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Fall Convention Scores

We appreciate your patience as we waited for the official, double-checked and final scoresheets from the fall convention.  They are here, and you can download the sheets at the links inside. Continue reading →

Hail to the Champions!

The Illinois District’s first all-in-one convention was a big success as 11 choruses and 17 quartets crossed the stage. Congratulations to the winners and all the competing quartets and choruses! Continue reading →

New Contest Format This Fall

The Brotherhood At our 2014 Spring House of Delegates Meeting, a motion was passed to change our Illinois District Contests and Conventions from two per year to a fall-only format.  This means that all of our Illinois District contests, except one, will now be contested during the fall contest sessions. Continue reading →

Illinois Represents in Vegas!

While the Illinois District competition representatives did not bring home any hardware from the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 76th annual International Convention, all three groups that took the stage for the district have a lot to be proud of. Continue reading →

Spring Contest Results

A crowd of barbershop enthusiasts from the Illinois and Central States Districts enjoyed some wonderful performances in the specially-renamed Quartet Cities as 21 quartets competed for a chance to advance to Las Vegas this summer. Continue reading →

Will-Cook Gets Its Charter

The newest chapter of the Illinois District is now official. District President Jeff Bowyer presented officers of the new Will-Cook chapter, the Knights of Harmony, with their charter at the fall convention in Bloomington. Continue reading →