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Why you should make a nomination for the BHS-NAfME Music Educator Award

Barbershop Harmony Society (engl.) - 5. Oktober 2017 - 22:03

Music gives meaning to life, and our visible support for music in our communities should begin with the people on the front lines: the music educators who each day awaken the music within school children.

Although our mantra in the Outreach area is “Music-Money-Men,” we should always keep in mind that these resources are all in the service of the fourth M: MEANING. To bring that meaning to the fore, BHS has teamed with NAfME to create the Barbershop Harmony Society/NAfME Music Educator Award. The annual award has been established to honor educators who give students the opportunity to learn and participate in the joy and power that music education brings in uplifting the human spirit and fostering the wellbeing of society. (Read about 2017 award-winner Heather Nail.)

Educators often receive thanks from students’ parents, who see their impact directly. Occasionally, colleagues and administration take note. It is far more rare for recognition to come from outside that direct circle of influence — yet decisions about program support, budget, facilities and more are made from the outside.

To that end, the fact that a barbershop group (chapter, district, even an individual) takes notice and prepares a nomination for the award is noteworthy. As the eligibility and nomination process make clear, there are a wealth of worthy recipients whose stories should be told. So, tell it!

After preparing the nomination, you can further support the teacher by forwarding a copy of the nomination materials to the educator’s principal, district supervisor and school board. What is better for a career than a laudatory message from a third party?

Why you’ll benefit

Beyond the intrinsic value of doing good for goodness’ sake, your chapter might see some other spin-off benefits. Naturally, your own credibility grows as an organization that takes seriously the role of the arts in education. Study after study have demonstrated positive links between engagement with music and academic achievement. Even more important is that it shapes the way students understand themselves and the world around them. It allows for deep engagement and nurtures skills critical for future success — creativity, curiosity, determination, communications and motivation. Your support for music actively makes better thinkers, doers and citizens for tomorrow.

As a chapter, you may find this project well-suited to the skills of a member eager to help with outreach purposes beyond personal performance. Former educators with connections who know how to speak ‘education’ are valuable here.

Your proactive stance in helping others with no strings attached will also be convincing evidence in future applications for arts grants.

This entire activity is a great way to honor someone praiseworthy. Do not treat it as a way to capture an audience for a barbershop sales talk. It’s not about you. Let the music educator grasp that the chapter truly cares what a good job he/she is doing for the students, school and community.

 

Zweimal im A-cappella-Doppelpack - PNP Plus

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 5. Oktober 2017 - 4:29

PNP Plus

Zweimal im A-cappella-Doppelpack
PNP Plus
Unter Leitung der erfahrenen Musikerinnen und Chorleiterinnen Rebekka Thois und Karin Lischka hat das A-cappella-Kollektiv seit Anfang des Jahres an sechs Probentagen ein vielfältiges und vielstimmiges Repertoire erarbeitet. Nun steht die zweifache ...

Vollgas bis zum „Terzinfarkt“ - Augsburger Allgemeine

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 5. Oktober 2017 - 0:32

Augsburger Allgemeine

Vollgas bis zum „Terzinfarkt“
Augsburger Allgemeine
Denn das, was das Quintett „Terzinfarkt“ aus München hier bot, war mehr als überwältigend, a cappella vom Feinsten. Von Tenor bis Bass, die fünf Sänger Marc Heinzelmann, Harald Gabl, Martin Kupper, Thomas Uebel und Christian Wolf brauchten keine ...

A-cappella-Gruppe gastiert in Wolfegg - Schwäbische

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 4. Oktober 2017 - 19:53

Schwäbische

A-cappella-Gruppe gastiert in Wolfegg
Schwäbische
Wolfegg sz Die A-cappella-Gruppe „Unduzo“ tritt am Freitag, 6. Oktober, um 20 Uhr in der Alten Pfarr in Wolfegg mit ihrem neuen Programm „Schweigen Silber – Reden Gold“ auf. Die Songs der fünfköpfigen Gruppe werden laut Pressemitteilung musikalisch ...

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Schwabengipfel in Hochdorf-Riß - Schwäbische

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 4. Oktober 2017 - 18:06

Schwabengipfel in Hochdorf-Riß
Schwäbische
Beim Hochdorfer Herbstfest treten nicht nur die Hauptkerle (r.) auf, sondern auch die Ziegelbacher. FOTOS: OH. HOCHDORF (red) - Der Musikverein Hochdorf-Riß lädt am Samstag, 7. Oktober, zum „Schwabengipfel“ ein. Der „Schwabengipfel“ besteht aus ...

Bogenhausen/Berg am Laim · A-cappella-Konzerte des MonteverdiChor München - Wochenanzeiger München

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 4. Oktober 2017 - 4:50

Wochenanzeiger München

Bogenhausen/Berg am Laim · A-cappella-Konzerte des MonteverdiChor München
Wochenanzeiger München
Bogenhausen/Berg am Laim · Der MonteverdiChor München gastiert wieder in München. Am Samstag, 7. Oktober, 20:00 Uhr findet ein Konzert in St. Michael in Berg am Laim statt und am Dienstag, 17. Oktober, 19:30 Uhr geben die Musiker ein Konzert in der ...

