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New Year, New Password

The server for HarmonyInc.org recently received a security update. As a result, members will need to reset your password in order to log in to the Members Only section. Simply enter your member number and click the ‘Lost your password?’ link.

Look for instructions in your email and follow the link provided. You may need to look in your spam or junk folder to find the instructions.

Please contact the Corporate Office if you need your member number or have questions.

Looking for Contest Entry Forms? Follow the links below!
Quartet Contest Entry Form
Chorus Contest Entry Form

Submitted by Kelly Peterson
Corporate Assistant
[email protected]

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Harmony Gets Noticed!

Our brothers in harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society held two consecutive events in Jacksonville, Florida this month. Harmony, Inc. members turned out in force to participate in both the Vision 2020 Leadership Summit and the 2020 Midwinter Convention. Area 1 Director, Linda McMaster, and Area 5 Director, Nancy Flagel, started the week at the Leadership Summit to gain an understanding of how to create and build teams based on trust and commitment. They then cheered on all performers in the three days of contests, represented Harmony, Inc. at the first annual Mixed Barbershop Harmony Summit, and topped off the week by each winning a prize for completing the Passport game! Linda won an online Harmony University class and Nancy won a convention pass to either the 2020 International Convention in
Los Angeles in July or the 2021 Midwinter Convention in New York City next January.
Congratulations, ladies!

As with Harmony, the BHS convention encompasses both shows and contests. At the Opening Night Showcase, the audience was thrilled as 2018 Harmony Queens, Aged to Perfection, represented Harmony beautifully with an exciting, fun, and heartfelt performance on the stage. Harmony is so fortunate to have such accomplished ambassadors.
Moving into the contests phase, the first three female judges to sit on an official international panel represented Harmony, Inc.! Judging the Next Gen Junior Quartet Contest were Linda Muise, Sandi Wright, and Renee Tramack.

Harmony, Inc. was represented in the Next Gen Junior Quartet contest by Area 3 youth quartet AcousChix. This high school quartet, coached by Harmony Queen, Katie Taylor, delighted the audience. We see much success in their future.

All in all, this writer was blown away by the Harmony presence at all levels during this convention. Wherever I went, around the clock, I met, chatted, and sang with Harmony sisters.

Submitted by Roxanne Powell
Editor
[email protected]

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Harmony Gets Noticed!

Our brothers in harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society held two consecutive events in Jacksonville, Florida this month. Harmony, Inc. members turned out in force to participate in both the Vision 2020 Leadership Summit and the 2020 Midwinter Convention. Area 1 Director, Linda McMaster, and Area 5 Director, Nancy Flagel, started the week at the Leadership Summit to gain an understanding of how to create and build teams based on trust and commitment. They then cheered on all performers in the three days of contests, represented Harmony, Inc. at the first annual Mixed Barbershop Harmony Summit, and topped off the week by each winning a prize for completing the Passport game! Linda won an online Harmony University class and Nancy won a convention pass to either the 2020 International Convention in
Los Angeles in July or the 2021 Midwinter Convention in New York City next January.
Congratulations, ladies!

As with Harmony, the BHS convention encompasses both shows and contests. At the Opening Night Showcase, the audience was thrilled as 2018 Harmony Queens, Aged to Perfection, represented Harmony beautifully with an exciting, fun, and heartfelt performance on the stage. Harmony is so fortunate to have such accomplished ambassadors.
Moving into the contests phase, the first three female judges to sit on an official international panel represented Harmony, Inc.! Judging the Next Gen Junior Quartet Contest were Linda Muise, Sandi Wright, and Renee Tramack.

Harmony, Inc. was represented in the Next Gen Junior Quartet contest by Area 3 youth quartet AcousChix. This high school quartet, coached by Harmony Queen, Katie Taylor, delighted the audience. We see much success in their future.

All in all, this writer was blown away by the Harmony presence at all levels during this convention. Wherever I went, around the clock, I met, chatted, and sang with Harmony sisters.

