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Most perfect Midwinter Convention of all time?

Think Las Vegas 2014, scaled down yet amped up. Reno has Tahoe snow, everything under one roof, and the most spectacular venue we’ve ever booked. Casual, luxurious, yet cheap—get ready! WWW.BARBERSHOP.ORG/RENO

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Behind the performances

Chapter scholarship helps pay tuition for several of its college student members. The power of a joining a world-wide brotherhood ... and of Barberpole Cats!

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Where to find answers

Youth contest: new name, renewed mission Legendary tenor Gene Cokeroft passes away

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hy do we sing? Why do we encourage others to sing? Why do we want our performances to be wellreceived by our (expanding) audiences? Why do we need a purpose for our efforts? My why? statements were validated during the Pittsburgh Convention and more recently at Harmony University. Why? To share our love of music. Why? To encourage others to learn singing skills in order to sing better and share music through performances. Why? To identify the tremendous growth opportunities that each member has to be a positive influence in others. Why? To bring together members to develop effective leadership skills and break down any perceived barriers to improvement at every level. Throughout the year, and especially at the International Convention, the role of Society President is to help plan and oversee effective discussions about policies, programs, and financial plans that benefit the Society and its members. At Harmony University, as a student taking regular classes, my role one of introducing one person to We all have became another, and encouraging shared learning different needs of experiences, in addition to getting everyone to SHARE Your MUSIC.

have good intentions and set good goals, but how to effectively achieve them. A Harmony University class on “Removing Chapter Barriers” spent a good portion listing perceived and real barriers to improve chapter effectiveness. This included sincere descriptions of what was intended vs. what blocked that outcome. Many heads nodded because many chapters face similar issues. After a wide-ranging discussion, we acknowledged that we all have “different needs and perspectives” on how to achieve a purpose. The agreed-upon first step? Restate the opportunity for success (the end in mind), and concentrate on and clarify the steps toward that end. Focus on the common objective and transform that goal into easy steps to accomplish. Get moving on “step one” and keep the focus on the higher purpose that the path will lead to. Not every barrier may be anticipated at the outset; expect this, and your plan can be modified or clarified when new challenges arise. Challenges won’t derail your efforts as long as each person understands the higher purpose and is committed to working with the team until that purpose is achieved.

Achieving true chapter effectiveness Harmony Foundation increased its focus in sending more music educators to this year’s Harmony University than ever before. It was easy to meet new teachers around the dinner table or find them in a class. It was inspiring to find out that these same educators were speaking up in a strong, impactful way. They described the tremendous benefits of learning from Society leaders and what gets together in its education and training programs. The educators reveal that the vocal skills and approaches to teaching singing are beginning to become a staple of music education at all levels back home. There is an echo of purpose in there that the Society is helping to create. Author Jeffrey Tobin has a formula: E = R/O. Or in other words, Effectiveness = Resources divided by Opportunities. Just as the Society may be focusing on several key areas during any given year, so may your chapter. An individual member may focus on one or two distinct opportunities to make a difference in his chapter or community. The challenge is on how to successfully achieve key priorities—how to not only

Finding your common “why?” There were 14 countries represented at Harmony University, including a 25-person chorus from Germany. In many settings, each described different approaches to learning to sing, engaging members, and community outreach. But there was a lot of commonality as well. All are intent on using the skill sets possessed by members of their individual chapters to focus on specific areas where they desire to improve. With this common mindset, it was great to focus on the why? that we all share. How I wish that every member can be wrapped up in the shared learning experiences that exist all around us. Sure, a tag or two, or woodshedding a song will fill my heart and ears with some harmony. Just as important to me are your stories, which show how you are reaching a purpose that reflects your why? That makes me sing through a relaxed, natural harmony and smile! Let’s Share Your Music and sing together in 2015 and beyond!

and perspectives on how to achieve a purpose. Restate the the end in mind and clarify the steps toward that end.

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ages that reect the four components of what describes who we are. Use these images and sayings for your show programs, website, outreach events, annual report, etc. These are great statements to use when describing who we are to the general public and what we can provide future members. We have so much to share and provide our communities ... this is another small step towards educating them (and ourselves) about who we are at our core. We are ifference. making a difference.

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Reacting to Pittsburgh, 2015 My husband and I knew nothing about barbershop choruses, but ended up in Pittsburgh this weekend to support my sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soon-to-be father-in-law, who was singing with the Houston Tidewaters. We had no idea what we were in for when we showed up at the Consol Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure it was our kind of entertainment, but we wanted to be supportive ... WOWOWOWOW! The entire day of competition was so fantastic! And the ďŹ nale with Vocal Majority was a real spinechiller and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on social media with the video links of the convention. A million thanks for giving the â&#x20AC;&#x153;localsâ&#x20AC;? the discounted day pass. I am now a rip-roaring fan of this kind of music. It is particularly meaningful to know that most of the participants are amateurs and give of their time for the joy of singing. It was evident everywhere, including our hotel cafe, where people kept spontaneously breaking out into song. Lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; it, might even go to Nashville next year. Congratulations on a wonderful gathering. CATHI ALLOWAY State College, Pa. Congratulations Instant Classic on stellar performances! And thank you, thank you, thank you for wearing those super terriďŹ c white outďŹ ts. What an welcome change from the plethora of dull and boring black that seem to have taken over among so many quartets and choruses. Too bad the judges donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t award points for outďŹ ts! JOANNE NEWMAN Redondo Beach, Calif.

