GENERAL INFORMATION for CONTEST ENTRY
for a NED SPRING 2017 CONTEST with the CJ-20 FORM

1. Contest Manager, online at BHS, is CLOSED for entry for the 2017 NED Spring chorus, VLQ and quartet CJ-20 ENTRY for the following contests:

2. Please read this entire page and find the information that is important TO YOU. Select the BUTTON at the bottom to enter the contest.

a. BHS Members (Chorus contact or Quartet contact person) --- You can access the CJ-20 Entry Form below, or at:

https://ebiz.barbershop.org/ebusiness/CJ20/ContestEntryPreviousEntries.aspx

b. MIXED Harmony and YOUTH quartets --- see the special ENTRY form LINKS at the bottom of this page/section.

3. The following are the CLOSING dates for the CJ-20 Entry processes: ---- (deleted - all dates have passed.)

4. Quartets, VLQs and Choruses are responsible for properly and fully completing their CJ-20 ENTRY applications including the information for at least two songs that the quartet/chorus will select from for their contest package (at least four songs in the case of the NED International Prelims).  There is no limit as to the number of songs that you can list on the CJ-20 Entry Form.  JUST REMEMBER, THAT ALL QUARTETS, CHORUSES & VLQs MUST SING A SONG THAT IS LISTED ON THEIR CJ-20 ENTRY FORM.

5. The person in your chorus, VLQ or quartet who completes the CJ-20 Entry Form will be the ‘official’ contact person for that chorus or quartet unless you notify Jim Nolan otherwise.  Be sure that he/she is a responsible person who will be able to disseminate information received to all of the right parties in your chorus or quartet who should have that information.

6. If you have any questions regarding completion of the CJ-20, you should first contact:

Brian O’Leary - email him at shorttenor@gmail.com  or by phone (617) 448-0656

7.    All competitor information will come from: Jim Nolan – email him at jjnln@aol.com


PLEASE READ FURTHER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND QUALIFICATIONS!


Contestant Information - Judging Panels - Spring 2017

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-in-2016 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.

1. Eastern Regional
 Contest Judges
  (triple panel)

Contest Administrators:
CA:  Alex Beamish - ONT
ACA:  Don Stothard - SLD

Music:
Anthony Bartholomew - SWD
Steve Tramack - NED
Liz LeClair - HI Area 2

Performance:
Joe Hunter - MAD
Gary Plaag - MAD
Diane Coates - HI Area 1

Singing:
Dale Comer - NSC
Mark Stock - NSC
Renee Tramack - HI Area 1

2. Sunrise Division
 Contest Judges
  (single panel)

Contest Administrator:
Alan Lamson - NED

Music:
Kyle Kitzmiller - CAR

Performance:
Mike Cating - FWD

Singing:
Jimmy Barr - DIX

 

3. Western Regional
 Contest Judges
  (double panel)

Contest Administrators:
CA:  Chris Buechler - MAD
ACA:  Don Stothard - SLD

Music:
Clay Hine - DIX
Kirk Young - NED

Performance:
Mike Louque - CSD
Brian O'Dell - JAD

Singing:
Tim Brooks - DIX
Tim Reynolds - DIX

 


Contest Performance VIDEO Recording

Quartet - Chorus - VLQ

SPRING 2017 - Details: (same as Fall-2016)

  • HD Digital Video Professional recording. Single camera.
  • XLR direct digital audio feed from the stage microphones.
  • a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (DD) delivery of your contest set.
  • Computer (or equiv. device) and Internet connection required for delivery.
  • No DVDs will be produced.
  • EVERY competitor group (quartet/chorus/VLQ) WILL BE recorded.
  • No money will be collected at the event.  Orders and payments must be ONLINE only.
  • 100% participation needed and anticipated. This is what makes it work.
  • Expect delivery within one week. Eastern contest video was delivered in 3 days!
  • Your contact person will be emailed a link to online video at YouTube (PRIVATE).
  • ONE video delivered to EACH group/performance via DD link.
  • Top 10 will receive TWO SETS of videos.  Semi-Finals & Finals.
  • Audio Quality Assured.  (we even have a backup plan!)
  • HD Digital Video by Tom Svenson of 3DImagination Pictures of Ayer, Massachusetts.

Any questions?  Fire away. Contact Steve Salamin >> HERE.

NOTE: This is for competitor GROUPS only.  NOT for the public.  Amount: $25.00 per competitor, no online pay fee this event.
COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL restricts distribution. NOT for private/public YouTube or Facebook (etc.) publication/posting.

Post-contest ORDERING? Do it here:

Order the WESTERN CONTEST video:
 

PLATEAU and SMALL CHORUS QUALIFICATION - Spring 2017

(based on 12/31/16 membership totals)


"MOST IMPROVED" QUALIFICATION

Spring 2017

CHORUS and QUARTET
 


Determination of Division Novice Quartet Status @ Spring 2017

A quartet must meet all seven of the following requirements: (NED Operating Code, Paragraph 9.4.3):

  1. Have at least two quartet members who have never competed in a District Quartet Contest, and
     
  2. Have at least two quartet members who have never competed in a Society Preliminary Contest, and
     
  3. Have at least two quartet members who have never won any quartet contest at the division level (quartet champion, novice quartet champion, seniors quartet champion), and
     
  4. Have no more than one quartet member who has won any District quartet championship, and
     
  5. Have no more than one quartet member who has qualified for the Society's International Quartet competition, and
     
  6. Have no more than two quartet members who have completed at a higher-level contest (district or International), and
     
  7. Have no quartet members who have won Society Quartet Contest medals.

Rules for the NED MIXED HARMONY QUARTET CONTEST — Spring 2017

(This will only be held at the Eastern Regional Convention on April 21-23, 2017)

  1. All members of a Mixed Harmony Quartet must be members of The Barbershop Harmony Society, Harmony, Inc., Sweet Adelines, Inc., or be an Associate of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

  2. The Quartet and members of the Quartet must be members of the Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association.  See this link:

    http://www.mixedbarbershop.org/ 

  3. Learn two (2) songs.
     
  4. Enter your quartet on line at Contest Manager.

    https://ebiz.barbershop.org/ebusiness/CJ20/ManageContestEntry.aspx

    For assistance email Brian O’Leary at shorttenor@gmail.com
     
  5. Come to the Eastern Regional Convention and Rock The House!
     
  6. All of the normal rules of quartet competition will apply to this contest.
THIS IS A CONTEST FOR TRYING TO EARN A QUALIFYING SCORE TO BE INVITED TO ATTEND AND COMPETE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MIXED QUARTET CONTEST SPONSORED BY BING! IN GERMANY IN APRIL 2018.

Rules for the NED YOUTH QUARTET CONTEST — Spring 2017

(This will only be held at the Eastern Regional Convention on April 21-23, 2017)

  1. Get four (4) guys, maximum age of 25 as of April 22, 2017.

  2. Learn two (2) songs. See this link for list of suggested songs:

    http://www.barbershop.org/competitions/youth-barbershop-quartet-competition/suggested-song-list/ 

  3. Enter your quartet on line at Contest Manager.

    https://ebiz.barbershop.org/ebusiness/CJ20/ContestEntryPreviousEntries.aspx

    For assistance, email Brian O’Leary at shorttenor@gmail.com

  4. Come to the Eastern Regional Convention and Rock The House!

  5. All of the normal rules of quartet competition will apply to this contest.

THIS IS NOT A CONTEST FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH QUARTET CONTEST IN LAS VEGAS IN JULY 2017.