2017 NED Western Regional
Spring Convention & Contests

with International Quartet Prelims Finals

May 5-7, 2017  •  LAKE GEORGE, NY

Saturday BIG Show
Information & BUY Tickets Online -
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Mountain and Yankee Divisions Contests Quartet, Chorus, VLQ Contests  &  International Preliminary Quartet Contest
Venue:   Lake George Junior-Senior High School  •  381 Canada Street  •  Lake George NY  12845  •  <[<<MAP>>]>
HQ Hotel:   Fort William Henry Hotel  •  48 Canada Steet  •   Lake George NY  •  <[<<MAP>>]>
Hosted by:  "Saratoga Soundtrack" Chorus - Sweet Adelines chapter •  Thank you! • www.saratogasoundtrack.org
Questions? (select name link):  Hotel: DVP-Events: Bob Bradley / Contests & JudgingAlan Lamson / Marketing & PRSteve Salamin


Online Event Registration for the
WESTERN Convention is NOW OPEN.

DEADLINE to Register Online is APRIL 29.

  • Each member of your quartet, chorus and/or VLQ is required to purchase a convention registration. This can be completed by completing the form below.
  • You may be "Group-registered" by a representative of your chorus. Please check with your chorus leaders/manager.
  • For comments, questions or concerns about Convention Registrations please contact the NED Registrars at registrar@nedistrict.org
  • Remember that every member must have a registration and will be required to show their badge before appearing on stage.
  • TICKETS for the Saturday Night BIG Show also available HERE:
  • A registered, attending Western Contest competitor, anyone who is singing this weekend in any contest at Lake George, does NOT need to buy a ticket for the show.  Your REGISTRATION badge/pass admits you into the show. No extra charge!


Contest CJ-20 Entry Process is CLOSED.

The CJ-20 Process for this event
closed APRIL 5 at midnight.

  • This Western convention will host the following contests
    • Yankee Division Quartet Contest
    • Yankee Division Chorus Contest 
    • Mountain Division Quartet Contest 
    • Mountain Division Chorus Contest
    • Yankee & Mountain Divisions VLQ Contest
    • District Spring Quartet Preliminaries for Qualification for International in July
NED WESTERN CONTEST IN lake george, ny

NED WESTERN CONTEST IN lake george, ny




Fort William Henry Hotel
48 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845

<[<< MAP >>]>

Room rate: $85 std. 2-dbl., $99 larger room, $125 for large suites.

Hotel Restaurant - breakfast, lunch, dinner  •   "Blacksmith Tavern"

To place reservation call 1-800-234-0267

or direct at  (518) 668-3081
and mention you a part of the
Northeastern District (NED)
"Barbershop Harmony Society"
for special rate and reserved space. 

Fort William Henry - Property Map


Lake George
Junior-Senior High School


381 Canada Street
Lake George, NY 12845

<[<< MAP >>]>

ADVERTISE In The Printed Contest Program!

Select or Tap the Cover image at right 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!

Advertise in BOTH programs and receive a 20% discount on the total of both placements!

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!

Members: Ordering & Paying is EASY!
Do it ...ONLINE!

Interested?  Got questions?  To learn more ... go to the DETAILS page.
The 2-page PDF "manual" form is still available and has everything you need. Download today.  ORDER NOW!  Please do not delay!

DEADLINE:  For the Western contest program - your Order and AD is needed by ... Monday, April 17

To be in BOTH programs ... your order and ad is needed by ... Monday, April 3rd, please.

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

2017 NED WESTERN Spring Contest Bidding is now OPEN!

Yes! Lookin for the Best Seat in the House?

It is BETTER than front row seats!

Harmony Foundation International and the BHS Contest & Judging program are teaming up to auction off a single seat at each & every contest session, including Division, District, Prelims, Mid-Winter and International. So if you’ve ever wanted to test out your judging chops, you can bid on a seat, and sit with the Judge of your choice at the 2017 NED Western Regional Division & District Quartet Prelims Contest in Lake George - and be a ‘Judge for a Day’ !

Select the image above/right -or- the button below - for more info and to enter/bid!




