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Greetings and Happy Holidays to members of the Illinois District!

I hope this note finds you well.  I just wanted to take a few minutes during this time of reflection to let you know how much I have appreciated serving as your president over the last two years.  It certainly goes by fast!
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2016 ILL Fall Convention Results & Scores

Quartet Results Score Sheet: ILL District Quartet Pre-lim Finals Score Sheet: ILL District Quartet Finals District Quartet Champion – The Committee District Novice Quartet Champion - Interlude Senior Quartet Champion – Tinnitus International…
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What is “The New Performance Category”? One Judge’s Take

From Mike Lietke In late July, the Barbershop Harmony Society invited me to the first ever Performance Category Judging School in Nashville.  As a then-current Presentation Judge, I had been preparing for months – yet many of us had the…
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2016 Fall Contest Quartet & Chorus Draw

Here is the singing order for the 2016 Fall Contests Quartet Semi-Finals Friday evening Start time 6:30 PM Top 10 from Int. Qt Pre-Lim & Top 10 from District Qt go on to the Finals Mic Testers:  TBA Tinnitus The Mr. Wonderfuls …
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2016 Summer/Fall Attacks & Releases

The 2016 Summer/Fall issue of the Attacks & Releases is now available. Click here to view it
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2016 ILL District: International Preview

The Illinois District is honored to have four groups heading to the international competition this July. Each of the groups brings a wealth of barbershop experience to the stage. Keep reading to learn more!   After Hours: This group…
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Quartetting…..for Life !

By Bob Squires, ILL District Historian Take a look at this photo. You old timers will recognize those faces in no time. You youngsters may not have a clue. Undoubtedly there is a lot of history represented here…but it goes way beyond…
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Mt. Zion 'Excellent' as Illinois' First-Ever Festival Competitor

Mt. Zion’s Some Assembly Required drew a standing ovation from the BHS Midwinter convention crowd attending the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in Reno, Nev. The chorus of 14 young men from Mt. Zion High School, under the direction…
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Spring Harmony Jamboree registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Spring Harmony Jamboree! Click HERE to register!   And click here for a schedule of events!  Thanks to a generous gift from the Illinois District Endowment Assurance (IDEA), all participants who register in…
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Happy New Year from President Hansen

Greetings, members of the Illinois District! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by – and I am already half-way through my term as your president! 2015 proved to be an exciting year for our district.  To kick things off, thanks…