Upcoming Convention: Dixie District Fall Convention

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Name of association or organization: Dixie District of the Barbershop Harmony Society
Name of convention: Dixie District Fall Convention
Location of event: Roland Hayes Concert Hall at UT-Chattanooga
Date(s) of convention: Oct. 4-6
Estimated attendance: 600
Economic Impact: $247,000
Website: www.dixiedistrict.org
Open to public? Yes
Admission cost & details: $15 per person/per session
 
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION:
The Barbershop Harmony Society (www.barbershop.org), now headquartered in Nashville, is composed of 25,000+ barbershop singers from 800+ chapters across the U.S. and Canada, with affiliate organizations all over the world. The Dixie District of BHS (www.dixiedistrict.org) consists of almost 1,000 singers in TN, AL, MS, and GA. The Dixie District of BHS is a non-profit 501©3 corporation. 

Approximately 25 quartets and 15 choruses will compete for the top prizes in the competition. Events at this convention will crown the 2013 District Quartet Champion and determine the Chorus qualifier(s) to the International Barbershop Harmony Convention in Las Vegas, NV in July 2014. Additionally, three outstanding members of the Dixie District will be inducted into the District Hall of Fame.

The Chattanooga Choo Choo Chorus will once again serve as the host chapter for the convention. 

The public is invited to attend any of the contest sessions and the Saturday night Show of Champions. Single-session tickets are $15/session at the door. The Quartet Semifinals will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4; the Chorus contest will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.r 5; and the Quartet Finals/Show of Champions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITIES:
Dates and meals when people will be out utilizing area restaurants:
Friday, Oct. 4                 Noon-6 p.m. and after 10 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 5            2-6 p.m. and then after 10 p.m.


 


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