New Things for Spring Convention

Peoria Stoney Creek Inn
Peoria Stoney Creek Inn

[T]he Illinois District Spring Convention returns to Peoria!

There are some changes this year:  The 2013 spring convention features the Illinois District Small Chorus Championship, the Illinois District High School and Seniors Quartet championships, a new Barbershop Harmony Festival, and — of course — preliminary rounds for the International Quartet and College Quartet contests.

Performing Arts Center Five Points Washington
Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington

The contest will once again take place at Five Points Washington. Our headquarters hotel April 12-14, 2013 is the Stoney Creek Inn in East Peoria, overlooking the scenic Illinois River.

The festival is something new for the Illinois District: An a cappella festival open to quartets, choruses, VLQs (Very Large Quartets), combined choruses, mixed male/female ensembles — it’s limited only by your imagination!  No judges, this one is just for fun.  (Well, there will be an award for Most Entertaining.)  The festival is not limited to members of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

And there’s more:  Coaching Saturday morning for non-competing quartets and choruses by certified Barbershop Harmony Society judges.

Online registration for the convention, the Harmony Festival, and a request for coaching is available by clicking here.

Download the form for registering a group for the festival by clicking here.

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