The Association of
Public Relations Officers
and Bulletin Editors
Society for the Preservation and
Encouragement of Barber shop Quartet
Singing in America, Inc.
Bruce T. Anderson
2010 So. 26th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502-3025
Tel. (402) 435-0974
VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS
2130 Apple Tree Drive
Ontario, NY 14519-9726
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VICE PRESIDENT FOR BULLETIN EDITORS
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Arlington, VA 22206
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IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
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Dallas, TX 75231
Tel. (214) 369-5893
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Norwalk, Iowa 50211-1215
Tel. (515) 981-0057 home
(515) 270-8048 business
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Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143-5944
Tel (800) 876-SING (7464)
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(in this issue)
- PROBE: Reviewing 2003, looking at 2004
- President Bruce Anderson looks back on PROBE successes and encourages a positive future.
- From the editor's cauldron
- In a guest editorial, former VP-BE Grant Carson discusses more pros and cons of print vs. online bulletins.
- Frank Ridoux certified as L&R judge
- Category Specialist for L&R Dick Girvin introduces the newest (recommended) judge.
- New initiative to aid bulletin editors
- Arnold Wade, PROBE Webmaster announces a new online section to assist chapter bulletin editors in finding new material.
- Bulletin contests are easy
- Jerry Kindred offers some simple recommendations you can use to make entries more competitive.
- Looking for a few good judges
- VP-BE Jerry Kindred outlines the expectations and process for becoming certified to serve as a bulletin judge.
- J-School - Modifiers: Clarity comes first
- Former IBC winner Tom Pearce continues the J-School with an entertaining and educational article about modifiers. (Ed. note: I especially liked the part about the men frozen in stainless steel tanks, but then Strunk and White always did make good reading.)
- Frank Thorne Chapter Newsletter
- An exchange of notes between Thom Hine, who has been just about all there is to be in barbershop, and Dom Nizza, editor and distributer of the newsletter.
- Another year cometh
- David Wagner, VP for Membership, outlines some PROBE directions. Are your editor, webmaster and director members?
- PROBE meeting at the International convention
- President Bruce Anderson announces the annual PROBE meeting and related events to be held in Louisville.
- Bass fishing - finds gigs for chorus
By bass Bob Babcock
- A bass fisher (?) with 30 years of PR experience offers tips for getting exposure - and money - for your chorus.
- Singing Valentine planning
- Chris Rimple, VP of Marketing & PR for Northwest Sound (Bellevue, Wash. Chapter) shares ways to make planning and carrying out a Singing Valentine program easy, well, okay, easier.
- Online International Bulletin Contest
- David Wagner explains some of the intricacies of the new online bulletin contest and differences from the "paper" IBC.
- Do radio right
- Reed Sampson provides tips for making a hit with your local radio stations.
- United We Sing
Stand up for your country, in song!
- Did the Holiday Chorus Program work for you? Reed Sampson describes a similar initiative, with scripts available for both United States and Canada.