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.
The new contest season is upon us. If you want to compete (Chorus or Quartet), you must register with the Barberscore website: www.Barberscore.com
A wealth of information can be found in the FAQ and Tutorials sections of the Barberscore home page. Please read them BEFORE emailing me. ;-)
Please note that for all mixed harmony quartets competing this year at our MAD Prelims/Northern-Division convention,
ALL members need to be members of the BHS in order to compete!
They need to follow the same rules as male quartets have followed for years.
We are not ready for female quartets, yet.
Also, being members of MBHA (Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association) is still optional and
not required to compete in MAD mixed contests this year, unless you want to be considered for the international mixed contest in Germany in 2020, in which case the quartet and all the members need to be members of MBHA.
On January 25th, at the Mid-Winter convention in Nashville, Mid-Atlantic District's very own
walked away with the Junior Quartet Championship!!
Congrats to them, and to John Wernega, their friend & coach.
Chapter Presidents, if your Chapter BOTY is not in this list, YOU can add them!
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.