Labor Day Jamboree

Grapefruit League - Novice Quartet Contest

In order to inspire each chapter to promote quartet singing, the Sunshine District is going to host the Grapefruit League novice quartet contest at the Labor Day Jamboree. We invite every chapter to participate in this program by promoting chapter quartets to attend “LDJ" and participate in the contest on Saturday morning beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Capri room of the Marriott Hotel. The contest will be judged by a panel of qualified judges. We are challenging each chapter to send at least one quartet to take advantage of the excellent coaching and the thrill of competing.

Eligibility

• All members and non members of the Society are eligible to sing in the novice quartet contest. Quartets do not have to be made up from the same chapter.

• The quartet cannot contain more than two members who have been a finalist in any District Contest or have competed in International Competition (including Collegiate and Seniors) within the past 10 years.

• No more than one member who has been a District Champion, or International Finalist within the past 10 years (including Collegiate and Seniors).

• Last year's champs are not eligible unless they change two members and the quartet name.

Quartets will sing two songs in the Barbershop Style. Quartets are encouraged to wear costumes. The performance and music will be in good taste. Since the winner will sing on the Saturday Night Jamboree Show, proper attire is expected.

Judging

There will be judging in three categories Music, Presentation, and Singing. Each Judge will score from 0 to 100 points for each song or 300 points total for each song. The highest cumulative total for both songs will determine the winners.

NEW- Scoring assessments will be available after the contest has concluded. Quartets are welcomed to evaluate their performance with the judges.

If your quartet would be interested in coaching with an experienced competitor before the contest, you may schedule a coaching session by contacting Sean Stork. .

Awards

The winning quartet will sing one song on the Saturday Night Jamboree Show. The winner’s name will be placed on the “Rik Ogden” traveling trophy which will be retained by the novice champions for one year.

Please feel free to e-mail Sean Stork should you have any questions

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