Harmony, Inc. Puts Directors First!


Stronger directors = stronger chapters = stronger Areas = stronger Harmony, Inc.

Harmony, Inc. members have long known that the strength of our organization rests in the hands of our musical directors. Strong directors contribute to strong chapters, which are the basis for strong Areas and a strong international organization. In a nutshell, Harmony, Inc. understands the importance of putting its “Directors First.”

Harmony, Inc. is proud to announce a new fundraising campaign called Directors First. The goal is simple: We want to send one director or musical leader from EACH CHAPTER to Harmony University, a world-class educational experience hosted by the Barbershop Harmony Society, in the next five years. We know we can do it. We know it will expose our directors and musical leaders to a world-class barbershop harmony education, which will trickle down to every set of risers in our organization.

Check out this brief overview video to learn more about Directors First.


Inspired to Help?

Harmony, Inc. To illustrate the simplicity of our goal, let’s break down what we’re aiming to accomplish. If each member donates just $5 per year to the Directors First campaign for the next five years, we will be able to send one director or musical leader from each chapter in Harmony, Inc.—including YOURS.

Whether you donate $5 or $50 or $500, you will be directly impacting the overall strength of the organization you love! Donate now and help us send 12 Harmony, Inc. musical leaders to Harmony University in 2020.

If you’re ready to support the Directors First campaign, you can make your donation in the following ways:


Where Do We Send Donations?

Harmony, Inc. partners with two different charitable organizations to raise funds for this program: Sing Canada Harmony in Canada and Harmony Foundation International in the U.S.

Sing Canada Harmony has supported Directors First from its inception and provides documentation to its donors for Canada Revenue.

As of April 1, 2018, HFI has taken on the task of raising the U.S. funds we need to continue the Directors First program. As a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit, Harmony Foundation will be able to issue tax documentation to recognize donations for U.S. members who participate.

Because we have outsourced this fundraising program, Harmony, Inc.’s Corporate Office will no longer accept Directors First donations. Effective immediately, all donations dedicated to the Directors First program must be sent to Harmony Foundation (for U.S. members) and Sing Canada Harmony (for Canadian members).

If you’re ready to support the Directors First campaign, you can make your donation in the following ways:


  • Online—Click on the Harmony Foundation link above to make a donation.
  • Send a check—If you prefer, send a check to the Harmony Foundation and be sure to indicate that it is intended for the Directors First campaign. The HFI mailing address is:  HARMONY FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL, INC.110 Seventh Ave. N., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Online—Click on the Sing Canada Harmony link above to make a donation.
  • BE SURE TO NOTE THAT YOUR DONATION IS FOR DIRECTORS FIRST and it will be earmarked for the Directors First campaign!
  • Send a cheque – If you prefer, send a check to Sing Canada Harmony and be sure to indicate that it is intended for the Directors First campaign. The SCH mailing address is : SING CANADA HARMONY, c/o James Thexton, 92 Brightondale Close SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4M7


Why not make a group contribution—Get your whole chapter in on the campaign and make a group donation to Directors First! We’ll be happy to recognize your effort on social media and in the next issue of the E-Note. And you never know what sort of recognition will be in store if you’re the chapter with the greatest degree of support for Directors First.


How Do We Send Our Director to Harmony University?

Visit the Director’s First Application page!


Important Deadline

The deadline for applications is January 31. Be sure to get you application and letter of endorsement from your chapter submitted to the email addresses listed on the correct forms by this date!



If you have questions about the Directors First campaign, reach out to [email protected] for more information.