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On-stage in Pittsburgh, CEO Marty Monson likened the barbershop community to a family. I had that reality brought home to me in a very personal way on Saturday, the 4th. Everyone was heading for the Megasing on the bridge when my foot missed the curb and I planted my nose on the concrete. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t badly hurt, but there was fair amount of blood, and I sprained my thumb. I guess I looked as though I may need some help. It arrived gangbusters! Mr. and Mrs. Nelson of the Northeastern District took over and found something to soak up blood and insisted I sit tight, for fear of concussion. Someone whistled up the local paramedics, who arrived in jig time, assessed my needs, and helped me get cleaned up. Everyone was very concerned and helpful, and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to my adoptive family. â&#x2013; STEVE HALL Belleville, Ont.

3EPTEMBER/CTOBER 6OLUME,886.UMBER Complete contact info: pages 54-55 The Harmonizer (USPS No. 577700)(ISSN 0017-7849) is the ofďŹ cial publication of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., dba Barbershop Harmony Society. It is published in January, March, May, July, September and November at 110 7th Ave N, Nashville TN 37203-3704. Periodicals postage paid at Kenosha, Wisconsin, and at additional mailing ofďŹ ces. Editorial and advertising ofďŹ ces are at the Society headquarters. Advertising rates available upon request at harmonizer@barbershop.org. Publisher assumes no responsibility for return of unsolicited manuscripts or artwork. Postmaster: send address changes to editorial ofďŹ ces of The Harmonizer, 110 7th Ave N, Nashville TN 37203-3704 at least 30 days before the next publication date. (Publications Agreement No. 40886012. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: Station A, PO Box 54, Windsor ON N9A 6J5. Email: cpcreturns@wdsmail.com) A portion of each memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dues is allocated to cover the magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subscription price. Subscription price to non-members is $21 yearly or $3.50 per issue; foreign subscriptions are $31 yearly or $5 per issue (U.S. funds only). Š 2015 The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. dba The Barbershop Harmony Society. Printed in the USA




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he Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest is now called the Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest. The name change is part of a larger strategy to return to the roots of why the contest was started in the first place. Looking outward to serve more singers. A primary activity of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s outreach programs is to create festivals and competitions where young people participate in memorable barbershop experiences that encourage more young people to sing. After years of dialogue with members, past participants, and music educators and other stakeholders, the Society has incorporated many suggestions that support these aims. A meaningful name and age division. No more asking “can I sing in the college contest if I’m in high school?” or “do I have to be enrolled this semester?” Academic status is not the key: positive youthful encounters with barbershop are the utmost priority. The Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest, sponsored by Harmony Foundation International, is self-descriptive and easy to say. Greater encouragement and recognition for younger quartets. Many music educators have pointed out that the gap between high school freshmen and postcollegiate men aged 25 is daunting and perceived as insurmountable. Several changes will address this going forward: s2ECOGNITIONINSEPARATEDIVISIONSFORhJUNIORVARSITYv (all members under age 20) and “varsity” quartets (up to age 25.) s3PECIALRECOGNITIONFORhNOVICEQUARTETSvORlRST time entrants.

Quartet choice: youth contest or open contest. To address the widening gap between pro-level quartets and beginners, beginning in 2016, a quartet may not compete in both the international quartet contest and in the international Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest. A quartet may compete in qualifying contests for both, but if it qualifies for both contests, the quartet will have to choose one or the other. After a quartet has grown to the degree that it qualifies for the international open division, it has fulfilled the program mission of introducing barbershop to new singers. As the youth event has provided a launching pad for many great quartets; it needs to focus its resources (big stages, scholarships, and other support) on encouraging new performers. Put the contests near the singers. In addition to district and divisional contests, quartets may qualify at special events still to be announced, including the Midwinter convention, where we will already have several hundred young people singing barbershop harmony. Video qualification will also be offered, which encourages quartets to sing in solo & ensemble contests and on school concerts—a great way to put barbershop in front of more young audiences. More invitations to the international convention. Singing in a contest isn’t the only reason to go to a convention. Plans are in the works for new events that give all participants a chance to see the bright lights of barbershop’s biggest gathering of the year. www.barbershop.org/outreach

Legendary Suntones tenor, multi-talented Hall-of-Famer Gene Cokeroft passes away Society legend Gene Cokeroft, a genial giant of our musical art form and the only man to be twice inducted into the Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame, passed away on July 23, 2015 at the age of 79. A towering figure in several areas, he was a true legend. Most Barbershoppers recognize Gene primarily as the tenor of 1961 International Quartet Champion Suntones, a landmark, trendsetting quartet whose musical innovations and wide-ranging public appearances brought the style to millions of listeners. A prolific arranger and composer,

Gene (3rd from left) with the Suntones in Pittsburgh, July 2015

Gene is credited with dozens of charts in our library, including definitive versions still sung today. With his wife, Iris, Gene composed the show favorite “They Wrote ‘Em In The Good Old Days.” A committed chapter chorus director, Gene helmed the Singing Miamians chorus for more than 40 years.

