#MondayMorning: The Future Of Barbershop

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It's no surprise that the future of barbershop is fostered by youth participation. While there are many youth choruses to be very proud of, quartets at the same age level are singing one person to a part and are achieving something else entirely. This #mondaymorning, we're spotlighting three of the best!

Elementary Mix Quartet


Elementary Mix from Quiton Township School checked mics for the BHS International Convention in Las Vegas this past summer.

"This young quartet has a second-grader on lead, a third-grader on baritone, a third-grader on tenor, and an eighth-grader on bass," says the group's teacher, John Wernega.

Perfect Fourth Quartet


After forming less than a year ago, Perfect Fourth Quartet was named the 2017 Stars To Watch at SAI's Rising Star Quartet Contest this summer. They all go to high school together in Liverpool, NY.

"We're so proud of this performance and we will remember this weekend for the rest of our livess" Perfect Fourth told Pitch Pipe magazine following the competition. 

Vintage Mix Quartet


Vintage Mix Quartet is a true family band comprised of a set of teenage quadruplets.  

This performance is from Barbershop Harmony Society's Midwinter Convention, which is known for its Youth Men's Chorus and Youth Women's Chorus.

Which youth group is making you excited about the future of barbershop?

18 Awesome Songs Missing From The 50 Best Original A Cappella Songs List

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I have great respect for Marc Silverberg, and I know the incredible difficulty in pulling together a definitive list of any kind. Feelings will be hurt, songs will be overlooked, taste is subjective.

By Deke SharonThat said, he left out some incredible songs that absolutely belong in his rundown of the top 50 a cappella originals and should have easily knocked out a few tunes. 

The Top 50 A Cappella Originals: 10-1

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To celebrate original a cappella music, I’ve put together a list of my 50 favorite a cappella originals. Here is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

By Marc Silverberg

VOTE NOW: The 2017 Hometown Heroes Award presented by Quicken Loans

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Hometown Heroes — an award to recognize the finest coaches in the country who make an impact in the community by changing high school-age athlete's lives for the better. Watch each video below, and don't forget to vote between now and Dec. 8 to crown one coach the 2017 Hometown Hero. FloSports will award the top coach with a $25,000 cash prize on behalf of national mortgage lender Quicken Loans.

The Top 50 A Cappella Originals: 20-11

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By Marc Silverberg

The Top 50 A Cappella Originals: 30-21

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By Marc Silverberg

The Top 50 A Cappella Originals: 40-31

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By Marc Silverberg

The Top 50 A Cappella Originals: 50-41

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By Marc Silverberg

#FlashbackFriday: Take 6 Takes It Back

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As Kari Francis mentioned in her 2017 Kettering AcaFest workshop "Beginning Vocal Percussion," Take 6 was a part of Spike Lee & Co.'s PBS special "Do It A Cappella."

Jen Left The Choir: An Open Letter Of Thanks

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By Rocky Paterra

BHS Internationals Order Of The Draw Announced!

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Friday, July 6, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.