2019 NED #2 WESTERN Regional
Spring Convention & Contests

Yankee / Mountain Division Contests
and Int’l. Quartet Prelims

May 3-4, 2019  •  Lake George, NY


  • Venue: Fort William Henry (Hotel) “Carriage House at Towers Hall” - 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY <[<< MAP >>]>

  • HQ Hotel: Surfside on the Lake • 400 Canada St., Lake George, NY (see note below)

  • Hosted by: Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus - Sweet Adelines Int’l chapter - Saratoga Springs, NY / Contact': Victoria Green

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


  • NED International Quartet Prelims: (Semi-Finals, Friday PM; Finals, Saturday PM)

  • Yankee Division: Quartet Contest, Seniors Quartet Contest, Chorus Contest, VLQ Contest

  • Mountain Division: Quartet Contest, Seniors Quartet Contest, Chorus Contest, VLQ Contest

CONTESTS: 9 TOTAL (incl. Prelims)


1. CONTEST ENTRY - Western regional C&C (BHS) & Int’l. Quartet Prelims:


2. CONVENTION REGISTRATION - Western Regional C&C (NED):

For ALL Competitors & Any Attendees (Registration & Tickets)

Each member of your quartet, chorus and/or VLQ is required to purchase a convention registration.

  • 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 Event Registrar at registrar@nedistrict.org

  • Remember that every competitor must have a registration and be a current BHS member. You may be asked to show a competitor badge and/or your membership card.

EXTRAS:

1. Anyone: Upgrade to Premium Seating — Upgrade your seat and sit front and center at all contest sessions this weekend! (first few rows) Proceeds from upgrades will benefit NED Youth in Harmony. Premium Seating only available online, on a first come, first serve basis.

2. Competitors Only: Contest VIDEO – Order at Eventbrite, now. Only ONE order per group necessary.

An Eventbrite fee is added to each ticket. Special BHS lower rate.

Registrations may be transferred - but are NOT refundable.


Please SELECT an image for FULL view/reading:

CONTEST VENUE:

Fort William Henry
Hotel and Conference Center

“The Carriage House at Towers Hall”

48 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845

Very-Limited Parking. Use MAIN entrance.

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Note: UPDATED! Plus+Code: C7CP+9W Lake George, NY

PLEASE NOTE: The performance/contest venue is NOT the Conference Center. It is located at the Carriage House - a building at the northern end of the FWHH&CC campus - which generally cannot be seen from the road/Route 9. There is essentially NO parking at/near the building. Competitors will receive transport to this location. Others must find parking within the hotel complex, which will be busy with other events.


“HQ” HOTEL (revised) :

Surfside on the Lake

400 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845

Reservations: 8:30a to 4:30p Mon–Fri. ONLY.

Phone: (518) 668-2442

( no online booking at these rates )

  • $ 69 - Premier Rooms with Private Balcony - 1st or 2nd Floor (Elevator Access) - 2 Queen Beds

  • $120 - Premier Suites with Private Balcony & Front Terrace - 3rd Floor (Elevator Access) - 3 Queen Beds

  • $129 - Superior Lake Front Room with Private Patio - On Water Front, Beach Level - 2 Queen Beds

  • $149 - Deluxe Lake Front Suite with Private Patio & Balconies - On Water Front - 3 Queen Beds

    (Rates: all per night, add 11% state & local occupancy tax)

 

website: https://surfsideonthelake.com/

>>> MAP / DIRECTIONS <<<


HOTEL/ROOMS:

Additional Lodging & Accommodations: Hotels in Lake George - Seasonal - Hotels.com

  • Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center • 48 Canada St. • Lake George, NY • (518) 668-3081 • Rooms from $89 to $119.

  • Quality Inn Lake George • 57 Canada Street • Lake George, NY • (518) 668-3525 • All Rooms $99.

  • Blair House Motel and Cottages • 2734 Canada Street • Lake George NY • (518) 668-2871 • Rooms $95-200 • mention “Barbershop Harmony.”

  • Econo Lodge Downtown Lake George • 439 Canada St, Lake George, NY • Before 4/1: (518) 792-7006 / After: (518) 668-2689 • Rooms $79 + up.

  • Best Western of Lake George • 2452 NY State Route 9N, Lake George, NY 12845 • (518) 668-5701 • Rooms $119 w/ full breakfast.

Or go to:  Hotels.com - Lake George


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"Mic-Tester" Chorus

Saturday Morning, May 4 - Meet at 9:00 AM

For A Moment ...
It's the Number-One "Most Awesome Barbershop Chorus" in Lake George - that morning!

Celebrating Harmony among us All!

Are you planning on attending the 2019 Western Regional Contests - but NOT competing? Waiting around, nothing to do? 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. We meet for a single REHEARSAL Saturday morning (at 9:00 AM) - before the contest begins. Then, we perform on the contest stage first off as the "Mic-Tester" chorus at 9:55 PM.

Wow! We have TWO DIRECTORS of the NED Everyone In Harmony Chorus at Lake George!

