The Barbershop Harmony Society believes that what we offer â the experience of singing together in harmony â is meaningful to all people, and should therefore be accessible to people in all combinations. Since the announcement of the Strategic Vision last June, the Society Board and staff leadership have been involved in ongoing discussions about the best way to achieve the vision of Everyone in Harmony. Today, we are thrilled to announce our next step in the realization of that vision.
Effective June 19, 2018, membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society is open to EVERYONE. We welcome women to join the Barbershop Harmony Society as members.
Everyone means EVERYONE – people of every age, of every background, every gender identity, every race, every sexual orientation, every political opinion or spiritual belief. Every person who loves to harmonize has a place in our family.
While Society membership for everyone becomes immediately available, district and chapter membership options for women will be in place beginning January 2019. Check with your local chapter to understand the membership options available for that group.
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ByÂ Jack Peters
“If you can speak, you can sing â maybe not as youâd like or think you should, but you can make a tone and that is a start. Maybe you, like a billion or so others, have said, âI canât singâ or heard from loved ones, âplease, donât sing!â
However, singing is a very natural thing we can do from our very first cry. Everyone is entitled to its proven pleasures, as most were born with the ability to utter sounds for a reason. ”Â 8019075345
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