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BHS News | Education | Merchandise
December 4, 2020 | View past issues here

Everyone In Harmony Stories: Barberdrunk

Recorded at Harmony University Belmont in July 2019

Barbershop in Argentina? See how the “Be Sharps” quartet from The Simpsons and a chance meeting on the street resulted in a quartet’s mission to bring barbershop to South America. Barberdrunk was awarded “Ambassador of the Year” at the 2020 Barbershop Harmony Society Awards. 
Everyone in Harmony Stories illustrate how communities of barbershoppers are living the BHS Strategic Vision of “Everyone in Harmony” -- engaging in their local community, celebrating lifelong singing, practicing radical inclusion to share the joy of harmony singing with others, and barbershopping their way. 

Barbershop Harmony Society, Harmony Foundation boards seek court resolution

Acting on the advice of legal counsel and with input from members across the U.S. and Canada, the Barbershop Harmony Society and Harmony Foundation International together are seeking court resolution regarding the relationship between their organizations.

The boards of both organizations believe the Foundation is closely related to the Society, as established by a founding trust agreement and HFI bylaws. They seek affirmation of this status through a federal court filing made Wednesday morning, 

The Society Board and a majority of HFI trustees met separately Tuesday evening to approve the legal action.

The move follows years of effort to gain alignment between the organizations. Certain Foundation leaders, including trustees, instead have moved to operate with full independence. 

“Our members have told us to fix this — to bring the family back together. This is a question of governance. It is about having an unequivocal, cohesive and enthusiastic commitment to how we will advance the barbershop community and all of those who benefit from BHS services,” said John Donehower, acting president of the Society Board of Directors.

Read more here...

BHS Presents...

The shows ARE going on... virtually! With so many performances cancelled, postponed, or delayed this year, we are thrilled to be partnering with chapters and districts all around the Society to host their seasonal performances. 

On the BHS channel this weekend:

Saturday, December 5 at 2:00pm Central  -  WATCH HERE
Saturday, December 5 at 7:00pm Central  -  WATCH HERE
Sunday, December 6 at 6:00pm Central  -  WATCH HERE

Looking for more?

Districts, chapters, and choruses all over the barbershop world are presenting virtual shows and performances. In addition to our YouTube channel premieres, you can find many more online events on our calendar!

Add your show!

We're adding shows to our event calendar daily. Don't see yours? Send an email to with the date, time, and link so we can include it. Click here to view the event calendar.

Planning a show and want to feature it on the BHS YouTube channel?

If you're planning a free virtual show, the BHS YouTube channel is a great way to get your performance to a larger audience. Contact to share your plans - we'd love to help!

Inclusion in  Barbershop Series: Embracing A Different Generation

Panelists Sky Harris, Will Downey, Dennis Berg, and Marcus Neilsen lead a discussion about all things youth events and programming. In this webinar, our panelists discuss the considerations you should take into account to make sure your youth event or program is sustainable, inclusive, educational, and fun.

Submission deadline approaching! 



Do you miss going to a weekly rehearsal or chapter meeting? So do we— so we’re putting it online for the entire barbershop community to enjoy together!
Sunday, December 6, 2020 • 7:00 pm Central • live via Zoom

AIC Presents: The Spirit of the Season


As we enter the holiday season in a uniquely challenging year, the Association of International Champions is planning to present an evening of joy and light, completely free-of-charge thanks to our sponsors and donors through Harmony Foundation.

Plan to join them on December 19 at 7:30 PM EST for The Spirit of the Season, a one-of-a-kind concert film featuring 18 International Champion Quartets and special guest appearances by Take 6Callie Day and rare footage of The Buffalo Bills. You won't want to miss this evening filled with new arrangements and unforgettable music!
Click here to reserve your (virtual) seat now!

The Barbershop Harmony Society 2021 Virtual Midwinter Convention will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced before!
Get all the details here!

With a new schedule, new events, and flexible pricing, our 2021 International Convention in Cleveland will be one for the books.
Get all the details here!

BHS-Branded Masks

Keep those around you feeling safe and confident while showing your support and love for barbershop harmony with our two new BHS-branded masks. These 3-ply, 100% cotton masks are super soft, breathable, and washable.

BHS-Branded Masks
$10 each  or  3 for $25 
Bulk pricing: 4 or more @ $8.33 each
Member discount does not apply
Note: Masks are for general public use. They are not intended for medical use or in place of the N95 masks.

Early Holiday Shopping!

Looking to get some of your Holiday shopping out of the way? Look no further!

From Ornaments to Greeting Cards, check out what BHS has to offer for the holiday season.

Shop Holiday items here

It Had To Be You

arr. Barbershop Harmony Society

Power Play | Side By Side
In Memory of Jack Slamka

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