Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS): www.barbershop.org Founded in 1938 as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) preserves and extends the reach of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form whose roots lie in African-American improvisation and European harmony traditions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee since 2007, the nonprofit organization provides active programs and resources in music education, publishing, performance, and community outreach.
North Eastern District Barbershop Harmony Society: www.nedistrict.org The mission of the Northeastern District (NED) of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. shall be to attract men of all ages and cultural backgrounds to assist chapters in the promotion and encouragement of the unique American art form of vocal harmony known as Barbershop through quality singing, music education programs, community involvement and good fellowship.
Sweet Adelines: sweetadelines.com Founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1945, Sweet Adelines started as a small group of women who loved to sing. Since then, it has evolved into an organization that spans the globe connecting nearly 21,000 singers around the world in song. They're dedicated to preserving the unique sound of a cappella barbershop harmony, sharing our passion for music and empowering our community in every area of their lives.
Ladies Association of British Barbership Singers (LABBS): www.labbs.org.uk LABBS is one of three barbershop-singing organisations in the United Kingdom, and the only purely-British organisation for female barbershop singers. Their members love to sing and take every opportunity to share the love of barbershop and passion for harmony, wherever they can. Since its establishment in 1976, LABBS has grown to have around 60 clubs and over 2300 members who are located up, down and across the country from Cornwall to Scotland. The choruses vary in size and are made up of women of all ages but at the heart is their shared love of singing, friendship and being part of a modern and dynamic association.