2019 NED #2 WESTERN Regional
Spring Convention & Contests

Yankee / Mountain Division Contests

May 3-4, 2019  •  Lake George, NY


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

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

  • 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


CONTESTS: 9 TOTAL (w/ Saturday Night FINALS) —

• Yankee Division

  • Quartet Contest

  • Seniors Quartet Contest

  • Chorus Contest

  • VLQ Contest

• Mountain Division

  • Quartet Contest

  • Seniors Quartet Contest

  • Chorus Contest

  • VLQ Contest

• NED International Quartet Prelims

  • (Semi-Finals, Friday PM; Finals, Saturday PM)


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1. CONTEST ENTRY (BHS) - expected to OPEN in early February 2019.

2. CONVENTION CONTESTANT and AUDIENCE REGISTRATION (NED) - expected to OPEN early February 2019.

?SHOW?: "Advance Sale" Tickets (registration), lower price, for the SHOW continue until midnight … tba.

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

  • 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 badge and/or card.

  • TICKETS for the Saturday Night BIG Show also available here.

  • A registered, attending Western Contest competitor, anyone who is singing this weekend in any contest at Lake George, does NOT need to buy a ticket for the show. Your REGISTRATION badge/pass admits you into the show. No extra charge.


CONTEST VENUE:

Fort William Henry
Hotel and Conference Center

48 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845

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Fort William Henry - Property Map


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HOTEL:

Lodging & Accommodations – HEADQUARTERS HOTEL:

Fort William Henry
Hotel and Conference Center

48 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845

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Rooms from $89 to $119 - all types - depending on building/location.

Plus NYS & local room tax.


Other Hotels in Lake George - Seasonal - Hotels.com

Quality Inn Lake George • 57 Canada Street • Lake George, NY • (518) 668-3525 • All Rooms $99.95 plus tax.

Blair House Motel and Cottages • 2734 Canada Street • Lake George NY • (518) 668-2871

Econo Lodge Downtown Lake George • 439 Canada St, Lake George, NY • (518) 668-2689

Best Western of Lake George • 2452 NY State Route 9N, Lake George, NY 12845 • (518) 668-5701

Or go to:  Hotels.com - Lake George



2018 Tentative - Schedule of Events

Revision 4 - updated 4/27/2018.

 

Friday, May 4, 2018 • 1:00 PM Day Begins / 5:55 PM • Yankee & Mountain Quartet Finals

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Directors/Music Educators Workshop with Dr. Jim Henry (Courtyard Marriott)

  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner (on your own; 2-hours±)

  • 4:00 PM: School OPENS to Contestants Only

  • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Competitor & Attendee Registration OPEN (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • 5:30 PM: Auditorium Doors OPEN for the audience/attendees (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • 5:55 PM – 9:30 PM: Yankee & Mountain Quartet Finals, Mixed Harmony Quartet Contests

  • *9:45 PM: Announcements & Contest Results (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • *10:30 PM – 12:30 AM: Quartet Evaluations* (Courtyard Marriott Lake George)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 • 9:55 AM • Yankee & Mountain Divisions Chorus Finals

  • 8:00 AM: School OPENS to Contestants Only

  • 8:00 AM — 11:00 AM: Competitor & Attendee Registration OPEN (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • 9:30 AM: Auditorium Doors OPEN for the audience/attendees (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • 9:55 AM – 11:55 AM: Mountain & Yankee Divisions Chorus Finals Contest (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • *11:55 AM: Intermission / Lunch (1-hour±)

  • 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Mountain & Yankee Divisions VLQ Contest (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • *2:00 PM: Announcements* (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • *2:15 PM – 4:10 PM: Chorus Evaluations* (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM: NED Chorus Workshop/Rehearsal with Dr. Jim Henry, & CROSSROADS (Courtyard Marriott Lake George)

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dinner (2-hours±)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 • 8:00 PM • BIG SHOW!

  • 5:00 PM: School OPENS.

  • 6:00 PM: Ticket Sales BOX OFFICE (table) OPENS

  • 7:30 PM: Auditorium Doors OPEN for the audience/attendees (Lake George Sr/Jr High School)

  • 8:00 PM: — BIG SHOW! — featuring...

• 100-man NED chorus, Jim Henry & Mike Slamka directing (2 songs)
• 2018 NED Mixed Harmony Quartet Champion
• Yankee Division: Chorus Champion, Quartet Champion & Seniors Quartet Champion
• Mountain Division: Chorus Champion, Quartet Champion & Seniors Quartet Champion
• Storm Front
• Crossroads

  • 10:00 PM* — Afterglow - tba -

Sunday, May 6, 2018 • 

  • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM: NED Seniors Chorus Rehearsal (Western) - (Courtyard Marriott Hotel - room tba)

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


Special Event/Offering 1

NED Directors, Music Team Leaders,
and Music Educators...

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018  •  1:00 - 4:00 PM

at the Courtyard Marriott (HQ) Hotel

MASTER CLASS PRESENTATION

with DR. JIM HENRY

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Dr. Jim Henry


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Special Event/Offering 2

ALL MEMBERS of the NED Invited & Encouraged to Join!

JOIN the
NED CHORUS ~ under Dr. Jim Henry!

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 • 4:15 - 6:00 PM

at the Courtyard Marriott Lake George Hotel

REHEARSAL/COACHING and PERFORMANCE

with DR. JIM HENRY and CROSSROADS QUARTET

  • How would you like to experience a rehearsal, sectionals and coaching from one of the best quartets in our Society?

  • How would you feel being part of a 100-man chorus to perform before your friends, relatives, and community goers under the direction of two top-notch directors: Dr. Jim Henry and Michael Slamka?


BIG Saturday Night SHOW At The HIGH SCHOOL!

After a day of Contests & Judging, Clinics, Coaching and In-Service at the Lake George High School ... there's the BIG SHOW Saturday night...

Featuring two TOP award-winning BHS International Champion SPECIAL GUEST quartets!

The 2009 Barbershop Harmony Society
Gold Medal International Quartet Champions

CROSSROADS Quartet


Crossroads Quartet is
Fred Farrell, tenor; Mike Slamka, lead;
Brandon Guyton, baritone; and Jim Henry, bass.

The 2010 Barbershop Harmony Society
Gold Medal International Quartet Champions. No, really!

STORM FRONT


Storm Front is
Jeff Selano, tenor; Jim Clark, lead;
Darin Drown, baritone; and Syd Libsack, bass.

 

SHOW TICKETS - Public - General Seating

$20 at the door.

$15 in advance, local and online. Ends midnight 5/4.

NED Convention Competitor Registration includes admission to show.

Showtime:  8:00 PM (doors open at 7:30)

Please note: You MUST print the Eventbrite "ticket" yourself - and bring with you!

Download
the FLYER

8½ x 11" in color


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2.2 Mb PDF download

In addition, see...

ALL Public Relations Materials
SELECT <<HERE>> !

NED CHORUS at LAKE GEORGE - FLYER PDF

NED CHORUS at LAKE GEORGE - FLYER PDF

MASTER CLASS with JIM HENRY - FLYER PDF

MASTER CLASS with JIM HENRY - FLYER PDF


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


Lake George in the Spring!

  • Fort William Henry ~~ Re-opens Monday May 7

  • Fort Ticonderoga located on the northern end of the lake.

  • Boat tours of Lake George - may be available starting this weekend.



Other Area Attractions, Information – More To Do:

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

  • 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)

 

Need...

  • Gas?

  • Coffee?

  • Convenience Items?

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