Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association

The Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association (MBHA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization serving the needs of mixed barbershop harmony in North America. Established in 2014, its leadership comprises men and women with vast experience and participation in the barbershop style and performing in the mixed barbershop harmony genre. As of January 2016, the MBHA is an affiliate of the Barbershop Harmony Society.



Our vision: To be the official voice of mixed voice Barbershop Harmony in North America.



Our mission: To promote, encourage, and celebrate mixed voice Barbershop Harmony in North America



Through the MBHA, mixed barbershop harmony ensembles will find opportunities for competition and the ability to represent North America on the world stage at the World Mixed Harmony Competition in Germany, hosted by Barbershop in Germany (BinG!).



Be sure to visit our new facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/MixedBarbershopHarmony/


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:  FAQ SHEET


We’ve put together a list of questions that have come in and are continually updating the information.  To view the list, please click here.  If you have a question about MBHA and don’t see your answer, please feel free to email us at:  info@mixedbarbershop.org

IT’S THE MUSIC THAT BRINGS US TOGETHER The Barbershop Harmony Society and prolific arranger Clay Hine just made available, for free, a wonderful new song that captures the nspirit of what we’re going through and how we feel about singing together: “Whatever country you call home, whatever organization you’re a member of, and whatever group […]

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Harmony, Inc. announced that they are opening their November International Contests to all Harmony, Inc. ensembles and MBHA quartets that wish to sign up on a first come, first served basis. No pre qualification necessary.  For MBHA quartets it basically means that, space permitting, Harmony, Inc. is inviting our quartets […]

This message comes from the leadership of the Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association.  Immediately following this announcement is the official announcement from BinG!, both in German and in English: The Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association (MBHA) is very concerned for the health of all of our members and supports the decision of BinG! to postpone the Barbershop Music […]

At the BHS Midwinter Convention in Jacksonville, FL, in January, 2020, MBHA is grateful to have hosted a productive dialogue on promoting, educating and celebrating the joys of mixed barbershop harmony singing with leadership representatives of all FIVE barbershop singing organizations headquartered in North America: MBHA, The Barbershop Harmony Society, Sweet Adelines International, Harmony, Incorporated, and the BHS […]

Congratulations to MBHA’s own Mugshot Quartet!  In what appears to have been a field of fierce and worthy competitors, Mugshot took the top prize of $1000!  They also were named Peoples’ Choice, and a brick with their name on it will be installed in the Pioneer Courthouse Square, a permanent fixture in the Pacific Northwest.  […]

The Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association is proud to be the organization recognized by BinG!, organizers of the Mixed World Quartet and Chorus Competitions, to nominate ensembles from Canada and the United States for potential invitation to participate in that prestigious event.  In cases where the ensemble indicated they would not be able to attend if […]

Mixed barbershop is taking stages across North America by storm!  Here are the results of this past weekend’s District events from Evergreen, Ontario, and Pioneer: Evergreen District – Mixed Harmony Quartet Champion — Mugshot, followed closely (.3%!) by Metzin’ Around. Mixed Harmony Chorus Champion — PDX Voices                 […]

Well, friends, we are about halfway through the 2019 Fall District Conventions and Contests, and we have a lot of news to share.  We encourage you to follow the links to any of these mixed quartets and mixed choruses and give them a “like” on Facebook!  Congratulations to all of the new champions, and here […]

Registration for the 2020 Atlantic Harmony Brigade is now OPEN!!  And when we say “OPEN,” we mean open to any BHS, SAI, HI, AND MBHA member!  The 2020 AHB will be held August 7-9. 2020 at the Crown Plaza Wilmington North Hotel in Wilmington, DE.  Participation is limited to 31 singers on each voice part, so […]

We KNOW you’re in Salt Lake City……we KNOW you are in contest mode…….BUT don’t forget this amazing event on Friday night.  10 pm, Hilton Grand Ballroom.