In the past decade, Gene was a key figure in the youth outreach movement. He formed, directed and took the Young Miamians to the inaugural International Youth Chorus Festival in 2009, a chorus that proved to be a hotbed of young talent. In the May, 2015 issue of The Harmonizer, Gene was named one of the 10 best Society tenors of all time, and was one of only two unanimous selections. He was inducted into the Society Hall of fame in 2005 as a member of the Suntones, and again in 2009, as an individual of immense merit.

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So. About that DirectTV ad featuring Peyton Manning ... The satellite TV provider has been running an ad series in which athletes encounter less manly versions of themselves, who are supposed to represent the inferiority of cable TV. Recently, a high-voiced Manning appears in a barbershop quartet. After several seconds of awful singing that isn’t really barbershop, regular Manning points to the quartet and says, “Don’t be like that me ...” We don’t like the ad much either, but taking ourselves too seriously would have netted us nothing. So we poked back with the help of comedian, Barbershopper, and FOX Red Eye host, Tom Shillue. The day after the ad first aired, Tom asked for an “official statement” from Harmony Hall to use in a segment on his comedy news show, and we were happy to comply. (Side note: Marty Monson has no fear.) Tom introduced DirectTV’s ad with a touch of faux outrage before showing Marty’s pseudo-

serious response. The tongue-in-cheek discussion that followed included genuine props to barbershop. A female guest swooned over male singers while Tom encouraged her and other guests to praise barbershop music. Using words we won’t repeat, Tom added that today’s high school girls are more attracted to their Barbershopper peers than to the jocks. “The idea that it’s sexier to sing in a barbershop quartet than be an NFL quarterback, that’s the kind of America I want to live in,” replied guest John Podhoretz of the New York Post. Tom later played a clip of 2015 champ Instant Classic. See Tom Shillue’s response at http://bit.ly/ shilluepeyton. See the original ad at http://bit.ly/ peytonbbs.

Society Briefs Deke Sharon to host BHS Youth Chorus Festival at Reno. The “father of con-

temporary a cappella” will direct the youth Festival Chorus, emcee the Youth Chorus Festival, and conduct workshops pertinent to Barbershoppers and other a cappella singers. The arranger for the Pitch Perfect movies and producer of NBC’s The Sing-Off is preparing to launch two new projects: a Lifetime TV reality series in which he coaches high school a cappella groups, and Vocalosity, a touring musical spectacle of a cappella. Once a high school quartetter, Deke remains a barbershop booster, telling the broader a cappella world that barbershop is the ‘black belt” of a cappella singing.

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HU accepting faculty applications. Faculty spots are not invitation-only anymore. Love to teach what you know? Have a great class to share? Let us know about it! This is an unpaid, volunteer position. However, if you are accepted, we will reimburse all expenses and you get to join the best group of barbershop experts ever. Interested? Apply at harmonyuniversity.org.

encourage singing among youth, seniors, and communities. That amount is expected to grow next year, too! Are you ready to make a difference? Now is the time to get planning for 2016. Learn how to apply (including webinar videos!) at barbershop.org/grants.

Grant application window open until Oct. 31. The Society is continuing to

Virgin Eyes Series, in which arts critics write about a cultural work that they wish they could experience again for the first time, writer Neil Genzlinger shares a deeply personal story of his first exposure to barbershop harmony and the role that moment played in his musical life. A must read! Read it at http://bit.ly/GenzlingerNYT

expand the availability of grants to help your chapter or district make a difference in your communities. Thanks to funds underwritten by Harmony Foundation International, we have so far awarded an astounding $285,000 in 2015 to efforts to

A Reluctant Teenager, a Barbershop Quartet and a Revelation. As a part of the


Society headquarters joined by new full-time staff and part-time advisers New full-time staff Carlos Barillo has joined the Society’s outreach staff, with responsibilities in community engagement and show production to enhance our positioning as a vibrant, contemporary performing arts organization with appeal to young singers. Carlos has performed as a professional singer/dancer on Broadway tours, cruise ships, in Vegas/Atlantic City shows, industrials, and national and regional television commercials. He has also worked as a director and choreographer for professional and semi-professional companies. As an educator, he has taught at James Madison University and Winston Churchill High School as a chorus director, leading ensembles to awards in show choir competitions. Carlos sings with the Alexandria Harmonizers and is an integral part of its performance team as choreographer/designer. Michele Niec succeeds

Patty Leveille as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Office Manager and as a liaison between the governing Board of Directors and the other Society leadership, staff, who manages the Board’s meetings, processes and documents. Michele has a background in c-suite executive support, public relations, marketing and advertising; television/media production; and experience in retail, corporate and association sectors, most recently as Director of Communications for Adtec Digital of Nashville.

