2014 Fall Convention Competitor Registration is now open!

2014 Fall Competitor registration is now open! Please click the following link for details on how to register your quartet or chorus to compete in this year’s fall contest. You can choose ‘quartet’ or ‘chorus’ when you start a new CJ-20. http://barbershop.org/competitions/contest-entry-process.htmlPlease note that this link provides you with the steps to register for the contest only and not payment. You are not officially registered until payment is received.  (Registration Due 9/19/14 – Payment Due 10/3/14)

See the Fall Contest page for full contest details CLICK HERE. 

Non-Competitor Registration and Online Payments will be open shortly (updatedL 8/26)

The Best Seat In The House!

You are invited to…THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE!

If you’ve ever wanted to test out your judging chops, you can bid on a seat in the Judging Area and be a “Judge for a Day.” HFI and the C&J program are auctioning off the Best Seat in the House at our Fall convention. Bidding ends 10/17/14.

Go to www.bestseat.org to register and bid for a seat in the judges pit at our spring convention in Cincinnati, October 17-19, 2014.  Here’s what you get for your winning bid:

  1. A great seat in the judging area for your selected contest session.
  2. A special guest judge name tag.
  3. A complete set of judging and scoring forms for your selected judging category.
  4. Following the convention, a chart showing your scores compared to the official panel members in your selected judging category.
  5. An invitation to join the official panel at all meals, and snacks at intermissions associated with your selected contest session.
  6. The chance to sit in and observe the evaluations sessions after the contest.
  7. A great opportunity to interface with the official panel members, which could possibly provide you with new references if you plan to apply for the judging program.

See you in the best seat in Cincinnati!

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!