December 23, 2010

LiveWire Covers the Latest Activities of the Barbershop Harmony Society

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In This Issue
Musical Christmas Greeting from BHS Staff
Society Offices Closed for Holidays
Don't Miss Kansas City in 2011
Father/Son/Grandson Chorus
Reserve Your Room in Vegas by Dec. 31 for Lowest Rate
See Youth Festival Via Webcast!
Logo Contest for 75th Anniversary - You Could Win

To all Barbershoppers:

Merry Christmas and a Ringing New Year

From Your Staff at the Barbershop Harmony Society.


Christmas arrangement


Barbershop Harmony Society offices will be closed from December 24 through December 31, as we celebrate the holidays with our families.  We will be back in the office on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

We hope you have a Blessed Holiday Season and
a Very Merry Christmas.  

   Kansas City top after PreReg

There are lots of great reasons to come to Kansas City next July!
  • Father/Son/Grandson chorus back by popular demand!
  • Hot competition in every category!
  • The all-new Sprint Center-Arena was designed from the bottom up to be a world-class entertainment venue
  • Most hotels within easy walking distance of the contest venue
  • All-new $5 billion Power and Light District located next to the arena - half a-million square feet and over 50 unique restaurants & shops 


Check out Kansas City's new Power and Light District

See other attractions in Kansas City.   Click HERE to volunteer.
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 Father/Son/Grandson Chorus
Slated for Kansas City

Share the big stage with your family! The Father/Son/Grandson chorus will perform on the main stage in the Sprint Center Arena on Saturday before the Quartet Finals.

Jack and Mike Slamka, bass and lead of Power Play, one of the most beloved quartet champions in our history, will co-direct Love at Home and I Love to Hear That Old Barbershop Style. Rehearsal will be at the Convention Center on Friday, July 8th, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

A $20 fee for each singer will cover shipping of sheet music, part-predominant learning media, and a performance shirt to be distributed in Kansas City. 

The deadline for sign-up is May 15th. Space will be limited to the first 200 people (due to riser / stage limitations), so don't delay!  To register or get more information, please email Mike O'Neill.

You'll Have a Great Time in SINg City! 
These Guys Will Guarantee It!

Reserve Your Hotel Room by December 31
to Get Lowest Room Rate

Tom 5 quartets 2010
See Storm Front, Old School, Ringmasters,
Musical Island Boys and The Allies
All the top quartets performing
full show sets with wild abandon,
without the pressures of competition!
That's pure entertainment!

Srs & YouthAlso see 2010 Seniors Champs Resisting-a-Rest prove they've still got what it takes, and the Youth Festival - well, you just never know what's going to happen there!  We have a record 20 choruses signed up already!

And need we mention that there's always the appeal of Las Vegas itself?

Need more reasons?

  • Newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino
  • Everything is under one roof - no need to ever leave the building
  • NO smoke-filled casino to deal with, unless you choose 
  • All hotel rooms are smoke-free
  • Rooms $99 per night, all week (no extra-person charges)
Click HERE for Registration and Room Reservations
Youth Festival on Webcast Live!

If you can't make it to Las Vegas and enjoy the Youth Festival in person,  don't worry - you can enjoy it via webcast live from the Riviera Hotel for just $15!  Have kids of your own participating? You can cheer them on and even send them words of encouragement online!

The contest starts at 10:45 a.m. PST on Saturday, January 29, 2011.  Register now and watch this amazing event from the comfort of your own home or office - even for up to a week after the convention is over!

With 20 youth choruses participating, this event is almost a 100% increase over the participation from last year, and the quality of the competitors is just getting better and better!

Register HERE. We hope you can join us online!


  Logo Contest!

75th Anniversary Coming Soon!

Create a Winning Logo and Get Two VIP

Registrations for the 2013 Convention


To commemorate the coming celebration in 2013, the Society's 75th Anniversary Committee has promised that the creator of the best logo will receive two VIP registrations for the 2013 international convention in Toronto. Chairman Roger Lewis says that he and the rest of the committee (Rob Arnold, Grady Kerr, John Miller, John Schneider, Dusty Schleier) have many other great plans in store and need a logo to visually capture the spirit of the Society and this milestone. Submit your best idea in electronic form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before Jan. 1, 2011.