February 4, 2010
Welcome to the Barbershop Harmony Society Newsletter
LiveWire brings you a quick read of current and upcoming activities and programs of the Barbershop Harmony Society. We hope you'll share this information with your chapter, quartet and district to help all Barbershoppers get the most from the barbershop hobby.

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American Harmony DVD Survey

The producers of American Harmony are currently in the process of planning the DVD release, but they need to get an idea of how many DVDs to press in the first production run, as well as do capacity planning going forward.

There is a short survey (2 questions), which will give them some numbers to work with (and extrapolate from). Even if you aren't planning on buying one, they need that data as well.

The survey will be open until 2,000 responses are collected or until March 1, whichever comes first. It would be most helpful to reach 2,000 responses asap, so as to get rolling on all the back end things that need to take place before releasing the DVD.

While the pricing hasn't been finalized, we expect it will be consistent with historical DVD pricing, at approximately $25.

If you wouldn¹t mind taking 30 seconds to complete the American Harmony survey, we would really appreciate it.

Also, you can search "American Harmony" on Facebook and become a fan of that page! This will be especially helpful when looking for details about the DVD and release date.
What Do You Give Someone Who Already Has Everything?

Next month, romantic barbershop songs will be sung around the country to sweethearts from their sweetheart! Have you registered your quartet? Not in a quartet? Visit the site to hire one! It's the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

Click here to register or hire a quartet!
Harmony University...
August 1-8, 2010 - St. Joseph, MO
The PREMIER event for
barbershop music education

Be sure to visit the Harmony University page!

NOW ONLINE!!! 2010 Course Guide which includes class descriptions, information about Missouri Western State University, schedule information, and faculty information.

Click here to check it out!

Just about everything you need to know about HU 2010 is online now, such as:
  • Specific information on each college:
    • Harmony College
    • Quartet College
    • Music Educator Tract
    • Directors College
    • Next Generation
  • Registration Deadlines - March 15th, Registration prices increase
  • Scholarship information - click here to visit the scholarship page
  • Class Selection forms - browse courses that will be available
  • eXtreme quartetting
For any additional information regarding Harmony University, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Society Nominating Committee Seeking Society Board Candidates

Do you have the background and interest for serving on the Society Board, or know someone who does? The Society Nominating Committee is looking for candidates to fill the positions of Society Treasurer and Society Board Member At-Large for 2011.

Click here to get more information and to apply.
Tired of Giving Chocolate on Valentine's Day?

Why not register your sweetheart as an Associate of the Barbershop Harmony Society?

Click here for more information about the Associate Program.
Wanted: Director for
Houston Tidelanders

The Houston Tidelanders are accepting resumes for the position of Chorus Director. Interested candidates should submit a resume via email in either Microsoft Word doc. or PDF format to Larry Fly, President at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deadline: February 7, 2010

Click here for more information regarding the position.
eXtreme Quartetting
Harmony Brigade

The fourth "eXteme Quartetting" Harmony Brigade has just been adopted by the Society as its newest subsidiary. Now making 4 around the country and one at Harmony U.  This is one of the most exciting, grass roots developments in society quartetting and it's something every devoted quartetter should know about.  

Each of the Brigades is at a different cycle of its registration period. Can Live wire help us to announce something along the following lines:
"eXtreme Quarttting" is alive and well around the Society- sign up now! If you are a particularly ambitious quartet-man and want to mix it up with hundreds of other
great and well prepared quartetters for a weekend of nonstop quartetting... then apply now to your nearest Harmony Brigade
Great Lakes - MI
Applications being accepted
Event: 06/04/2010

Harmony University - MO
Applications being accepted
Event: 07/30/2010   

Atlantic Harmony - DE
Application deadline: 2/28/10
Event: 08/20/2010

Indiana Harmony - IN
Applications available in May-June
Event: 11/2010

North Carolina - NC
Applications available in June-July
Event: 1/2011

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