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January 22, 2021 | View past issues here

Check out the Virtual Midwinter campus!

Take a tour of the 2021 Virtual Midwinter campus and get a look at our theaters and stages, Harmony University classrooms, District hospitality rooms, Harmony Marketplace, and the BHS Nightclub.
Whether traveling on foot or via instant transport, navigation around the convention is simple and easy to learn. Take a look and come join us online next week!
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE!

BHS AND NSAI SONG SEARCH

ARRANGEMENTS AND LEARNING TRACKS NOW AVAILABLE


We are pleased to announce arrangements and learning tracks are now available for purchase in our Harmony Marketplace. After the enthusiastic response to the first Song Search, it will be an annual event coordinated with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)  - we are already making plans for this spring!

Check out the arrangements via the links below and if you are interested in hearing the original song, you can listen to them here. All three songs are available in SSAA, SATB, and TTBB voicings and have high quality learning tracks.

Written by Paul Olguin
Arrangement by Theo Hicks
SSAA | SATB | TTBB

Written by Sandy Fredrickson
Arranged by Eric Ruthenberg
SSAA | SATB | TTBB

Written by Matt Astle
Arranged by Wayne Grimmer
SSAA | SATB | TTBB

QUARTET NEWS

Free Quartets

Have you always wanted to try a long-distance quartet?

There's no better time than now... and BHS can help you get started for FREE! Start receiving great benefits right away, such as a free song after sign-up, access to past issues of our quartet quarterly newsletter, and a few more tools to help you get started.

We just need a few details about your quartet to create your FREE account - sign up here!

Registered Quartets

Baritones Sing FREE

A special thank you to all quartets that took advantage of the recent BARISINGSFREE promotion! We continue to look for fun and unique ways to keep our quartetters engaged, so be on the lookout for more opportunities starting up next month...

Next Generation Barbershop

VIRTUAL JUNIOR QUARTET CHALLENGE BRINGS BARBERSHOP TO NEW SINGERS

Category 4 Barbershop, hailing from Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA, emerged at the top of a strong field of 17 young quartets, all earning online votes from more than 8,600 fans! 

WATCH THEM AGAIN - AND THEN VOTE AT VIRTUAL MIDWINTER

These top 5 quartets will have their video shown at the 2021 Virtual Midwinter Convention Saturday afternoon Junior Quartet Challenge show on January 30. The online audience will select their favorite quartet video to determine a final overall winner.
See this event - and so many more - as a part of our Midwinter Convention

From the BHS Blog:

Does Your Chorus Have a Sunshine Person?

A guest blog by Herb Mordkoff
Morris Music Men, Chatham, New Jersey


The Sunshine Person is the liaison between your chorus and members who may have missed rehearsals or who have not been seen or heard from in a while. It can be called different names, but the function is the same: to find out why a member has missed one or two meetings or if the member is ill or has some other problem that is preventing him or her from being active in the chorus.

This does not have to be a board position, so it can be done from home and may consist of a telephone call or the sending of a “We Miss You,” “Get Well,” or “Condolence” card. Of course, you should also send happy cards for birthdays, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies, etc.

Why is the function so important? Because you are telling a member that you care about them. That you are there for them to share the good times and to give support in the difficult times. Some members may not have a family and may live alone -- your chorus becomes an extended family for that person.
READ MORE

2021 VIRTUAL MIDWINTER CONVENTION

A one-of-a-kind virtual barbershop experience!


ABOUT THE BHS VIRTUAL CAMPUS

The 2021 Virtual Midwinter Convention will be hosted on a custom-built BHS virtual campus using an innovative, interactive event platform called The Echo, which was developed by Event Farm and VirBELA.
In the virtual environment, you will be able to create an avatar and interact with other attendees as you would in real life -- just walk up to someone and talk. The application is easy to install and simple to navigate -- you move with mouse clicks or your arrow keys. No specialized equipment required -- you just need a computer and a pair of headphones or earbuds.

SNEAK PEEK & TUTORIAL

This video will show you step-by-step instructions to guide you throught the process of downloading the BHS Virtual Campus, logging in for the first time, creating your avatar, and how you can get assistance if you need help.
VIDEO TUTORIAL

INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCES 

Over 20 quartets are confirmed to perform at the 2021 Virtual Midwinter Convention, plus LIVE afterglow performances. 
SEE THE FULL LIST OF PERFORMERS HERE

BRUSH UP ON YOUR BARBERSHOP SKILLS

Choose from over 50 Harmony University sessions -- that's over 13 hours of barbershop-focused education! 
SEE THE CLASS SCHEDULE HERE
REGISTER NOW!

Volunteer at Virtual Midwinter

Our 2021 Virtual Midwinter Convention is going to be an incredible new experience for members around the world. Volunteers who sign-up for a minimum of 4 hours will be eligible for a $59 Virtual Midwinter Convention registration! All volunteers will be provided with additional training and information in mid-January.

 Deadline to sign up to volunteer is Sunday, January 10, 2021.

SIGN UP HERE!

Serenade Songbook

This songbook is available in TTBB, SSAA, and SATB/mixed voicings and includes a Get Started resource page outlining tips and tricks for successful serenading. High-quality learning tracks are also available in all three voicings to help facilitate quick and accurate learning!


DIGITAL BUNDLE AVAILABLE

In addition to a-la-carte availability, our bargain Digital Bundle Edition includes the songbook (PDF only), learning tracks for All Four Parts (mp3 files), and the full mix listening demo recordings (mp3 files)... plus permission to make unlimited copies for your ensemble!
If you have 25+ members in your group, then this Digital Bundle Edition is for YOU. A fantastic addition to any repertoire and a great way to provide sheet music and learning tracks for any serenading quartet from your group!   SATB  |  SSAA  |  TTBB

Song Titles:

Best Friends Forever - A new song & arrangement by Joe Liles, exclusive to this collection!
I Love You Truly - New arrangement from Kohl Kitzmiller, exclusive to this collection!
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Story of the Rose (Heart of My Heart)
Sweet Valentine (Sweet Adeline)

ON SALE NOW: 
Legacy Digital Box Set

A 40-track digital audio compilation
$25 Member Price

The Legacy Quartet Championship was created to recognize and feature the best quartets from different eras who nearly won the coveted gold medal. In the spirit of our annual contest, these vintage quartets “competed” against one another virtually for the first time.

20 Quartets, 40 Songs

The Legacy Quartet Championship Digital Box Set captures the essence of the Legacy Quartet Championship project, offering 40 pristinely remastered tracks from the top 20 "competing" quartets, including:
  • 139th Street Quartet
  • The Nighthawks
  • Sundowners
  • and many more!
Similar to our downloadable learning tracks, purchasers will be sent a ZIP file containing the music and accompanying liner notes. 

PURCHASE HERE!

Everyone in Harmony Chorus | A Whole New World
2019 International Convention
8-part Mixed Harmony, arr. Theo Hicks

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