New part-time advisors Dr. Duane Gunn is now a part-time adviser as Manager of Chapter Leadership Education, working with the Director of Harmony University. He will work with the Leadership Development Operations Project Team and District leadership teams to extend the Society’s education programs beyond music into vital areas of human development and effective chapter management. In this role, he will: sDEVELOPAREPOSITORYOFCHAPTERACtivities to be shared by all chapter leadership. sCREATEANDDELIVERCHAPTERLEADERSHIP training programs. sRECOGNIZEANDREWARDEXCEPTIONAL chapter achievement. A Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Duane has 25 years military experience in collegiate leadership course level instruction; collegiate leadership; strategic planning; faculty development; curriculum development. He is currently assistant professor of leadership and strategy at Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. A 20-year Society member, he has developed undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, command, ethics, public speaking, team management, and negotiating and lectured to foreign military services throughout the world. Kevin Lynch is a part-time

Society adviser serving as chief strategy officer. By taking an externallyfocused approach to

program development and communication of outcomes, he supports institutional philanthropy processes to engage new funding sources and effectively bring Society resources to bear on community needs. Kevin has an extensive background in non-profit management, strategic development, and marketing and advertising. He served as executive director of the Social Enterprise Alliance, supporting businesses that treat social good as the primary corporate objective. His 2009 book, Mission, Inc., The Practitioner’s Guide To Social Enterprise, has led to speaking and teaching engagements in eight countries and 22 states. A long-time member of the Great Northern Union chorus in Minneapolis, he has been a key force in developing hundreds of thousands of dollars from external funding sources. Retiring assistant to the CEO Patty Leveille retires in October after nearly a decade of faithful service as executive assistant to the CEO. Patty is one of the few remaining Harmony Hall staff to have worked in both Kenosha and Nashville, bringing strength and continuity through many changes in leadership, personnel, location, and governance. In addition to direct support to the CEO, Patty has overseen facilities and human resources activities, as well as the Society’s archives and museum holdings. A newlywed, Patty looks forward to retirement with her husband, Ron, and relocating to their home in Williamsburg, Va.

Non-BHS chapter board members are energizing many pilot chapters Adding community members to your chapter board may potentially solidify your chapter’s community ties, improve fund raising, and help you acquire new gigs and reach new audiences. The Open Board pilot program allows chapters to include non-BHS members on their boards of directors during the 2015 and 2016 calendar years. Chapters with a board size of more than seven will be able to include up to two such commu-

nity board members; all other chapters will be able to include one non-Barbershopper. Several Society chapters are currently enrolled and are reporting positive results. At a recent meeting of some big-name chapters, half had tried it, and the others were skeptical. After discussing their experiences, the remaining chapters were all eager to get on board. Details: barbershop.org/openboards. ■ September/October 2015 sThe HARMONIZER

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Two short lessons for fast improvement This issue is a two-fer: quick lessons from Harmony University faculty. Both came from one-hour electives delivered at Harmony University, 2015.

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Becoming the “most improved” quartet e are all in this hobby because we love to sing, but let’s face it: most of us know we are never going to win a quartet gold medal. Trying to be the “best quartet” is not in our purview. But what about becoming “the most improved quartet”? Perhaps you’ve been trying for years to improve and have still come out with the same scores year after year. If you’re not improving, what do you do? While neither earth-shattering nor new, these techniques were compiled and implemented by the quartet Surround Sound in the 2012–2013 contest cycle. (The quartet improved six average points in 9 months, eventually qualifying for international!) 1. The quartet must be open to innerquartet coaching. If you have members of your quartet who will become offended if another quartet member tries to critique or correct them (and this member may be you!), you might as well stop reading now. A quartet will never improve without the humility that is required to do so. 2. Rarely, if ever, run through an entire song beginning to end during a quartet rehearsal. Doing so shows that you are more interested in singing than in improving. 3. Rehearse one phrase at a time, starting with every possible duet (lead/bass, lead/tenor, baritone/bass, etc.). During the duet portion of your rehearsals, the other members must chime in on what isn’t to their satisfaction. Keep duetting until everyone is satisfied with the results of each combination. Correct areas such as sync issues, mismatched vowels, vocal production, song interpretation, part balance, tuning, etc. 4. Move on to trios. Same format. The one person not singing is now the coach. 5. Rinse and repeat. Once every duet and trio is successful, put all four parts together. If successful, move on to the next phrase. This takes dedication. But if your goal is to improve—to become the most improved—this is a great way to strive for that achievement. Of course each quartet will have its own rehearsal and personality dynamic; so modify the suggestions as desired. This is not the only way to success; these are simply the techniques that worked for Surround Sound and made them the most improved quartet in the world that year. Just remember, the biggest key to improving is hav-

