2017 NED Fall District Convention & Contests

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 in Harmony
Host Chair:  (tent.) Sebastian Massa

• Contest Venue •

Manchester (CT) High School


134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT 06040

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• Hotel - HQ •

Marriott Courtyard Hartford Manchester

225 Slater Street,  Manchester,  Connecticut  06042     <[<< MAP >>]
Phone: (860) 533-8484
Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-800-321-2211
Web site:  HERE
  • Mention "Barbershop Harmony" group
  • Rate is $129/night, plus tax.
  • Breakfast is not included.
  • The Bistro – Open for breakfast and dinner. Your food and beverage destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning, and a variety of dinner, beer and wine options in the evening. The Bistro also offers specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee to help you get a jump on the day.
  • Indoor pool, exercise room
  • Free Wifi
Close to I-84, hotel is near popular sights including The University of Connecticut, The Shops at Buckland Hills and Xfinity Theater.

Hotels - Others Arranged for the NED:

Residence Inn Hartford-Manchester by Marriott

201 Hale Road, Manchester CT 06042
   (shares a parking lot with the Courtyard Marriott, above)
Phone: (860) 432-4242
Web site:  HERE

  • Mention "Barbershop Harmony" group
  • Rate is $139/night, plus tax.
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, full kitchens, living rooms have pull out sleeper sofas.
  • Full American breakfast, complimentary.
    Hot breakfast, complimentary.


Holiday Inn Express Vernon-Manchester

346 Kelly Road, Vernon CT 06066
Phone: (860) 648-2000
Web site:   HERE 

  • Mention "Barbershop Harmony" group
  • Rate is $119/night, plus tax.
  • "Express Start" Breakfast Bar included.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hartford Manchester by Marriott

121 Pavillion Drive, Manchester CT 06042
Phone: (860) 648-9796
Web site:   HERE

  • Mention "Barbershop Harmony" group
  • Rate is $115/night, plus tax.
  • Buffet breakfast, complimentary
    Continental breakfast, complimentary


for more 



Buying your ad online is now easier than ever!

ADVERTISE In The Printed Contest Program!

Select or Tap the Cover image at left to LEARN MORE!  > > >

This is a GREAT opportunity for you and your chapter, chorus, quartet, business and any other service - to reach the Barbershop Harmony community.

Show your stuff!  Offer your services! Tell us about your upcoming events - shows, performances, classes, or your accomplishments and awards!  Maybe YOU have a business and would like others to see your ad - and how YOU support cultural events in the community!

PRICES remain unchanged!  Your ad helps support the program printing.  For as little as $40 - you can place a quarter-page display ad for all to see!

Full-page, half-page sizes and full-page covers are available, too!  Also, simple message "line-listings" are available!  Send a message to your performing friends! Show YOUR SUPPORT! Wish folks well.  Announce a party!

Ordering & Paying is EASY!

Do it ...ONLINE!

Interested?  Got questions?  To learn more ... go to the DETAILS page.

DEADLINE?  Your order and ad needed by ... Monday, October 9, please.

Questions? Answers now available: 

STEVE SALAMIN with any questions!    Thank you for your consideration and support!

Special Meeting / Presentation

by a Guest Representative of the Barbershop Harmony Society

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Joe Barbershop CHORUS!

"Mic" Tester Chorus - Saturday Morning, Oct. 28th

For A Moment ... It's the "Most Awesome Barbershop Chorus" in Manchester!

Are you planning on attending the 2017 Fall District Convention - but NOT competing?  Would you like to appear on the contest stage and perform under an enthusiastic, experienced and talented director?  If you answer yes to these questions, then have I got the opportunity for you!  Why not come and sing with what could be the largest chorus in the NED Chorus Contest, the Most Awesome Joe Barbershop Chorus? (Don't mention this to the Silk City Chorus - our little secret ... )

Participation is open to anyone attending - whether you’re singing in another chorus or not and requires you attend a single rehearsal on the contest stage (probably) at 9:00 AM, Saturday morning (tentative times at the moment.  Stay tuned for the tunes and director!

We need all the Joe Barbershoppers and Jane Barbershoppers to come and participate. Please! Sign-Up!

This is your chance to sing with a large chorus and to provide a great service to the district by serving as the mic tester chorus for the District Chorus Contest.   Wouldn’t it be great to put 100 + men and women, under Brian’s direction?   That’s right, I did say women, too!   There’s no reason why not, we all know the songs - and sing well together too!  It promises to be one the highlights of the weekend!

House of Delegates Meeting with 2018 NED Officer Voting!

Rescheduled from August.  Meets at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 27.  Location TBA

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Saturday Evening NEDAC Show

New! "Kicks Off" the Quartet Finals Contest on Saturday Evening.

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Tentative Schedule of Events -

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Chorditorium & President's Reception

When: Saturday, October 28 - after the Quartet Finals!
Who:  All participants  are invited!
Where:   t b a   -  All are welcome!
Does your chorus/VLQ or quartet wish to sing on the Saturday Night Chorditorium "Afterglow" show?
PLEASE SIGN-UP at the CONVENTION REGISTRATION TABLE, in the lobby, Friday or Saturday!  First-come, First-serve openings!  Limited number of slots available!   Yes!  We want you!

----- Hospitality Suites? -----

Note: If you or your quartet/chorus is hosting a public or private "Hospitality" Suite/event at the same time, in this hotel or another, we'd love to have you join us, too!  Please let us know when and where YOUR Hospitality Suite is being held by emailing GUY HAAS.


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Contest Performance VIDEO Recording

ORDER a Contest VIDEO at Eventbrite Registration!

  • 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; you must order in advance.
  • 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.  XLR feed from Audio Engineer.
  • New - Fall-2017!  HD Digital Video by Mike Kelly of the Mid-Atlantic District

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 at Registration on Eventbrite, or HERE.