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September 4, 2020 | View past issues here

Join us on Monday night for the Barbershop Harmony Society Awards!

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!

We'll be sharing the YouTube link to watch on Monday - follow us on Facebook or check your email for details coming soon!
FINALISTS + 50 YEAR MEMBERS

Special Guests

Spend the evening with hosts Alex Morris and our special guest presenters and performers:
Double Date, Julian LeFlore, GQ, Deke Sharon, Dr. David Wright, Joe Liles, Jeff Hunkin, Greg Clancy, Steve Tramack, Mike Slamka, and our 2019 quartet champion, Signature!

Signature

GQ

Double Date


FROM THE BHS BLOG:

The Drive-In Rehearsal

An innovative solution to singing together safely during the pandemic.


In July we came across a video of a church choir in Massachusetts singing in their cars that blew our minds. The Denneys have been hard at work perfecting the driveway rehearsal and sharing what they have learned with groups like ours. Having some sound engineering experience in our group, we sprang into action. Sourcing used gear from our basements and accepting donations from generous people in the area, we were ready for a proof of concept in less than a week.

Six singers – and BOOM – HARMONY! A simple solution of wired microphones, dusty analog sound mixing consoles and a FM transmitter. It worked perfectly. A week later we doubled it to a beta test of 12 singers – even better. Then it was time for a full chorus rehearsal. About half of our members ventured out, many skeptical that it was as safe as we said it would be, or skeptical that it would be a fulfilling musical experience. Over two dozen singers joined and we received a resounding response that they felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed singing together again for the first time in over five months.

Interested? Register for our webinar series!
READ MORE HERE

My Person of Note...

Kim Newcomb
My official Person of Note is Marcus Kang, and if I could list two more they would be Micah Baker and Caroline Beal. Together, we sang in a quartet called Singcerity, had the opportunity to compete at BinG!, and made lots of wonderful memories. This quartet was my introduction into the world of mixed barbershop singing, as well as my first conduit into participating in many BHS events.
I am forever grateful for the gift of being introduced to this community of people within the BHS, and I am so thankful for their friendship and our time together. 

Kim Newcomb
4 year member of the BHS 
Cardinal District |  Half and Half Quartet (BHS)
Capital City Chorus (SAI) | The Ladies Quartet (SAI)


Project Connect aims to help our new and current members join and recruit during these difficult times.Members will receive $10 off their BHS dues for every Person of Note Award they receive before the end of the year. Check out Project Connect for more details!

TOMORROW

VIRTUAL SOCIETY BOARD MEETING

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Join us on YouTube


SCHEDULE:

  • Meeting: 9-11 a.m. CDT / 10-12 p.m. EDT
  • Elections: 12:30 p.m. CDT / 1:30 p.m. EDT (for one-year Board Member-At-Large term, beginning 2021)
  • Meeting adjourns: 2 p.m. CDT / 3 p.m. EDT
WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Inclusive Music Catalog Update

We've heard from many folks who are curious about the impact of our music and, more specifically, how we assess problematic repertoire and how to choose music that accurately represents the values of your ensemble.
A team of Harmony Hall staff is working with volunteers from Contests and Judging, the Inclusion Operations Project Team, and others to create a transparent review process for our online music catalog. The team is also developing a webinar featuring speakers with expertise related to the history of musical archetypes, researching music, and choosing repertoire.
Keep your eye out for more information in the coming weeks about our next steps!

Finding the perfect Barbershop arrangement is easy!

Use these Pro Search Tips to find your next barbershop piece in the Barbershop Harmony Society Marketplace. 

USE QUOTES

Use quotation marks (“ “) around your search terms to find exactly what you are looking for.
Example: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me SSAA” or “Magic in Harmony Songbook TTBB”

USE MUSIC PAGES

Our music pages have been optimized to have everything you are looking for in one place.
For example, here is the main page for the Wright arrangement of “ABC” (SATB):
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SEARCH TIPS

2019 ANNUAL REPORT

A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE NUMBERS

What is the impact of all our work—the value delivered to members and singing communities, and more broadly, the impact we collectively are making in the world? Those questions are all interrelated, and the flow of dollars helps tell the story.

Over the course of a few blog posts, we’ll unpack the 2019 Annual Report at greater depth, starting with the captivating world of numbers.
READ MORE HERE
Nominate a deserving teacher for the 2021 NAfME/BHS Music Educator of the Year award! Closes November 2020.
MEMBERSHIP BONUS: For every member you refer during this time period, you will receive $10 off your membership renewal!

You've Got A Friend In Me

Arr Dan Wessler
We love this fun virtual choir video featuring Dan Wessler's charming arrangement of "You've Got a Friend in Me". Noteworthy is a mixed chorus based out of Nashville, Tennessee... making their virtual choir debut!

SATB Music and Learning Tracks
SSAA Music and Learning Tracks
TTBB Music and Learning Tracks

Nighthawks | The Auctioneer
1963 International Convention

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