Dixie District Spring Contest 2020

The time is upon us to gather for the 2020 Dixie Spring International Quartet Prelims and Chorus Convention/Contests. This convention will be held March 20-22, 2020 in Alabaster, Alabama. 


Table of Contents:

  • Registration

  • Hotels

  • Venue

  • Contests

  • Judges

  • Barberscore

  • Livestream


REGISTRATION

2020 Spring Quartet Qualifier and Chorus Contest.  Early Registration will be available until 11:59 PM (EDT) , 10:59 (CDT) March 6, 2020. Online registration will be available until 10:00 PM (EDT) 9:00 PM (CDT) March 20, 2020. Registration on site will be open: 12:00 Noon - 1 hour after quartet contest starts Friday March 20.8:00 AM - 1 Hour after chorus contest starts Saturday March 21.  Early-bird registration for contestants is $50 plus Eventbrite's handling fee, full registration after that will be $10 more.  Friday and Saturday tickets are available to attend in the audience for family, friends, and those not competing.  Family packages are also available.  For more information, please click the registration link below.

Registration link at Eventbrite: REGISTER HERE

Headquarters (Where registration will be) :Holiday Inn Express & Suites 
 

FAQ

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A: Yes. It will be exchanged at either the contest site or registration for an event ticket.

Q: Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? A: Yes. You can transfer your registration to someone else.  

Q: Is my registration refundable? A: Yes, up until 1 day prior to the start of the convention. If there are extenuating
circumstances.  Please contact Russell Bell - r.k.bell2013@hotmail.com or (404) 863-8241 (Leave a message with your name and contact.)

Q: If it is just my wife and me do we get a family registration? A: No. The family registration is designed to help out families with chidlren come to the contest.  If you are registering less than 3 people individual registrations will be less expensive.

Q: Will name badges be printed? A: No. In an effort to keep costs low we stopped printing name badges several years ago. Most all chapter members have a name badge so please wear your name badge to the contests.

HOTELS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pelham (Headquarters)
260 Cahaba Valley Road
Pelham, AL  35124
Rate: $119 plus tax per night
Call 205-987-8888 to make reservations by phone
For on line reservations
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Sleep Inn Pelham Oak Mountain
200 Southgate Drive
Pelham, AL  35124
Rate: $99 plus tax per night
Call 205-982-9800 to make reservations by phone
No on line reservations

PLEASE NOTE: The cut-off date to make reservations is Friday, February 21.

An additional hotel, Comfort Suites, may be added for overflow depending on the registrations. The distance between hotels is 0.3mi.


VENUE

The contest site will be at the Alabaster City Schools Performing Arts Center on the campus of Thompson High School, 1921 Warrior Pkwy, Alabaster, AL 35007. The distance from the hotels to the ACS PAC is 10.2 miles (21 min) via US-31 S. Buses will be available for chorus transportation. 

 

 

CONTESTS

We will have an International Quartet Prelim (2 rounds), a District Chorus Championship, and a Most Improved Chorus award based on chorus scores from last spring. You have SIX WEEKS to enter the contests of your choice. The deadline for contestant entries will be midnight Friday, February 28, 2020.

We will also offer a “Score for Evaluations” only session, INVITATIONAL, for ALL choruses/quartets who do not wish to compete and to all singing groups (Seniors quartets, Mixed quartets, Female Quartets, Female Choruses, and Mixed Choruses) who would like to receive your personal score sheet and up to a 60-minute coaching or a 30-minute evaluation-only session. We just need YOU there to participate! There will be something for everyone! ALL male/female/mixed quartets MUST be BHS members EXCEPT FOR youth quartets (mixed, male & female) from college-age down.
 
District Championship Competitions AND all Prelim sessions will officially begin in Fall 2020. More information will be forthcoming following the 2020 Spring Convention.
 
PLEASE REMEMBER, EVALUATION/COACHING CHOICES will be sent out to the chorus/quartet contacts 2-3 weeks prior to contest by email. BUT YOU MUST INDICATE ON YOUR BARBERSCORE ENTRY FORM IF YOU WANT AN EVALUATION OR COACHING SESSION! 

Jim will be sending out weekly reminders as to our progress and to help light fires under some of you who like to procrastinate. And we want you to have a grand experience at this 2020 Dixie Spring Convention. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the very best that DIXIE DISTRICT has to offer!
 
Jim Sams
VP Contest & Judging-Dixie
vp-judging@dixiedistrict.org
(901) 488-3128


JUDGES

Here are the judges who are on the Official Panel: 
MUS - Joe Cerutti (MAD) & Steve Tramack (NED)
PER - Sean Devine (MAD) & Shawn Mondragon (RMD)
SNG - David Mills (SUN) & Mark Stock (NSC).
 
These judges are well-trained, experienced, and are ready and willing to work with each of you to help improve your performances regardless of what level you are.


BARBERSCORE 

If you have any trouble filling out the Barberscore entry for your chorus or quartet, PLEASE contact Jim Sams, vp-judging@dixiedistrict.org, ASAP and allow him to walk you through the process. Quartet and Chorus admins can login at barberscore.com.
 
The cut off for Barberscore entries for this convention is Friday midnight, February 28th. That is 3 weeks from the start of the convention weekend. Please let Jim hear from you SOON as to what your plans are for this convention. He would like to know what your intentions are as early as possible so that he can prepare for the numbers of competitors expected.


LIVESTREAM

Info about the livestream will be published the week of the contest.


COMING-FALL 2020-Start planning NOW!

QUARTETS:     District Male, District Female, District Seniors, District Super Seniors, District Mixed, District Novice, District Super Novice CHAMPIONSHIPS, and International Seniors Prelims!

CHORUSES:  District Male, District Female, District Mixed-INTERNATIONAL PRELIMS

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