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ILL District Fall Convention 2017

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Bloomington-Normal MarriottHeadquarters Hotel

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 201 Broadway Ave, Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 862-9000

There is a block of rooms set aside for our convention under  Illinois District Barbershoppers.
The reserved rate is $136 per night. After Sept 15 the room rate will increase.

BCPAContest Venue

Bloomington Center for the Arts
Address: 600 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: (309) 434-2777

Guest tickets for individual events will be available at the BCPA for $20 per event.


Registration Information


Early Bird Registration: $35 (On or before 9/15/17)
Regular Resgitration: $50 (After 9/15/17)
New Barbershopper - First Convention: $0
Single event tickets will be available at the venue for $20 (per event)
Please Note: Online Registration will be turned off 10/2/17.
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Registration Sites

Friday, October 6th @ the Marriott Hotel 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday AM, October 7th @ the Marriott Hotel 8:00am  - 11:30pm
Saturday PM, October 8th @ the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Packing for Convention
While packing for the competition, please remember to pack the following:

  • your name badge from your chorus
  • your plastic name badge holder (I know you have a bunch)
  • a lanyard

Arrival at the Convention

  • When you arrive at the hotel, go up the stairs next to the registration area, and then turn right. Go down the long hall to registration. You will receive an envelope containing your name badge and a wrist band.
  • If you arrive on Saturday evening, your packet will be waiting for you at the BCPA.
  • Everyone must pick up their own badges and wrist bands.

Competing on Stage

  • To keep track of participants, wrist bands must be worn.
  • The wrist bands are NOT VALID unless they are worn back stage.
  • They will be removed for you BEFORE you go on stage.
  • If you are a competitor in both a chorus and a quartet, quartet members will receive 2 wrists bands.
  • The judges are aware that wrist bands will be used.


FRIDAY- October 6

1:30pm House of Delegates Meeting – Marriott Hotel (Redbird G)

3:00pm-5:30pm Convention Registration/District Historical Display – Marriott Hotel
(Note: Single event tickets sold at the BCPA only.)

4:00pm-5:30pm Quartet Corner/Tag Singing – Marriott Hotel (Beaufort Room)

6:00pm District Quartet and International Quartet Prelim Semi-Finals – BCPA
Order of appearance:

1 Take Note
2 The Northsiders
3 Implied Harmony
4 Face the Music
5 The Elite IV
6 Flashback
7 Petrichor
9 4 West
10 Friends
11 Q'd Up
12 After Hours
13 The Railsplitters
14 Found An Old Guy
15 Four the Brotherhood
16 Interlude
17 South of Normal

Evaluations for all quartets not competing in the Saturday afternoon Quartet Finals – Report to
judges’ hotel rooms at the Marriott approximately 30 minutes following the end of the Quartet
Semi-Finals (see quartet “Scoring Analysis” for schedule)

10:00pm-11:00pm QCA Chorus Rehearsal – Marriott Hotel (Beaufort Room)

SATURDAY- October 7

8:00am-11:30am Convention registration/District Historical Display – Marriott Hotel
(Note: Single event tickets sold at the BCPA only.)

8:00am-9:15am QCA Meeting – Marriott Hotel (Beaufort Room)

9:15am-10:00am Sing With A Champ – Marriott Hotel (Redbird EF)

12:00pm District Quartet Championship & International Quartet Prelim Finals – BCPA

Evaluations for all Finalist quartets – Report to judges’ hotel rooms at the Marriott approximately
30 minutes following the end of the Quartet Finals
(see quartet “Scoring Analysis” for schedule)

4:00pm-6:00pm Convention registration – BCPA Lobby Only

6:30pm District Chorus Championship & International Chorus Prelim Finals - BCPA
Order of appearance:

1 Knights of Harmony Chorus [Will-Cook, IL]
2 Chicago Metro Chorus [Chicago Metro, IL]
3 Rock River Valley Chorus [Sterling Rock Falls, IL]
4 Coles County Barbershop Chorus [Coles County, IL]
5 Sounds of Harmony [Belleville, IL]
6 Chorus of Dupage [DuPage Valley, IL]
7 Brotherhood of Harmony Chorus [Lake County, IL]
8 Land of Lincoln Chorus [Springfield, IL]
9 New Tradition [Northbrook, IL]
10 West Towns Chorus [Chicagoland West Suburban, IL]
11 Sound of Illinois [Bloomington, IL]

9:30pm (approx.) QCA Show of Champions – BCPA Ballroom

10:30pm (approx.) Chorus Evaluations – Marriott Hotel (Judges rooms)
Chorus Music Committee Members only (see chorus “Scoring Analysis” for schedule)

SUNDAY- October 8

8:30am Past Presidents Breakfast – Marriott Hotel (Jesse’s Grill)

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