in the BHS Member Center. Your leaders are not only administrative leaders but also your music leaders. We send frequent communication and resources and the only way that we can continue to do so is if the information […]
Author: Antonio Lombardi
Posted: December 7, 2017, 10:02 pm
 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 […]
Author: Scott Harris
Posted: December 7, 2017, 2:00 pm
This is the third article in a series for chorus directors and music teams. It is a companion to a video that HU produced in 2016 and a previous article on riser spacing. Avoid the fight A natural tendency in choral singing is to compete with the surrounding voices, a tendency called the Lombard Effect. […]
Author: Steve Scott
Posted: December 6, 2017, 5:45 pm
  When we surveyed our existing quartets for the development of the Guidebook for Performing Quartets, many responses mentioned the need for resources and help in marketing, technology, and coaching. So, with the help of our volunteer project coordinator, Walt Lammert, we are developing a searchable, on-line directory of coaching, marketing, and technology Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) […]
Author: Amy Rose
Posted: December 1, 2017, 5:13 pm
General registration for Harmony University 2018 opens Friday, December 1, 2017. Join us in Nashville, TN on July 22 – 29 on the beautiful Belmont University campus. Follow your own barbershop dreams with more than 600 classes taught by world-class faculty! Need a gift idea for a loved one this holiday season? Your Chorus Director? […]
Author: Antonio Lombardi
Posted: November 30, 2017, 6:00 pm
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 […]
Author: Antonio Lombardi
Posted: November 27, 2017, 3:00 pm
Spotted: the origins of Red Robin restaurants’ name — a barbershop quartet! The official company chronology notes that in the 1940s, “Sam’s Tavern opens near the University of Washington. Sam, the owner, is known to sing ‘When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along)’ with his barbershop quartet. He loves the song so […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:30 pm
Learn more about the 2018 International Convention and Contests  Official Order of Appearance The Downeasters Sound of Illinois Harbourtown Sound Brothers in Harmony Alexandria Harmonizers Great Lakes Chorus Big Orange Chorus Fog City Singers Westminster Chorus Voices Incorporated Vocal Majority Pathfinder Chorus Vocal FX The Alliance Carolina Vocal Express   Sound of the Rockies Great […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: November 19, 2017, 3:20 am
Way back in the infancy of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, our original and still-official legal name, our founders instituted a Code of Ethics, whose preamble begins: The Society aspires to preserve for its members and for all future generations of prospective members, the sacred right […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:59 pm
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 […]
Author: Steve Scott
Posted: November 13, 2017, 8:49 pm