Thanks to American Airlines for offering our 2012 Portland International Convention attendees 5% OFF airfare! To obtain this discount, go to American Airlines and enter promo code 6162DX.
This convention offers opportunities for excitement on so many levels, it's hard to know where to start. Aside from the fabulous contests (Ambassadors of Harmony, Great Northern Union, Musical Island Boys, Ringmasters), the AIC Show (10% off tickets 'til April 1) and the tagging and hanging out with friends, you'll have the chance to see some of the most beautiful gardens, river gorges and beaches anywhere in the world. You could make this a family - or romantic - vacation never to be forgotten!
The Columbia River Gorge and the 600+ foot tall Multnomah Falls are both must-sees just outside Portland - you can drive, or take a river cruise! And, a mere 70-mile scenic drive takes you to dramatic beaches that combine soft sand and the craggy mountain overlooks that are the hallmark of the northern Pacific coastline. One of the most popular spots is Cannon Beach. You'll love it so much you'll never want to leave!
Come on out and enjoy yourself! Read more about Portland HERE.
One of the highlights of every International Convention is theAssociation of International Champions (AIC) Show. This year's show, on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., will be one you won't want to miss! Featured performers will be past quartet champs Vocal Spectrum (2006) OC Times (2007), Max Q (2008), Crossroads(2009), Storm Front (2010) and Old School (2011). Wow!
As a special bonus, you'll hear Interstate Rivals as they celebrate the 25th Anniversary of winning the Gold Medal in 1987.
Order tickets by April 1, 2012 and receive the EARLY BIRD discount of 10%. Click HERE. For more information call 1-800-877-6936.
from Kansas City on YouTube!
Just posted to the Society's YouTube channel - the Father/Son/ Grandson Chorus video from Kansas City. Listen HERE. Be sure to share with your friends and family!
More Arrangements For
Your Patriotic Repertoire
Do you have these great patriotic arrangements in your repertoire? If not, order now so you'll have plenty of time to polish them for Memorial Day and Independence Day.
Armed Forces Medley - various arrangers - Order HERE
This is My Country - arranger, Cokeroft - Order HERE
ATTN: Harmony University 2012 Students:
Due to technical problems, online registrations were not successful from February 9 - February 15. Please register againHERE. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Here's your chance to really immerse yourself in this great hobby! Come to Harmony University, July 29 - August 5, 2012 at the beautiful Missouri Western State University campus, and enjoy learning at Harmony College, Directors College or Quartet College. Also back by popular demand, Coaching College and Private Vocal Instruction, which were debuted last year with great response.
For a first-hand description of Harmony University, read THIS, written by Dr. David B. Gardner, Kansas Choral Directors Association President, after attending last year!
You'll enjoy a performance by special guest Old School, the 2011 International Champion quartet, and the keynote address, delivered by the future new Society CEO. Harmony University participants under 25 will sing in the Next Generation Chorus.
Men and women are welcome, and special discounts are available to choruses that come as a group. Please click HERE to request information on group discounts.
Faculty includes giants such as Steve Armstrong, Tom Gentry, Kirk Young, Russ Young, David Wright, and many more. Quartet coaches include seasoned experts Brian Barford, Marty Lovick, Kim Vaughn, Kevin Keller, Brent Graham, and others.
Scholarships are available for directors, quartets, arrangers and FIRST-TIME attendees -- but they're limited, so act fast!!! The deadline for Lou Perry scholarship (for arrangers) is March 15, and the deadline for Directors College is April 1.
Register online HERE by MIDNIGHT, March 15th, to get the lowest rates possible.
AISQC to Provide Two Scholarships
for Youth Directors
The Association of International Senior Quartet Champions (ASIQC) is offering two full-tuition scholarships for talented directors to attend Harmony University. The AISQC has given one scholarship for the last three years, and according to Glenn Siebert of Over Easy, AISQC VP of Public Relations, "it has not been without notice that theYouth Chorus Contest has become such a major attraction at the Midwinter Convention. We are as excited as everyone else, and want to be a bigger part of that continuing effort. Our primary thrust is to award these scholarships to directors or potential directors of youth choruses."
While the AISQC supports the BHS Director Certification program, certification is not a requirement for awarding of the scholarships.
Interested parties should email John Fynmore as soon as possible, as applications must be received by March 31 to be considered.
March 10, 2012:
Be Ready for
Looking ahead to our 2013 International Convention in Toronto, Ontario, do you have a passport? Will it still be current next year? Do you know you need one to enter Canada? Here's how to avoid the last-minute rush and ensure you have yours in time.
Normally you have to make an appointment, but the Department of State Passport Services will open its doors to walk-ins at post offices and clerk's offices on Passport Day, Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Get your forms and more information on requirements at the State Department website HERE, and be ready to head to Toronto next year! See more about Passport Day and find locations HERE.
Over Half of Chapters
Operation Harold Hill is off to a great start in 2012, and the reports are flowing in! So far, seven districts have at least half of their chapters on board!
If your chapter hasn't joined this march yet, you need to get in step! This is a proven successful program for chapters that want to grow membership. Just enroll online - it's fast and easy!
Click on the link that reads "Chapter Enrollment Login"
Enter your member number and click "enroll"
There are lots of recruiting ideas and videos on the website. Once you have enrolled, a volunteer "Harold" will contact you to gather information on your chapter, get you started, and then follow up monthly throughout the year.
Don't wait! Do this today and get started toward a better tomorrow!
Here's a great recruiting tool! Order an "I SING" button for every member of your chapter from Harmony Marketplace, only $.99. (No other discounts apply during this promotion). Click HERE to order.
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