Submitted by Roxanne Powell
Editor
[email protected]

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Opportunities to Serve Harmony

We are still searching for enthusiastic volunteers to fill the following Assistant positions:

Public Relations Coordinator: Do you have experience in PR and Marketing? Then this position might be for you! The PR Coordinator helps identify and develop PR opportunities for Harmony, develops and updates PR materials, and assists with PR for IC&C. The PR Coordinator is a member of the Communications Team and reports to the Director of Communications.

Manual Chair: Do you have experience maintaining large manuals in a knowledge-based system or software such as Adobe InDesign or FrameMaker? Do you have experience in a system that’s an even better fit? Then this position is for you! The Manual Chair keeps our corporate manual up to date to reflect procedural and policy changes made by the board. She reports to the Immediate Past President.

For more information, please email me. If you are ready to apply, please fill out the online application.

Submitted by Donna McKay
International President
[email protected]

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Opportunities to Serve Harmony

We are still searching for enthusiastic volunteers to fill the following Assistant positions:

Public Relations Coordinator: Do you have experience in PR and Marketing? Then this position might be for you! The PR Coordinator helps identify and develop PR opportunities for Harmony, develops and updates PR materials, and assists with PR for IC&C. The PR Coordinator is a member of the Communications Team and reports to the Director of Communications.

Manual Chair: Do you have experience maintaining large manuals in a knowledge-based system or software such as Adobe InDesign or FrameMaker? Do you have experience in a system that’s an even better fit? Then this position is for you! The Manual Chair keeps our corporate manual up to date to reflect procedural and policy changes made by the board. She reports to the Immediate Past President.

For more information, please email me. If you are ready to apply, please fill out the online application.

Submitted by Donna McKay
International President
[email protected]

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New Quartet Procedures

Registration time??? NOT NOW! Last year we changed the Quartet Registration deadline from Jan. 31 to JULY 1. So, if your quartet is already registered, you do not need to renew/re-register until June this year.

If you want to register a NEW quartet, you may do so at any time, and your new quartet has to be registered before you can enter an Area Contest. You can get started by sending some name choices to me so I can check them out for you. It cannot be the same as any quartet or chorus champion or medalist in the history of Harmony, Inc. This info is actually available on the HI website in the Members area, in the Corporate Manual, under Historical Data. Nor can it be the same as any currently registered quartet (obviously) or any non-medalist quartet registered in the last 2 years. I can help you with that, so please email me with your choices.

You will see in another article in this E-NOTE indicating that the Registration fee has been changed from $10 to $20, effective 1/1/20, but if you’re already registered, you’re good until your renewal in June. A NEW registration fee will be $20. Also, the forms are currently under construction to make them more user-friendly! So please resist the urge to pull out an old form.

Are you aware that there is a Quartet Directory on the HI website? You will find it in the pull-down menu Quartets on the opening page! Please note that all the info for that Directory comes from me, as the Quartet Development Coordinator, to the website manager. So, if you notice a correction needed, please contact ME, not the website manager, so I can update the Official Quartet Directory, and notify the website manager.

Now I have something urgent to say: Congrats to ALL the quartets at IC&C! AWESOME!!!
Please contact me if I can be of assistance.

Submitted by Debi Stoll
Quartet Development Coordinator

[email protected]

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Hello Harmony!

Late Saturday night at IC&C, I finally found a quiet moment to read all the comments on the “What Harmony Means to Me” board. Your thoughts moved me to tears! I took photos and created this word cloud, and I thought this would be a good time to share it with you. Harmony is so much more than just a singing organization!

Happy New Year to all my amazing Harmony friends!
#HarmonyStronger
Donna McKay
International President

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Sing With The Goats

Women of Note enjoyed a unique holiday experience this year.

The Southwick Zoo in Massachusettes has a beautiful event called Winter Wonderland, where they cover the zoo in lights and have a special holiday train ride through their open deer park. This year, the zoo asked the Women of Note to send a small group out to sing seasonal songs to their guests as they rode the train and enjoyed the various exhibits.

