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2019 Spring Convention

Cardinal District

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:30 PM (EDT)

2019 Spring Convention

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It's time again for barbershoppers from Indiana and Kentucky to gather together for a fun-filled weekend of nonstop fun and singing.  


Contest Venue (CV) - Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN 

Driving South on I-65 (Exit 67):  Head South on US-31, turn right onto Washington St., turn left onto 25th St., the school will be on right.  

Driving North on I-65 (Exit 68):  Head East on IN-46, merge left onto Brown St., keep right to 11th straight, turn left on Washington St., turn right onto 25th St., the school will be on right.

Click here for detailed directions.


Headquarters Hotel (HQ) - Hilton Garden Inn, Edinburgh IN 

From I-65 (Exit 67):  Head North on US-31, turn right at the stop light to Market Pl. Dr., take first left onto N. Executive Dr., the hotels will be on the left.

Click here for detailed directions.


Schedule of Events

Friday, March 22

  • 12 PM - 5 PM:  Onsite Convention Registration (HQ)
  • 1 PM - 3:30 PM:  House of Delegates Meeting (HQ) - District and Chapter Leaders gather to receive information pertaining to the District and discuss and vote on District business. Each chapter is encouraged to have at least one person present to represent their chapter.
  • 6 PM:  Onsite Convention Registration (CV)
  • 7 PM – 10 PM:  Cardinal District Quartet Competition - Semi-finals (CV) - The first competition to kick off the weekend.  Quartets, both from the District and Out of District, compete to go on to the Finals on Saturday night and a chance to represent the Cardinal District at the BHS International Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.

Saturday, March 23

  • 8:30 AM:  Onsite Convention Registration (CV)
  • 10 AM – 11:30 AM:  Cardinal District Chorus Contest (CV) - Choruses from around the District compete to be named the champion of their Plateau.
  • 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM:  Cardinal University Classes (HQ) - Learn from the best of the best in our District on topics ranging from music to performance to leadership. 2-50 minutes sessions will be offered during the time listed.
  • 7 PM - 10 PM:  Cardinal District Quartet Competition - Finals (CV) - Those quartets who made it past the semi-final round sing their hearts out in an attempt to score a 76% and represent the Cardinal District at the BHS International Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 11 PM - ???:  Hospitality Rooms (HQ) - Just because the weekend is coming to a close doesn't mean the singing has to stop.  Enjoy some time together with others as we ring some chords into the night.


Important Dates

  • January 21 - Early Bird & Contest Entry begin
  • February 22 - Early Bird & Contest Entry ends
  • March 8 - Hotel Blocks Released
  • March 13 - Program Advertisements Due
  • March 21 - Online Registration ends



The Early Bird Discount offers $10 off per adult registration and $5 off per student registration. The Early Bird Discount registration deadline is February 22.  You may continue to register online at the full rate up to the day before the event. On-site sales will begin Friday, March 22 at noon.

Per Cardinal District policy, ALL competitors (quartet and chorus) MUST have an ALL EVENTS REGISTRATION (not single session tickets).  Your group can be disqualified if you compete and do not meet this requirement.  All competitors must also be current on their Society/District/Chapter dues.


Quartet/Chorus Registration 

All choruses and quartets must register if they wish to compete.  This registration can be completed at  For more information or issues with registration, please contact David Zimmerman at


Hotel Accommodations (Ask for a room in the Barbershop Harmony block.)

Headquarters Hotel - Hilton Garden Inn - $134.95/night, plus tax - (812)-526-8600

Overflow Hotel - Hampton Inn - $134.95/night, plus tax - (812)-516-5200


Program Advertisements

Chapters, quartets, and businesses may purchase advertising space in the convention programs as well as various sponsorship options.  Click here for more information regarding ad sizes, pricing, and sponsorship options.  Questions can be directed to Jordan Busboom at


Hospitality Rooms

Chapters may request hospitality rooms by contacting Don Green at


Cardinal University Sessions - More Information Coming Soon

Have questions about 2019 Spring Convention? Contact Cardinal District

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Columbus North High School
1400 25th Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:30 PM (EDT)

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