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ing the humility to realize that you might not always be right! Accept instruction, give instruction, duet and trio, and be consistent! Now go forth and improve! - Jay Dougherty Comedy dos, don’ts and doodoos In short: Before you perform comedy, educate yourself on the topic. Here are just a few keys to success: Understand and apply the mechanics of delivering comedy. For example, the Rule of 3 in comedy is a structure to set up and deliver a punch line or gag (i.e., any joke that starts with “A horse, a dog and a cat walk into a bar ...”). The first character does/says something, the second character then does/says something to establish a pattern, and the third character provides the punch line by changing the pattern. If you try to land the punch line on 2 or 4, it will not be funny. (But sometimes you can land it on 5.) Don’t violate the rules. Rule of 3 is only one of many known rules pertaining to comedic structure. Others pertain, for example, to what happens immediately before a punch line (the before) and immediately after (the after). There is also the running gag, the call-back, the time joke, the inside joke, and so on. Your comedy will be much more effective when you know such rules. Rarely will you be successful if you break them. Understand many comedy types. These may include types such as blue humour, black humour, Canadian spelling humour. There is satire, physical comedy and insult comedy. The list goes on. Avoid the traps. These include having a great idea that has no “legs.” One great laugh does not a routine make. A “bit” needs to progress throughout the routine. Another trap is not understanding the difference between funny and clever. Everyone loves funny, but clever has a narrower audience. Know your audience. Pain is funny. Learn how to use it. Physical and emotional pain is very common in comedy. Learn the character types. There are different character types and jobs in comedy: clown, boss clown, buffoon, idiot, foil, etc. This is just the tip of a very large iceberg. We didn’t even get into the “secret” of comedy. I encourage you to explore and learn about performing comedy. You will have so much more fun and success and as we all know ... the Presentation category automatically applies a 1,000 point bonus when you do comedy in contest. ■ – David McEachern


Summer 2015 | Inside this Issue: Let the Music Last Forever U You Can Put Away Your Checkbook

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EASY AS 1-2-3 Direct Your Assets to Help Harmony Foundation International If you are looking for an easy way to support Harmony Foundation International but can’t part with assets today, consider designating us as the beneficiary of your retirement plan assets, insurance policies, or annuities.

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These types of gifts are simple and offer peace of mind since they can be altered at any time throughout your

Life insurance is a low-cost way to provide a large gift. You can name HFI as primary or contingent beneficiary. If you name us as

lifetime. Consider these options:

contingent beneficiary, we will only benefit if your primary beneficiary predeceases you.

Retirement plan assets make a tax-wise gift to HFI. If your children are the beneficiaries of your retirement plan assets, federal income taxes may erode up to 39.6 percent of the amount they receive from your plan. In contrast, as a nonprofit organization, HFI is tax-exempt and eligible to receive the full amount and bypass any federal taxes.

Commercial annuities carry an income tax burden, making your named beneficiary responsible for paying the income tax due on the growth of your annuity. The tax burden makes these assets a popular choice to leave to Harmony Foundation International because we, as the recipient, can eliminate the tax bill on the portion we receive.

How to Name HFI as a Beneficiary Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank, or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name HFI, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form. Return the form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank, or

Make a Sound Decision to Give Contact HFI at (615) 823-5611 or hf@harmonyfoundation.org if you have any questions about designating us as a beneficiary.

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LET THE MUSIC LAST FOREVER Give Today and Tomorrow With a Blended Gift Would you rather support HFI’s music education and outreach programs today, allowing you to see your gift at work, or after your lifetime, ensuring that students continue their love and ability for singing for years to come? With a “blended gift,” you can do both.

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This approach to giving can take many forms. The common thread is the combination of current and future gifts. To take advantage of the blended gift approach, you select a way to donate today that makes sense for your situation. Then you choose a way to continue that generosity in the future through a deferred gift.

Check Out This Potential Scenario Mary has supported Harmony Foundation International for more than 20 years. She has made gifts of cash or stock each year. Supporting our mission to share the gift of singing brings her immense satisfaction and allows her to model her philanthropic values for her family. But Mary wonders what will happen to the programs

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her will to extend her support far into the future. Mary adds a $125,000 gift in her will to go to our endowment fund. We only use a portion of the

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Support Our Singers Please call (615) 823-5611 or go to harmonyfoundation.org to explore your many options for making a difference at HFI today and for years to come.


Why Choose a Planned Gift? By including a gift as part of your overall estate or financial plans, depending on the gift arrangement you choose, you can: Ê UÊFeel secure about the future of your loved ones. Ê UÊMaintain control of your assets for life. Ê UÊReceive substantial tax benefits. Ê UÊGive more than you ever thought possible.