It was a beautiful, chilly Saturday evening when eight of our members, dressed up in sparkly scarves, and carrying pitch pipes, wandered around the zoo for two hours singing in various tableaux. We sang to the guests standing in line to meet Santa, and even had a few patrons join in! There was “Sing with the Goats”! The animals seemed to love it, when they weren’t trying to eat our sparkly scarves!

Singing Carol of the Bells while standing above the Holiday Maze was a highlight, as was singing on the train ride. It was a lovely evening of music and magic that ended with a great dinner at the Zoo’s delicious restaurant. Women of Note hope to enjoy this holiday tradition for many more years!

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Twenty-Two Stores!

Twenty-two stores! Hundreds of clapping hands and smiles! Sugartones sprinkled the joy of the season throughout the community of Alliston. Our name precedes us! Our legion of fans continues to grow! And they said we sounded pretty good, too!

Sugartones, the Alliston Ontario chapter of Harmony, Inc., had a busy 2019 Christmas season. We started with a recording by our local TV station of Christmas favourites along with our own MC-ed introductions and seasonal jokes. We sang to the excited families in advance of the Beeton and Tottenham Santa Claus parades, entertained shoppers during the downtown Alliston Christmas Crawl, shared our joy of the holiday season through song at a community Christmas party, and shared some joyful sounds with the staff and visitors at a local Hospice. The season was capped by our always fun annual Family and Friends Christmas party.
Seven performances in 4 weeks. We are truly radiant with our love of barbershop!

Sending best wishes to our Harmony, Inc. community for a harmonious and blessed 2020.

Submitted by Tracie Kennedy
Sugartone

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Seabelles 50th Anniversary

Sea Belles of Harmony topped their 50th anniversary year with an end-of-season performance on stage at the Imperial Theatre, Saint John, New Brunswick, with dynamic duo, Tomato Tomato. Performing on this Christmas show for the third year, Sea Belles wowed the sold out audience with their performance of Mary Did You Know?

Submitted by Ann Connolly
PR chair for Seabelles

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Seeking Today’s Harmony Leaders

It’s time to select the leaders who will lead Harmony, Inc. into the vision articulated by President Donna McKay at IC&C 2019 — more members, more chapters, more education, more communication, greater accomplishments and a larger footprint across North America. Harmony. Stronger. 

To do that, we need nominations to the International Board of Directors. This is a reminder to all Chapter Presidents and Associate Members that Nomination Forms for 2020 International Board elections are due January 15. We are seeking nominations for the Areas 1, 3 and 5 Area Directors as well as nominees for members at large on the International Board of Directors.  The election will take place in early 2020. Sound familiar? If not then please go to https://www.harmonyinc.org/2019/12/04/5062/ on the Harmony, Inc. website. Everything you need to know is detailed in that post.

Request for Chapter Presidents

All Chapter Presidents, please take a look at your chapter membership and encourage those that are seen as potential International Board Members to consider sharing their time and talents.  Chapters are each limited to nominating two members.  

Request for Chapter Members and Associates

Chapter Member, is that person YOU, or Associate Members…is that problem solver/dreamer/planner YOU?  If so, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to be more involved in Harmony, Inc. In either case just get a chapter or an associate member to compete the online Nomination Form and then follow that with your Application Form submission.  As an Associate Member you could play a unique role on the International Board…representing the many Associate Members of Harmony, Inc. as decisions are made. We need to hear the voices of our Associate Members as well – might you be that voice? If not you, then WHO from your Area has shown interest in developing policies and practices that might be useful to Harmony, Inc.  Who are your problem solvers? Your dreamers? Your planners? Harmony, Inc. needs those people to help us to move forward.  

Nomination Form (HAR-034 1) and Application Form (HAR-034 2) must be completed online by the January 15 deadline. Both forms may be found on the Harmony Inc. website under Forms/Documents in the Members’ Only section. It is easier than ever this year because both forms are an online submission.  Once the forms are filled out, they will be digitally submitted to the Nominating Committee Chair and Corporate Office.  