(Tentative) Schedule of Events

Friday, May 5, 2017 7:00 PM • • • Saturday, May 6, 2017 12 noon -and- 5:45 PM

Revision2- updated 3/05/2017
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 (Mountain & Yankee Quartet & Int'l Prelims Semi-Finals)
    •   5:00 PM — 7:00 PM:  Pre-Registration OPEN  (Fort William Henry Hotel)
    •   6:00 PM — 7:30 PM:  On-Site Registration OPEN  (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    •   6:30 PM:  Auditorium Doors OPEN for the audience/attendees (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    •   7:00 PM — 10:15 PM: Mountain & Yankee Quartet & Int'l Prelims Semi-Finals
    • 10:45 PM*:  Announcements* (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    • 11:00 PM — 12:20 AM: Quartet Evaluations* (Fort William Henry Hotel)
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 (Mountain & Yankee Divisions Chorus Finals)
    • 10:00 AM — 12:00-noon: Pre-Registration OPEN (Fort William Henry Hotel)
    • 11:00 AM — 12:30 PM: School & Pre-Registration OPEN (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    • 11:30 AM:  Auditorium Doors OPEN for the audience/attendees (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    • 12:00 noon — 1:50 PM: Mountain & Yankee Divisions Chorus Finals Contest (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    •   2:10 PM*:  Announcements* (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    •   2:30 PM* — 4:10 PM: Chorus Evaluations* (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 (International Quartet Finals)
    •   4:30 PM:  School OPENS.
    •   4:45 PM — 6:15 PM: On-Site Registration OPEN (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    •   5:15 PM:  Auditorium Doors OPEN for the audience/attendees (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)
    •   5:45 PM — 7:25 PM: International Prelims Finals
    •   7:30 PM*:  Announcements*
    •   8:15 PM — 10:00 PM: The BIG Show! (see below!)*
    • 10:00 PM — 12:00 AM: Quartet Evaluations*  (Fort William Henry Hotel)

* Note: start times dependent on the previous event's ending time (via contest length)


*Saturday Night BIG Show


Featuring an award winning line-up
of SPECIAL GUEST performers!

  • "Voices of Gotham"
    Chorus from Hell's Kitchen chapter, Manhattan NYC.
  • "Category 4"
    the new arrangement of the quartet "A Mighty Wind" with current NED'er Kirk Young on bass - and headed to 2017 Internationals in Las Vegas!
  • "Forefront"
    Current BHS 2016 International Champions, in the house, on stage!  Yup - that's former NED'er Drew Wheaton on tenor!

PUBLIC TICKETS / Registration

$20 - General Seating.
Admits one to the entire Saturday night event, beginning at 5:45 PM with the NED Finals Quartet Contest.

The evening begins at 5:45 PM with the "Top 10" District International Preliminary Quartet Finals Contest. That's our TOP 10 Northeastern (and maybe other) quartets vying for spots to go to Society International Contests in July in Las Vegas!

Followed by the BIG Show at approx. 8:15 PM.  (doors open at 5:15 PM)

Tickets are available NOW online at the NED Contest Registration site (Eventbrite). Purchases are secure and require a credit card

Please note: You MUST print a "ticket" yourself - and bring with you!

Download the FLYER -

8½ x 11" in color

2.2 Mb PDF download




< < < Select Ticket image.

You'll open a new page at our Registration site with Eventbrite.

Scroll down and see "Single Event Attendee - SATURDAY NIGHT" & purchase!

NED Western Regional COMPETITORS!  If you are attending and have competed on-stage this weekend, you do not need to purchase a ticket for the BIG Show!  Your competitor registration includes entry into the contest and the show.

Lake George Tourism sites - select any - and learn more about Lake George and attractions!


Lake George in the Spring!

Visit Fort William Henry

Re-opens May 5!

The Fort William Henry is located next to the hotel, on the grounds and for those interested in history please stay over on Sunday and tour the fort.

Fort Ticonderoga located on the northern end of the lake.

Boat tours of Lake George may be available:

  • Lake George Steamboat Company - 1st Sunday, May 7 - LUNCH CRUISE on the Lac du Saint Sacrement, the largest of our cruise ships: <[<<HERE>>]>

Other aREA Attractions, Information – More To Do:

More on HOTEL Dining available:  <[<<HERE>>]>

  • The Blacksmith Tavern located in the conference center will be open into the night on Saturday for bar food and drinks.

Other Dining options in the area:  Go <[<<HERE>>]>

  • Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ - close to the hotel, great ribs dining
  • Mama Riso's Italian Restaurant - 2119 State Route 9 (Canada St.)

Hotel is a short walk to town - the village of Lake George is a resort location catering to tourists, in the village are 22 restaurants and more shops.

Factory Outlets of Lake George - 4 different outlet centers,
    about 5 miles SOUTH on Route 9 in Queensbury, NY - go here for details:    http://www.factoryoutletsoflakegeorge.com/

The Adirondack Winery, located at 285 Canada Street. Details here: http://www.adirondackwinery.com/

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