Leadership Academy 2015

7:00 p.m. Friday, January 30 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31
At the Doubletree in Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235

Gentlemen (and ladies), we’ve got a great line-up of instructors for you this year, and a brand-spankin’ new set of core curricula for all of the administrative (and musical) leaders in your chapters!  We’re bringing back some of the stand-by must-haves, and spicing it up with a new line of electives, and a brand new core offering called THINK!

More about that below.  First, though, let me apologize for this year’s tardiness.  We ran into some issues putting the class offerings together because this new THINK program is fresh from a trial run at Harmony University, and JAD will be piloting an abbreviated version this year. In order to accommodate the needs of the chapters, Sharon Stevens will be assisting me to personally contact each chapter, and we are providing a little more flexibility in this year’s payment methods.

I just wanted to take a moment to draw attention to the fact that Leadership Academy this year is being geared to all of the leaders of your chapter, whether administrative, musical, or otherwise.  We’re here to serve your needs and help guide you through the discovery of processes that will really help your team grow together.

 Click HERE to download the registration form.


Ted Rose

Co-Director, Kanawha Kordsmen

VP YIH, Greater Kanawha Valley

VP CSLT (Chapter Support and Leadership Training), JAD

Tenor, Clean Slate quartet

2014 JAD Fall Convention Score Sheets

After a great weekend of competition we have crowned a new district quartet champion, novice champion, senior champion and qualified a chorus for the BHS International Chorus Contest.

Congratulations to Jam Session your new District Quartet Champion, Bustin’ Loose your 2014 Seniors Champion and International Seniors representative, Danger Zone your 2014 Novice Champion and Congratulations to the Men Of Independence your 2014 BHS International Chorus representative!

Chorus Finals

Quartet Finals

Quartet Semi-Finals

Senior Quartet Competition

Novice Quartet Competition


2014 JAD Fall Convention Quartet Draw

MT Rusty Pipes

1. Danger Zone

2. Late Edition

3. Classic

4. Forte`

5. Baby Grand

6. Interchangeable Parts

7. Recycled

8. Big Easy

9. Ebb Tide

10. Fermata Town


12. MainStay

13. Bustin’ Loose

14. Horizon

15. Jam Session

16. Top Shelf

17. Eclipse

18. Spotlight

19. Equilibrium

20. Virtuoso

21. Parental Guidance Suggested

22. Double Down

23. State Route 4


2014 JAD Fall Convention Chorus Draw

MT – Joe Barbershop Chorus

1. Cincinnati

2. Northwest Ohio

3. Greater Central Ohio

4. Buckeye Columbus

5. Independence

6. Western Hills (Cincinnati)