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Singing to Ourselves…

Hi there, followers! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve shared updates for folks to follow our discussion and process in this season of Race and #RealTalk. But we have been processing… The Fun Work- Barbershop! We’ve been incorporating a variety of ideas and discovering some new ones that enrich our concept of the dialogue we feel is necessary in…

Race and #RealTalk- Reboot!

Hey, y’all! So due to an early surprise, we were on a little “time-out” with our Race and #RealTalk sessions… we were expecting the tenor-baby to be born in November, about a week from today. But she apparently did not think HALO traveling to ICC inches away from her birth was a wise decision, so she made a 5 week…

Race and #RealTalk Fall 2018 Kicks Off!

We are excited and hopeful! Our first session of this season’s program was all in all a success. Even with what can feel like drudgery in the way of orientations, the group shared experiences and perspectives in an open and trusting discussion, which left members feeling simultaneously supported, safe, and challenged.   With Jasmine in Texas, we had the master…

Harmony Concerts and Coachings… OH, MY!

Hi, friends and followers! We have had so many incredible experiences these past couple of months, we hardly know where to begin… let’s pick up where we left off!   On June 30, we finally shared our Race and #RealTalk Concert program with the community. Many weeks of having tough discussions, processing complex information, perspectives and experiences while preparing music…

HALO Summer Happenings!

Hi, folks! Whew, so much has happened in a fairly short amount of time. For starters, HALO qualified to compete at Harmony, Inc. Internationals in November!   Also, we’d announced the great news that we would be going to Harmony University this July for the first time as recipients of the Red Caps Scholarship. We mulled over the course list…

Guess Who’s Going to HARMONY UNIVERSITY!!!

About two months ago, Harmony University announced and celebrated a $50,000 endowment from the Barbershop Harmony Society to create the Grand Central Red Caps Scholarship for singers, educators, and directors of color. Beginning this year in 2018, an annual full scholarship award will be extended to 4 applicants of color with backgrounds in music education and directing. HALO is very…

What’s Good?

Hey, folks! HALO has been up to some things and it’s been a while since we’ve shared stories, so if you wanna hear ’em, here they go-   GIGS! Back in February, HALO sang on the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweeps contest at The Birchmere! It was a fun day and a fun crowd. A little birdie maaay have told us that…