Please be sure that all members of your chorus receive this information. Send it by e-mail, add to your Chapter bulletin and announce this at your chapter meetings. Areas, forward it to your Associate Members. Encourage anyone who may be interested in becoming part of the administrative team that will move our organization into the future. 

Harmony, Inc. needs qualified, experienced individuals. Allow your name to stand, get to know Harmony, Inc. and let Harmony, Inc. get to know you! Become part of the future of Harmony, Inc. – how exciting is THAT?

In case you didn’t catch it the first three times it was mentioned above — the deadline for submission of nominations is no later than January 15, 2020!

Submitted by Marie Ross
Nominating Committee Chair
[email protected]

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#HarmonyAwarenessWeek

In our Harmony Creed, we state that harmony lives in our “hearts, as well as voices.” Through barbershop harmony, we share our love of music, singing, and each other – living in harmony. It’s a great message to share with the world and we have that opportunity during Harmony Awareness Week!

During Harmony Awareness Week (February 9-15), share the love and joy of singing barbershop harmony!

If you’re part of a quartet or chorus, it’s a perfect time to get out in the community
– Host an open rehearsal/guest night and ask your local media (newspapers, radio stations, local TV) to promote your event.
– Plan a joint rehearsal/meetup with other quartets, choruses and vocal groups in your area – sing tags, invite guests, the more the merrier!
– Contact your community houses of worship to inquire about performing on their program as a way to encourage harmony in your community and the world.
– Ask your local municipality to recognize “Harmony Awareness Week” via proclamation.
– Send quartets or small ensembles to deliver complimentary Singing Valentines to nursing homes, rehab centers, shut-ins, etc.
– Perform a “pop-up” concert or flash mob like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHRsdNT9hn8

– Kick up your Singing Valentines with “video Valentines” to deployed service members, separated couples, etc.
– Share your love of all things harmony on social media
– Hold a contest on social media for a free Singing Valentine
– Post your favorite Harmony, Inc. moment on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or send it to us via email and we’ll share it on social
– Have members share their favorite harmony message on your chorus, quartet and personal social networks
– Tag everything with #HarmonyAwarenessWeek and fill up your feed with all things barbershop!

Show your love of harmony loud and proud!
– Wear your 60th Anniversary #harmonystronger, quartet, chorus or barbershop apparel
– Share your favorite quartet or chorus performance from our YouTube channel
– Don’t forget younger singers! Offer to teach a tag (or two) to a school choral class, youth group meeting or community college singing/music appreciation class.

Harmony members can log into our Public Relations tools site for press releases, brochure templates, flyers and more!

If you want to share our love of harmony, you can sing with us! Check out our website for the location of a chorus near you. If there’s not a chorus nearby, no problem – we can guide you how to start a chorus to help you find your voice and join our song!

Submitted by By Anita Prather Harvell
Social Media Coordinator
[email protected]

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Directors First Scholarship Nominations

Who will your chapter send to Harmony University in 2020? Applications/nominations are due to [email protected] by January 31, 2020. So, don’t delay!

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Membership Renewals, Area Dues, And YOU!

On February 15, 2020, documents and information will be distributed to all Chapter Presidents, Chapter Secretaries, Associate Members, Affiliate Members and Life Members. It is imperative all members use the most current forms (2020), as International dues will increase this year. Current forms will be available in the Members Only section of the website beginning February 15. All members, regardless of the date they initially became members, will be required to renew by April 1. This includes new Chapter, Associate, and Affiliate members who joined between October 2019 and March 2020.

CHAPTERS:
Your renewal documents will be specific to your chapter. Please follow the instructions provided in your renewal notice.
– Area dues must be submitted along with International dues for all renewing members.
– If your chapter has a male director, you must renew his Affiliate membership and pay his Area dues.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:
– Your renewal documents will be specific to your Area and will include the correct Area dues amount. Please follow the instructions provided in your renewal notice.

Please call the corporate office or send an email with any questions. I am happy to help with this process!

