If you love to sing tags and believe in supporting the YOUTH IN HARMONY (YIH) PROGRAM,
then it's time to join the "new tradition" and Tag With The Champs!
"Tag" out a member of your current 2017 M-AD Quartet Champs Da Capo and sing a
tag with them to support the Mid-Atlantic District Youth In Harmony (YIH) program.
$10 suggested donation per tag (any size donations always welcome and appreciated)
Saturday, Sept 16, immediately following chorus competition
Lobby, Santander Performing Arts Center
All proceeds are donated to M-AD YIH Program.
HOW TO TAG WITH THE CHAMPS:
Recommended sign up for a performance time at the Will Call ticket desk at the convention.
Pick up the music for your tag and rehearse!
Pay when you arrive for your stage time.
Tag out the Champ singing your voice part and sing the tag!
The list of tags is below (other tag allowed as long as Da Capo knows it) and will also be available at the Will Call ticket desk at the convention.
Through The Years
Run, Run, Run (Run To The City of Refuge)
That's What I Call A Pal
We'll Just Be The Same Old Friends
When I Leave The World Behind
It's My Song
And Left Me Lonely Nights
Sing An Old Time Song Again (5 part)
Select any tag of your choice, or pick one from the list of tags
Have fun and thanks in advance for your support of this event and M-AD YIH!
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.
Check out the Santander Performing Arts Theatre
A guided tour with Brandon.
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.
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.
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.