EL MONTE, Calif., Saturday, May 13 - EIGHTEEN quartets competed in the combined Southeast and Southwest Division Quartet Contest this evening, eleven from Southeast and seven fron Southwest. FIVE of those quartets scored 1224 or higher from the triple panel to qualify for the District Quartet Contest this Fall in Bakersfield — THREE from the Southest Division and TWO from the Southwest Divison.
Here are the results of the Quartet Contest.
QUALIFING QUARTETS FROM THE SOUTHEAST DIVISION
184 • 1322 • 73.4%
Fourtunate Sons • 1302 • 72.3%
Four Fifteen • 1260 • 70.0%
184 is the Southeast Division Quartet Champion.
Time Wise is the Southeast Division Seniors Quartet Champion.
Emergency Exit is the Southeast Division Novice Quartet Champion.
QUALIFING QUARTET FROM THE SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Velvet Frogs • 1287 • 71.5
Apex • 1236 • 68.7
Velvet Frogs is the Southwest Division Quartet Champion.
Apex is the Southwest Division Seniors Quartet Champion.
66 WEST is the Southwest Division Novice Quartet Champion
District qualification for seniors quartet contestants will be determined after all division results are completed.
The District Super Seniors Quartet Champion will be determined after all division results are completed.
EL MONTE, Calif., Saturday, May 13 - SIXTEEN choruses competed in the combined Southeast and Southwest Division Chorus Contest earlier today, nine from Southeast and seven fron Southwest. FOURTEEN of those choruses scored 1116 or higher from the triple panel to qualify for the District Chorus Contest this Fall in Bakersfield — NINE choruses from the Southest Division and FIVE from the Southwest Divison.
Here are the results of the Chorus Contest.
QUALIFING CHORUSES FROM THE SOUTHEAST DIVISION
Westminster, CA • The Westminster Chorus • 1687 • 93.7%
La Jolla, CA • Pacific Coast Harmon • 1463 • 81.2%
Brea, CA • Gaslight Chorus • 1354 • 75.2%
Las Vegas, NV • Silver Statesman • 1220 • 67.8%
San Diego, CA • Sun Harbor • 1201 • 66.7%
Fullerton, CA • Orange Empire Chorus • 1172 • 65.1%
South Orange County, CA • South County Sound • 1147 • 63.7%
Temecula, CA • Temecula Wine Country Chorus • 1125 • 62.5%
Inland Empire, CA • Inland Sound • 1124 • 62.4%
Westminster, CA is the Southeast Division Chorus Champion.
Temecula, CA is the Southeast Division Plateau A Champion.
San Diego, CA is the Southeast Division Plateau AA Champion.
Westminster, CA is the Southeast Division Plateau AAA Champion.
Fullerton, CA is the Southeast Division Most Improved Chorus.
QUALIFING CHORUSES FROM THE SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Rincon Beach, CA • Pacific Cound • 1316 • 73.1%
Santa Monica, CA • The Oceanaires • 1243 • 69.1%
South Bay, CA • Coastliners • 1182 • 65.7%
Pasadena, CA • Pasadena Crown City Chorus • 1179 • 65.5%
Santa Maria, CA • Central Coast Chordsmen • 1117 • 62.1%
Rincon Beach, CA is the Southwest Division Chorus Champion.
South Bay, CA is the Southwest Division Plateau A Champion.
Santa Monica, CA is the Southwest Division Plateau AA Champion.
Rincon Beach, CA is the Southwest Division Plateau AAA Champion.
South Bay, CA is the Southwest Division Most Improved Chorus.
MESA, Ariz., April 22 — Five choruses competed in the Arizona Division Chorus Contest held at Mesa High School this evening, with FOUR qualifying for the Fall Contest in Bakersfield. Or put another way, 80% of them men who were on stage tonight will be going to Bakersfield for the big show.
Here are the results:
Salt River Valley - A Cappella Syndicate (934 - 77.8)
Mesa - East Valley Barbershop Harmonizers (857 - 71.4)
MESA, Ariz., April 22 — The Arizona Division Quartet Contest featured twelve of Arizona's finest. For the last several years, Arizona has led the District in the number of quartets it sends to the Distict Fall Contest, and this year is no exception, with SEVEN quartets qualifying for Bakersfield this coming October.
Friday, March 10 - McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento, Calif.
Due to multiple, overlapping contests going on simultaneously, results from the Friday Quartet Semifinals will not be announced or published until after the Quartet Finals on Saturday, as the Friday results would reveal scores for some quartets who will advance to the Finals round.
Here are the quartets advancing to the Saturday Quartet Finals (in order of appearance):
Some Friends of Mine
The Front Line
The Newfangeled Four
Flightline will sing after the quartet finalists; they are scoring to qualify for the International Youth Quartet Contest.
For the first time, all of our shows and contests will be walk-in ready — the minute we arrive at the Axis Theater, everything required for a sensational show is already in place. This premium space was built for the demanding needs of music industry superstars like Britney Spears, J-Lo, and the Miss Universe finals.
Great ready for our incredible performance venue for 2017… The stunning AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
After many years of seeing Membership Programs come and go, I decided to take a closer look using my years on the District Board and my experiences with my SW Division Chapters. It seems that the Programs coming out of Kenosha and later Nashville required many steps, reports and effort to make them produce. This in itself isn’t bad, but for small chapters who are struggling, it is very frustrating. It seems that the required program elements were geared more for larger chapters with plenty of men to help. Smaller chapters don’t have that luxury.
So as I planned last year’s Membership class in Las Vegas, I decided to ask the attending chapter members to help out by designing a new program that would be easy to run yet effective. I asked them to keep it simple with the idea of each man in the chapter having a key role.
We came up with “Each One Bring One” as our motto. This could be used by chapters — small and large — with each man being challenged to bring in one new member during the next year. Chapters could roll out the program anytime during the year. Prizes or incentives could be added for additional motivation. One suggestion was for the Chapter to buy the member with the most new recruits a registration to the Spring or Fall Convention.
At the wrap up meeting in Las Vegas, the Tucson Chapter had a change for our motto that was gladly incorporated. Our motto became, “Each One, Bring One, WE WON”.
Bringing in new members is certainly a lofty goal, but once they have their certificates we must make sure our retention program is well oiled. We’ll examine member retention in a later article.
The Far Western District provides leadership and assistance to our members and chapters, while maintaining our status as an innovative district, in order to perpetuate barbershop harmony and encourage vocal music in our schools and communities.