Glossary of Common Nomenclature & Acronyms

AOC – Association of Ontario Champions
ASOQC – Association of Seniors Ontario Quartet Champions
BETY – Bulletin Editor of the Year
BHS – Barbershop Harmony Society – our official name with offices in Nashville, Tennessee
BOP – A Manual of By-laws, Operations and Policies of the Ontario District of the Barbershop Harmony Society
BOTY – Barbershopper of the Year – Chapter and/or District
D – Division – Ontario District is divided into seven geographic sub groupings called Divisions.
DBOD –District Board of Directors – sets policies for and oversees all District activities
DRCJ – District Representative for Contest and Judging
DMT – District Management Team – manages all District activities
e-Biz – The Society computer system linking all chapter functions, chapter record keeping and Society related records.
H4S – Harmonize for Speech –An official Ontario District Charitable project
HOD – District House of Delegates – governs Ontario District activities
ONTA-FAME – a District initiated fundraiser to financially assist the travel for individual members of choruses and quartets when they represent the Ontario District at International competitions
PROBE – Association of Public Relations Officers and Bulletin Editors
SCH – Sing Canada Harmony – An official Society and District Charitable project
SCJC – Society Contest and Judging Chairman
SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) - Canadian Licensing authority for use and payment of copyright show fees
SPEBSQSA – original Society name was Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.  While the original name is still official, the Society is now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).
STANDING “O” – a program to encourage chapters to place more emphasis on a higher level of musical quality and performance in chapter shows and performances
TOP GUN – a quartet training program for top District quartets in all categories (Collegiate, District and Senior)
YIH – Society’s and District’s Youth in Harmony initiatives
YOUNG GUNS – a quartet training program for collegiate level quartets competing in the prelims and International Collegiate Quartet contests