If you haven't had a virtual meeting yet, now is the time!
If you haven't had a virtual meeting yet, now is the time!
November 2020

RECONNECT: Schedule a FREE Virtual Chapter Visit

Chapter Leaders,

We’ve learned a lot in the past 9 months. First of all, there are a host of challenges that our chapters are facing, from feelings of isolation and the challenges of staying connected to the fear of losing our artform and the barbershop experience. We do know from our last two chapter leaders surveys that about 65% of our chapters are meeting together online, at least periodically. While we’re happy that groups are engaging like this, that still means 35% of our communities mat not be staying connected with each other.
If you’re getting this email, we’ve identified your group as one of those that hasn’t been meeting virtually. I would encourage you, now more than ever, to give it a shot - we now have even more resources than ever to assist you.

A few things to consider:
  • Start small and build from there. These meetings don’t need to be 3 hours long - or even every week! 
  • The online experience is different and it won’t look (or sound) like our normal chapter meetings. Embrace how we CAN connect while overcoming these new challenges.
  • You don’t have to be responsible for 100% of the content. Contact us to schedule in a guest speaker from Harmony Hall or a facilitator with LOPT. These can be:
    • Virtual Rehearsal Techniques and Basic “How-To” Learning/Working from Home
    • How to market your chapter
    • Vocal Health and staying in good vocal shape during the pandemic
    • Inside the Dapper Dans of Disney
    • Improving group communication and leadership skill
Since April, Harmony Hall Staffers have offered their time and diverse talents to over 200 chapters, offering content, entertainment, or sometimes just some friendly Q&A to over 6,000 BHS members. This fall, we’ve added 15 more staffers and a host of new topics for lectures or online coaching that we can provide to your virtual chapter meetings.
Harmony Hall is committed to supporting the efforts of our chapters and quartets by making staff available for rehearsals, administration planning, or board meetings during your scheduled ensemble meeting time. The sky's the limit, but know that you are not in this alone.
We’re here to help. Learn more about the available speakers and topics HERE.

NEW this Fall!

We’ve made the Leadership Operations Team (our team of volunteer Leadership Facilitators) available for a list of great topics to enhance your leadership structures, communications, delegation, or long term strategies. Learn more here.

NEW Leadership Topics:

  • Face to Face Communication - Part 1
  • Face to Face Communication - Part 2
  • Five Leadership Roles
  • Six Contracts of Delegation
  • Feedback
  • Moments of Truth
  • Converting Strategy to Goals

Here are a few of our most popular topics offered by Harmony Hall Staff... 

Schedule a Virtual Chapter Visit

To engage a Harmony Hall staff member or LOPT facilitator at a future virtual chorus rehearsal, contact chapters@barbershop.org and indicate:
  • Your rehearsal day and time
  • The staff member/topics or Leadership Topics you are interested in
  • What time you would like them to arrive
  • Please give a selection of dates in order to accommodate these requests
As always, continue to share your challenges and successes with us at Harmony Hall by emailing chapters@barbershop.org

Nathan Ogg 

Chapter Success Manager
Barbershop Harmony Society
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