1986 International Chorus Champions
Mid-Atlantic District
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE


Have you ever wanted to sit up front with the judges?

Again this year, we are auctioning the Best Seat in the House.
You can bid on a seat in the judges pit for any one of of the Spring contests.
Watch this video of KJ's explaining the Best Seat in the House project.
Find out more about bidding for the Best Seat in the House.


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2016 DISTRICT CONVENTION
!!! DATE CHANGE !!!


This message is to inform you of a change to the date of the 2016 Mid-Atlantic District Fall Convention.

The Mid Atlantic District Events Team recently posted the 2016 District Fall Convention date as October 21-22, 2016. Further review reveals that date conflicts with the Sweet Adelines International (SAI) Convention.

The M-AD Board of Directors understands there are many people in our District that participate in SAI. Therefore having the 2016 Mid-Atlantic District Fall Convention on October 21-22, 2016 would present a hardship for chapters and families.

Therefore the M-AD Board of Directors authorized a change to the date of our 2016 Mid-Atlantic District Fall Convention to September 16-17, 2016. The Board action was required because the M-AD Fall Convention Regulation states the District Convention "should be held no earlier than the last weekend in September and no later than the last weekend in October." The new date selection was based on the limited availability of dates at venues suitable to hold the District Convention.

The Events Team was able to secure the Lancaster Convention Center and the Lancaster Marriott Hotel for our 2016 Fall District Convention. The Lancaster Convention Center and Marriott Hotel is a wonderful venue and it suits our event well. We have been there in the past and I am sure our District members and families will have a wonderful convention in Lancaster.

Please be sure to make note of the 2016 convention date change to September 16-17, 2016 and the location to Lancaster. PA. The Events Team apologizes for any inconvenience this change may cause to our District members.


In Harmony,
Dennis


Dennis Ritchey
Executive Vice President
Mid-Atlantic District
Barbershop Harmony Society



NEW! Contest Photos are here.
Purchase your contest video here.
Download your contest videos here.
Contest Scores Archive!!!



2016 Convention Information

Click here to Purchase Convention Tickets

See the YOUTH IN HARMONY ADJUDICATIONS page for the Adjudication forms.

Spring Convention & Youth Adjudication / Prelims early-bird expiration: Mar 15th
Northern Division early-bird expiration: May 3rd
Central Division early-bird expiration: Apr 13th
Southern Division early-bird expiration: Apr 27th
Fall District early-bird expiration is: Aug 16th

There will be no webcast this Fall.


Contest Photos are here.
Purchase your contest video here.
Download your contest videos here.
Contest Scores Archive!!!



CONVENTION MATRIX

Convention Info Location Contestant
Entry Deadline
Lineup Judges Program Book
Ads Deadline
Southern Division - May 27-28, 2016 Reston VA Apr 27 OOA Scores May 14
Northern Division - Jun 3-5, 2016 Cherry Hill, NJ May 5 OOA Judges May 21
- Aug 19-21, 2016 Wilmington, Delaware Nov 30 n/a n/a Aug 6
Fall District - Sep 16-18, 2016 Lancaster, PA Aug 16 n/a n/a Sep 3

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.



Get the word out!
Advertise your upcoming shows! Cheer on your chorus or quartets!

2016 M-AD Convention Program Books
To make it easier to advertise, all program books will have the same dimensions, 8"x5".
This will be an 8x11 sheet of paper in a landscape format, folded.

PAGE SIZE DIMENSIONS COST
FULL PAGE 8” H x 5” W $100
HALF PAGE 4” H x 5” W $80
QUARTER PAGE (VERT) 4” H x 2˝” W $60
QUARTER PAGE (HORIZ) 2” H x 5” W $60
Corporate Sponsor 2” H x 2˝” W $35
Patrons 25 characters/line $5 per line
Memorials 25 characters/line $5 per line
PREMIUM POSITIONS
INSIDE FRONT COVER 8” H x 5” W $150
INSIDE BACK COVER 8” H x 5” W $125
OUTSIDE BACK COVER 8” H x 5” W SOLD
CENTERSPREAD 8”H x 10˝” W $250


CONVENTION LOCATION DATES AD DEADLINE
SPRING PRELIMS READING, PA April 15-17 APR. 2
CENTRAL DIVISION HARRISBURG, PA May 13-14 APR 30
SOUTHERN DIVISION RESTON, VA May 27-28 MAY 14
NORTHERN DIVISION CHERRY HILL, NJ JUNE 3-4 MAY 21
FALL DISTRICT LANCASTER, PA SEPT 16-18 SEPT. 3

ALL AD COPY SHOULD BE SENT TO:

JIM BOTELLE, 203 New Avenue, Reisterstown, MD 21136-1321
Email:
gblead@verizon.net
Please include AD COPY or other info in Subject Line

FILE FORMATS ACCEPTED: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, DOC, DOCX, PDF
If we have monitors available in the lobby, we’ll repeat your Ads there

Send payment to the address above. Checks should be made payable to:
“Mid-Atlantic District”
If there are questions, email me or call 410-526-6842
Hit Mailbox 1 and leave a message. I’ll get back to you quickly.



Youth In Harmony Outreach Guidelines

Back-to-school is just around the corner within the M-AD (and has already occurred in some jurisdictions), and 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.


Download the Youth in Harmony Outreach Guildlines




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.

AAAA70% and above
AAA60 – 69.9%
AA55 – 59.9%
A54.9% 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.


Barbershop Radio on-line
Our own Tom Moyer hosts an hour-long talk show covering barbershop topics.
Check out his show every Wednesday at 1:00pm eastern.
Click on the green button on the bottom right of this link.



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.

Watch this video and then visit the Operation Harold Hill website.




ORIOLE FOUR Tribute Video from BHS:



Youth In Harmony Promotional Video
The Mid-Atlantic District is dedicated to educating our young singers.
Please enjoy the following video...




To learn more about our Youth Outreach program or to get involved,
please contact us at YIH@MidAtlanticDistrict.com.



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