Type of post: "In Harmony" Newsletter
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 18 Feb 2019

By the time you read this the 2019 BHA National Festival Website will have been launched.



Yes, this year we are offering a diverse program that celebrates barbershop culture and will connect more intimately with the broader Hobart community.  Because of this we have chosen to call this year’s event a “Festival” - a celebration, rather than use the term “Convention” which has insular connotations.

As a contest delegate you can participate in all the traditional activities you enjoy:
Harmony Academy, John Little Show, Chorus Corral, Massed Sing, Sing with the Champs, Youth Workshop and, of course, the Contests!

Now, as part of the Festival, you can also participate with your Quartet or Chorus in:
Several Pop-Ups throughout the city, a Pub Choir, a Concert in the Town Hall and a Community Workshop facilitated by the BHA Education Faculty.

I encourage you to check out the website which is still at  despite the event’s new appellation. You will see several updates and additions to the menu.
For example, to register as a delegate, mouse-click on REGISTER in the main menu, then Delegate in the sub-menu. To register to participate in other activities described above, click on Free Workshops and Delegate Activities also found in the REGISTER sub-menu.

If you’re unsure or need help, click on HELP in the main menu then FAQ where you will see some “Frequently Asked Questions” (and their answers!).

You will see that the registration fee has had a nominal $8 increase representative of a 2% rise in the Consumer Price Index in the 12 months to December 2018. Your financial contribution covers many benefits including a high quality venue (the Wrest Point Hotel) for the contest and other activities, international and Australasian Barbershop qualified judges, the 2018 BHS Silver Medallist Quartet, Signature, the Welcome Gala Dinner, webcast access and more.

There will be more information added to the website over the coming weeks and you will be informed of these updates via Festival Newsletter.

Richard Wadick - BHA Vice President - Events