2005 District Collegiate Quartet Champions
Mid-Atlantic District
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
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See the list of all upcoming Conventions


Contestant Registrations

All MAD Contestants:

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. ;-)

MIXED QUARTETS:
Please note that for all mixed harmony quartets competing this year at our conventions, 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.

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.


For information about the Rules and Regulations governing the MAD contests, please see:
  Contest Registrations, Rules & Regulations

Then, if you still have any questions, please email me at ijakovac15@gmail.com.




Harmony College EAST
& Youth Harmony Camp


Immerse Yourself in a Weekend of MAD Barbershop!

Jun 18-21, 2020
McDaniel College - Westminster, MD
Registration Cut-off Date: 6/11/2020


Often called 'The GREATEST weekend for barbershopping on the East Coast!', Harmony College East will again be held at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Tuition is around $230, which includes a 3-night stay, 6 meals, all courses and two barbershop shows. This is one of the super 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 Brian O'Dell, the dynamic bass singer of the gold medal quartet Forefront. 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 M-AD's own Joe Cerutti. And Joe won't limit the songs to just those in the Polecat book -- lots of old favorites.




2020 CONVENTION INFORMATION
Click here to Purchase Convention Tickets

Tickets for both pre-sale pickup and for purchase will be at the venue.
Registration desk hours:
Friday - 3:00 to 8:00pm (for Division contests)
Friday - Noon to 8:00pm (for the District contest)
Saturday - 7:30am to 11:30am
Saturday - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

AFTERGLOWS

There is a list of Afterglows/Hospitality-Rooms for the MAD.
If you are planning/hosting an afterglow at a MAD convention, you can add it to our list.
If you are looking for an afterglow at a MAD convention, you can find it here:

www.MidAtlanticDistrict.com/Afterglows


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
Central Division - Apr 17-19, 2020 Cherry Hill Mar 16 OOA Judges Apr 4
Northern Division - Apr 24-25, 2020 Miller Symphony Hall 23 N 6th St. Allentown PA 18101 Mar 24 OOA Judges Apr 11
Southern Division - Jun 5-6, 2020 Crowne Plaza Inner Harbor, 105 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 May 5 OOA Judges May 23
Fall District - Oct 23-24, 2020 Lancaster Marriott Convention Center Sep 23 n/a n/a 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.



PAGE SIZE DIMENSIONS
H x W
COST
FULL PAGE 8" x 5" $100
HALF PAGE 4" x 5" $80
QUARTER PAGE (VERT) 4" x 2.5" $60
QUARTER PAGE (HORIZ) 2" x 5" $60
Corporate Sponsor 2" x 2.5" $35
Patrons 25 characters/line $5 per line
Memorials 25 characters/line $5 per line
PREMIUM POSITIONS
INSIDE FRONT COVER 8" x 5" $150
INSIDE BACK COVER 8" x 5" $125
OUTSIDE BACK COVER 8" x 5" $200
CENTERSPREAD 8" x 10.5" $250


CONVENTION LOCATION DATES AD DEADLINE
CENTRAL DIVISION READING, PA May 17-18 MAY 10
SOUTHERN DIVISION BALTIMORE, MD May 31-JUNE 1 MAY 23
FALL DISTRICT READING, PA OCT 4-6 SEPT. 27


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

Email your ads to:
david.welter@verizon.net

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Chapter Barbershoppers of the Year

Please be sure to check out our new Honorees, the Chapter Barbershoppers of the Year.
While you're browsing that list, also check the other Honorees, including Hall of Honor, District Barbershopper of the Year, Area Advocate of the Year, District Bulletin Editor of the Year, International Bulletin Editor of the Year, District Public Relations Officer of the Year, and International Public Relations Officer of the Year.

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.


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.


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:



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