Orlando, FL 32822
We’re glad you are planning to join us for a wonderful weekend of song and fellowship at the Orlando Airport Marriott, October 27-28, 2017 as only the Sunshine District can host!
The Sunshine District is an association of Florida Chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society and is committed to the promotion of Barbershop music to the public and to the musical and administrative training and education of its membership. Member Chapter choruses and quartets are encouraged to perform throughout their communities in support of worthwhile civic, cultural, educational, and charitable endeavors. The Sunshine District is comprised of over 1800 members in Chapters from Miami to Pensacola. The Sunshine District leads the nation in promoting the musical excellence of Barbershop harmony in our schools and communities. “Singing is Great in the Sunshine State”.
Schedule: (start times subject to change slightly)
Friday October 27th, 2017–
10:00am SUN BOD District Board of Directors Meeting
2:00pm SUN HOD House of Delegates Meeting (Capri)
7:00pm 2016 Sunshine District quartet semifinals (competing for District Championship), Seniors Quartet qualification for Midwinter (Orange County, CA.), and Mixed Quartet Contests.
***Following quartet semifinals, The Sunshine Association of District Quartet Champions Show (SDAQC) will take place- featuring SUN’s very own Keepsake, celebrating their 25th anniversary of winning the gold!
Saturday October 28th, 2017-
11:00am – 2016 BHS Chorus Contest (qualifying round for BHS-ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL 2018) & Combined Chorus Contest, plus Sunshine’s debut of it’s All-Seniors Chorus (55 and up, qualifying for Midwinter!)
**SUN District Awards following Chorus Contests
4:30-5:30pm President’s Council Reception (Capri-cash bar)
7:00pm 2016 Sunshine District Quartet Championship
Immediately following quartets:
–Show of Champions, featuring our newly crowned SUN Quartet Champion
*SUNglow (afterglow) following Champs Show (Capri) will continue the singing and general frivolities.
ALL quartets and choruses are invited to perform at the SUNglow!
DONATIONS APPRECIATED at checkout!
**Anyone competing on stage MUST have a paid All Events registration**
-All passes are non-refundable, but ARE transferrable.
And now, the nitty-gritty:
-You will get a confirmation with your ticket purchase, and an email will be sent to you 48 hours before the event begins. It will be sent to the email address that you purchased your tickets with.
-Individual tickets for each event will be included with your packet at the registration table.The most popular “All Events Pass” will be a single color-coded ticket valid for all events.
-Marriott Hotel price/food options… When purchasing your hotel room, choose either a standard rate of $109/night, or $129/night which includes breakfast buffet vouchers for two (2) people at The Crimson Tavern, per night. Breakfast vouchers will be distributed at check in for those choosing the $119/night option. Once you purchase the $99 rate, there is NOT an upgrade option at check-in, and you may NOT purchase breakfast vouchers separately when you arrive onsite. You may call the hotel before arrival to change your room rate if you wish (407) 851-9000. Please note: if you have more than two people in your room, only two vouchers per room, per night will be given.
–We are continuing the “Family Plan” for families with multiple children (includes two adults and up to six/6 children under the age of 16 years). Use this price point to bring the kids and grand-kids (and all of their singing friends) for the weekend, and get them hooked on our hobby…the more the merrier! Simply select this ticket type, and upon checkout, you’ll be able to enter the names of the two (2) adults and up to six (6) children.
–INFO: Parking at The Marriott: when booking your hotel room at The Marriott, the website mentions parking fees. Please don’t be confused; these parking fees are waived for our Convention Attendees that are registered Marriott Hotel guests, and will not be on your final bill. Non hotel patrons will be charged $5 for parking, or you may valet
–50 Year BHS Members may purchase a discounted ticket for themselves, as well as a discounted ticket for one (1) guest. The price is $25.00 for each ticket. 50 Year Members will have a reserved block of seats towards the front of the ballroom (for the member and one guest).
–First Timers, Presidents Council Members & Hall of Fame, as always, have a reserved block of seating in the front of the ballroom. Please be sure to indicate if you fall into one of these groups at checkout!
-At checkout, name badges will be available for you to create. Please- bring your lanyards. They’ll also be available for $1.00 at check in.
– Find BHS-Sunshine District on Facebook and Twitter– be our friend and follow us! We will be updating those social media sites continually as we near the Convention date.
*** GET UP TO DATE, REAL TIME INFORMATION LEADING UP TO CONVENTION & THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND ****
1) SEND A TEXT MESSAGE TO 81010
2) IN THE BODY OF THE TEXT, TYPE “@SUNSHINEDI” (NO QUOTATIONS)