2016 Regional Contest Dates announced

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Posted By: Dan Millgate
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2015
Dates for BHA’s Contests and Conventions have been locked in for next year. 

They are:
Sunshine Region (QLD): Friday 22 April - Sunday 24 April
Central Region (South Australia/NT): Friday 29 April - Sunday 1 May
Victorian Region (VIC): Friday 29 April - Sunday 1 May
Eastern Region (NSW/ACT): Friday 5 May - Sunday 8 May
Tasmanian Region (TAS): Friday 5 May - Sunday 8 May
Western Region (WA): Friday 13 May - Sunday 15 May
These events are fully inclusive of male, female and mixed groups, and are designed to allow barbershoppers lots of opportunity for competition, education and friendship, and each event in your area will be run over two days to allow us time to get as much as possible out of our time together.
The basic structure will be:
Friday night:       master classes/other educational activities
Saturday AM:      contests – including male, female and mixed groups
Saturday PM:      critique sessions, coaching sessions
Saturday night:   public concert and afterglow
Sunday AM:        mini-Harmony-College-style events

Male quartets need to compete to attain a qualifying score for national contest.  However, groups may also nominate to perform for evaluation only.  There will be the usual youth, open and senior categories.

Sweet Adelines quartets are invited (by you) to compete in their own category.  Many Sweet Ads use this opportunity as a dress rehearsal for their national contests in May.  In 2016, the SAI Region 34 contest is in Wollongong on 19-22 May.

Mixed quartets, which have historically been allowed to compete at regional contests, will now also need to attain a qualifying score if they wish to compete at a national level.

Local schools may also wish to compete in a separate category.  If you need more guidance on how to do this, please contact BHA’s VP Youth Development, Trevor Rootes, at
youth@barbershop.org.au as soon as possible.

Make sure you put these dates in your diary now!

Need further info?  Contact events@barbershop.org.au