New England Harmony Brigade
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Please note. Attendance at NEHB is by invitation. Invitations are issued to men who have demonstrated through their quartetting experience that they have the ability and desire to learn twelve songs of medium to hard difficulty word- and note-perfectly within a four or five month period. Your application should speak to your quartetting experience. Once you have been to your first Rally you will see that there are reasons for this.
Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive an invitation to attend NEHB. If you are a first-time attendee (and not a member of another Brigade) you will be assigned a Musical Mentor. (If you know a member of NEHB who sings your voice part, who will be attending in 2018, and who agrees to be your Mentor, the member MUST inform the registrar PERSONALLY by email that he has agreed to be your Mentor.)
Your Mentor will share your voice part and will be attending the Rally. He will work with you during the months leading up to the Rally while you learn your music, and he will try to attend runthroughs with you. He will also listen to recordings you send him and provide you with feedback. We want you to work closely with your Mentor to ensure that you will be 100% prepared and thus will have a successful experience at the NEHB Rally weekend.
Hopefully you have read the "About" page to become familiar with what a Brigade weekend asks of you and offers you. However, you may also click
to download a Prospectus which provides additional information.
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I am applying as
An NEHB Member
A returning attendee, not a Member
A first-time attendee and a member of another Brigade
A first-time attendee and not a member of another Brigade
Notice to Applicants:
Please note that housing preference, roommate preference and similar questions have been removed from this initial application form. Accepted applicants will be given the opportunity to provide this information at a later date.
Please check the box below if you are under the age of 18
I am under the age of 18 and will require an adult chaperone
If you are a member of another Brigade, please enter it below:
I am a member of the following Brigade(s):
Nickname (optional. If supplied, this will be used on your badge instead of your first name.)
for Badge (if left blank, first name will be used)
Please enter your first and last name
First Choice Voice Part
Please specify how far you would be willing to travel to run-throughs outside your immediate area
more than 75 miles
I have limited ability to travel outside my immediate area
It is best if all parts have close to the same number of singers. If you are able to sing any of several parts, and would be willing to switch to another part if asked, please indicate which other parts you would be willing to switch to. (You will only be asked to sing one part!)
To help balance parts, I would be willing to switch to any of the parts checked below. (Leave blank to stay on original part).
Previous Year Attendees
Use address, emergency contact information and musical background from previous year attendance at NEHB
If you did not attend NEHB last year (even if you are an NEHB Member), please fill out all of the information below.
BHS Member Number (if BHS member)
Cell Phone Number (if you have one)
Home or Work Phone Number
Emergency Contact Information
Emergency Phone Number
Your application is complete. Please skip to the bottom of this form and click "Submit". Your application will be automatically accepted as long as it is submitted by the member-application deadline of January 31, 2018 and your deposit is paid by that date.
Please use the spaces below to describe your Barbershop quartet or other musical experience in detail. We are most interested in your ability to come 100% prepared and hold your own in a quartet with confidence on any of twelve challenging arrangements. Please feel free to add any information which will help us understand your singing background and ability to reach this level of preparation.
Harmony Brigade weekends are designed for experienced quartetters. Please describe your quartetting experience in detail. Your references will be contacted. Your application is our main source of information about you.
Please tell us about your past Brigade experience and membership(s)
Please describe your current and past quartet experience and/or membership(s)
Please describe your current and past Chorus experience and any Leadership positions
Please list the three most challenging arrangements you have sung with a quartet, and where you sang them.
Please provide up to 3 references, people who are very familiar with your past quartetting experience. These may be chorus directors, men you have sung with in quartets for a significant amount of time, or references relating to other singing experience.
They should be able to vouch for your quartetting experience and ability to learn challenging music in a short time.
Reference 1 Name
Reference 1 Email
Reference 1 Phone Number
Reference 1 Relationship
Reference 2 Name
Reference 2 Phone Number
Reference 2 Email
Reference 2 Relationship
Reference 3 Name
Reference 3 Phone Number
Reference 3 Email
Reference 3 Relationship
If an existing member of NEHB has agreed to sponsor you, please place his name below. A sponsor is responsible for getting you all the help you need during the learning process and assessing your preparedness during the months leading up to the rally weekend. He will also be your musical mentor unless he is in a different part, in which case a separate musical mentor will be assigned to you. Note: even unsponsored first-time Brigade attendees, once accepted, will have a musical mentor assigned to them.
NEHB member sponsoring you
Remember, your application is not considered complete until you make the deposit of $158.00. You can do that after clicking "Submit" by using the PayPal button that will appear, or by check made out to NEHB and sent to our Treasurer, Bill Peterlein, 66 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, ME 04360
If you would like to be considered for financial aid, please send an email to
, which will be kept confidential.
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