Update v4: Hotel, Schedule, EIHC • Weds. 10/10 - 1100h

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Westbrook Performing Arts Center

471 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, Maine 04092

2018 FALL DISTRICT "C&C"
Convention & Contests

Friday-Saturday-Sunday • October 26-27-28, 2018

 select above - to register yourself - or obtain tickets

select above - to register yourself - or obtain tickets


• Venue:  Westbrook Performing Arts Center • Westbrook Middle School • 471 Stroudwater Street • Westbrook, Maine 04092

• HQ Hotel:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Portland • 303 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, Maine 04106

• Hosted by: Portland, ME chapter - "Downeasters" Chorus • Host Chair: Scott Kolda

Questions? (Name/email-link) Hotel: DVP-Events: Bob Bradley / Contests & Judging: Alan Lamson / Marketing & PR: Steve Salamin


• Contest Venue •

Westbrook Performing Arts Center

"WPAC"

(Located at the Westbrook Middle School complex)

471 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, Maine 04092

The Westbrook Performing Arts Center is a state of the art 1,000 seat theater and event center just minutes from downtown Portland, Maine.


Note change: Judges will be staying at the Marriott. Quartet Evals will happen at the Marriott. Updated here: Saturday, Oct. 6 - 0800h

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• Hotel A • SOLD OUT! See below...

Holiday Inn Express South Portland - SOLD OUT

303 Sable Oaks Drive • South Portland, Maine 04106

  • BHS/NED Negotiated Room rate $119/night plus 9% ME lodging tax.

  • Bear in mind - this is a PEAK fall foliage weekend.

  • Includes breakfast.

  • All rooms are suites. Single and double bed options. Same rate.

  • Code/Event Name: Barbershop Harmony Society

  • Our contact is the Area Sales Manager: Kyle Manning

  • 109 NED-reserved rooms sold.

  • Reservation Cut-Off date:
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

  • All reservations made after the cutoff date will not be guaranteed the group rate and will be subject to the best available rate.

For Reservations, phone: 207-775-3900 (SOLD OUT)



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HOTEL B • SOLD OUT! See Below…

Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks -SOLD OUT!

200 Sable Oaks Drive • South Portland, Maine 04106

  • BHS/NED Negotiated Room rate $129/night plus 9% ME lodging tax.

  • Bear in mind - this is a PEAK fall foliage weekend.

  • Does NOT include breakfast.

  • All rooms are suites. Single and double bed options. Same rate.

  • Code/Event Name: Barbershop Harmony Society

  • Our contact is the (same) Area Sales Manager: Kyle Manning

  • Reservation Cut-Off date:
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

  • 41 NED-reserved rooms now SOLD

  • All reservations made after the cutoff date will not be guaranteed the group rate and will be subject to the best available rate.


Other Hotels in the area:

  • Hilton Garden Inn

  • 145 Jetport Blvd

  • Portland ME 04002

  • 207 828 1117

  • Days in by Wyndham

  • 461 Maine Mall Road

  • South Portland ME 04002

  • 207 772 3450

  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott

  • 2 Cummings Road

  • Scarborough ME  04074

  • 207 883 0300

  • Double Tree by Hilton

  • 363 Maine Mall Road

  • Portland ME 04106

  • 207 775 6161


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 Today!

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

DEADLINE?  Your order and ad needed by ... Monday, October 8.

Questions? Answers now available: 

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


"Mic-Tester" Chorus - NEEDS YOU!

Saturday Morning, Oct. 27th

Update: Meet for warm-up on Saturday at 8:30 AM in Room 118 at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center.

For A Moment ...
It's the Number-One "Most Awesome Barbershop Chorus" at Westbrook that morning!

Celebrating Harmony among us All!

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Are you planning on attending the 2018 Fall District Convention - but NOT competing? Or maybe you're a later-performing member of a competing chorus? Or a quartet member? Would you like to appear on the contest stage and perform under an enthusiastic, experienced and talented director? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then we have a great opportunity for you! Why not come and sing with what could be the largest chorus in the NED Chorus Contest, the new "NED EVERYONE IN HARMONY CHORUS."

