1. CONTEST ENTRY via the Society / ALL (except Mixed Harmony & Youth Quartets, V-L-Qs - see below)

Existing quartets and choruses will receive an invitation to enter the contests.  There is no longer the "CJ-20" format or a "CJ-20" process.   The invitation is automatically generated by the Barberscore.com program and sent to all registered quartets.  New quartets registering with the Society after January 1, 2018 should contact DVP-Contest and Judging, Alan Lamson, for information on entering the contests.

C&J SCHEDULE - 2019
Contest Location ENTRY OPENS ENTRY CLOSES Contest
Eastern Regional Hyannis, MA Sunday, February 3, 2019 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 April 12-13, 2019
Western Regional Lake George, NY Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 May 3-4, 2019
Sunrise Division Halifax, NS Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Saturday, May 11, 2019
         
Fall Convention Portland, ME early Sept. t b d October 25-27, 2019
v.1 - 1/14/2019

2. COMPETITOR REGISTRATION via the NED Eventbrite portal. Go back to the regional Contest page (select above) and see REGISTRATION.


1. NED 2019 EASTERN REGIONAL (Patriot and Granite & Pine Divisions)

2019 Eastern Regional Contest Judges

Music:
Ben Hawker
Paul Wigley
Raymond Schwarzkopf (A)
Candidate(s) -

Performance:
David Leeder
Mike Louque
Paul Wietlisbach (A)
Candidate(s) -

Singing:
Harry Haflett
Fred Womer
John Ward (A)
Candidate(s) -

Contest Administrators:
CA:      Steve Tremper
ACA:    Randy Rensi
Candidate(s) -

Location: The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA

Date:       April 12-13, 2019

10 NED Contests:

  • Patriot Division - quartets, chorus & VLQ contests

  • Granite/Pine Division - quartets, chorus & VLQ contests

  • District Mixed Harmony Barbershop Quartet Contest

  • District Youth Quartet Contest

Contest entry will OPEN in early February 2019.

Contest entry will CLOSE on … (tba)

Note: NED Quartet & Chorus contacts will receive an automated
invitation to enter your contest through Barberscore.com.

OOA - EASTERN Official Order of Appearance — — —

When ready/released…


2. NED 2019 WESTERN REGIONAL (Mountain and Yankee Divisions, Int’l. Prelims)

2019 Western Regional Contest Judges

Music:
Steve Armstrong
Jeff Taylor         
Candidate(s) -

Performance:
John Mallett
Ev Nau
Candidate(s) -

Singing:
Rob Mance
Jordan Travis           
Candidate(s) -

Contest Administrators:
CA:  Rob Arnold
ACA:  Bill Vermue
Candidate(s) -

Location: Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY

Date:       May 3-4, 2019

9 NED Contests:

  • Mountain Division - quartets, chorus & VLQ contests

  • Yankee Division - quartets, chorus & VLQ contests

  • International Quartet Prelims Contests

Contest entry will OPEN in early February 2019.

Contest entry will CLOSE on … (tba).

Note: NED Quartet & Chorus contacts will receive an automated
invitation to enter your contest through Barberscore.com.

OOA - WESTERN Official Order of Appearance — — —

When ready/released…


3. NED 2019 SUNRISE DIVISION

2019 Sunrise Division Contest Judges

Music:
Andrew Carolan

Performance:
Jon Kready

Singing:
Ig Jakovac

Contest Administrator:
Alan Lamson - NED

Location: Atlantica Hotel - 1980 Robie St., Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date:       May 11, 2019

4 NED Contests:

  • Sunrise Division - quartets, chorus & VLQ contests

Contest entry will OPEN in mid-February 2019.

Contest entry will CLOSE on … (tba).

Note: NED Quartet & Chorus contacts will receive an automated
invitation to enter your contest through Barberscore.com.

OOA - SUNRISE Division Official Order of Appearance — — —

When ready/released…


—About Contest Judging Categories—

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.



PLEASE CONTINUE for additional INFORMATION, INSTRUCTIONS & QUALIFICATIONS!


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Contest Performance VIDEO-AUDIO-PHOTO

ORDER the value --Total Media Package—

1. VIDEO:

  • High Def Digital Video Professional recording. Single camera.

  • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (DD) delivery of the contest set via Dropbox link.

  • Video DD files available within days after the contest weekend!

  • Computer (or equiv. device) and Internet connection required for delivery.

  • No DVDs will be produced.

  • EVERY competitor group (quartet/chorus) WILL BE recorded.

  • Audio Quality Assured. XLR feed from Audio Engineer. GREAT VIDEO!

2. AUDIO:

  • Repeat: Audio Quality Assured. XLR feed from Audio Engineer.

