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August 21, 2020 | View past issues here

Spend a few minutes with Marty!

This month, Marty is celebrating the success of Virtual Harmony University in July, getting excited for Saturday's Legacy Quartet Championship Finals, and reminding all of our barbershop family and friends about the COVID-19 resources available on our website. Plus, a big thank you to all who continue to support all of this work - and so much more! - with your donations to the Barbershop Harmony Society.

A GRAND REUNION: Celebrate with us!


With a new schedule, new events, and flexible pricing, our 2021 International Convention in Cleveland will be one for the books. Join us June 28 - July 4, 2021 as we reunite and celebrate the joy of fellowship, song, and harmony!
The 2021 convention will be an exciting mix of brand new types of events alongside convention week traditions that you know and love. Our week together in Cleveland will look and feel different, but new offerings, ticket options, and events will allow more people to participate than ever before!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flexible ticket options for everyone! Choose the days you want to attend, purchase with a payment plan, register kids under 12 for FREE.
  • NEW Chorus Festival - Bring your chorus to International as a part of our very first International Chorus Festival. The festival is open to ALL choruses and ensembles regardless of organizational affiliation or ensemble type (men's, women's, and mixed harmony).
  • NEW Quartet Festival - This brand new festival is open to ALL quartets regardless of organizational affiliation or ensemble type (men's, women's, and mixed harmony). Your quartet can sing for an International audience in a more relaxed festival atmosphere - and have the opportunity for evaluations from certified BHS judges. 
  • And more!
CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT'S NEW FOR 2021

THIS WEEKEND!

Legacy Quartet Championship Finals

This brand new contest event was created to celebrate 25 of the best Barbershop Harmony Society quartets to never win the gold. Support from all 17 districts funded the digitization of these performances, some of which date back as early as the 1950s… and many have not been seen since appearing on the contest stage.
Proceeds from event ticket sales will support BHS programs and initiatives, including the BHS Archives Project, which supports the preservation of historic performances like these and allows us to share them with our worldwide audience.
TICKETS AVAILABLE - SAVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

WATCH FREE ON THE BHS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The Legacy Quartet Championship will be premiered as a single video event on the BHS YouTube channel at 3:00pm Central on Saturday, August 22nd.
During the event, all viewers - those with tickets to our live video chat rooms and those viewing the YouTube video on their own - will see the same video stream. Viewers will not be able to watch ahead, but can go back to view performances they might have missed. 

Changed your mind? No problem! If you’d like to join a chat room after the event has started, you can purchase a ticket here and join the (virtual) party!
WAYS TO WATCH

LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE


Legacy Quartet Championship Finals VIP Package | $75

Includes access to a hosted chat room of your choice, ranked choice voting for the Finals round, and a VIP commemorative gift set with souvenir program book, one T-shirt  (choose from 2 available styles shown), pin, and lanyard.

PURCHASE HERE

From the BHS Blog

GUEST BLOG: One profoundly life-changing barbershop event is permanently imprinted in Tessa Walker’s memory. Now a youth member of three barbershop organizations, a high school music educator, and lead of Hot Pursuit quartet (2019 Harmony Inc. Queens), she shares her perspective on BHS membership, supporting youth, and falling in love with barbershop.
Youth membership and participation in the Barbershop Harmony Society is the most diverse demographic we have. The fresh ideas that are transforming the Music category and pushing the envelope to help carry this genre into a new generation are admirable. We have to support our youth both in and out of our organizations. It is the only way we’ll grow. Why should we not invest in that?

Save the Date!

Join us online for the inaugural Barbershop Harmony Society Awards, where we'll celebrate individuals and ensembles who have impacted the local or global barbershop world through excellence and service. We'll also give special recognition to our newest 50-year members!

Tune in FREE on our YouTube channel to find out who has been selected for:

Video of the Year
Album of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Arranger of the Year
Ambassador of the Year
Ensemble of the Year
Quartet of the Year
Barbershopper of the Year

GET THE DETAILS HERE

Honoring Music Educators

In partnership and collaboration with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Barbershop Harmony Society presents an annual award to honor educators who give students the opportunity to learn and participate in the joy and power that music brings in uplifting the human spirit and fostering the well-being of society.

Nominate a deserving teacher for the 2021 NAfME/BHS Music Educator of the Year award! The nomination period is open September 1 - November, 2020.
LEARN MORE HERE

Quartets: Get more benefits... for less!

Now you can stay connected to the joy of singing barbershop, and save money while you're at it.

Thinking about making your quartet official with BHS? You should!
Thinking about upgrading your quartet package to get better benefits? You should!
Wish that you could get more for less? You can!

LIMITED TIME OFFER: DISCOUNTED QUARTET PACKAGES

For a limited time, we are offering a discount on all three of our quartet packages. We’re encouraging all quartets (current, new, and reinstating) to take advantage of this special offer to register or upgrade to the quartet package of their choice. Register for Premium quartet benefits at the Standard quartet price!
DETAILS HERE

Staff Pick!

BHS Duffel Bag

Back to school? Or back to the gym? Grab this awesome gym duffel to fit any school gear, clothes, or accessories to get you through your next workout... in the classroom or on the track.


BHS Duffel Bag

$45 Member Price 

FREE Inclusion Event! 

Equity in Action: A Roadmap for Identifying and Addressing Disparities
Tuesday, September 1 | 10:30am CDT


Join Culture Shift Team for a free inclusion webinar! As a part of our own inclusion education, the BHS staff has worked extensively with Culture Shift Team, a Nashville-based organization focused on multicultural marketing, community engagement, and diversity strategy. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to listen and learn together.
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE!

Join the Harmony Hall team!

As a key component of our vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills. We are now hiring for the BHS Development team, as announced in our new philanthropic strategy.

Chief Development Officer
Learn more and apply here.
Development Operations Manager
Learn more and apply here.
Key Development Relationship Manager
Learn more and apply here.
SEE ALL POSITIONS HERE

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