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.
Training for your chapters 2016 operations, and officer training, is being provided at three locations.
The Mid-Atlantic District leadership wanted to bring LEADERSHIP ACADEMY to you by providing three different dates at
three different locations for you to chose from.
The cost for each one-day school is only $45.00 per attendee, less for group registrations!
So no excuses for not attending one of these three sessions — one is within easy driving distance of your chapter.
Leadership Academy dates are:
Southern - October 31, 2015
Central - January 9, 2016
Northern - November 7, 2015
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:
4 Tara Ct
Palmyra, VA 22963-3331
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.
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.
Gimme Four - bye
Route 1 (1406; 78.1%) WEST Champs
Up All Night (1362; 75.7%) NOR Champs
Forecast (905; 75.4%) SOU Champs
The Fource (868; 72.3%) ATL Champs
Students of the Game (1340; 74.4%) NOR
Warehouse Flats (1313; 72.9%) WES
Brothers In Arms (1307; 72.6%) WES
Youth Reclamation Project (865; 72.1%) Sr* SOU
Hershey Transit Co. (1287; 71.5%) NOR
Achording To Dad (1279; 71.1%) WES
Spruce Street (1271; 70.6%) ATL
Parkside (1265; 70.3%) NOR
The Weehawkin Wonder Boys (1260; 70.0%) NOR
LoCo 4 (836; 69.7%) SOU
Bravado (824; 68.7%) SOU
Flash Point (1237; 68.7%)
Razzmatazz (1232; 68.4) Sr* WES
29 Seconds (1230; 68.3%) NOR
Atlantic Harmonies (1222; 67.9%) WES
Untamed (812; 67.7%) ATL
Riverline (1219; 67.7%) ATL
Director’s Blend (1217; 67.6%) WES
Sound Squad (1213; 67.4%) WES
Oasis (1206; 67.0%) NOR
For the Times (800; 66.7%) NOR
New Kid In Town (795; 66.3%) ATL
Handsome Reward (793; 66.1%) SOU
Cohesion (1190; 66.1%) NOR
The Corner Four (1187; 65.9%) WES
Distinction (790; 65.8%) ATL
Desperate Measures (788; 65.7%) SOU
Susquehanna Flats (1180; 65.6) Sr* Prelims
Ear Candy (1176; 65.3%) WES
The BatBoys (1170; 65.0%) NOR
Mainsail (1158; 64.3%) WES
Ta-Dah! (1154; 64.1%) ATL
High Side (768; 64.0%) SOU
Vocal Standard (1149; 63.8%) WES
Harmony Reunion (1146; 63.7) Sr* Prelims
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (762;63.5%) Sr;* SOU
Tongue In Cheek (1140; 63.3%) Sr* NOR
Susquehanna Flats (1133; 62.9%) WES Division only
Four TRAK Sound (748; 62.3%) ATL
The late Entry (742; 61.8%) ATL
Backswing (740;61.7%) ATL
Voice Odyssey (1090; 60.6%) NOR
Unaccounted Four (1087; 60.4%) NOR
All In Good Time (1080; 60.0) Sr* NOR
Heartfelt (1077; 59.8%) Sr NOR
Last Pitch Effort (713; 59.4%) SOU
High Cotton (711; 59.3%) Sr; SOU
Misfire (702; 58.5%) Novice; SOU
Mutual Agreement (1042; 57.9%) NOR
Syntax (1031; 57.3%) NOR
Bazinga (1025; 56.9%) NOR
The Old Mill Four (682; 56.8%) Sr; ATL
2015 Spring Chorus rankings - invitees to District are indicated in bold print.
Alexandria – bye
Hamilton Square – bye
Hell’s Kitchen - bye
Hershey (1484; 82.4%) WES Champs
Manhattan (1403; 77.9%) NOR Champs
Caldwell (1402; 77.9%) NOR
Philadelphia (1383; 76.8%) ATL
Dundalk (1358; 75.4%) WES
Westchester (1325; 73.6%) NOR
Five Towns College (1313; 72.9%) NOR
Montclair (1301; 72.3%) NOR
Lansdale (848; 70.7%) ATL Champs
Richmond (847; 70.6%) SOU Champs
Cherry Hill (841; 70.1) ATL
Anne Arundel (1258; 69.9%) WES
Queen Anne’s County (835; 69.6%) ATL
Allentown Bethlehem (1243; 69.1%) NOR
Harford County (1237; 68.7%) WES
Bryn Mawr (823; 68.6%) ATL
Loudoun County (809; 67.4%) SOU
Bucks County (800; 66.7%) ATL
Harrisonburg (793; 66.1%) SOU
Roanoke Valley (793; 66.1%) SOU
District of Columbia (791; 65.9%) SOU
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.
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.