3800 American Blvd E.
Bloomington, MN 55425
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SING WITH THE ALL CHAPTER CHORUS. The Northern Pines Harmony Brigade (NPHB) is again sponsoring the All Chapter Chorus in 2023. Maybe we can reach the goal of having at least one member of every Land O’ Lakes chapter sing with us on the risers!
A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet.. This is a classic ballad from the Suntones. Listen for those barbershop chords. And Route 66. This is a familiar song to everyone, especially those singing before the Interstate Highway system was established.
For only $10, you can sing these great songs with other guys who love to sing in quartets and then perform them as a chorus for our LO'L District Convention during the Saturday evening entertainment.
Can we get at least one member from each LO'L chapter and make it a true “All Chapter Chorus?”
While getting together and having fun is the cornerstone of our weekend, we will have male, mixed, and female competitors crossing the stage to be evaluated in the contest sessions. District awards for top performance will be presented in each category and overall winners will be awarded. And, those competitors with the best qualifying scores will be identified for International competition.
For choruses and quartets that want to be evaluated, get a critique of their performance, but do not want a published score, we are again offering the festival option. Many choruses and quartets have entered the new festival option and discovered the thrill of singing before an energetic barbershop audience. So, if you want to sing for a great audience and get some superb coaching, the festival is for you. Your chorus or quartet will be in the program along with all others crossing the stage and we will enjoy your performance. Just register for the “Contest/Festival” in Barberscore.
James Estes - Director of Contest & Judging firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry deadline is September 13, 2023 (11:59pm)
Mike Lietke, District Executive VP, will again be working with members of the Association of District Champions (ADC) to provide coaching for all quartets on Friday. All chapter quartets and Next Gen quartets registered for the convention will be able to take advantage of this clinic at no additional cost. This year we will highlight the non-competitive performances of these quartets in a special show on Friday – right before the Quartet Semi-Finals competition. Click here to REGISTER FOR THE QUARTET CLINIC!
Our featured quartet for the weekend will be Happiness Emporium celebrating their Golden Anniversary as Land O’ Lakes District Champions in 1973 and crowned as International Champions in 1975. We are blessed with so many great quartets from our own Association of District Champions that we’ve decided to incorporate their performances into the Showcase program. We will again host the Showcase dinner and the program will have expanded seating for those who only want to attend the program. But, seating will again be limited so make your reservation early.