One of the hallmarks of a truly transcendental experience, I’d wager, is the inability to ascribe words that adequately describe it. To that end, I’ll give myself some grace for really being at a loss for expressing what an unforgettable and uplifting weekend the Barbershop Revival with the Carolinas District of the Barbershop Harmony Society… Continue reading Revived by Barbershop
Hi, friends!! Well we know we’re late by a lot since we’ve had so much happen over the last two months… but now that our marathon is at a resting point, we just want to share the amazing experiences we’ve had. HALO for the Holidays! We enjoyed giving a terrific show of barbershop, holiday songs, and the… Continue reading Magic, MLK, and Midwinter!
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… Continue reading Singing to Ourselves…
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… Continue reading Race and #RealTalk- Reboot!
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… Continue reading Race and #RealTalk Fall 2018 Kicks Off!
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… Continue reading Harmony Concerts and Coachings… OH, MY!
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… Continue reading HALO Summer Happenings!
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… Continue reading Guess Who’s Going to HARMONY UNIVERSITY!!!
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… Continue reading What’s Good?
February 3 was a full and exciting day for HALO– gathering for the first time since Jasmine had left for her 2 month tour in Germany and ready to launch our next step to undertaking the vision of Race and #RealTalk. We even had a photo shoot scheduled across town immediately after! It was more… Continue reading Race and #RealTalk 2018- Chapter One