Participation is open to anyone and everyone available - whether you’re singing in another chorus or not - and requires you attend a single rehearsal Saturday morning before the contest begins (probably) at around 8:30 AM and then perform on the contest stage first off as the "Mic-Tester" chorus at 9:30 AM.

The DIRECTOR of the “NED Everyone In Harmony Chorus” is … Christina Tramack.

Christina has been exposed to barbershop all her life, and joined New England Voices in Harmony in 2004 as a competing member. She has been a member all three societies in different capacities, but currently, she is the baritone of the 2016 International Quartet Champions, Taken 4 Granite, and the tenor of the current Area 2 Mixed Quartet Champions, Sweet & Sour. She is the current Area 2 (HI) Contest and Judging Chairman and the co-director of the new mixed barbershop chorus, The Boston Tune Party (BHS).

The SONGS: Sweet and Lovely -and- Sweet Roses of Morn

SING with us! We'd LOVE to have YOU join us and begin the day, right!  It's fast and easy!

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 the direction of an NED great director? That’s right, open to all including female BHS members, Harmony, Inc. and Sweet Adelines members, too. We all sing well together! Let's celebrate! It promises to be one the highlights of the weekend!


2018 Fall District Convention / Preliminary Schedule of Events

NOTE: One session each contest

Update #3: Wednesday - Oct. 03 - 1805h

Friday PM - October 26 - QUARTET Semi-Finals (single session) —

ALL TIMES for/at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook, Maine --- unless otherwise noted (e.g. Portland Marriott Sable Oaks):

  • 4:00 PM — 8:00 PM: Registration Desk OPEN to all. ALL Competitors MUST check-in by 7:30 PM.

  • 5:15 PM —————: Auditorium Doors Open for General Admission (30 min. prior to contest start)

  • 5:45 PM 10:15 PM: District QUARTET SEMI-FINALS ———————

  • *10:45 PM — 11:00 PM : Announcements/Awards

  • *11:35 PM ——1:00 AM: Quartet Evaluations for Non-Top 10 (@ Marriott)

* Please NOTE: these stated START times subject to vary - based on the actual END time of the previous line item/event.

Saturday, October 27 - CHORUS Finals (single session) —

  • 8:00 AM — 1:30 PM: Registration Desk Open

  • 8:30 AM — 9:30 AM: "NED Everyone In Harmony Chorus" - Mic-Testing Chorus MEETS, WARM-UP, Room 118, then 1st on-stage.

  • 9:00 AM ————— : Auditorium Doors Open for General Admission (30 min. prior to contest start)

  • 9:30 AM 12:35 PM: District CHORUS FINALS ——————

  • *12:35 PM ----------------- L U N C H -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • 1:25 PM 1:49 PM: District V-L-Q FINALS ——————

  • *2:10 PM — 2:55 PM : Presentations - Announcements - Awards

  • *2:30 PM — 5:15 PM : Chorus Evaluations

  • *5:15 PM ------------------ D I N N E R -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    * Please NOTE: these stated START times subject to vary - based on the actual END time of the previous line item/event

Saturday (Night), October 27 - QUARTET Finals / Seniors Chorus —

  • 6:00 PM — 8:30 PM: Registration Desk Open

  • 6:30 PM — 7:00 PM: Auditorium Doors Open for General Admission (30 min. prior to NEDAC event start)

  • 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM: NEDAC Show of Champions

  • 8:00 PM — 8:15 PM: District Seniors Chorus FINALS ——————

  • 8:20 PM — 9:40 PM: District QUARTET FINALS ———————

  • *10:00 PM — 10:20 PM: Presentations - Announcements - Awards

  • *11:00 PM — 12:40 AM: Quartet Evaluations (@ Marriott)

* Please NOTE: these stated START times subject to vary - based on the actual END time of the previous line item/event.

Sunday, October 28 —

  •   9:00 AM — 12 noon: NED Board of Directors Meeting (location, tba)

  • 9:00 AM — 12 noon: CHORUS Director's Coaching Session(s) - by appointment, prior arrangement necessary. (w/ Dan Falcone)