38th BABS Annual College

Jubilee Campus Nottingham

26th - 28th August 2016

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Join in the 38th Harmony College

For the past 37 years the BABS' Harmony College has been the central barbershop educational and developmental event in the UK, and the challenge has always been "How do we make it better?" By common consent last year's college was heralded as "the best yet", so how can we make 2016, the 38th Harmony College, even better than that?

Well, we've gone all out to try and achieve that somewhat lofty ambition. For a start, we have a great quartet coming over from the USA as our main guests; not only are "'Round Midnight" a brilliant quartet, but all four are music educators who have worked across North America and much further afield. And yet there's more, with the very talented Joe Cerutti coming across from Nashville to direct the Audition Chorus. Joe is well known in the UK as a great coach and director who is highly respected for his ability to get the best performances from everyone, irrespective of their level of ability.

As in every other year, there is something for everyone, whether you enjoy singing in a large chorus, want to come with your quartet for specialised tuition, need guidance in improving your personal singing technique, wish to explore the theory behind the sound, try your hand at directing, or even have a private singing lesson - it's all here, together with a wide choice of breakout sessions, helpful advice from our American educators, en-suite accommodation, good food, bar facilities and a great show on Saturday evening.

For one of the friendliest learning experiences in barbershop you really must join us. Read the prospectus, select your course and enrol. It’s too good to miss!.

Alan Goldsmith
BABS Harmony College Organiser


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Outstanding Value

You not only get excellent training and coaching, you also get great facilities, good food, a high level of camaraderie, a private bar and, of course, plenty of time to sing.

Everyone Welcome

BABS members, non-members, men and women, all are welcome.

Your Options

Choose from a full weekend residential or non residential, one day options on Friday and Saturday or Sat/Sun residential.

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Extreme Quartet Sampler

Interested in trying out the Extreme Quartet experience without commiting to it for the whole weekend?  Sample sessions availabel during the Breakout sessions.  Click here for more details.