Electronic Press Kit
Each Year The Barbershop Harmony Society holds contests in quartet and chorus singing at local, regional, and international levels. International champions are named in chorus, quartet, and college quartet divisions at the international convention each July. International seniors champions are named at the midwinter convention each January.
Invitation To First Meeting Of The Society
"In this age of dictators and government control of everything, about the only privilege guaranteed by the Bill of Rights not in some way supervised and directed, is the art of Barber Shop Quartet singing. Without doubt we still have the right of "peaceable assembly" which I am advised by competent legal authority includes quartet singing..."
2008 Article on Barbershop in The Saturday Evening Post
|Taylor Wilson is just like every other 16-year-old kid-he's wild about music. He plays trumpet in the high-school band and loads up his iPod with his favorite tunes. But that's where the Nashville, Tennessee teen's similarity to his peers ends. Taylor's iPod isn't stacked with the heavy metal of Whitesnake or the Brit-pop of Coldplay, but with a cappella music, specifically barbershop. His group of choice: The Four Freshmen, whose roots hearken to 1948 and the influence of the barbershop quartet Hal's Harmonizers.
"It's just the sound-hearing a really good lock and ring brings an instant smile to my face," he says...
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Find Songs on iTunes
iTunes is available for download from http://www.apple.com/itunes/. Once you have downloaded and installed iTunes, you can search the iTunes music store for "barbershop contest" to see all available recordings from convention contests.
Time.com Features Barbershop: The Original Glee For GuysOriginally posted at Time.com
Barbershop Promotional Videos
Promotional Video Spots
Download This VideoChoose from the various sizes and run-times below (right-click and choose "Save as" to save the file to your computer)
60 Second PSA
(MOV format, 28 MB)
60 Second PSA - Local Use (blank final screen)
(MOV format, 10 MB)
30 Second PSA
(MOV format, 5.2 MB)
30 Second PSA - Local Use (blank final screen)
(MOV format, 5.9 MB)
15 Second PSA - Local Use (blank final screen)
(MOV format, 1.6 MB)