#BHSSLC Extras: So Much More Than Contest

At International, the contests take center stage, both literally and figuratively. And while you can share in the excitement from stage from home, sometimes there's nothing like being at the convention in person. There are so many options for even more barbershop fun that go on throughout the week.

Here's what #BHSSLC attendees have to look forward to:


Spend the week getting a world class vocal and performance crash course from the best in the business. You can even earn CEUs and Grad Credits!

50-minute classes will be held throughout the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. with EIGHTY sessions to choose from. Learn everything from vocal technique, creating better experiences for your chorus, directing, using parody, and more - with levels from beginner to seasoned veteran accounted for in the extensive curriculum.

No pre-registration is necessary - if you've registered for the convention, you can just pick a class and show up!


Just because your quartet or chorus isn't crossing the stage, doesn't mean you have to keep your singing voice to yourself in Salt Lake City! The city will be ringing with chords at any time of day, but there are Tag Zones where you can go and sing with new friends.

Head to the first floor of the Little America Hotel from 5 pm - 11 pm on Wednesday through Friday and 1 pm - 11 pm on Saturday. New to barbershop? Not to worry - tags will be facilitated by a long list of kind barbershop veterans with plenty of tags to teach!

Take a Private Lesson

BHS' very own Music Education Specialist, Steve Scott, will be available for lessons with quartets and individual singers. 45 minute lessons are available for only $60 - reserve your lesson know at education@barbershop.org or 800-876-7464.

And best of all - you'll be surrounded by people from all over the world who love music and singing just as much as you do. Expect planned and impromptu social time, life-changing conversation, and a shared experience that you'll cherish for a lifetime!

Hot Pursuit Crowned 2019 Harmony Queens

It was a strong afternoon of singing at the Harmony, Inc. Quartet Finals, where Hot Pursuit was named the 2019 Harmony Queens. Scoring an 81.5%, Hot Pursuit now joins the welcome company of the Association of Harmony Queens.

Record Breaking Chorus Contest at Harmony, Inc.

With a score of 83.7% (1507) A Cappella Showcase took home their third gold medal at the 2019 Harmony, Inc. IC&C with the second highest chorus score ever. As expected, the chorus contest was exciting and hotly contested with runners-up Northern Blend finishing just 7 points behind A Cappella Showcase with an 83.3% (1500). It was the first time Harmony, Inc. saw not one, but two scores above an 83% in the same contest. 

Harmony, Inc. Names Top Ten Quartets

The stage lit up all day Thursday in Sandusky with 31 international qualifiers in the Harmony, Inc. quartet semifinals. After seeing a parade of heavy hitters, big personalities, and lots of ringing chords, the coveted top ten were announced. These 10 quartets, plus a mic tester, will take the stage on Saturday at 12:30 pm EST for the quartet finals.

Supporting Barbershop Via Video: An Interview With BHS CMO Holly J. Kellar

Source: BHS.org

Hot Chorus Contest Coming at #HI2019Sandusky

This Friday will be a clash of the titans in Sandusky, OH as the choruses of Harmony, Inc. take the stage.

Unprecedented Quartet Contest Expected in Sandusky

With less than a week to go, the excitement surrounding the 2019 Harmony, Incorporated International Convention & Contests is palpable. The contests kick off on Thursday morning with 33 qualifying quartets expected to take the stage at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Celebrating 60 Years of Harmony, Inc.

In 1957, a significant shift of needs and ideals in the women's barbershop community led to the creation of second organization. After a struggle of meetings and debate, the Melody Belles of Rhode Island were the first chorus to officially split from Sweet Adelines, followed closely by four more choruses to pursue a different direction. These 150 women propelled the creation of what became Harmony, Incorporated.

FloSports Rebrands, Launches Android App


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AcaOpen Returns to Carnegie Hall

On October 5, top groups from around the world will head to New York City to take the stage at Carnegie Hall for the third annual International Championship for A Cappella Open, better known as the AcaOpen. The Varsity Vocals contest for all ages will welcome back the 2019 ICCA Champions, the N'Harmonics, and the 2019 ICHSA Champions, InTONEnation to compete against the Open Regional winners.

Two Nights, Two Shows, WATCH LIVE from Harmony University

   Harmony University is well underway in Nashville, TN. Students of ALL ages are actively learning and performing for the best of the best. Honing their skills in singing, performing and leadership. This week brings together barbershop singers, music educators, music students, arrangers, doctors, lawyers and MANY more from all over the world for a once in a lifetime experience. At the end of the week two amazing shows feature performances ONLY to be found at Harmony University.