Our mission is to spread the love and harmony of barbershop singing throughout Spain. In order to achieve that, our Youth Project co-operates with schools and music academies all around the country, running free workshops to encourage young people to try barbershop. These have been very successful in Barcelona, Pilar de la Horadada (resulting in a new chorus being formed), Madrid, Elche and Orihuela, with more planned in Valladolid and Murcia.
Sing Harmony in a Day (SHIAD)
To support our member choruses, we also run ‘Sing Harmony in a Day’ (SHIAD) workshops to augment their existing membership. To date, we have succeeded in recruiting chorus members for two choruses in Madrid and choruses in Murcia, Málaga, Andalucia and the Algarve in Portugal. Further SHIADs are planned for the Algarve and Granada.
Every two years, we offer our membership a weekend of coaching at Harmony College. We have been fortunate to have the expertise of ‘Double Trouble’ (2012 LABBS Mixed Quartet Champions) and ‘Reckless’ (Placed 21st at BHS International in 2015) to run these events and we are looking forward to our 2017 Harmony College, hosted by PZAZZ (2015 LABBS Champions and SABS 2014 International Champions).
Coaching and Masterclasses
We organise visits from barbershop coaches for our choruses and quartets to share and provide the very best in masterclasses to our delegates at our annual conventions.