The Sunshine District Spring convention and contest was the best attended in several years with over 470 attendees! The district fielded 22 quartets and 11 choruses which made for an enjoyable semi-finals round on Friday evening and chorus competition on Saturday.


The cut for making the top 10 on Saturday evening was 68.8% with the Notables winning the Mic Tester slot with a 67.9%


When the dust settled, two quartets, Three and a Half Men and Wildfire qualified to represent Sunshine District at the International Quartet competition in Cleveland, OH on June 30 – July 7.


In the Chorus contest, The Big Orange Chorus, directed by Daniel Pesante won the Sunshine District Chorus Championship.



The Sunshine District Most-Improved Chorus Award [Spring] was won by the Hernando Harmonizers. They also took home the Sunshine District Chorus Grade Improvement Award [Spring] by moving from B- to B.



Another first for Sunshine District was the inclusion of Vocal Moxie, a Harmony Incorporated chorus directed by Brent Graham and two Harmony Incorporated quartets, Independent Ladies and SpanX who were all attempting to qualify for Harmony Incorporated International Competition in Louisville, KY in November 6 – 9, 2024. It is believed that all their attempts were successful.

Three and a Half Men took top honors in Friday night’s finals with a total score of 2245 or 93.4%.

Wildfire took the second slot on Friday with a total score of 1947 or an 81.1% average. 

Citrus Blend won the Sunshine District Senior Quartet competition with a total score of 756 or a 63.0% average.

Suite Life won the Sunshine District Youth Quartet Championship with a total score of 916 or a 76.3% average.


The Big Orange Chorus under the direction of Daniel Pesante won the Sunshine District Chorus Championship with a score of 907 or a 75.6% average.