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The British Association of Barbershop Singers, BABS, is a charitable organisation with music education as its goal. Registered Charity Number: 1080930
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The British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) is a charitable organisation with music education as its goal. There are over 2000 members in 59 clubs and over 70 registered quartets across the UK.

The annual BABS Harmony College, usually held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, is their flagship educational event.

However, you have just missed the 2012 event. Everyone who attended had a great time, with our visiting educator Ron Black providing new insights into quality singing and ringing chords.

So if you are thinking of going in 2013, come back to this site regularly for an update on progress with the next Harmony College.

If you attended this year and would like a copy of Rob Barber's warm-up routines, click Here to download a copy.


Ron Black - 2012 Visiting Educator

This year we welcome Ron Black to the faculty. Ron is a well known educator, singer and director, who specialises in singing coaching and improvement. Over the weekend, Ron will work with a number of different college streams.

Directing Stream

Last year the Directing Stream came back into the college. It is running for a second year, led by Neil Firth, director of the Cottontown Chorus. Open to all front line directors plus anyone who wants to consider taking on this key role for a chorus.

Past College Photos

Photographs from previous Harmony Colleges, back to 2002, can be found in the Galleries accessible either from the menu at left or just click on this headline.