Chorus sings and entertainsOur Place in the Barbershop Harmony Society

The Barbershop Harmony Society is governed by an elected International Board of Directors, which sets policy, budget, dues, laws and regulations for the organization. The International Board is assisted by numerous volunteer committees, comprised of Barbershoppers willing to share their special expertise for the good of the organization.

The International staff publishes music and the Society’s magazine, The Harmonizer, and organizes the annual international and midwinter convention. It also publishes manuals on the subjects of chapter operation, Barbershop craft, stagecraft, quartet promotion, script writing, music arranging, chorus development and many other educational topics - including this descriptive Video "Singing Is Life"

The District
For administrative convenience, the Society is divided into sixteen geographic districts. Each district is run by elected officers who promote the best interests of the chapters and conduct quartet and chorus contests within the district.

  • Over 25,000 members in the United States and Canada; largest all-male singing society in the world. Let’s do all we can to add to this
  • Over 800 chapters, ranging in size from 12 to 200 members.
  • Approximately 1,000 quartets registered with the international office; an estimated 1,000 more quartets are active but not officially registered
  • Affiliated organizations in: Australia, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Great Britain. There are also Barbershop singers in Ireland, Denmark, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and parts of the former Soviet Union.
  • International Office: Harmony Hall (800) 876-SING
    110 - 7th Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37203-3704

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