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Sunshine District, Barbershop Harmony Society, 2017 Spring Convention
HOTEL CUTOFF FOR OUR RATES ENDED ON FEBRUARY 23RD****
Early Bird pricing runs through midnight Feb 24th***
Links to book your hotel room at the Marriott, as well as other Convention information (including all Competitor loops) can be found on the District Web Page www.sunshinedistrict.org
We're glad you are planning to join us for a wonderful weekend of song and fellowship at the Orlando Airport Marriott, March 10-11, 2017 as only the Sunshine District can host!
The Sunshine District is an association of Florida Chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society and is committed to the promotion of Barbershop music to the public and to the musical and administrative training and education of its membership. Member Chapter choruses and quartets are encouraged to perform throughout their communities in support of worthwhile civic, cultural, educational, and charitable endeavors. The Sunshine District is comprised of over 1800 members in Chapters from Miami to Pensacola. The Sunshine District leads the nation in promoting the musical excellence of Barbershop harmony in our schools and communities. “Singing is Great in the Sunshine State!”
Tentative Schedule (start times subject to change slightly)
Friday March 10th-
10:00am- SUN District Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 REGISTRATION DESK OPENS
2:00pm SUN House of Delegates Meeting- Capri Room
7:00pm 2017 BHS International Quartet Quarterfinals, Seniors Quartet, and Mixed Quartet Contests.
*SUN International Quartet representatives Vantage Point, and SUN Seniors Champions / 5th place bronze Midwinter medalists Easy Street will perform immediately following quartet semis during judges deliberation
Saturday March 11th -
10:30am- SUN District Chorus Championship Contest & Combined Chorus/VLQ Contest
*2016 SUN Barbershopper of the Year Award presented following chorus competition.
*T.H.X. will sing off their 2016 Chorus trophy following the chorus contest
4:00pm President's Council Reception (Capri)
7:00pm- 2017 BHS International Quartet Semifinal Qualifying
Following Quartet Finals: the Sunshine Show of Champions featuring our BHS quartet qualifiers and our newly crowned SUN Chorus Champions.
But wait...there's more!...SUN welcomes our very special guests, "THE Toast of Tampa Show Chorus", currently ranked 3rd in the SAI world, for your viewing and audible pleasure!
*SUNGLOW Afterglow following in Capri Ballroom- donations needed, accepted, and appreciated! You may choose an Afterglow donation amount at checkout. ALL ARE WELCOMED TO THE DISTRICT AFTERGLOW, AND ALL CHORUSES AND QUARTETS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SING!!
-Passes are non-refundable, but ARE transferrable.
-You will be emailed with your ticket receipt and at the time of purchase and again 48 hours before the event begins.
-Individual tickets for each event will be included with your packet at the registration table. The most popular "All Events Pass" will be a single color-coded ticket valid for all events.
-Use the "Family Plan" for families with multiple children (up to six/6 children) under the age of 16 years (ages 16-25 must purchase a Student Ticket). Use this new price point to bring the kids and grandkids (and their singing friends) along for the weekend, and get them hooked on our hobby...the earlier the better, and the more the merrier! Just select one of this ticket type, and upon checkout, you'll be able to enter the names of the other adult and children
-INFO: Parking at The Marriott: when booking your hotel room at The Marriott, the website mentions parking fees. Please don't be confused; these parking fees are waived for our Convention Attendees that are registered Marriott Hotel guests, and will not be on your final bill.
-50 Year BHS Members may purchase a discounted ticket for themselves, as well as a discounted ticket for one (1) guest. The price is $25.00 for each ticket. 50 Year Members will have a reserved block of seats towards the front of the ballroom (for the member and one guest).
-Presidents Council Members, as always, have a reserved block of seating in the front of the ballroom.Please be sure to mark yourself as a President's Council or Hall of Fame Member when checking out!
-At checkout, name badges will be available for you to create. Please- bring your lanyards. They'll also be available for $1.00 at the registration booth.
