for Competitors

for CONTEST ENTRY for the

by invitation from the DVP-C&J
through the new Barberscore.com

LAST UPDATE: TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 2017 - 12:30 am

Congratulations!  District Contest Winners: 

Congratulations!  District International Representatives:
Seniors: TRADE SECRET /  Chorus: Portland, ME "DOWNEASTERS"

RESULTS - Official Scoring Summary - ALL Contests:

Quartet Finals/Semi-Finals/Seniors & Chorus:

NED Contestant Information

General Contestant Information:

CONTEST & DATES – 2017 Fall District Contest

Open Entry Registration (by invitation)         Thursday, August 17, 2017 (done/past)
Closing Date for Entry Registration               Thursday, September 28, 2017 (done/past)
Final Date to Pay Deposit for Evaluations
      (Quartets only)                                            POSTMARKED by Saturday, October 21, 2017
Quartet Semifinals                                           Friday, October 27, 2017
Chorus Finals                                                    Saturday, October 28, 2017
Quartet Finals                                                   Saturday, October 28, 2017

BHS Members (competing Chorus Contact or Quartet Contact person):

  1. Entry to the contests has been issued by invitation to qualifying competitors through the new Barberscore.com already.
  2. Closing Entry Date:  Thursday, September 28, 2017. Expired/Done/Past.
  3. Quartets and Choruses are responsible for properly and fully completing their Entry Form including the Title and Arranger for at least two songs for choruses and four songs for quartets that they select from for their contest package.  There is no limit to the number of songs that can be listed.  JUST REMEMBER THAT ALL QUARTETS AND CHORUSES MUST SING A SONG THAT IS LISTED ON THEIR ENTRY FORM.
  4. The person in your chorus or quartet who will receive information regarding entry and will be the “official” contact person is based on information provided for your chorus/quartet on your record in the BHS Member Center.  It may include multiple persons including the chapter president, chapter secretary, or listed chapter contact person.  For quartets it may be one or all of the members of the quartet.  He is (they are) the only persons who will receive information for Entry and the only persons who will be able to comply your entry registration.
  5. If you have any questions regarding completion of the Entry Registration, you should first contact:

         Alan Lamson – email him at janlam314@cox.net or by phone at (860) 647-9523
  6. All competitor information will come from:  Jim Nolan – email him at jjnln@aol.com.



NED Contestant Information

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NED Contestant Information

Judging Panels - FALL 2017

Music -  Judges in this category adjudicate the musical elements in the performance: melody, harmony, range, and tessitura; tempo and rhythm and meter; construction and form; and embellishments. They judge the extent to which the musical performance displays the hallmarks of the barbershop style, and the degree to which the musical performance demonstrates an artistic sensitivity to the music’s primary theme.

Performance - (formerly the "Presentation" category) - The new Performance Judge evaluates entertainment within the Barbershop style. Vocal and visual elements, in the context of the song choice/s, are evaluated for their contribution to the overall entertainment effect of the performance.

Singing  -  Judges in this category evaluate the degree to which the performer achieves artistic singing in the barbershop style: the production of vibrant, rich, resonant, technically accurate, and highly skilled sound, created both by the individual singer’s use of good vocal techniques, and by the ensemble’s process of tuning, balancing, unity of sound, and precision. They listen for a sense of precise intonation, a feeling of fullness or expansion of sound, a perception of a high degree of vocal skill, a high level of unity and consistency throughout the performance, and a freedom from apparent effort that allows the full communication of the lyric and song.

Each judge may award up to 100 points per song.



CA    Steve Tremper – NSC
ACA    Dave Cowin – ILL


John Burri – EVG
Tom Gentry – JAD
Rick Spencer – DIX


Greg Caetano – SWD
Bob Hodges – SWD
Jacob Pirner – CSD


Tony Colosimo – MAD
Steve Scott – CSD
Mark Stock – NSC

Candidate Judges:  Rob Hopkins (CA) – SLD /    Linda Muise  (CA) – BHS  /    Fred Womer (SNG) – MAD

NED Contestant Information - updated 9/29


Video - Audio - Photo

Media Package

Now available!

NEW!  Contest Performance VIDEO/AUDIO/PHOTO

ORDER the Media Package today!  New 2U!


  • High Def Digital Video Professional recording. Single camera.
  • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (DD) delivery of the contest set via Dropbox link.
  • Video DD files available within days after the contest weekend!
  • Computer (or equiv. device) and Internet connection required for delivery.
  • No DVDs will be produced.
  • EVERY competitor group (quartet/chorus) WILL BE recorded.
  • Audio Quality Assured.  XLR feed from Audio Engineer.


  • A burned/printed Audio-CD, available immediately at the end of the competitors session
  • Audio Quality Assured.  XLR feed from Audio Engineer.


  • Post-performance, on-stage, POSED Photos (also available for download after the contest)

4.  DIRECTORS!  Yes! A Directors'-Cam recording will be available to all - no extra charge!

  • Order in advance, on-site, or post-event.  The sooner, the better!  Easier for all!
  • 100% participation needed and anticipated. This is what makes it work.
  • These services provided by Mike Kelly of the Mid-Atlantic District!
  • Any questions?  Fire away. Contact ME.

Package Amount: $35 per competitor, quartet or chorus, all performances; no other fees.

  • NOTE: This is for competitor GROUPS only. NOT for the public.
  • COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL restricts distribution. NOT for private YouTube or Facebook (etc.) publication/posting.
  • ORDER directly from Mike Kelly.  See below:

Payments (before, during or after the contest) can be made to Mike Kelly's ‘Video Venture’ account:

Please include your name and your competing group name in the description.

Cash, Check or Charge available on-site, but avoid the lines, and pre-pay!

----------------- Mike Kelly, M-AD Videographer -----------------
BHS Harmony University & BHS Harmony Foundation Videographer

NED Contestant Information


(based on 12/31/16 membership totals)

Updated: Friday, Sept. 15

NED Contestant Information

Most Improved Qualification

Fall 2017 for CHORUS and QUARTET:


NED Contestant Information

Determination of District Novice Quartet Status @ FALL 2017

A quartet must meet both of the following requirements (NED Operating Code, Paragraph 12.11.2):

  1. Be eligible to win the District Quartet Championship, and
  2. Contains no more than two (2) members who have competed at a district or higher level