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Barbershop Harmony Society

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By the time you’ve hit five or ten years as a Barbershopper, you’ve probably crossed that tipping point where you know this is going to be forever. You’ve passed through the stages in which interest has progressed into hobby, and from there into a lifestyle, then into a mission, until at last, barbershop is your […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: February 16, 2018, 9:55 pm
Service on the Society Board of Directors is an opportunity afforded to our membership. It provides a member with an experience of a lifetime and the chance to participate with other men of good character who strive to govern our Society, create vision and set policy that will affect our membership for years to come, […]
Author: Amy Rose
Posted: February 16, 2018, 6:59 pm
The Barbershop Harmony Society is utilizing a new platform called Barberscore for contest management and entry for all chapters and quartets for division, district, and international contests.    To better understand and be able to assist our members, please review the following resources: Barberscore FAQ for Competitors Contest Entry Tutorial for Quartets Contest Entry Tutorial […]
Author: Antonio Lombardi
Posted: February 16, 2018, 3:42 pm
We wanted to provide you an update specific to the members of your chapter or district who have 50 or more years of service in the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).  As you likely know, when a Barbershopper has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 50 years, he enters a fraternity of folks […]
Author: Antonio Lombardi
Posted: February 15, 2018, 11:47 pm
With a commitment to its vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society will announce a new scholarship opportunity on February 20 for persons of color to explore a musical art form whose origins lie in African American communities of the South in the 19th century. The Grand Central Red Caps Endowment has been […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: February 15, 2018, 9:34 pm
Our partnership with GigSalad is yielding results! Several groups that have signed up using our promo code BHS2018 have already gotten leads and bookings for this month. We’ve already seen nearly 30 confirmed February bookings on the platform through February 7th. Pro and Featured accounts automatically bump to the top of any searches for “singing […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: February 8, 2018, 7:31 pm
The Barbershop Harmony Society will be sending chapter bills and statements for insurance for January 1, 2018, through January 1, 2019, to all U.S. and Canadian Chapters. New this year, chapter treasurers will be receiving an email bill/statement for payment. We will not be sending a printed/mailed copy. However, if your chapter treasurer does not have an email […]
Author: Antonio Lombardi
Posted: February 1, 2018, 6:45 pm
Effective April 1, 2018, the Barbershop Harmony Society will be making the following changes to the Quartet program: The fee for renewing or registering a quartet will be $60.   Additional quartet members (more than 4) will incur a fee of $15 each person. Frequently Asked Questions Why are we raising the quartet fee? Over the […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: January 30, 2018, 7:34 pm
Yep – those are Barbershoppers, all right. GEN GAP, a quartet from the Santa Monica Oceanaires, is featured in a new spot for the Toyota Rav 4, now airing nationally on TV and social media. This is the second national spot for GEN GAP, who previously have appeared in ads for Schick razors. “The key […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: January 30, 2018, 5:38 pm
This regular series will examine different facets of vocal health in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for those who have experienced vocal concerns and provide constructive solutions for singers.   This article is designed to be an introduction to how the vocal sound is produced […]
Author: Steve Scott
Posted: January 30, 2018, 4:22 pm