IQT – Canton

The Fall Intensive Quartet Training session will be held on September 6, 2014 in Canton Ohio, and hosted by the Canton Chapter.

The details to enroll your quartet in this first-class coaching clinic are:

SITE: Zion Lutheran Church 702 Raff Road SW, Canton, Ohio
TIME: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with Two Morning and Afternoon Sessions.
(Lunch will be served at noon)
COST: $120 per quartet, which includes lunch.

To register your quartet, please remit the fee to Ernie Jackson, 812 Church Street North Canton, OH 44720 (Please make checks payable to: Canton Chapter Hall Of Fame Chorus) Include the Name of the quartet, along with the names and singing part of each member. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for your quartet to get some face time with a great coaching staff assembled by Darryl Flinn.  Some of the best BHS coaches are right here in the great Johnny Appleseed District. They are ready and willing to assist your quartet to realize it’s full potential. Don’t delay, There will be a limit of twelve (12) quartets, and they do fill up fast. Click here to download the registration form from our IQT page.

Ringing Chords in the Queen City

By Greg Swann,
District VP Events & Conventions

It’s Fall Convention time where good song, good harmony, good friends, and fellowship all come together to form the perfect weekend to reenergize your barbershop batteries, and to experience the excitement of harmonizing with old and new friends!  Cincinnati “The Queen City” is the location for the 2014 JAD Fall Convention.

Cincinnati, Ohio is the third largest city in Ohio, the 28th largest city in the United States and home to two major sports teams: The Cincinnati Reds and The Cincinnati Bengals.  Cincinnati is a favorite family vacation destination with its two sports teams, Kings Island, the Cincinnati Zoo, some of the finest eateries in the country, just to name a few of its attractions.  But I can think of no better reason to be in Cincinnati October 17 – 19 than to attend the New JAD Fall Convention & Contests.

The JAD has contracted a fine hotel at an affordable price for our HQ, and a great facility for the contest activities:

The Headquarters Hotel:
Crowne Plaza Cincinnati / Blue Ash
5901 Pfeiffer Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Phone: (513) 793 -4500
Room rate: $89.00
Identify yourself as a Johnny Appleseed Barbershpper when making reservations.

The Contest Venue:
McAuley High School
6000 Oakwood Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Whether you are attending the Fall Convention to sing with the popular JAD Mic. Tester Chorus (every member is invited to sing and participate with the Mic tester chorus) or you plan to compete with your chorus and or quartet, or plan not to compete at all, there is something for everyone.

Come to Cincinnati and join fellow barbershoppers in gang singing, woodshedding, tag singing, hospitality suites, or to just visit with old friends. You will find that and more at this year’s New Fall Convention & Contest.

Make plans now to attend and help us Ring some barbershop Chords in the Queen City!

See you there October 17 -19, 2014!

JAD Quartet and Chorus Competitors Invade Las Vegas

The Con Men and Let’s Hear It Four! rocked the stage Wednesday night with The Con Men earning a third place bronze medal.  Complete collegiate quartet scores are now posted here.

Our district quartets and choruses are making us proud at the BHS International Chorus and Quartet Contest.  All other scores will be available online as quartets and choruses compete.  Check here for the latest scores.

Congratulations to all of our JAD competitors!

FAQ 2014 JAD Fall Convention and Contest:

Date: October 17 – 19

Hosted by: The Cincinnati Delta Kings

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

HQ Hotel:
Crown Plaza Cincinnati – Blue Ash
5901 Pfeiffer Road
Cincinnati Oho 45242

Phone:  (513) 793-4500

Contest Venue:
McAuley High School
6000 Oakwood Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

About the JAD Fall Convention and Contest:

At the JAD Fall Convention the District HOD meeting will be held on Friday afternoon.  Tag singing, gang singing, meeting new and old friends, the opportunity to sing with the famed JAD Mic Tester Chorus, attend hospitality rooms, and more is all part of what awaits you at this year’s Fall Convention.

Chorus Contest:   The JAD Chorus Champions win the right to represent the district at next year’s international contest and convention. However, this contest is open to ALL JAD Chapter Choruses, of all levels of performance ability and size. So bring your chorus and entertain before the best barbershop audience in the world. It’s great fun!

Quartet Contest:  The district Quartet Champs earn the title, the admiration of everyone in the district, and bragging rights for a year. But the district quartet championship has nothing to do with determining the quartets that represent the district at next year’s international contest. That’s accomplished at another JAD contest, the “Spring Prelims.”

Senior Quartet Contest:  The highest-scoring Senior Quartet at the Fall District Contest will represent JAD at the International Midwinter Convention.