1. Midwest Vocal Express - Greendale, WI
2. Forward Harmony - Greendale, WI
3. Great Plains Harmony - Fargo-Moorhead, ND
4. Commodores - Minneapolis, MN
5. Great Northern Union - Hilltop, MN
6. Fox Valleyaires Chorus - Appleton, WI
7. West Central Connection - Willmar, MN
8. Capitol Chordsmen - Madison, WI
9. Clipper City Chordsmen - Manitowoc, WI
10. Lakelanders Chorus - Faribault, MN
11. North Star Chorus - Greater St. Paul Area, MN
12. Croix Chordsmen Chorus - St Croix Valley, MN
13. Northern Gateway Chorus - Stevens Point, WI
14. Indianhead Chorus - Polk County, WI
1. Coulee Classic
2. First Ave
3. Chill Factor
4. By Request Quartet
5. Just One More!!
7. Sound Image
8. Mixed Meter
9. Double Dutch
10. Pour Four More
Intl Prelim Chorus District Representative: Midwest Vocal Express
District Chorus Championship: Midwest Vocal Express
District Men's Chorus Championship: Midwest Vocal Express
District Mixed Harmony Chorus Championship: Forward Harmony
District Plateau A Chorus Championship: Lakelanders Chorus
District Plateau AA Chorus Championship: Great Plains Harmony
District Plateau AAA Chorus Championship: Midwest Vocal Express
District Most-Improved Chorus Award: Capitol Chordsmen
District Central Region Chorus Championship: Commodores
District East Region Chorus Championship: Midwest Vocal Express
District West Region Chorus Championship: Great Plains Harmony
Intl Prelim Quartet Qualifier: Coulee Classic, First Ave
Championship: Chill Factor
Men's Quartet Championship: Chill Factor
Mixed Harmony Quartet Championship: Mixed Meter
Women's Quartet Championship: By Request Quartet
Seniors Quartet Qualifier: Checkmate
Seniors Quartet Championship: Whistle Junction
Next Gen Varsity Quartet Contest: Fifth Quarter
Novice Quartet Championship: House of Chords
Central Region Quartet Championship: Sound Image
East Region Quartet Championship: Chill Factor
West Region Quartet Championship: Double Dutch
2023 Barbershopper Of The Year (BOTY)
2023 Joe Liles Lifetime Achievement Award
3800 American Blvd E.
Bloomington, MN 55425
Barbershop rate rooms are SOLD OUT. You may still be able to get a room at the MSP Hilton, but it will be at regular pricing.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
The FUN SQUAD is again planning lots of activities to maximize your singing fun at this year's convention. Here are some of the highlights you want to check out.
Fun Squad Welcome Desk - When you arrive to check in for the Convention, stop by the Fun Squad Desk adjacent to the Check-in Desk. There you can get your part indicator dot(s), Polecat Dance Cards, activity info, and Tagpole download instructions.
Tagatorium - our dedicated room for ringing tags is back with tags you love and new tags too. Open throughout the weekend except during contests. We will be singing lots of tags - DOWNLOAD THE 2023 CLASSIC TAGS COLLECTION HERE!
Tagpole Mobile Application - Download this tag app as it is the best one yet. Fast access to all the online tags, but you can download your favorites on your phone for instant access (no WiFi issues).
Sing with the Champs - On Friday night after the Quartet Prelims, come ring some serious chords with past LOL District champs in one of the meeting rooms. Sing any of the PoleCat I or II card songs or Tagatorium tags.
Polecat Dance Card I - A favorite every year is to sing 10 Polecat I songs with members from across the district. If you have your pin, sing with others to help them get the pin.
NEW! Polecat Dance Card II - Earn your exclusive LOL Polecat II pin by singing these 6 favorites from the PoleCat Book 2 in quartets or groups: