The British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) is a charitable organisation with music education as its goal. There are over 2400 members in 62 clubs and over 90 registered quartets across the UK. Every year a significant proportion of these clubs and quartets take part in contest culminating in the Annual Convention in the Spring. If you’re going to have a contest, you have to have judges!
The Contest and Judging team is an important resource for BABS. The judges are recognised experts in the main aspects of barbershop, namely singing, music and performance. They undertake bi-annual training at specialist seminars to be able to organise and judge our choruses and quartets in competition.
This site provides current information about the C&J team including a directory of members, contest results, rules and reference information for BABS members and other people with an interest in barbershop.