  • Audio-only BONUS recording supplied separately.

  • Available post-sessions via EMAILED MP3 file or link. Email address needed!

  • Audio Quality Assured. XLR feed from Audio Engineer. I said that already. Very important!

 3. PHOTO - FORMALS:

  • Post-performance, while still on-stage, POSED Photos - 2-3 to pose/choose. Be prepared! Instructions will be provided.

  • All shots supplied later via download with video.

  • Full-size digital versions - from dual video camera captures - do whatever you want with them!

4. PHOTO - Performance:

  • Performance stills from video camera separately captured. ( Steve will also have his set of pictures. )

5.  DIRECTOR'S CAM:  Yes! A Directors'-Cam recording will be available to chorus directors - no extra charge!

PLEASE! Order in advance, via competitor registration for YOUR contest at Eventbrite. 100% participation allows us to continue to offer this GREAT value!

Package Amount: $35 per competitor, quartet or chorus, plus fee for all performances. In advance only.

  • NOTE: This is for competitor GROUPS only. NOT for the general public.

  • COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL restricts distribution. NOT for private YouTube or Facebook (etc.) publication/posting.

ORDERING - IMPORTANT!

You must PRE-PAY.  NO ORDERS or payments at the Contest!  ONE "CONTACT PERSON" per group orders this MEDIA PACKAGE at the NED Eventbrite Registration Site.  You may do so at YOUR registration checkout --- or do so separately.

These services provided by Mike Kelly for the Eastern contest and Fall-2019 - of the Mid-Atlantic District!
Any questions?  Fire away. Contact: Steve Salamin - Marketing

— Mike Kelly, M-AD Videographer, BHS Harmony University & BHS Harmony Foundation Videographer

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PLATEAU and SMALL CHORUS QUALIFICATION - Spring 2018

(based on 12/31/17 membership totals)



"MOST IMPROVED"

QUALIFICATION

Spring 2018

CHORUS and QUARTET
 


 

Determination of Division Novice Quartet Status @ Spring 2018

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.


Instructions for Entering A Contest - See Below

Rules for the NED "MIXED HARMONY" Quartet Contest — Spring 2018

(This will only be held at the Western Regional Convention on MAY 4, 2018)

  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. To ENTER the contest, contact the NED VP - Contest & Judging, Alan Lamson, by email: (select) Alan Lamson

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

  5. Come to the WESTERN Regional Convention at Lake George - and Rock The House! Stay for the BIG Saturday Night Show!

  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 APRIL 2020.


Instructions for Entering A Contest - See below

Rules for the NED YOUTH QUARTET CONTEST — Spring 2018

(This will only be held at the Western Regional Convention on MAY 4, 2018)

  1. Form your foursome (4 guys), maximum age of 25 as of May 4, 2018.

  2. Learn two (2) songs.

  3. To ENTER the contest, contact the NED VP - Contest & Judging, Alan Lamson, by email: (select) Alan Lamson

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

  4. Come to the WESTERN Regional Convention at Lake George - and Rock The House!  Stay for the BIG Saturday Night Show!

  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 ORLANDO IN JULY 2018.


Instructions For Entering The Following Contests (Spring 2018)

• Any Division V-L-Q contest
• YOUTH Quartet Contest – May 4, 2018
• MIXED Harmony Quartet Contest – May 4, 2018

Because VLQs (Very Large Quartets), Mixed Harmony Quartets, and some Youth Quartets are not ‘registered’ with the Barbershop Harmony Society, those groups must be manually entered by the Society Contest and Judging Committee into the Barberscore.com database before those groups can enter any of these contests.

To allow that to happen, please provide the following information to Brian O’Leary (shorttenor@gmail.com) who will provide you with assistance in getting your VLQ/Quartet ‘registered’.

• Official group name
• Location (City, State/Province)
• Contact person (Full name and email. If that person is a BHS member or BHS Associate, provide the BHS ID number)
• For quartets and VLQs (Name of each singer and voice part. If that person is a BHS member or BHS Associate provide the BHS ID number)
• For Mixed Harmony Quartets (Name of each singer, MBHA ID number [if you have one] of each member and of the quartet)

Entering your VLQ or quartet into the Barberscore.com database can take up to five days. Please leave yourself enough time to allow that to happen and allow you the time needed to then enter the appropriate contest before the entry deadline.

Again, the ENTRY DEADLINES for the NED contests this spring are:

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Eastern Regional (Granite & Pine and Patriot Divisions)

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – Western Regional (Mountain and Yankee Divisions)

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Sunrise Division

Alan Lamson
NED DVP-Contest & Judging