2017 NED Fall District Convention & Contests

Friday-Saturday-Sunday
October 27-28-29

Manchester, Connecticut 

VENUE:  Manchester High School,  134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT 06040  <[<< MAP >>]>

HOSTED by: Hartford, CT chapter - Hartford Men of Harmony /  Host Chair: 

"HQ" HOTEL:  t b a





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FYI: Saturday morning's "Mic Tester" Chorus 




OLD: • Tentative Schedule of Events  •

Friday, October 21, 2016 - Sunday, October 23, 2016

Updated: TUESDAY 10/18/2016

Friday - October 21, 2016

  • ---------------------------: NED Golf Outing *****CANCELLED******
  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm:  Registration Desk Open (Westbrook Performing Arts Center-WPAC)
  • 5:30 pm: Doors Open for General Admission  (WPAC)
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Quartet Semi-Finals  (WPAC)
  • *9:40 pm - 10:00 pm: Announcements/Awards  (WPAC)
  • *10:30 pm - 12:00 am: Quartet Evaluations for Non-Top 10 (Marriott)
  • *10:00 pm - 1:00 am: Mini-Afterglow (Marriott- Casco Bay Ballroom)

* Please NOTE: these START times subject to vary - based on the previous scheduled line item END time.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Note! See the Strategic Planning Listening Session with Society Board member Matt Mercier @ 2:30 PM - concurrent with chorus evals.

  • 8:30 am - 11:30 am: Registration Desk Open (Westbrook Performing Arts Center - WPAC)
  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am: Doors Open for General Admission (WPAC)
  • 10:00 am - 1:30 pm: District Chorus Finals (WPAC)
  • *1:10 pm - 1:30 pm: Presentations - Announcements - Awards (WPAC)
  • *1:40 - 2:20 pm: Break for Lunch
  • *2:20 pm - 4:30 pm: Chorus Evaluations (WPAC Classrooms) ---- While waiting, see next ...
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Strategic Planning/Listening Session I with Matt Mercier & Murray Phillips (non-eval. attends)
  • 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM: Strategic Planning/Listening Session II  with Matt Mercier & Murray Phillips  (non-eval. attends)
     
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm  Registration Desk Open (WPAC)
  • 6:30pm - 10:30pm  Doors Open for General Admission (WPAC)
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: District Quartet Finals (WPAC)
  • *8:45 pm - 10:00 pm: Special Presentations/Announcements/Awards (WPAC)
  • *9:00 pm - 10:00 pm: NEDAC Show of Champions (WPAC)
  • *10:30 pm - 12:10 am: Quartet Evaluations for Top 10 (Marriott) 
  • *10:00 pm - 1:00 am: Chorditorium/Afterglow (Marriott- Casco Bay Ballroom)
         (Quartets! Sign-up to sing! Snacks and Cash Bar provided, available!  Oh, yeah!)

* Please NOTE: these START times subject to vary - based on the previous scheduled line item END time.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm: NED Board of Directors Meeting (Marriott) 



Old: Contest Performance VIDEO Recording

Update: Friday, Nov. 4:

Contest video available for download. >> Email ME <<

Contest VIDEO ordering has ended.

Details:   (posted Monday, Oct. 10)

  • HD Digital Video Professional recording. Single camera. Audio feed and Mic.

  • It will be for DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (DD) delivery of the contest set.
  • Computer (or equiv. device) and Internet connection required for delivery.
  • No DVDs will be produced.
  • EVERY competitor group (quartet/chorus) WILL BE recorded.
  • No money will be collected at the event.  Orders and payments must be ONLINE only.
  • Post-event ordering NOT possible - closed.
  • 100% participation needed and anticipated. This is what makes it work.
  • Expect delivery within ONE week of the contest via emailed link to online video and download.
  • ONE video delivered to EACH group via DD link.
  • Audio Quality Assured.  (we even have a backup plan!)
  • HD Digital Video by Tom Svenson of 3D-Imagination of Ayer, Massachusetts

Any questions?  Fire away. Contact ME.

NOTE: This is for competitor GROUPS only. NOT for the public.

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL restricts distribution. NOT for private YouTube or Facebook (etc.) publication/posting.

Amount: $25.00 per competitor, plus online fee.  ORDER with Credit Card here: