Dixie District Spring Convention 2023

2023 International Quartet Preliminary and Dixie District Chorus Championship Contests

  • General Information Registration/Tickets
  • Hotel Information
  • Draw - Quartets and Choruses
  • Matrices
  • Program
  • Judging Panel
  • Photo Order Form

Registration & Instructions for Competitors

Every competitor should have their quartet admin or chorus manager complete the contest entry at members.barbershop.org. Each competitor must be a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and current on their dues.  Each quartet must be registered with BHS (standard package minimum) and current on their dues at the time of the contest.  Each chorus must be current for all members crossing the stage.

Every competitor should purchase a registration for the convention, $56 Early Bird until midnight March 1st, $66 Full Price beginning March 2nd.  Registration can be purchased here on the Dixie site at BUY YOUR CONTESTANT REGISTRATION HERE.  You will see the same information repeated for the registration page, just scroll to the bottom for the tickets.  A paper registration form can be DOWNLOADED here.


Every contestant should make arrangements for their hotel at one of our two Dixie District hotels (below).


The time is upon us to gather for the 2023 Dixie Spring Convention. This convention will be held March 17-18 2023 in Gadsden, Alabama. Contestants and guest are highly encouraged to book with the two hotel below, pricing is $109 per night for each, please use the links provided. If calling, please ask for the Dixie Distrit block of rooms. Upgrades on the rooms may be available for and additional charge and are limited.

HQ Hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Gadsden
116 Walker Street
Gadsden, AL 35904
Rate: $109.00
Use group code "Dixie District BHS" to make your reservation by phone or:
Dixie District - Fairfield Inn & Suites

Additonal Hotel
Comfort Suites Gasden Attalla
96 Walker Street
Gadsden, AL 35904
Rate: $109.99
Use group code "Dixie District BHS" to make your reservation by phone.

Quartet & Chorus Draw 

To be provided after the close of competitor registration. 


  • Quartets Matrix (TBD)

  • Chorus Matrix (TBD)

All times posted are Central.  Contest events may run early or long for the end time, and will effect the start time of the events that follow it. Please listen for announcements from the Presenter at each contest for any adjustment to times.
  • Friday
    • 2-7 pm Registration - 
    • 2-7 pm Marketplace - 
    • 6 pm Quartet Semi Finals - Wallace Hall (WH) at Gadsden State Community College
    • 9:30 pm Quartet Evaluations - 
  • Saturday
    • 8-11 am Registration - 
    • 8-11 am Marketplace - 
    • 9 am Jo(e) Barbershop Chorus Rehearsal - 
    • 10 am Chorus Contest - WH
    • 1 pm - Chorus Evaluations - WH
    • 6 pm Quartet Finals - WH
    • 7:30 pm Show of Champions - WH
    • 9:30 pm Quartet Evaluations - 
    • 9:30 pm Dixie District Chordatorium and Afterglow - 
  • Sunday
    • 9 am Gospel Hour - 

Judging Panel

Here are the judges who are on the official panel: 

  • ADM - Bill Vermue (ONT) & Mike Ott (SWD)
  • MUS – Rob Sgrignoli (SUN) & Paul Wigley (LOL)
  • PER – Kevin Dunckel (SWD) & Doug Smeltz (JAD)
  • SNG – Matt Fellows (FWD) & Ig Jakovac (MAD)

Candidates judges:

  • MUS - Johan Wikstrom (CSD)
  • PER - Stefanie Schmidt (MAD)
  • SNG - Renee Tramack (NED)


Please use the following photo order form to secure your quartet/chorus posed photo.
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