Single event tickets are not valid for competitors.
Each competitor MUST purchase an All Events Pass.
Some regular price passes (and all late tickets) may need to be printed on site. Head to the registration table upon arrival and our Ticketing Team will take care of you!
- All online sales will end March 7th at 12:01 am EST. After that, all passes/tickets may be purchased at the registration table (at the door).
- Find BHS-Sunshine District on Facebook and Twitter- be our friend and follow us! We will be updating those social media sites continually as we near the Convention date.
*** GET UP TO DATE, REAL TIME INFORMATION LEADING UP TO CONVENTION & THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND ****
1) SEND A TEXT MESSAGE TO 81010
2) IN THE BODY OF THE TEXT, TYPE "@SUNSHINEDI" (NO QUOTATIONS)
- Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
ALL competitors MUST have an All Events Pass and be a BHS member in good standing to be on stage.
ALL single events tickets will now have an event specific color-coded pass. Only the ticket allows entry, not your name badge. The All Event Pass is just that- a single ticket, color-coded to allow entry to all events.
- What can/can't I bring to the event?
DO bring your unbridled support for every person that graces our stage!
DON'T use any recording devices in the Ballroom during a Judged Contest or show.
- Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
YES; if you will not be using your ticket(s), you may alert us to transfer names if you'd like someone else to use it.
Will Name Tags/Badges still be available?
YES. Name badges will be printed and ready with your tickets. You should have kept your own name badge holder/lanyard for re-use. If not, they will be for sale at the registration table for $1.00.
- Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event to get in?
YES. Each event this year will have its own unique ticket. Tickets will be distributed upon check in/registration, and may also be purchased on site/at the door. Your name badge does not act as a ticket.
- What is the refund policy?
Refunds are not allowed. Tickets/passes can be transferred to another member or attendee.
- The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Tickets will be color coded per event. The ticket gets you in the door, not your name badge. Each person entering the ballroom must have their own ticket or pass.
- I'm a competitor. Will my "All Event Pass" be checked?
All competitors MUST purchase an All Event Pass (Regular, Student, or 50 Year). Quartets will be checked prior to going on stage. Chorus members will be certified by your Secratary AND checked as a group prior to going on stage.
- What's the recommended donation amount for the Saturday Afterglow (optional)?
$5.00 per person would be a wonderful starting point. Feel free to donate more if you wish. The food and drink provided is enjoyed by many, many people for this Saturday night Afterglow that closes out our weekend . If you are one of the people attending and partaking, your donation is greatly appreciated. Again, this is totally optional.
"The fine print"...for those that are just in the mood to read more stuff:
-All Events Pass/Early Bird Pass pricing ends on Friday, February 24th at 12:01am EST .
-All Events Pass/Regular price Pass $65 starts February 25th and ends on March 7th at 12:01am EST.
-All Events Pass/Late and on-site Pass price is $75 at the door only after 12:01am EST March 7th
-Single Event Tickets are $25
- All online sales end March 7th, 2017 at 12:01am EST (Tickets/passes to all events may be purchased at the door)
- $25 Student All Events Passes are valid for those who have not celebrated their 26th birthday.
- $25 50-Year Member All Events Pass pricing is valid for 50 Year BHS Members, and the same price will be honored for one (1) guest. Each guest at this price point must purchase a pass. Reserved block seating behind Presiden'ts Council for the 50 year BHS member and one (1) guest.
-THE DISTRICT HAS A NO REFUND POLICY ON ALL SALES. HOWEVER, ALL TICKETS ARE TRANSFERRABLE.
You will be emailed with your ticket receipt at the time of purchase and again 48 hours before the event begins. Early Bird Passes will be ready upon arrival at the registration booth. Each event will have an individual ticket that will be in your registration packet. All Events Passes will have their own individual ticket for all-access to all events.
For updates and more information, please visit the Sunshine District Conventions page.