FALL 2014 CONVENTION
Cedar Rapids, IA
October 10-12, 2014


SPRING 2015 CONVENTION
Overland Park, KS
May 1-3, 2015

2014 Fall Convention - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Paramount Theatre

Individual Housing Reservation On-Line Form
Download, Fill in, and Snail Mail Housing Form (PDF | Word)
XL Group Reservation Form
Fall Convention/Cedar Rapids Area & Hotel Locations Map

SCORES ARCHIVES  

2014  SPRING CONVENTION SCORES

Spring Quartet - Semi-Finals
Spring Quartet - Finals
Spring Chorus Results
Spring Collegiate Results
Spring Senior Quartet - Finals

QUARTET AND CHORUSES
Need to enter the next convention with your quartet or chorus?
Follow this link to log onto eBiz and then go to ‘Contest Entry’ and follow the instructions there.

https://ebiz.barbershop.org/ebusiness/default.aspx



CONVENTION HOTEL RESERVATIONS

lonnie

 

 



CONVENTION REGISTRATION

 

BILL PHELPS LONNIE MINER

2014 Fall Convention Housing Information

Individual Housing Reservation On-Line Form
Download, Fill in, and Snail Mail Housing Form (PDF | Word)
XL Group Reservation Form
Fall Convention/Cedar Rapids Area & Hotel Locations Map
PDF of Fall Convention Housing Information (as seen below)

2014 Fall Convention Registration Information

Online Convention Registration (1-9 people)
PDF Convention Registration (adobe acrobat reader required) (1-9 people)
Chorus/Group Registration (microsoft excel required) (10+ people)
PDF of Registration Information Letter (as seen below)

2014 Fall Convention Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Housing Information

We are all excited about the “fast” approaching 2014 Fall Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This year the convention is hosted by the “Harmony Hawks”.
We need to be aware of some of the housing logistics that are confronting us.

  1. The Double Tree is our Headquarters. We will draw for rooms. The cut off for the draw is August 15, 2014. Get your reservation requests in, to be eligible for the draw.
  2. We are using 9 different hotels. Therefore, we cannot assure that all groups will stay together. We also cannot assure that you can receive your choice of hotel.
  3. There is an Iowa Hawkeye home game against Indiana and it is homecoming. The two college teams will be staying in some of the same hotels we are using. This also means that rooms are a premium demand. If you wait until the last minute to reserve a room, you may not be able to find one. This is why you need to get your reservations to CSD Housing Chairman no later than September 9th. Lodging requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed of receiving a room in the CSD block or at the discounted rate.
  4. Our venue is the newly renovated Paramount Theater in Downtown Cedar Rapids. Parking will be limited. There are 2 ramps that will hold about 1300 vehicles near the Double Tree. There is parking available on the streets in the downtown.

We would like to remind everyone that we have secured a block of about 405 rooms. However, we are limited to how long we can hold them due to some circumstances beyond our control. It is important that you get your reservations in early. Go to the CSD website and submit your reservation. There will be information listed for the hotels we are using including rates and room types. If you want to stay in the Double Tree, get your reservation in before August 15, 2014. That will get you in the “draw” for rooms at HQ hotel

2014 Fall Convention Registration Information

We have three ways to pre-register for this great convention.  Please note that early discounts end on September 24 , 2014.  The earlier you register, the closer to the stage will be your seat. 

  1. Registration on line.  Go to www.centralstatesdistrict.com  to the Convention button.  Click the Reservation & Registration button.  Click the “ONLINE CONVENTION REGISTRATIONS 1-10 PEOPLE.  This will allow you to register and then pay with PayPal.  Please make sure you fill in all the blanks on the Registration form before you SUBMIT.  If you have problems with the registration, or do not receive a message from me within 4 days, please email me at bbscsd@windstream.net
  2. Registration by mail.  Copy the PDF file or the magazine registration form, fill out and mail with your check to:  Lonnie Miner, Convention Registrar, 519 South Chicago Ave, Hastings, NE 68901.  I will not respond to your registrations by mail unless you send your email address.  Checks must be cleared before registration is completed.
  3. Groups of 10 or more.  Please use the Excel registration form.  There are several notes that will pop up when you click on the boxes to be filled out.  Please follow these instructions included in the form.  These groups may email the form to me at bbscsd@windstream.net  and I will reply within 4 days.   Please have one person pay for these registrations with one chapter/quartet check.  Checks must be cleared before registration is completed.  Registrations on this form must include the expiration date of all members.

Please remember to check with Bill Phelps for your housing reservation on the left.

2014 Fall Convention Official Panel
Contest Administrator
CA

Associate Contest Administrator
ACA

Presentation Category
PRE
Singing Category
SNG
Music Category
MUS

David Bowen, LOL
Lakeville, MN

Bob Swenson, CSD
Manhatten, KS
Barry Towner, ONT
Zephyr, Ont
Dale Comer, CSD
Greenville, SC
Joe Cerutti, MAD
Alexandria, VA
Kevin Dunckel, JAD
Reynoldsburg, OH
Brian Barford, JAD
Westchester, OH
Steve Tramack, NED
Nashua, NH
John Mallet, ONT
Toronto, Ont
Mark Stock, JAD
Hilliard, OH
Kyle Kitzmiller, CARD
Indianapolis, IN

2014 Fall Convention Guest Judges
Contest Administrator
CA
Singing Category
SNG
Music Category
MUS

Gary Weddel, CSD
Wayne, NE

*Steve Scott, CSD
Lawrence, KS
Theo Hicks, CARD
Noblesville, IN
*Eric Dalbey, CSD
University City, MO
Peter Maddeaux, LOL
St. Paul, MN
*Jerry Garrard, CSD
Paola, KS

*indicates Quartet Contest Only

CONVENTION CHAIR 

Jerry Forbes 

ASSISTANT CONVENTION CHAIR
Phillip VanDyke

EVENTS ADMINISTRATOR

John Marshall
 

John Marshall  

Would you or one of your members want to have the Best Seat In The House (BSITH) at our upcoming Fall Convention, Oct 10-12 in Cedar Rapids, 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!

Sing-cerely,

Harvey Kiser
CSD Manager of the BSITH
and
CSD, IPP

DO YOU HEAR WHAT THE JUDGES HEAR

You Tube Link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkVNR6hj3n8

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
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

2014   
June 29 - July 6: Las Vegas International Convention
Las Vegas, NV

2015
January 6 - January 11: Midwinter Convention
New Orleans, LA
June 28 - July 05: Pittsburgh International Convention
Pittsburgh, PA

2016
July 3 - July 10: Nashville International Convention
Nashville, TN

2017
July 2 - July 9: Minneapolis International Convention
Minneapolis, MN

2018
July 1 - July 8: Orlando International Convention
Orlando, FL

2019
June 30 - July 7: Salt Lake City International Convention
Salt Lake City, UT

CENTRAL STATES DISTRICT CONVENTIONS

2014
October 10-12: Paramount Theatre & DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Cedar Rapids, IA

2015

May 1-3: Overland Park, KS
October 9-11: Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, KS

2016
April 22-24: Kearney submitted bid; Evaluation in progress.
Kearney, NE
October 7-9: Multiple bids and inquiries. Possibly returning to Cedar Rapids or Des Moines.
Cedar Rapids, IA/Des Moines, IA/??

2017
April 21-23:
October 13-15: St. Charles considering bid.
St. Charles, MO

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

2014
November 7 & 8: Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO

HEP SCHOOL

2015
January 23 &24: HEP School