SingSeptemberSingSeptember is a national campaign taking place in September 2020. This initiative is designed to help spread the word about Barbershop Singing in Britain. It will be run throughout the month of September and the BABS Marketing Department will run a nationwide campaign. There will be something planned on every day of September. The BABS Board of Directors are hoping every club will participate in this campaign in any way they can, no matter how big or small. SingSeptember can help your club to: Find new members Grow your audiences Encourage new talent Reignite musical passion and persuade someone to find their unused voice Raise your group profile Help engage more with your local community Take your music to those less able to access it Provide a learning experience for young and old alike But most of all, it will be fun for all involved! SingSeptember 2020 will be an online initiative and we will launch the nationwide SingSeptember in 2021. Information Events Partners and Affiliates Partners and Affiliates BABS is delighted to be partnered with the following organisations for our SingSeptember initiative. Official Partners Making Music is the UK’s membership organisation for leisure-time music groups. Their 3,700+ members across all musical genres represent over 200,000 musicians and promoters of all levels of experience. They support the unsung heroes who run these groups – from symphony orchestras to community choirs, jazz bands to local festivals – by providing them with practical services, guidance, artistic development opportunities and a collective voice for lobbying. They help people run their groups so that they can get on with making music! Music Teacher magazine is the essential meeting point and resource for music education practitioners. Whether you are newly qualified or have years of experience, teach classical, pop or jazz, are a classroom teacher or freelance tutor, Music Teacher keeps education practice fresh and engaging – with content tailored to the concerns and passions driving educators forward today. OB1 Theatre Co. was founded with the focus of enriching lives through the arts. OB1 Theatre Co. (and the SOVT Straw) were founded by award winning singing teacher and voice researcher, Oren Boder, with the aim of developing innovative technologies and solutions, through the pursuit of meaningful science, to enrich lives through the arts. Our current work - aimed at singers and voice users, focuses on engineering tools to enhance and improve vocal development, health, and wellbeing. MAKING THE MUSIC THAT'S MAKING A DIFFERENCEFounded in 1938, the Barbershop Harmony Society 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. Through active programs in music education, publishing, performance, and outreach, we reach over 27,000 members, friends, families, youth and educators every year. Want to discover what else we have to offer? Explore some of our resources and find what's right for you. Affiliate Partners ‘Therapy that dare not speak its name’. With c600 Men’s Sheds in the UK, Sheds provide safe spaces for men (and women) through making and repairing. Sheds help communities and provide a sense of purpose. Sheds reduce depression (89%), anxiety (75%) and loneliness (96%). No pill can do this. The UK Men’s Sheds Association exists to promote Sheds and support new and existing Sheds across the UK.' The Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers is committed to encouraging barbershop singing through Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. We truly appreciate the support and encouragement from barbershoppers from all over the world and we continue to encourage more people to embrace this unique artform. The Irish Association of Barbershop Singers (IABS) was founded in Birr County Offaly in 1988 and the first Irish Barbershop Convention was held in the Marian Hall in Birr in 1989. Since then a dedicated and growing number of Barbershop enthusiasts have ensured the growing popularity of Barbershop throughout Ireland. We are a mixed association of approximately 400 members. Our aim is to preserve the style of barbershop singing, to encourage the development of quartets and choruses and to further the education of members in any and all aspects of barbershop in Ireland.