YOU CAN PUT AWAY YOUR CHECKBOOK Uncover the Many Benefits of a Planned Gift There are more ways to support Harmony Foundation International besides writing a check. With a little planning, you can include a gift to HFI within your overall estate or financial plans that preserves our mission to immerse young singers in the barbershop experience and provides you with tax benefits in return. These types of donations are often referred to as planned gifts because they require some planning and, often, help from your professional advisors. Planned gifts can be made now to immediately support our needs or they can be enacted upon your death as a final way to leave a lasting impact. Anyone can make a planned gift. Consider these popular options: A gift in your will or revocable living trust. To

designation form for a percentage (1 to 100) of your account’s final value, you can make a tax-wise gift to support our work after your lifetime. A gift that provides you with income for life. Through a life income gift, you make a gift to HFI and in return you and, if you desire, someone else receive income for life. After your lifetime and that of the other person you choose, the remaining balance of your gift helps us change lives through music.

implement this, work with your attorney to include as little as one sentence in your will or living trust. Because this gift doesn’t go into effect until your death,

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(615) 823-5611 today.

A gift of your retirement plan assets. By naming HFI as the primary beneficiary on the beneficiary

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BEYOND A BASIC WILL 8 Ways to Upgrade Your Estate Plan 1 Update your will or living trust. Update your will or trust after significant

life events, such as a change in marital status, death, birth, adoption, receiving an inheritance, or moving to another state. Remember that tax changes occur often and may alter the effectiveness of your existing estate plan. 2 Choose an executor or trustee. Name someone you trust who is capable

of carrying out the required duties. You may want to consider naming a loved one along with an experienced financial institution.

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3 Name a power of attorney. Assign someone to handle your financial affairs in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. 4 Create a living will. Draft a living will that makes your wishes known

regarding extraordinary measures for keeping you alive. You should inform your family members of your wishes in advance.

current and future needs, it is beneficial to understand the different charitable gifts and the

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benefits associated with each. Simply return the enclosed reply card to receive your free brochure Your Personal Guide to Gift Planning.

6 Watch your investments. Your finances are your future, and the more you learn about investing, the easier it becomes. 7 Give a gift. Take advantage of the annual gift exclusion, which allows you to give up to a specified dollar amount to any number of individuals each year without the gifts becoming subject to gift tax. 8 Support a favorite cause. An unlimited amount of money can be given

free of federal gift and estate taxes to a qualified charitable organization, such as Harmony Foundation International, during your lifetime or at your death.

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The Rogue Valley Harmonizers are looking for a new director in this, their 25th year in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. We are very community outreach oriented and receive consistent financial support in return. We also have a new, unique method of song learning that is a great asset to the director. Please contact Vance Hickin at vanhic@charter.net.

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Want to be a storyteller? Contact storytellers@barbershop.org or harmonizer@barbershop.org FROM THE “WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE DO THAT?” FILE—HOW TO OPEN A BARBER SHOP. What a fun opportunity we enjoyed on Sat. May 16th, to entertain for Scott & Lydia Lubbers for the grand opening of a new barbershop in Holland, Mich. A long-time barber opening his first shop, Scott restored an older barbershop into gleaming shop with old-fashioned flair. In additional to providing nearly two hours of entertainment, the quartet also posed for promo shots used in Scott’s – Don Horton advertising.

Scholarships for chapter members The Capital Chordsmen (Tallahassee, Fla., Chapter) offer an unusual scholarship to student chapter members: the Carraway-Anton Barbershop Music Scholarship. Funding comes solely from show earnings and patron donations, and up to five student members annually receive $500 undergraduate or graduate scholarships to nearby universities. FSU, FAMU, or TCC. If the students remain in good standing with the chorus (75% attendance at rehearsals and performances), they can qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. The scholarship was named for two late Chordsmen, Fred Anton and Don Carraway, both beloved chapter heavyweights for decades. In addition to the scholarship stipend, the chapter also covers the costs of membership, uniforms, and activities such as registrations for Sunshine District contests. – Kate Douglas, student intern, The Capital Chordsmen MICHIGAN’S BARBERSHOP HARMONY DAY. Senator Dave Hildebrand introduced a resolution declaring Monday, June 8 as “Barbershop Harmony in Michigan Day,” in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Pioneer District. A Lansing quartet, Renaissance, sang in the rotunda of the capitol surrounded by posters of BHS and Pioneer District logos. Quartet: Mike Hansen (Br), Brian Dunckel (Bs), Paul Jones (L), and Tim Duman (T). – James Hall

