Last update: THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019
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
CONTESTS: 9 TOTAL (w/ Saturday Night FINALS) —
• Yankee Division
Seniors Quartet Contest
• Mountain Division
Seniors Quartet Contest
• NED International Quartet Prelims
(Semi-Finals, Friday PM; Finals, Saturday PM)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Lodging & Accommodations – HEADQUARTERS HOTEL:
Fort William Henry
Hotel and Conference Center
48 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845
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
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
Dr. Jim Henry
Special Event/Offering 2
ALL MEMBERS of the NED Invited & Encouraged to Join!
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 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 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!
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)