Submitted by Kelly Peterson
Executive Assistant Administration
[email protected]

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Agenda Item Submissions – Mid-Year Meeting 2020

Prior to International Board Meetings, members and chapters are given an opportunity to submit items for consideration at the next IBOD Meeting. The official form for submitting agenda items for the 2020 International Board of Directors Mid-Year Meeting is available in the members only section of the Harmony, Inc. website. Form HAR-009 is available in an easy-to-complete online form in the Members Only section of the website.

Please be sure to complete the entire form and submit it by the May 20, 2020 deadline for Mid-Year Meeting. If you have any questions about the agenda item form, please contact the corporate office at [email protected] or call toll free 855-750-3341.

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New Year, New Deadlines

With the new year comes a spate of new deadlines for membership and quartet renewals and registration, Area contest entries, and agenda items for the International Board of Directors to consider at the midyear meeting in May. Update your calendars with the info below:

Area Contest Entry Forms & Deadlines

Area 6 AC&C
April 17-19, 2020
Jacksonville, FL
Contest Entry Deadline February 17, 2020
Late Entry Cut-off Date March 18, 2020

Area 2 AC&C
April 23- April 26, 2020
Framingham, MA
Contest Entry Deadline February 24, 2020
Late Entry Cut-off Date March 25, 2020

Area 3 AC&C
May 1 – May 3, 2020
Liverpool, NY
Contest Entry Deadline March 2, 2020
Late Entry Cut-off Date April 1, 2020

Area 5 AC&C
May 22 – May 24, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Contest Entry Deadline March 23, 2020
Late Entry Cut-off Date April 22, 2020

Area 1 AC&C
June 4 – June 7, 2020
Sackville, New Brunswick
Contest Entry Deadline April 6, 2020
Late Entry Cut-off Date May 6, 2020

Area 4 AC&C
June 12 – June 14, 2020
Bloomington, IL
Contest Entry Deadline April 13, 2020
Late Entry Cut-off Date May 11, 2020

– As a reminder, all contestants who will perform in Harmony, Inc. contests must be members in good standing, which means that all Harmony, Inc. Corporate, Area and Chapter dues must be current as of April 1, 2020, in order to participate in contests.
– All quartets must be registered with the Quartet Development Coordinator prior to registering for contest. Click here to complete the quartet registration process.
– Area Contest Entry forms are online this year! Forms for both Chapters and Quartets are available on the Members Only section of the website. You may complete the registration process entirely online, or you may print and mail your forms and payment to the Corporate Office by the posted deadline.

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A Leap Into The Unknown

In all my 33 years with Harmony, Inc., I had never volunteered to assist at an IC&C contest. Not once.

Over my decades in Harmony, I HAD volunteered at various levels: quartet contact, chapter president, chapter music team. And I do give back to this hobby we all love by serving on the Area 3 Council and education committee. But when it came to IC&C, I went to compete and have fun.

This year, I decided things would be different. IC&C 2019 was my year to take the plunge. Volunteer Coordinator Anne Leinen responded to my inquiry if she needed quartet finals backstage volunteers with a resounding, “YES!” Not only was Anne informative, organized, and efficient, she made volunteering easy and FUN!

My new title? Personal Belongings Monitor. I excitedly met Anne backstage 10 minutes prior to the start time of quartet finals to go over the duties, which were very simple – collect belongings, place on table, release belongings back to the same quartet that deposited them. But I hadn’t expected the most interesting aspect of this job — meeting and interacting with the finalist quartets at the last step before hitting the stage. When they came off stage, I was there to congratulate them. The best part of this whole experience was actually meeting and speaking with IC&C’s top quartets, many of whom I did not know but all of whom were friendly and appreciated the support and words of encouragement, both entering and exiting the stage.

I even spoke for quite a while with one particularly jovial quartet that ended up medaling. I sang around a bit later that evening, met up with them, sported one of their support buttons, and genuinely got to know them by night’s end. I would never have done that nor taken the opportunity to get to know them better had I not volunteered backstage

The moral of the story ladies is – VOLUNTEER! Somewhere, even for a short period of time, do it! I guarantee it will enrich your contest experience and will DEFINITELY be appreciated by many!