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Huge Christmas audience response to book drive blesses hospitalized children Last December, the Hunterdon Harmonizers (Hunterdon, N.J. Chapter) sponsored “Teddy’s Tale Book Drive.” At the emotional climax of its holiday show, “Teddy’s Tale: An American Christmas Story,” the Harmonizer audiences were invited to contribute towards books to be donated to children who would be hospitalized during the holidays. The chapter’s goal was to fund 100 books, and the afternoon audience alone topped it. All told, the chapter donated more than 250 books, puzzles and DVDs to children in area hospitals. By partnering with Barnes & Noble, the group increased the total donation by 20 percent. The chapter delivered the items personally to the hospitals, and sang for staff, children and families. The warm response made the experience one of the year’s highlights for all involved. www.njharmonizers.org


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In the first of hopefully many joint performances, the men of the Black Canyon Barbershop Chorus were joined by the women of the DelRose Sweet Adelines to “give back” music to the Delta, Colo., community. The intention was to thank the area for past and future support, and to provide a fund-raising opportunity to a supporting church. Almost $300 was raised when the plate was passed around. Note: in a departure from tradition, the chorus allowed members to use sheet music during the performance, allowing chapter members who had not yet learned the music to participate on stage. HIGH SCHOOL SINGERS JOIN CHAPTER REHEARSAL. Milford High School Vocal Program Director Maryanne Lambrecht brought 13 young men from Milford High School to the Pontiac-Waterford Chapter’s May 19 rehearsal. A high school octet sang two songs, including Kurt Bestor’s chilling “Prayer of the Children.” It was a special treat to hear Zach Dahlman thank the chapter for its support in sending students to the Harmony Explosion workshops; he emphasized what a positive effect that had had on them. In 2015, the Big Chief Chorus and Ms. Lambrecht supported five more students from Milford High School and one from Rochester Adams High School. – John Cowlishaw

7KHSRZHURIMRLQing our world-wide brotherhood ... and of Barberpole Cats! A “Harmony Trio” of volunteers from the Rochester, Mich. Chapter responded to Marquette, Mich., Chapter Bob McCaffrey (Br), Bob Price (L), Ella Demember Bob Price’s request Vore, Chuck Murray (Bs), and Frank Brinker (T) to help him form a quartet for his upcoming July family reunion. A first-year Society member in a newer chapter, Bob had no luck booking a quartet for the reunion, which included a 100th birthday celebration for his aunt, Ella DeVore. Bob McCaffrey, Chuck Murray, and Frank Brinker stepped forward! The four sang for the first time together in the parking lot, minutes before performing a selection of Barberpole Cats. Yes, that’s one reason we have the 24 songs we affectionately call the “Barber-Pole Cats.” We all know the songs, and our “instruments” are always with us! – Chuck Murray, Rochester, Mich. Chapter VP of Marketing & PR

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19. Gimme Four (MAD) 3DXO)UDQHN 7 'DYLG$PPLUDWD / :LOO'RZQH\ %V -RH6HUYLGLR %U

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

'HWURLW2DNODQGPHQUHVWRUHYHWHUDQJUDYHV On May 2 and 9 of this year, the Gentlemen Songsters of Detroit Oakland Chapter joined forces with the Royal Oak Memorial Society to prepare for the upcoming Memorial Day observance in Royal Oak. Hard at work with shovels, rakes, brooms and grass shears, they uncovered and cleared debris from the headstones and monuments of more than 250 U.S. military veterans in the Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Mich. At completion of the cleanup, U.S. flags were planted aside each grave marker, some 2,000 in all. Roger Boyer, among many who participated in both days of the project said, “I think this was one of the most gratifying projects we have worked on so far.” – Roger Boyer GNU takes to the airwaves. Another case for connecting with your local arts community! When Minnesota Public Radio started to plan its annual MPR Day at the Fair, its Choral Initiative manager shared some video of Great Northern Union, recommending the chorus as a perfect way to bring new energy to the stage. After a chat about logistics (considerably different than a typical concert venue) and song selection (there had to be at least some classical music for their radio listeners!), the deal was sealed. GNU got to reach a new audience and MPR gained a whole new flock of supporters.

The Musical Island Boys appeared on NBC’s Today Show on June 27, one of the last stops before Pittsburgh during the quartet’s 2015 North American Tour. Kicking Back To Barbershop... for real! Recent

Columbia College Chicago grad (and rabid Barbershopper) Joshua Arizmendi was looking for a cool audio recording project and came up with a doozy! What if he could get a bunch of top quartets to record a song each and release an album? And what if the proceeds could go to youth quartet scholarships? And what if everyone could choose how much to pay and download it instantly? Well, the album is a reality. It includes fresh tracks from the 2015 champ Instant Classic, as well as Forefront, Main Street, Lemon Squeezy, The Crush, After Hours, Quorum, Artistic License, McPhly, Newfangled Four, and the Hot Air Buffoons. Support youth quartets and your barbershop habit by going to http://bit.ly/albumjosh. SENIORS CHAMP HELPS CELEBRATE HISTORICAL LEGEND. On June 15 of this year, 2013 International Seniors Champion Faces 4 Radio helped welcome tall ship L’Hermione in its triumphant return to the United States. The recently completed replica is named after French General La Fayette’s legendary frigate that battled on behalf of U.S. Patriots during the Revolutionary War. For the ship’s arrival on the U.S. East Coast, Faces 4 Radio entertained on the deck for a group of dignitaries in Annapolis, Md. The invitation came at the request of French food giant Sodexo, whose CEO helped finance rebuilding the ship to symbolize the spirit of liberty that unites the U.S. and France. Kudos to Sodexo for choosing such an American art form for the occasion!

