ANNOUNCEMENT - Please note the new PRELIMS Convention Schedule for 2019:
PRELIMS & NORTHERN Division conventions will be held jointly in Allentown, PA, April 26-27, 2019.
Also note that the 2019 FALL Convention will include the PRELIMS contest for the 2020 International contest, for both Quartets & Choruses.
Contest entry will not be available until at least July 23rd, and closes on August 15th.
2018 MAD Qtet Champs
Pratt Street Power
Up All Night
Midtown (Northern Div Champ)
Prime Time (C)
Park Slope Four (N)
The Fource (N)
Potomac Sound (Southern Div Champ)
Capital City Close Harmony Club (S)
Niko's Domain (N)
Achording To Dad (N)
Party of Five (C)
Fade To Black (Central Div Champ)
Age of Flight (N)
The Footnotes (N)
The Neptuners (S)
The Philly Special (N)
Always Sunny (S)
One Night Only (C)
Silver Alert (Sr. Only) Sr #1
Distinction (C) (Sr. and Dist) Sr #2
Youth Reclamation Project (S) (Sr. and Dist) Sr #3
29 Seconds (N)
If any of the above decline the invitation to compete at District contest, additional quartets may be added to achieve a complement of 25 total quartets including at least 3 senior quartets (per district policy).
RiverLine (C) (Sr. and Dist)
Quatrain (N) (Sr. and Dist)
Men Over Chord
Oasis (N) (Sr. and Dist)
TWANG! (S) (Sr. and Dist)
Razzmatazz (C) (Sr. and Dist)
THE SCHOOL BOARD (S) (Sr. and Dist)
Tags To Pitches
Voices In My Head
All of the Above
Off Hour Rockers
Rewind (S) (Sr. and Dist)
Ricochet (S) (Sr. and Dist)
Vintage Mix (S) (Sr. and Dist)
Tongue In Cheek (C) (Sr. and Dist)
Men of Steele
Outrageous Fourtunes (S) (Sr. and Dist)
Four to the Bar
Hamilton Square, NJ
Hell's Kitchen, NY
Anne Arundel, MD
Five Towns College, NY
Queen Anne's County, MD
Patapsco Valley, MD
Bucks County, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ
Automatic qualification = 67.0 and higher.
No additional groups will be added.
Chorus Evaluations (20 minutes per category) at all Contests are COACHING Sessions.
ALL CHORUS MEMBERS are expected to participate.
Afterwards, competitors will receive a feedback-form to evaluate coaching effectiveness and
give recommendations for improving the C&J portion of our conventions.
Youth In Harmony Outreach Guidelines
Many of our chapters, quartets and choruses are
eager to engage music educators to get involved in a barbershop outreach program at their local schools. This is a good thing! That said, it's
critical to the success of our outreach efforts that we always leave the music educator with the best possible impression of the barbershop
art form and how it can enhance/augment the teacher's music education program.
Dear Chapter Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers,
IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR DUES FOR 2018
Changes in dues prices for chapters for 2018 must be updated in the BHS Member Center before NOVEMBER 1st
(more than 60 days in advance as has always been our practice).
If your chapter or district does not wish to change your dues prices, there is nothing else you need to do.
As a general reminder, it is not necessary to contact Society Headquarters to change your dues (Chapter or District) prices.
We will be running invoices for January in November and the amounts must be in the system prior to running the invoices.
Attempted changes with a start date within 60 days will not be accepted by the computer system.
The MAD Marketing Team has created a Marketing Toolbox for Chapters & Quartets to use to promote your group.
MAD Chorus Plateau Definitions
Chorus plateau categories are based on the average percentile results from the two previous contests in which the chorus was entered.
70% and above
60 - 69.9%
55 - 59.9%
54.9% and below.
First-time competitors will not be eligible for plateau awards,
but their initial contest score can be used to place them in their next contest.
A chorus that has not competed in any contest for more than four years will reenter the contest cycle as a Plateau A chorus.
Supercharging Your Chapter!
This program defines and capitalizes on the only two effective ways that people join barbershop
and then provides the tools to make it easy and approachable for ANY chapter to grow
and ANY member to earn get a Man of Note award, which may be the ultimate award.