Sunshine District Events
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Conventions
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Labor Day Jamboree

Labor Day Jamboree Chairman – Chad Bennett

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Labor Day Weekend at the Orlando Airport Marriott

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must announce the cancellation of Labor Day Jamboree (LDJ) which was to take place September 4-7, 2020 in Orlando, FL. We know this will come as a great disappointment not only to our membership but also to our brothers and sisters in harmony from outside the Sunshine District that travel to join us year after year. Please understand this is not a decision that we have taken lightly. As one of the Sunshine District’s cornerstone events, LDJ is known for being a fun-filled family weekend that brings people together from many different locations, and the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has been a major factor in the decision to cancel. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our attendees and performers who make this event possible. We sincerely appreciate your continued support of Labor Day Jamboree and look forward to sharing our updated plans for LDJ 2021 later this year

In harmony,

Chad Bennett Labor Day Jamboree Chairman

Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest
 

In order to inspire each barbershopper to promote quartet singing, the Sunshine District is once again offering the quartet contest known as the Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest [GLNQC].
We invite every barbershopper to participate in this program. By promoting quartets to attend LDJ, participate in the contest, and then take advantage of some excellent performance evaluations, more barbershoppers are exposed to the joys of quartet singing.
The Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest will be judged by an excellent panel of qualified judges and the winners will sing on the Saturday Night Show. The winning quartet’s name will be placed on the Rik Ogden traveling trophy, which will be retained by the GLNQC Champions, for one year. The first, second and third place quartets will receive medals.
We are challenging each Chapter to send at least one Quartet to take advantage of the excellent evaluations and the thrill of competing.
The eligibility rules are simple. All members of the Barbershop Harmony Society and any of their non-member friends are eligible to sing in the Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest. Quartets do not have to be made up from the same Chapter. Exceptions:

  • The quartet cannot contain more than two members who have been a finalist in any District/Regional Contest or have competed in International Competition (including BHS NextGen or Seniors, SAI, HI, or MBHA) within the past 10 years.
  • No more than one member who has been a District/Regional Champion, or International Finalist (including BHS NextGen or Seniors, SAI, HI, or MBHA) within the past 10 years.
  • OF COURSE, AS IN ALL CONTESTS, LAST YEAR’S CHAMPS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE UNLESS THEY CHANGE TWO MEMBERS AND THE QUARTET NAME.

Quartets will sing two songs in the Barbershop Style. Performance and music must be in good taste. Quartets are encouraged to wear costumes. Keep in mind that the winning quartet will sing on Saturday night’s show, so proper attire is expected.
Judging

  • There will be judging in three categories, Music, Performance, and Singing.
  • Each Judge will score from 0 to 100 points for each song, or 300 points total for each song.
  • The highest cumulative total for both songs will determine the winners.
  • Scoring assessments will be available after the contest has concluded.
  • Quartets are welcomed to evaluate their performance with the judges.

Deadline for entries in the GLNQC is ONE DAY PRIOR, but please submit your entry sooner rather than later so that the event can be planned appropriately. Registration may be submitted below.
This is a great chance to put a quartet together, get the feel of a competition stage, and get some great evaluation. The registration form is below.
The fun is in the participation, the evaluation, and the camaraderie. Harmoniously, Robert Hughes Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest Coordinator
Leadership Academy
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Panhandle Festival

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Sizzle

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