2004 District Quartet Champions
Mid-Atlantic District
Friday, Aug 28, 2015
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JUMBO-TRONS!!

The District will have JumboTrons in OCEAN CITY this year!

There will be JUMBO-TRONS (large screen projectors) at the District contest again this year.
This will make the contestants easier to see from the back of the auditorium, and
you can place advertisements on the JumboTron to be shown between competitors!!!

Whether you want to advertise for your chapter show, or if you just want to wish your son/dad/grandfather 'Good Luck',
you may purchase an advertisement time list of optional packages.
Your ad will be placed in the PowerPoint Presentation slide show
and run on a loop all weekend long between competitors - just like INTERNATIONAL!!

You may create your OWN slide, or just give us the text for your ShoutOut message and we'll make a slide for you.
Create your own Video and we'll include that, based on its duration!!

Here's the on-line ordering page.
You pay via PayPal at the time of the order.
EARLYBIRD PRICING DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, NOON!!
After that, you can still purchase a ShoutOut, it'll just cost you more.

Use this Template if you intend to create your own PowerPoint slide.

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.


Interesting
Upcoming
Public Events

The next Mid'l Antics publishing deadline is Oct 15, 2015.



YOUTH FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER

Your District Board has agreed that we, as a District, will be a sponsor of the 2016 Youth Festival that will take place at the 2016 Mid-Winter Convention in Reno, Nevada. To do so requires a donation to Harmony Foundation of at least $10,000. I recently sent a note to all chapter presidents, treasurers and secretaries providing some details and also asking for their support.
See the letter by clicking here.

We believe that it is reasonable, and worthy of support, with a value proposition which includes:
  • Visibility of our art form to a broader community – ACDA and others
  • Involvement of music educators (attract one educator and potentially get many students exposed to and involved in singing/performing barbershop harmony)
  • The District and our chapters continue our strong reputation as a leader in youth singing and outreach
  • Opportunity for youth to sing/travel/experience barbershop harmony with their peers and men of all ages
  • Lives have been shown to be changed through exposure to ringing chords, quartet and chorus singing, and the resulting camaraderie
Please help by working with your chapter’s leadership to facilitate a donation or consider donating yourself. Send donations made out to Mid-Atlantic District and mail checks to:
Bob Eckman
4 Tara Ct
Palmyra, VA 22963-3331


2015 Convention Information

FALL DISTRICT QUALIFIERS

Invitations to participate in the 2015 MAD Fall District quartet and chorus contests are being sent out this week.
This year the top 24 quartets from the division contest cycle, plus the international-bound quartet who are not District champions
(Gimme Four) are invited, for a total of 25 competitors.

Choruses scoring a 67% or higher are automatically invited to enter the district contest.
Any international-bound choruses are also invited to participate (Alexandria, Hamilton Square, Hell’s Kitchen).
Three additional choruses are being invited to create a field of 23 choruses (the goal is between 20 and 22,
and this year we have a tie for the 22nd position, so we will have 23, total).

The top senior quartet from Prelims and the four division contests is Youth Reclamation Project (72.1%).
YRP will be the MAD representative to the International senior quartet contest at the Mid-Winter convention in Reno, NV in 2016.

