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BHS News | Education | Merchandise
December 11, 2020 | View past issues here

Sneak Peek: Get a preview of The Spirit of the Season

The Association of International Champions presents the holiday musical film, The Spirit of the Season. On Saturday, December 19th at 7:30pm Eastern you can enjoy this magical experience for FREE. With special guests TAKE 6, vocalist Callie Day, rare footage from the Buffalo Bills, and 18 world-champion quartets, this is a can't-miss show! 

Reserve your virtual seat at

Ambassadors of Harmony

As seen the The Harmonizer

Paint with ALL the colors

Judy Pozsgay and Mike Kelly


Four years ago, when the Presentation category became the Performance category, we imagined a barbershop world with artistry as the norm and at the center. It’s working! Our Society is developing performance principles from many different genres to influence our barbershop art form.

Our judging community is growing as well, learning more about a multitude of performance styles so we can better adjudicate what we are seeing. When it comes to the elements of planned or unplanned physical expression, both the audience and judges want you to paint your performance with all the colors available to you.

On the BHS YouTube channel this weekend:

Friday, December 11 at 7:00pm Central  -  WATCH HERE
This very special virtual Christmas show will feature the South Central Kansas SmorgasChorus and our quartets performing a variety of holiday, sacred, and secular tunes.
Saturday, December 12 at 2:00pm Central  -  WATCH HERE
Featured guests: Fox Valleyaires, Northern Lights Chorus, Harbormasters, North Star Chorus, Midwest Vocal Express, Great Northern Union, Commodores, Clipper City Chorus, Riverblenders, Racine Dairy Statesmen, Living Skies Chorus, Croix Chordsmen, Gentlemen of Harmony and the Heart of Harmony Chorus, Vintage Mix, Vocality, Hi Mark, Vocal Fury, Midlife Crisis, Note’orious, an Octet from the Great Northern Union, The Benson Family, and Happiness Emporium!
Sunday, December 13 at 6:00pm Central  -  WATCH HERE
The concert will include a wide variety of holiday favorites sung by the 65-member chorus, chapter quartets, a solo or two, and a special holiday song by championship quartet Midtown!

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!

Premiering TODAY:

Sound of the Rockies | A Christmas to Remember

Harbourtown Sound
| Home for the Holidays

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!

Upgraded Member Center expected to launch January 11

We are getting ready to launch our new and improved Member Center on January 11, 2021! With this upgrade, we anticipate a more intuitive, user-friendly online experience for BHS volunteer leaders and members.

Technology upgrades are an integral part of our Strategic Plan; the improved Member Center will expand the choices you’ll have for membership payments, add features that will help you barbershop your way, and expand engagement within your local singing community.
PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current launch schedule, Member Center will not be accessible January 4-5, 2021.
A team of BHS staff and volunteers will conduct testing January 6-10, 2021. Expect to see an email in your inbox on January 11, inviting you to login and explore! Remember, when logging into our upgraded Member Center for the first time, you will be asked to reset your password.

Keep an eye out for additional how-to’s and support as we get closer to the launch date!

Submission deadline is this weekend!

Inclusion in  Barbershop Series

Panelists: Devin Anna Bradford and Joe Cerutti 

For decades, our chapters have considered themselves 'performing ensembles', meaning they stand on stage and perform for an audience while the audience sits in seats and applauds for the chorus. While this model has been successful for many of our chapters, Devin and Joe explore the unique benefits of evolving our mindset to think of ourselves as a community asset that specializes in the intrinsic benefits of singing together in harmony, helping you to reach broader audiences and increase community relevancy.

Let's Put a Tag on 2020!


The year 2020 will always be remembered for the pandemic, and how it caused a cascade of unprecedented events to happen as a result. And yet, as Barbershoppers, we know any lackluster performance can still rise to a great finish if we can just hit the tag, with overtones ringing like crazy.
In the same way, you can help the Barbershop Harmony Society bring 2020 to a close with a strong and uplifting ending! We invite the entire BHS community -- everyone -- to come together and show your support for BHS as you consider your end-of-year giving, and also share one example of how you’ve been impacted by BHS or BHS programs. You can share your story, and then invite others to tell theirs. This is our collective opportunity to come together, hear each other’s stories, and recognize the variety of ways we’ve all been affected by BHS programs.

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!

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

This one's for ALL registered BHS quartets - Basic, Standard, Premium, AND Free!
Don't miss your chance to spread some holiday cheer and compete for a $100 BHS Marketplace shopping spree for your quartet. 

It Had To Be You

arr. Barbershop Harmony Society

FRED | We Would Trade Our Silver (parody)

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