What contests will be held at the

Fall Convention?​

After two Town Halls, numerous phone calls and emails, and countless face-to-face conversations with JAD members across the district, the JAD Board has deliberated and decided on a new contest format for the near term. Before completely upending a multi-decade contest tradition, the JAD Board proposes a 3-year test period for a new contest format.  This format will be reevaluated again for 2025.  At that time, after reviewing feedback, attendance, and changes in membership numbers, if we feel a modification is necessary, the board reserves the right to repeal this policy or modify it further.

 

This new contest format encompasses three independent contests: Men's, Women's, and Open Class.  Each category will have a winner, and the highest overall score will be named JAD Quartet Grand Champion, following the same format used this past spring in the District Chorus Championships. The JAD Quartet Grand Champion will be retired from competing in future JAD District championships, while all other competitors - including winners of other contests - will be eligible to compete again in future District Championships.

 

Competing groups may sign-up for whichever contest they choose during registration via Barberscore.  Individuals are not required to share their gender; the group simply chooses which contest they want to enter using their internal definitions for eligibility per the ​contest descriptions.

Quartet District Championships

JAD Men's Quartet

Men's quartet with the highest score

JAD Women's Quartet

Women's quartet with the highest score

JAD Open Class Quartet

Quartet with any combination of genders with the highest score

JAD Quartet Grand Championship

Quartet with the highest overall score from any division (Men's, Women's, Open) will be crowned the JAD Quartet Grand Champion

Other Quartet Contests

JAD Novice Quartet

Quartet comprised of at least 2 members who have never competed 

(includes BHS, SAI, & HI contests)

BHS Senior Quartet Qualifier (JAD)

Quartet comprised of members age 55+, ages totaling 240+,

winner advances to Midwinter

Chorus

BHS International Chorus Qualifier (JAD)

Choruses scoring 80+ advance to Internationals

BHS Midwinter Senior Chorus Qualifier (JAD)

Choruses comprised of members age 55+ scoring 61+ advance to Midwinter

Cardinal District

Cardinal District will also be running its own contests concurrently with JAD.

CAR Quartet Championship

Quartet with the highest overall score will be crowned the CAR District Champion

BHS International Chorus Qualifier (CAR)

Choruses scoring 80+ advance to Internationals

CAR Novice Quartet

Quartet comprised of at least 2 members who have never competed

(includes BHS, SAI, & HI contests)

BHS Senior Quartet Qualifier (CAR)

Quartet comprised of members age 55+, ages totaling 240+,

winner advances to Midwinter