  • Jeffery Mance ( Director of Greater Montreal chapter Island City Chorus)

  • Dianne Tortorelli-Brooks (Director of Plattsburgh chapter Cumberland Bay Chorus)

The SONGS (Easy!): My Wild Irish Rose and The Story of the Rose (Heart of My Heart)

Time for WARM-UP/Assemblage: meet at 9:00 AM (sharp! ready!) - on-stage in the Hall at the Carriage House/Towers Hall.


Contest Program: Download & View

Posted Tuesday, Apr-30-2019-1300h

Now Available to Download, View, Print -

Select here or the image at right (for Viewing/Reading version) >>>

A 28-page booklet FULL of cool information, ads, notes, NED Programs, and more!

2 versions available here:

1. Viewing & Reading version --- [Select Here]

  • download "READERS" spread and view on your computer or mobile device.

  • 1.7 Mb OPTIMIZED PDF download file

2. Printer version (printer's spreads) --- [Select Here]

  • download "PRINTERS" to print.  Best on a machine that can print on both sides (duplex), and the page layout will properly fall where needed.  Fold in-half (long).

  • 4.8 Mb original spreads - download PDF doc

Questions or Comments always welcome!  Contact the Editor & Publisher - Steve Salamin

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Be sure to THANK each of the advertisers for their support!

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Good luck to all contestants!

VIEWER VERSION

VIEWER VERSION


2019 Western Contests - Schedule of Events

Version 4 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 1900h

 

Friday, May 3, 2019 • 5:55 PM • Yankee & Mountain Quartet Finals, Int’l. Quartet Semi-Finals

  • 4:00 PM: REGISTRATION opens for competitors (to 8:00 PM) at the Carriage House, Towers Hall, FWHenry Hotel)

  • 5:30 PM: Contest Venue OPENS for the audience/attendees (Carriage House, Towers Hall, FWH Hotel)

  • 5:55 PM – 9:40 PM: Yankee & Mountain Quartet Finals, International Quartet Prelims Semi-Finals

  • *9:50 PM: Announcements & Contest Results (incl. draw for Saturday night) (No Awards / No Scores.)

  • *10:25 PM – 11:25 PM: Quartet Evaluations

Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 9:55 AM • Yankee & Mountain Divisions Chorus/VLQ Finals

  • 8:00 AM: Warmup Rooms Open at Caldwell Presbyterian Church & Sacred Heart Church

  • 8:00 AM: REGISTRATION opens for competitors (to 11:30 AM) (Carriage House, Towers Hall, FWHenry Hotel)

  • 9:00 AM: Everyone In Harmony Chorus Meets/Rehearses (Carriage House, Towers Hall, FWH Hotel)

  • 9:30 AM: Contest Venue OPENS for the audience/attendees (Carriage House, Towers Hall, FWH Hotel)

  • 9:55 AM – 11:55 AM: Mountain & Yankee Divisions Chorus Finals Contest

  • *11:40 AM: Lunch Break (1-hour±)

  • 1:10 PM – 1:40 PM: Mountain & Yankee Divisions VLQ Contest

  • *1:50 PM: Announcements*

  • *2:25 PM – 3:25 PM: Chorus Evaluations* at Caldwell Presbyterian Church & Sacred Heart Church

  • *3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Rehearsal of the NED Seniors Chorus - location, tba.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 5:55 PM • District International Quartet Prelims & Quartet FINALS

  • 5:00 PM: REGISTRATION opens for competitors (to 6:30 PM) (Carriage House, Towers Hall, FWHenry Hotel)

  • 5:30 PM: Contest Venue OPENS for the audience/attendees (Carriage House, Towers Hall, FWH Hotel)

  • 5:55 PM ~ 8:00 PM: District International Quartet Prelims & Division FINALS

  • 8:00 PM: REGISTRATION opens for AUDIENCE/show (to 8:45 PM)

  • *8:10 PM: Announcements

  • *8:25 PM: “Performances”

  • *10:00 PM: Quartet Evaluations (Surfside on the Lake Hotel)

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

Hello! Please NOTE: the 2019 Saturday evening shows we have come to enjoy at the Lake George weekend is brought to you through generous local grant funding.  Because one source of this funding was not available -soon enough- to us this year, we are not able to bring the International groups to the NED as we have in the past.  Instead, our own and guest quartets heading to the 2019 International Convention in Salt Lake City will be entertaining us in their own style.

We look forward to seeing you at the Saturday night entertainment after the contest, to enjoy and support their efforts.    

Next year we will continue our quest for funding to bring you the top level International championship show we have come to enjoy.

Your assistance and understanding, appreciated.



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


Other Area Attractions, Information – More To Do:

DINING OPTIONS in the area:  Start ... <[<<HERE>>]>

  • Fort William Henry - if it’s open.

  • Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ - 2112 State Rt. 9 South (Just before Waterslide World) / Reservations: (518) 668-5268

  • Mama Riso's Italian Restaurant - 2119 State Route 9 (Canada St.)

  • Mario's Restaurant - 429 Canada St.

  • Guiseppe's Pizzeria and Cafe - 337 Canada St.

  • Blacksmith Tavern at Fort William Henry Hotel & Conf. Center

    Village of Lake George is a resort location catering to tourists, in the village are 22 restaurants and more shops.

OTHER "ATTRACTIONS" (check listings online - some just opening for the seasons ahead)