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Harmony Foundation scholarships bring nearly 200 students to HU. Harmony Foundation board member Lynn Weaver and

her husband, Doug, present the official check for HU scholarships to Harmony U Dean Donny Rose. This $86,000 gift made attending HU possible for 120 chorus directors and music educators, several quartets, 50 Next Generation chorus members, and 20 Young Women in Harmony singers. If you are a donor, pat yourself on the back! In addition to the presentation, HFI announced the Weaver Challenge: Doug and Lynn will provide a matching donation for each new HFI Donor that signs up this week, up to $25,000. JOIN YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD. Men from two California chapters played the School Board for the recent Modesto Performing Arts production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Howard Barber (T), Chuck Roots (L), Bruce Sellnow (Br), and Derick Sturke (Bs) all but stole the show for six mostly sold out performances. The performing arts group approached the Golden Valley Chorus (Central California Chapter) with a request for an intact quartet. “The Golden Valley Boys” were formed from four long-time friends. including two from the California Delta Chapter, specifically for this appearance. ■

CHAPTER ETERNAL Society members reported as deceased between June 15 and Sept. 1, 2015. Email updates to customerservice@barbershop.org. Cardinal William Deethardt South Bend Mishawaka, IN Michael Southern Rensselaer, IN

Anacortes, WA William Baird Vancouver, BC Ralph Bateman Greater Portland, OR Henry Campbell Eugene, OR Central States Frank Combs Greater Portland, OR Chris Litwiller Allen Crocker Columbia, MO Rogue Valley, OR Jim Rountree Alexander de Britain Wichita, KS Greater Portland, OR Portland Metro, OR Dixie Edward Folkwein Robert DuPree Kalispell, MT Tuscaloosa, AL Alexander Central Alabama Donald Hardison Jungkurth Anacortes, WA Roswell, GA Hallack Robb Thom Hine Anacortes, WA Marietta, GA Atlanta Metro, GA Al Robins Salem, OR Rogue Valley, OR Evergreen Donald Stueckle Harlan Abbott

Greater Portland, OR William Thomas Eugene, OR Jeff Wheatley Vancouver, BC FarWestern Aaron Aubuchon SanDiego, CA Howard Bennighoven Eureka, CA Allen Clift GreaterPhoenix, AZ Mesa, AZ Central Arizona (QuartetChapter) Donald Friesen CrescentaValley, CA Marvin Gold SanFrancisco, CA Lynn Grubb Prescott, AZ William Inskip Eureka, CA

Angelo Rizzo SantaFeSprings, CA San Fernando Valley, CA Lee Shoptaugh Sedona, AZ Delbert Sponsler Eureka, CA Allan Strom Eureka, CA James Throgmorton Santa Fe Springs, CA Illinois H. Calvin Revis Northbrook, IL Johnny Appleseed Robert Binkley Canton, OH Walter Crow Cleveland West Suburban, OH Lorain, OH

Walter Flanagan Lima Beane, OH Rodney Hall Greater Kanawha Valley, WV Michael McBride Columbus, OH Land O’ Lakes Daniel Berendt Oshkosh, WI Ripon, WI Menomonee Falls, WI Loren Berthilson Minneapolis, MN James Gilroy Winnipeg, MB Frank Hudd Dauphin, MB Leo Odden Minneapolis, MN Mid-Atlantic David D’Antonio

Nassau-Mid Island, NY Jim Davis, Sr. CarrollCounty, MD Jerome Eiler Arlington, VA Mt.Vernon, VA Lynn Grubb MontgomeryCounty, MD Alan Hassett Harrisburg, PA John Hohl District of Columbia, DC Alexandria, VA Robert Quartarone Wilmington, DE Larry Schrag Mt. Vernon, VA John Tyler, IV Westchester County, NY Richard White Manhattan, NY

Northeastern Steven Isherwood New Bedford, MA Providence, RI Lincoln, RI Neil Singer Nashua, NH

Muskegon, MI Duane Roy PontiacWaterford, MI

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THE TAG Joe Liles, Tagmaster

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or our tag page in The Harmonizer and for the Free ‘n’ Easy music and tags on the website, we prefer to use material that is free of copyright restrictions. In simple terms, any songs written before 1923 are in public domain (PD). Arrangements of PD songs, for the most part, are copyright protected by an arranger or another

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