Vaterstetten - Der Musik auf der Spur - Süddeutsche.de

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 3. Oktober 2017 - 22:02

Vaterstetten - Der Musik auf der Spur
Süddeutsche.de
Was macht eigentlich ein gelungenes Chorarrangement aus? Welche Sounds und Effekte kann man a cappella erzeugen? Welche Rolle spielen Stile und Rhythmen? Mit seinem neuen Konzertprogramm "Insight" begibt sich der Don-Camillo-Chor aus ...

Reminder for Chapters & Districts: Changing Dues Prices Online

Barbershop Harmony Society (engl.) - 3. Oktober 2017 - 18:09

As a friendly reminder to Chapter & District Leaders, below is a brief tutorial on how to update the dues prices for your chapter or district for the upcoming year. If your chapter or district does not wish to change your dues prices, there is nothing else you need to do. 

As a general reminder, it is not necessary to contact Society Headquarters to change your dues (Chapter or District) prices. 

Guide to Changing Dues Rates

The following is a guide to changing dues rates if your chapter or district has voted to change the price of dues. A similar tutorial can be found online for:

Authorized officers for making changes to chapter level dues prices are a Chapter President, Secretary or Treasurer. 

Authorized officers for making changes to district level dues prices are a District President, Secretary or Treasurer. 

Due to the fact that we create invoices well in advance of due date, the following policy will be in effect:

URGENT – IF YOU WANT YOUR DUES TO CHANGE AS OF 1/1/2018 

In order to implement dues rate changes that are expected to be effective 1/1/2018, the changes MUST be made before 11/1/2017 (more than 60 days in advance as has always been our practice). We will be running invoices for January in November and the amounts must be in the system prior to running the invoices.

Attempted changes with a start date within 60 days will not be accepted by the computer system.

PROCESS:

Log into the Member Center (http://members.barbershop.org) – your login will activate your permissions.

  • Click Chapters and then My Chapters on towards the left-hand side. 
  • Click through to the Chapter you wish to update.
  • After selecting the chapter, select Dues Pricing towards the left-hand side. 
  • You should see a screen similar to below: 

The entries under Current Dues reflect the information that is currently recorded in the Member Center. This is live information.

Enter Changes by selecting Edit Dues towards the top of the screen.

  • Click the Member Class that you’d like to edit. 
  • Ensure the duration is currently entered as Annual.
  • Enter the new Price
  • Enter/Select the New Effective Date
  • Ensure that the status is set to Active. 
  • Press Submit

The new amount will then show in the Future Dues screen with a start date as noted. This will also put an end date on the current price for that Member Class. Changes will automatically become effective on the start date so changes should be made with great care.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact the BHS Customer Service Department at [email protected]. You can also contact our Chapter Leadership & Education team at [email protected]

27. Westerwälder Kleinkunstfestival „FOLK & FOOLS“ - WW-Kurier - Internetzeitung für den Westerwaldkreis

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 3. Oktober 2017 - 10:21

WW-Kurier - Internetzeitung für den Westerwaldkreis

27. Westerwälder Kleinkunstfestival „FOLK & FOOLS“
WW-Kurier - Internetzeitung für den Westerwaldkreis
Folk, Comedy und A-Cappella am 17. und 18. November in Montabaur - der Vorverkauf beginnt am 16. Oktober. Diesmal glänzt „FOLK & FOOLS“ wieder mit jeweils zwei tollen Programmpunkten an zwei Tagen und einem „A-Cappella-Special“ am ersten ...

Am 21. Oktober: A-capella-Abend mit FIVE LIVE - rosenheim24.de

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 2. Oktober 2017 - 18:23

rosenheim24.de

Am 21. Oktober: A-capella-Abend mit FIVE LIVE
rosenheim24.de
Rosenheim - A-cappella-Kunst vom Feinsten gibt es am Samstag, den 21. Oktober im Café Bistro Arche in Rosenheim. Das Vokalensemble FIVE LIVE hat Hits von den größten Superstars im Gepäck: Sting, Robbie Williams, Beatles oder Supertramp ganz ...

Refreshed Chapter Secretary & Treasurer Manuals for 2017-2018

Barbershop Harmony Society (engl.) - 2. Oktober 2017 - 16:00

Refreshed training manuals for Chapter Secretaries and Treasurers are now available online for download and reference by new and veteran officers!

In prior years, both the chapter secretary and treasurer manuals also had a separate “exhibits manual”. We’ve since consolidated the two into one! The new manual includes increased appendices towards the end of both documents for reference and guidance for our chapters.

  • Click Here for more information about the Chapter Secretary Manual
  • Click Here for more information about the Chapter Treasurer Manual

Vokal fatal begeistert mit erster A-Cappella-Oper bei den Lorcher Kulturtagen - Wiesbadener Tagblatt

Google a-cappella-News (dt.) - 2. Oktober 2017 - 3:59

Wiesbadener Tagblatt

Vokal fatal begeistert mit erster A-Cappella-Oper bei den Lorcher Kulturtagen
Wiesbadener Tagblatt
Der Untertitel „A Cappella Oper“ sei „eine Schöpfung unseres Chores Vokal fatal, der Begriff ist in der Musikgeschichte unbekannt“. Gut 20 Sänger und Schauspieler setzen ein Ur-Lorcher Geschehen mit viel Lokalkolorit in Szene. Dabei imponiert auch, wie ...

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