Submitted by By Dorene Dickerson
Backstage Volunteer – “Personal Belongings Monitor”

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Harmony Inc. Wants Your Opinion!

We’d like our members input for future International Convention and Contests. You should have all received an email last week with a link to our survey. We’d appreciate your input no later than January 15. If you haven’t already, please weigh in by using the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DYC78QR

Special Thanks to Lake Erie Shores & Islands
We’d like to thank Lake Erie Shores & Islands for providing Harmony Inc. a grant to help supplement some travel costs and AV expenses at this year’s event in Sandusky. We encourage everyone to reach out to them the next time you travel to the area. They can provide lodging and area information by calling 1-800-255-ERIE or log on-to www.SHORESandISLANDS.com

Submitted by Allison Thompson
Convention Manager
[email protected]

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Aged To Perfection – Hot Stuff!

Sporting their beautiful new permanent tiaras, Aged to Perfection continues with a whirlwind of activities. In the last couple of months. the quartet has sung on several chapter shows, shared their talents as educators at musical workshops, moved a household or two, and celebrated the wedding of lead Alexa Beal to Matt Page.

Next month, the 2018 Harmony Queens will be featured the Opening Night Showcase at the Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter Convention. The Thursday, January 9, extravaganza features some of the best barbershop and a cappella music around at the historic Florida Theater in downtown Jacksonville.

Says Aged to Perfection, “We just love making new friends, and sharing our love of music.”

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Help Wanted!

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve Harmony, Incorporated? How about volunteering as an Assistant to the International Board of Directors? This is a great way to gain knowledge about Harmony and give back to this amazing organization. We currently have three open Assistant positions in public relations, youth programs, and technical writing. Not ready to jump into filling an Assistant position? You can still
volunteer! Our Harmony. Stronger. strategic plan is filled with initiatives to help move Harmony into the future! Volunteer to help with a project or initiative by contacting [email protected].

You will find the complete job descriptions in the corporate manual in the Members Only section.

Public Relations Coordinator: Do you have experience in PR and Marketing? Then this position might be for you! The PR Coordinator helps identify and develop PR opportunities for Harmony, develops and updates PR materials, and assists with PR for IC&C. The PR Coordinator is a member of the Communications Team and reports to the Director of Communications.

Youth Programs Coordinator: Do you have a passion and desire to help the youth members of our organization? How about serving as our Youth Programs Coordinator. This person is the liaison between our youth members and the IBOD. She administers the Harmony for Young Women program and the Youth Member of the Year Award. She is involved with selecting the director, the music, and organizing rehearsal for the Minor Chords Chorus. The Youth Programs Coordinator reports to the Director of Membership.

Manual Chair: Do you have experience maintaining large manuals in a knowledge-based system or software such as Adobe InDesign or FrameMaker? Do you have experience in a system that’s an even better fit? Then this position is for you! The Manual Chair keeps our corporate manual up to date to reflect procedural and policy changes made by the board. She reports to the Immediate Past President.

For more information, please contact [email protected]. If you are ready to apply, please fill out the online application.
https://www.harmonyinc.org/har-001-application-for-assistant-to-the-ibod/

Submitted by Donna McKay
International President
[email protected]

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Musical Leadership Strong = Harmony Strong

Greetings, Harmony! We’re growing in quality as well as numbers.

If you were fortunate enough to attend this past International Contest and Convention in Sandusky, then you witnessed some of the BEST performances EVER on a Harmony International contest stage. There is NO doubt in my mind that this is directly related to the talented individuals who guide you each week – YOUR musical leadership. They teach, support, understand, shepherd and empower you to become better singers and performers. That’s a lot.

Do you know they spend countless hours preparing to be the best for YOU? In Sandusky, 30 of these devoted musical leaders sat around a table at 10 o’clock Wednesday night to talk about how they can become better leaders and teachers. That was our first annual Musical Leadership round table and it was so awesome that we stuck around till 11:30 p.m. or so, commiserating and supporting each other, as we
shared our familiar and common challenges and successes.

