The Dixie District serves chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society in the states of Alabama, Eastern Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. We are committed to enriching lives in every generation and community through the lifelong benefits of the barbershop style and other forms of a cappella singing.
NASHVILLE, TN, May 1, 2016
The Barbershop Harmony Society returns to the heart of the Dixie District in July 2016. The Nashville Chapter is officially the host chapter, but in order to make this convention the best convention ever, we need the help of all Dixie District chapters.
The number of volunteers needed to man all of the convention activities is, quite simply, huge. Volunteer work shifts are kept to four hours whenever possible, but limited-hours shifts means there are more shifts available. Any Dixie District barbershopper (and family and friends) is eligible to volunteer—whether you are coming to Nashville for the week or simply want to come to town for a day to work one of the competitions.
Howard McAdory, Volunteer Coordinator, notes some of the major needs. "The bulk of the need that we have is for people to work the Auditorium Front of House. This will either be pulling a curtain closed during contestants' performances or helping to keep folks quiet in the areas just outside of the arena. It is fairly easy work; we just need lots of people to cover all of the entrances," McAdory explained.
"Another area that we need help with is registration. There are several different shifts either helping with registration for the convention or handling will call for some of the sessions or AIC shows," continued McAdory.
While all the positions are done on a volunteer basis, those who sign up online in advance will receive an official convention volunteer shirt.
It is easy to sign up. Just go to www.barbershop.org/Nashville, and click on the VOLUNTEERS NEEDED sign.
McAdory summed up the plea to our fellow Dixie District barbershoppers. "The Nashville chapter would be eternally grateful to any and all who can help us make this the greatest International Convention yet!"