Would you or one of your members want to have the Best Seat In The House (BSITH) at our upcoming joint Spring Convention with the Illinois District, April 25-26 in Davenport, Iowa? The BSITH is in the Judging Area -- the front row! You will be with the Judges and be able to observe every gesture and the dynamics of each performing quartet and chorus.
You may ask "Why would I want to get the Best Seat In The House?"
In an effort to foster interest in the BHS Judging program and to benefit the Harmony Foundation, we are auctioning off a seat in the judging area (aka 'the pit') for each contest session and evals. Funds received go to Harmony Foundation International to help defray the expenses for such efforts as the Collegiate Quartet Contest, Youth Chorus Festival, Youth Harmony Workshops, Harmony Explosion Camps, and Harmony University Scholarships for Music Educators. Your participation in the BSITH supports the Society's youth program.
Here is the webpage address -- http://www.bestseat.org/CSD and place your bid.
Answers to the Frequently Asked Questions are at -- http://www.bestseat.org/?FAQ
Read the attachment about the experience that Barbershopper, Andrew Kvasnica, had in the BSITH at the CSD's 2013 Fall Convention. Andrew is a member of the Manhattan, KS Chapter and is the chapter's Music and Performance Vice President.
The BSITH is -- BETTER THAN FRONT ROW!
CSD Manager of the BSITH
DO YOU HEAR WHAT THE JUDGES HEAR
You Tube Link
This Fall, Harmony Foundation and the Contest & Judging program are teaming up to auction off a single seat at each & every contest session, including Division, District, Prelims and International. If you've ever wanted to test out your judging chops, you can bid on a seat at your District contest and be a "Judge for a Day." Bidding is open now for your upcoming District contest, at www.Harmonize.com/BestSeatInTheHouse.
Minimum opening bids for each seat are $40, with minimum $5 incremental raises.
Funds received go to Harmony Foundation International to help defray the expenses for such efforts as the Collegiate Quartet Contest, Youth Chorus Festival, Youth Harmony Workshops, Harmony Explosion Camps, and Harmony University Scholarships for Music Educators.
What do I get for my 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 how your scores compare 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. Who knows? Someday you might apply for the judging program....
SOCIETY MIDWINTER AND
June 29 - July 6:
Las Vegas International Convention
Las Vegas, NV
January 6 - January 11: Midwinter Convention
New Orleans, LA
June 28 - July 05: Pittsburgh International Convention
July 3 - July 10: Nashville International Convention
July 2 - July 9: Minneapolis International Convention
July 1 - July 8: Orlando International Convention
June 30 - July 7: Salt Lake City International Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
CENTRAL STATES DISTRICT CONVENTIONS
October 10-12: Paramount Theatre & DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Cedar Rapids, IA
May 1-3: Overland Park, KS
October 9-11: Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, KS
April 22-24: Kearney submitted bid; Evaluation in progress.
October 7-9: Multiple bids and inquiries. Possibly returning to Cedar Rapids or Des Moines.
Cedar Rapids, IA/Des Moines, IA/??
October 13-15: St. Charles considering bid.
St. Charles, MO
November 7 & 8: Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO