2003 District Seniors Quartet Champions
Mid-Atlantic District
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017
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Harmony College EAST
& Youth Harmony Camp


Immerse Yourself in a Weekend of MAD Barbershop!

Jun 15-18, 2017
McDaniel College - Westminster, MD


Often called “The GREATEST weekend for barbershopping on the East Coast!”, this year, Harmony College East will be held at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Tuition is around $200, which includes a 3-night stay, 6 meals, all courses and two barbershop shows. This is one of the ‘secret benefits’ that the Mid-Atlantic District brings to its members and associates.

McDaniel College is a wonderful venue with lots of areas of special interest to barbershoppers, including tag singing areas, social spaces, beautiful auditoriums, and even microwave/fridges in the living quarters.

We bring in the top vocal and performance coaches across the US and Canada, and provide classes and coaching for individual singers, quartets,choruses and also directors and prospective directors.

The school starts on Thursday evening with a general session at 7:00 pm. Classes start at 8:00 pm. Quartets will get their coaching 'grids' when they register at the school. The school supplies sheets, pillow, blanket, towel, and face cloth as part of the linen purchase. It is suggested, however, that you bring a drinking cup and bar of soap.

In addition to our usual evening shows, we have some terrific activities of interest to all singers.

Show up early to the show on Friday night, at 7:00, and enjoy the MASS TAG SING, directed by Bill Stauffer, the dynamic director of the Voices of Gotham. 200+ voices will make these tags sound wonderful.

Show up early to the show on Saturday night, at 7:00, and enjoy a MASS SING. This will be directed by none other than our own Joe Cerutti. And Steve won't limit the songs to just those -- lots of old favorites.





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 the Society's 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



SPRING PRELIMS
MIXED HARMONY FESTIVAL
YOUTH IN HARMONY ADJUDICATIONS

March 31 - April 2, 2017


ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!
Sign up EARLY!


This year, the Mid-Atlantic District will host FOUR competitions during our Spring Convention.
The International Quartet Prelims (as usual), the Senior Quartet Competition,
the second annual Mixed Harmony Quartet Festival, and
the Youth In Harmony Adjudications!
.

For Quartets that would like to sign up for the Prelims & Seniors contest, see the latest information here.
Contest Registration deadline is March 1st.


Click here for the Mixed Harmony Festival info



Registration deadline for Mixed Quartets is midnight, Friday, February 24, 2017.
Non-MAD quartet entries will be added to the "wait list" and will be notified of acceptance after March 10, 2017.
All quartet entries will be added on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the Mixed Harmony Quartet Festival,
see our Facebook page.
Download the Mixed Quartet Contest Registration Form here.
View the Mixed Harmony Contest Guidelines.


Click here for the Youth In Harmony Adjudication info

Here you will find permission forms, registration forms (for Quartets & Ensembles), and rules.
The deadline for the Youth Adjudication sign-ups is March 24!!



2017 Convention Information

Register to compete (CJ-20 Form).

Click here to Purchase Convention Tickets

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

Early-bird Event Registrations expire ONE MONTH prior to the contest.

Spring Convention & Youth Adjudication / Prelims early-bird expiration: Mar 3rd
Northern Division early-bird expiration: May 2nd
Central Division early-bird expiration: Mar 28th
Southern Division early-bird expiration: Apr 26th
Fall District early-bird expiration is: Aug 15th

There will be no webcast this Fall.


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



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




ATTN: Competing Quartets & Choruses
You must complete the On-Line CONTEST ENTRY (CJ-20) FORM.




CONVENTION MATRIX

Convention Info Location Contestant
Entry Deadline
Lineup Judges Program Book
Ads Deadline
Spring Prelims - Mar 31-Apr 1, 2017 Reading PA Mar 1 OOA Judges Mar 18
Youth Adjudication - Apr 1 Reading PA Mar 24 OOA Judges Mar 17
Central Division - Apr 28-29, 2017 Reading, PA Mar 29 OOA Judges Apr 15
Southern Division - May 26-27, 2017 Reston, VA Apr 26 OOA Judges May 13
Northern Division - Jun 2-3, 2017 Crowne Plaza Hotel Cherry Hill NJ May 3 OOA Judges May 20
Fall District - Sep 15-17, 2017 Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading PA Aug 15 n/a n/a Sep 2

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.



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 $200
CENTERSPREAD 8”H x 10½” W $250


CONVENTION LOCATION DATES AD DEADLINE
SPRING PRELIMS READING, PA March 31 - April 1 MARCH 17
CENTRAL DIVISION READING, PA Apr 28-29 APR 14
SOUTHERN DIVISION RESTON, VA May 26-27 MAY 12
NORTHERN DIVISION CHERRY HILL, NJ JUNE 2-3 MAY 19
FALL DISTRICT READING, PA SEPT 15-17 SEPT. 1


THE DETAILS


WHETHER YOU ARE A CHAPTER, A QUARTET, A COACH, A LEARNING TRACK PRODUCER... TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A FIXED AUDIENCE THAT WILL SPEND 2 DAYS LOOKING AT YOUR AD.
NOW IS THE TIME TO GRAB YOUR PLACE IN THE UPCOMING CONVENTION PROGRAMS.

CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO
MID-ATLANTIC DISTRICT

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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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