We will keep meeting and supporting each other through our newly created Facebook Musical Leadership Chatroom. Our hope is that this sharing of ideas and knowledge will provide you with a greater, more exciting experience as a singer and thus encourage you to invite your friends to experience the same things you enjoy so much.

Let’s grow Harmony, together!

Submitted by Anne Bureau
Chorus Director Development Coordinator
[email protected]

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Membership Adventure

The following is a joyful description of how four members of the ScotianAires, Area 1 (Ann B, Jo-Anne P, Pauline M and Diana M) found time in their busy IC&C schedules to enjoy the indoor waterpark at Kalahari Resort. Thank you to Diana MacDonald for sharing your adventure!
Water, water…everywhere! What a monstrous water park Kalahari Resort has … and suited for all age, even us seniors!

We started out very slowly cruising down the lazy river — very relaxing until we hit one of the waterfalls, then, kablam! What a soaking!

Next stop we tried jumping over the waves in the wave pool which resulted in much laughter and continuous dunking.

The huge red, yellow, blue, and turquoise inner tubes caught our interest, so we decided to try one out. Well, after climbing up and up the stairs, we finally reached the launching platform where the attendant held a rubber raft for us to jump in and ride down. We rolled up the sides of tunnels, swirling in the dark, shrieking and laughing until we finally splashed down at the end. We even picked up a friend for the ride as he was alone and the rafts required at least two people. Stoic Ben had to listen to our hooting and hollering as we rocked the ride together.

The invigorating hot tub, indoors and outside, finished off our adventure and concluded our time well spent in the water park.

Do you have a Membership Adventure you’d like to share with the Harmony, Inc. membership? If so, please submit your story to our Director of Membership, keeping it to 200 words or less.

Submitted by Kim Meechan
Director of Membership

[email protected]

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Get Your Directors First Scholarship, Now!

Harmony is growing in membership, skills, and excitement. And part of that is due to the Directors First program.

Now in its fourth year, this initiative seeks to send one musical leader from each and every Harmony chapter to Harmony University in
Nashville, Tenn. for eight days of super-intense education and training in the art and science of Barbershop leadership and performance over a five-year cycle. For details on who is eligible and how to apply, click here.

Who will your chapter send to Harmony University in 2020? Applications/nominations are due to [email protected] by January 31, 2020. So, don’t delay!

Along with nominations, we are also looking for donations to both the U.S. (Harmony Foundation) and Canadian programs (Sing Canada Harmony). Your tax-deductible gift will help us send at least 12 musical leaders to Harmony University in 2020. Please think about encouraging individuals as well as chapters to get involved in supporting this. Remember there is still time to get in a year-end charitable
contribution. Make that tax-deductible donation before the end of year!

Stronger Directors = Stronger Chapters = Stronger Areas = Stronger Harmony, Inc.

And a note from your Web Master, Tanya: Be sure to double check the email address when you send in your applications!
Check twice, send once
😉

Submitted by Jennifer Bratis
Directors First Program Coordinator
[email protected]

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Honorary Membership Reminder

Did you know that any Harmony member in good standing (both regular and associate) can nominate an individual whom they feel would be a suitable Honorary Member of Harmony, Inc? For information, go to the Corporate Manual (in the Members Only section) and check out Section 14 (Reference Material), Honorary Membership Nomination and Selection Process.
Don’t delay! The January 31, 2020 deadline is fast approaching!

Submitted by Kim Meechan
Director of Membership
[email protected]

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Honorary Membership Reminder

Did you know that any Harmony member in good standing (both regular and associate) can nominate an individual whom they feel would be a suitable Honorary Member of Harmony, Inc? For information, go to the Corporate Manual (in the Members Only section) and check out Section 14 (Reference Material), Honorary Membership Nomination and Selection Process.
Don’t delay! The January 31, 2020 deadline is fast approaching!

Submitted by Kim Meechan
Director of Membership
[email protected]

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