Q: Can Women join with the Society?

A: YES. As a Society Associate

The support of women is invaluable to Barbershoppers. The Barbershop Harmony Society is proud to announce a brand-new classification for women who desire insider status with one of the largest singing organizations in the world. The Associate program, while not membership, grants official status to members of Sweet Adelines International, Harmony Incorporated, as well as wives, widows, relatives, girlfriends, female directors, and friends of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Society Associate program is for women only.

You can join online now using a credit card with the Society Associate Online Registration form, or by calling the Barbershop Harmony Society at 800.876.SING(7464). Online enrollment is easy and secure. However, if you prefer to apply via paper application, click the document below and send it in.

At half the price of Society dues, Associates receive:
  • Member pricing on all events, music and merchandise
  • A new lapel pin & kit unique to Associates
  • Associate Card
  • Limited Ebiz access
  • Access to password-protected content at www.barbershop.org
  • Higher inclusion in Society communications and marketing
  • Subscription to the Harmonizer magazine
  • Networking opportunities with other associates and members
  • Vested interest in the Barbershop Harmony Society
  • Recognition for recruiting new members into the Barbershop Harmony Society

Testimonials for the Associate program:

From a new Associate:

    "My Dad was a member of the BHS for almost 35 years before he passed away suddenly in November 2001. It is an honor for me to be able to continue the legacy of barbershop harmony through my association with the BHS and as a member of the world renowned Rich-Tone Chorus in Dallas, TX ."

From a new Associate:

    "Not a day has gone by that I have not loved being a Sweet Adeline and learning what it is like to represent an organization that assists women to learn and grow in every aspect of her life. My Dad was happiest when he was performing with his barbershop friends or just hangin' around socializing with the circle of friends we acquire the moment we walk into a rehearsal hall. I am proud of my newly acquired association and will enjoy the status it adds to my SAI/BHS way of life."

From a Husband of a new Associate:

    "A couple of months ago, we were at a chapter function and one of her good friends, a wife of one of my chapter members, showed Nancy her Associate pin. Nancy looked at me and said "Why don’t I have one of those?" I told her it was because I didn’t think she would be interested and she disabused me of that notion right then and there. So I registered her and three or so weeks ago her kit came with her pin and certificate.

    Fast forward to last night as I was leaving the office. I called her to see if she wanted me to stop and get anything at the store and she said "Did you know Midwinter next year is in Tampa?" I confessed that I didn’t, and asked how she knew. She said 'I read it in my Harmonizer.' We’ve been dating or married more than a dozen years. She has attended too many International conventions to count and I have to tell you, that in all those years, she has never picked up any copy of The Harmonizer and read it. I replied that she had never read an edition yet and asked her why she read this one. She said 'Because my name was on it.'"