2017 Spring Convention Webcast

NOTE: Webcast technology now supports viewing on an iPad!

The Sunshine District is pleased to offer a webcast of the convention contest events again for those who cannot attend the Spring Convention in person. If you cannot be in attendance live at the venue in Orlando on March 10 through 12, you can still view the contest events and enjoy the excitement of the contest and the fabulous music of the competing choruses and quartets via webcast. Simply point your web browser to http://www.sunshinewebcast.com or click on the button below.

Subscribe to Sunshine District Spring 2017 Convention Webcast

What do you need to view the Webcast?

You can view a webcast on a computer, either a PC or a Mac, laptop or a desktop. It must have Adobe Flash Player installed; the latest version is recommended, and Flash Player can be downloaded for free from Adobe’s web site. At this time, iPads and iPhones are not supported (these devices are not compatible with Flash Player).

You will need a Broadband internet connection; a data rate at least 1 Megabit per second is required. Dial-up internet connections simply won’t work as they are far too slow. The performance of DSL connections may be marginal; the video may be very choppy, and the audio might be intermittent. We recommend that you avoid wireless (WI-FI) connections, if possible; cabled connections to your computer tend to be more reliable.

To subscribe, you need to click on the link below. If you are reading this in print, or if you prefer to enter the website address into your web browser manually, it is as follows:

http://www.sunshinewebcast.com

This will take you to a page where you can enter your name and email address to subscribe to the webcast. You will then be taken to a page where you can confirm your subscription order and pay for your subscription on-line with your credit card. The cost of the subscription is $25.00. Please note that this credit card transaction will be processed securely; all sensitive information such as your name and your credit card number will be encrypted for security prior to transmission. Additionally, your credit card information is NOT stored on our servers. After the credit card transaction is processed, you will receive two email messages—one containing your transaction receipt, and the other your webcast password.

Shortly prior to the start of the convention contest events, you will want to navigate back to that same web page. There, you should click on the “login here” link; on the next page displayed, enter your email address and webcast password into the appropriate fields and then click on “login”. You will then be connected to the live stream emanating from the venue. At that point, sit back and enjoy the harmony; that is all it takes to view the webcast.

If you have questions that are not answered on this page, please ask your question(s) by sending an email to sunshinedistrictwebcasting@cox.net; be sure to leave us a phone number or email address and we will get you an answer; and we will update this information so as to help others with the same questions.

Additional Information

A webcast is a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology to distribute a single content source to many simultaneous listeners/viewers. A webcast may either be distributed live or on demand. Essentially, webcasting is “broadcasting” over the Internet.

The Sunshine District introduced this new technology at its Fall Convention in October of 2013 to enable many lovers of the Barbershop Art Form to enjoy the contest events, even though they might be unable to be present in the venue. The new offering was well received, and the District has continued to webcast the contest sessions at each succeeding convention. The performances will be webcast live, during the convention contests, and will be made available on a subscription basis to those who want to view them from their homes.

Additionally, the sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing for a limited period of time after the convention is over. Thus it will be possible for those who may have schedule conflicts and cannot view the contest as it streams in real time to view the program later, at their convenience.