Page TWO - COMPETITOR (Contest & Judging) INFORMATION PAGE - for ALL SINGERS on-stage. (See Page 1 for the rest of us!)
2 - COMPETITOR INFORMATION
by the NED-C&J Team
for CONTEST ENTRY for the
2019 NED FALL DISTRICT CONTEST
by invitation from the DVP-C&J
through the new Barberscore.com
updated: Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 @ 2300h
Fall 2019 General Contestant Information:
Contest ENTRY at BHS ... OPENED Wednesday, August 16.
The Fall 2019 CONTESTS are:
NED Chorus Championship
NED Chorus Plateau Championships
NED Representative Chorus to International Contest 2020
Mixed Harmony Chorus Festival
NED Quartet Championship
NED Seniors Quartet Championship
NED Representative Seniors Quartet to Midwinter Contest 2020
A. CONTEST & DATES – 2019 Fall District Contest
Open Entry Registration (by invitation) WEDNESDAY, August 16, 2019
Closing Date for Entry WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019
Final Date to Pay Deposit for Evaluations POSTMARKED by SUNDAY, October 20 (Quartets Only)
Quartet Semi-finals Friday, October 25, 2019
Chorus Finals Saturday, October 26, 2019
Quartet Finals Saturday, October 26, 2019
B. BHS Members (competing Chorus Contact or Quartet, VLQ Contact Person):
Entry to the contests has already been issued by invitation only to qualifying competitor through Barberscore.com.
Closing Entry Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at midnight.
Quartets, Choruses and VLQs are responsible for properly and fully completing their Entry Form including the Title and correct Arranger for at least two songs for choruses and VLQs and at least four songs for quartets from which they may select their contest package(s). There is no limit to the number of songs that can be listed in the Repertory. All songs are entered through Barberscore.com. Songs can be added to the chorus/VLQ/quartet repertory until the day of the contest. REMEMBER THAT ALL CHORUSES, VLQs, AND QUARTETS MUST SING SONGS THAT ARE LISTED ON THEIR REPERTORY.
The person(s) in your chorus, VLQ or quartet who will receive information from the District Contest & Judging Team regarding entry and other contest related information, will be the “official” contact person(s) based on information provided for your chorus, VLQ or quartet on your record. Be certain that their contact information in the Member Center is correct and that you have entered the correct contact person(s) when you complete your Entry on Barberscore.com. Your official contact person may include multiple persons. For quartets, it may be one or all of the members of the quartet. He is (they are) the only person(s) who will receive information for Entry, the only person(s) who will receive competitor information from the District Contest and Judging Team, and the only person(s) who will be able to complete or modify your entry in Barberscore.com.
If you have any questions regarding completion of the Entry form in Barberscore.com, you should first contact:
Alan Lamson – email him at firstname.lastname@example.org -or- phone him at (860) 647-9523
All competitor information will come from: Jim Nolan – email him at email@example.com
C. NED Contestant Information:
Maps, schedules, and details for competitors will all go directly to the competitors contact person(s) from the District Contest & Judging Team through Jim Nolan.
D. Judging Panel – Fall 2019:
See below. For descriptions of the judging categories (Music, Performance and Singing) refer to the BHS “Contest and Judging Handbook” on the Society’s website at:
Specific descriptions can be found on Page 5-1 (Music), 6-1 (Performance), and 7-1 (Singing).
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.
Judging Panel for Fall 2019:
CA Bill McLaurine - CSD
ACA Mike Thompson - SWD
Tom Gentry - JAD
Mark Hale - RMD
David McEachern - ONT
Dusty Schleier - DIX
Ig Jakovac - MAD
Nathan Ogg - JAD
E. Most Improved Qualification - Fall 2019 (see table below)
F. Seniors Quartet entry for International Seniors Quartet Qualification:
The entry for Seniors Quartets to qualify to represent the NED at the International Seniors Quartet Contest in Jacksonville, FL in January 2020, is an open entry. Any Seniors Quartet in the Northeastern District may enter this contest whether you participated in the division contests or not and whether you did participate and did not achieve a qualifying score for the NED Fall Contest. If your Seniors Quartet would like to participate this Fall and did not already receive an invitation to do so, you must contact Alan Lamson – NED DVP Contest & Judging, firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-647-9523 – to receive an invitation to enter in Barberscore.com.
G. Determination of District Novice Quartet Status – FALL 2019:
To be eligible, a quartet must meet both of the following requirements (NED Operating Code, Paragraph 12.11):
Be eligible to win the District Quartet Championship, and
Contains no more than two (2) members who have competed at a district or higher level
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TABLES - NED Contestant Information
Most Improved Qualification for Fall 2019:
|NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT • CONTEST AND JUDGING|
|Choruses and Quartets Eligible for Most-Improved for Fall 2019|
|v.1 - 8/20/2019|
|Chapter||2018 Score||For 2019||Quartet||2018 Score||For 2019|
& Pine 
|Portland, ME||1308||872||Odds n Ends||1336||891|
|Nashua, NH||1205||803||Parts Unknown||1227||818|
|Hanover, NH||1130||753||Pop Pop and the Boys||1192||795|
|Clef Hangers of Hanover||1093||729|
|Mountain ||Saratoga Springs, NY||1160||773||Chordination||1249||833|
|Burlington, VT||1089||726||RECYCLED PARTS||1169||779|
|South Shore, QC||1047||698||Backstretch||1165||777|
|Patriot ||Concord, MA||1454||969||Daily Special||1358||905|
|Worcester, MA||1196||797||Mansion Vocal Band||1280||853|
|Lowell, MA||1188||792||Pickup Stix||1225||817|
|Natick, MA||1174||783||League of Ordinary Gentlemen||1209||806|
|Cape Cod, MA||1156||771||Fireside||1206||804|
|The Essex County 4||1114||743|
|Sunrise ||GALE Force||1101||734|
|Yankee ||Danbury, CT||1268||845||Fusion||1312||875|
|Hartford, CT||1136||757||Off The Chart||1152||768|
|I Don't Know Why||1118||745|
|2019 Scores based on double panel conversion from 2018 scores|