Those accepting the invitation to compete at the district convention must enter the contest online by July 15, 2015!
2015 Spring Quartet rankings – invitees to District are indicated in bold print.
  1. Gimme Four - bye
  2. Route 1 (1406; 78.1%) WEST Champs
  3. Up All Night (1362; 75.7%) NOR Champs
  4. Forecast (905; 75.4%) SOU Champs
  5. The Fource (868; 72.3%) ATL Champs
  6. Students of the Game (1340; 74.4%) NOR
  7. Warehouse Flats (1313; 72.9%) WES
  8. Brothers In Arms (1307; 72.6%) WES
  9. Youth Reclamation Project (865; 72.1%) Sr* SOU
  10. Hershey Transit Co. (1287; 71.5%) NOR
  11. Achording To Dad (1279; 71.1%) WES
  12. Spruce Street (1271; 70.6%) ATL
  13. Parkside (1265; 70.3%) NOR
  14. The Weehawkin Wonder Boys (1260; 70.0%) NOR
  15. LoCo 4 (836; 69.7%) SOU
  16. Bravado (824; 68.7%) SOU
  17. Flash Point (1237; 68.7%)
  18. Razzmatazz (1232; 68.4) Sr* WES
  19. 29 Seconds (1230; 68.3%) NOR
  20. Atlantic Harmonies (1222; 67.9%) WES
  21. Untamed (812; 67.7%) ATL
  22. Riverline (1219; 67.7%) ATL
  23. Director’s Blend (1217; 67.6%) WES
  24. Sound Squad (1213; 67.4%) WES
  25. Oasis (1206; 67.0%) NOR
  26. For the Times (800; 66.7%) NOR
  27. New Kid In Town (795; 66.3%) ATL
  28. Handsome Reward (793; 66.1%) SOU
  29. Cohesion (1190; 66.1%) NOR
  30. The Corner Four (1187; 65.9%) WES
  31. Distinction (790; 65.8%) ATL
  32. Desperate Measures (788; 65.7%) SOU
  33. Susquehanna Flats (1180; 65.6) Sr* Prelims
  34. Ear Candy (1176; 65.3%) WES
  35. The BatBoys (1170; 65.0%) NOR
  36. Mainsail (1158; 64.3%) WES
  37. Ta-Dah! (1154; 64.1%) ATL
  38. High Side (768; 64.0%) SOU
  39. Vocal Standard (1149; 63.8%) WES
  40. Harmony Reunion (1146; 63.7) Sr* Prelims
  41. Ain’t Misbehavin’ (762;63.5%) Sr;* SOU
  42. Tongue In Cheek (1140; 63.3%) Sr* NOR
  43. Susquehanna Flats (1133; 62.9%) WES Division only
  44. Four TRAK Sound (748; 62.3%) ATL
  45. The late Entry (742; 61.8%) ATL
  46. Backswing (740;61.7%) ATL
  47. Voice Odyssey (1090; 60.6%) NOR
  48. Unaccounted Four (1087; 60.4%) NOR
  49. All In Good Time (1080; 60.0) Sr* NOR
  50. Heartfelt (1077; 59.8%) Sr NOR
  51. Last Pitch Effort (713; 59.4%) SOU
  52. High Cotton (711; 59.3%) Sr; SOU
  53. Misfire (702; 58.5%) Novice; SOU
  54. Mutual Agreement (1042; 57.9%) NOR
  55. Syntax (1031; 57.3%) NOR
  56. Bazinga (1025; 56.9%) NOR
  57. The Old Mill Four (682; 56.8%) Sr; ATL
2015 Spring Chorus rankings - invitees to District are indicated in bold print.
  1. Alexandria – bye
  2. Hamilton Square – bye
  3. Hell’s Kitchen - bye
  4. Hershey (1484; 82.4%) WES Champs
  5. Manhattan (1403; 77.9%) NOR Champs
  6. Caldwell (1402; 77.9%) NOR
  7. Philadelphia (1383; 76.8%) ATL
  8. Dundalk (1358; 75.4%) WES
  9. Westchester (1325; 73.6%) NOR
  10. Five Towns College (1313; 72.9%) NOR
  11. Montclair (1301; 72.3%) NOR
  12. Lansdale (848; 70.7%) ATL Champs
  13. Richmond (847; 70.6%) SOU Champs
  14. Cherry Hill (841; 70.1) ATL
  15. Anne Arundel (1258; 69.9%) WES
  16. Queen Anne’s County (835; 69.6%) ATL
  17. Allentown Bethlehem (1243; 69.1%) NOR
  18. Harford County (1237; 68.7%) WES
  19. Bryn Mawr (823; 68.6%) ATL
  20. Loudoun County (809; 67.4%) SOU
  21. Bucks County (800; 66.7%) ATL
  22. Harrisonburg (793; 66.1%) SOU
  23. Roanoke Valley (793; 66.1%) SOU
    District of Columbia (791; 65.9%) SOU
        (MIC TESTERS/COOLERS)
  24. Hunterdon County (1184; 65.8%) NOR
  25. Harrisburg (1180; 65.6%) WES
  26. Lancaster Red Rose (1178; 65.4%) WES
  27. Germantown (780; 65.0%) SOU
  28. Fairfax (778; 64.8%) SOU
  29. Lewisburg (1166; 64.8%) WES
  30. Norfolk (776; 64.7%) SOU
  31. Patapsco Valley (1141; 63.4%) WES
  32. Reading (1110; 61.7%) WES
  33. Red Bank Area (739; 61.6%) ATL
  34. Somerset Hills (1089; 60.5%) NOR
  35. Ocean County (724; 60.3%) ATL
  36. Teaneck (1082; 60.1%) NOR
  37. La Plata (719; 59.9%) SOU
  38. Wilkes Barre (1067; 59.3%) NOR
  39. Carroll County (712; 59.3%) WES
  40. Sussex County (1066; 59.2%) NOR
  41. Smith Mountain Lake (709; 59.1%) SOU
  42. Milford (702; 58.5%) ATL
  43. Morris County (987; 54.8%) NOR
  44. Greater Atlantic City (626; 52.2%) ATL
  45. Abington-Levittown (607; 50.6%) ATL
  46. York (907; 50.4%) WES
  47. Arlington (547; 45.6%) SOU
  48. Wilmington (538; 44.8%) ATL


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: Feb 13th
Atlantic Division early-bird expiration: Apr 15th
Western Division early-bird expiration: May 5th
Southern Division early-bird expiration: Apr 22nd
Northern Division early-bird expiration: May 5th
Fall District early-bird expiration is: Sep 23rd

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
Fall District - Oct 23-24, 2015 Ocean City MD Jul 15 OOA Judges Oct 10

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!

2015 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 2½” W $60
QUARTER PAGE (HORIZ) 2” H x 5” W $60
Corporate Sponsor 2” H x 2½” 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 $150
CENTERSPREAD 8”H x 10½” W $250


CONVENTION LOCATION DATES AD DEADLINE
SPRING PRELIMS HARRISBURG, PA March 13-15 FEB. 28
ATLANTIC DIVISION CHERRY HILL, NJ May 15-16 MAY 2
SOUTHERN DIVISION RESTON, VA May 22-23 MAY 9
NORTHERN/WESTERN DIVISION CHERRY HILL, NJ JUNE 5-6 MAY 23
FALL DISTRICT OCEAN CITY, MD Oct 23-25 OCT. 10

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.




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.




 

Take a look back into our Barbershop History
with the "PRESERVATION" Publication (PDF)


This publication is jam-packed with tons of articles, photos, information & trivia.
Check it out on the Society website:
www.barbershop.org/preservation-publication.html
 



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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