2022 Fall Convention!
It’s almost Convention time!!
Our first Fall Convention since 2019. Fun for ALL singers, not just those competing in a quartet or chorus!
Dates: Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: the beautiful Hyatt Regency in the Denver Tech Center.
Rooms: The District has negotiated a price of $119/night, plus tax, that can be used for any nights from October 3-12– so feel free to stay and enjoy Denver in the fall! On-site covered parking is $10/day. Use this link to book your rooms: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/DENVE/G-10BH
NOTE: The last day to make a room reservation with the discounted rate is Friday, September 30.
Fun: The fall convention is so much more than a contest. Read below for information about the Massed Sing, Harmony Platoon, Tag Spot, and Polecat Room. Come see your friends and make new ones! We can’t wait to see you again!
Convention registration is live! Please use this link to register:
Please note: All contestants must purchase a full registration.
Competing quartets must also enter the contest through the BHS Member Center, under “Manage my Singing Communities”.
- Super Early Bird registration ($89) ends 9 September.
- Early Bird registration ($99) is effective 9 Sep – through 30 Sep.
- Regular registration ($119) will be effective after 30 September.
For friends and family, single session tickets will be available at the door at the following prices:
- Quartet Semifinals $30
- Chorus Finals $25
- Quartet Finals and Show of Champions $35 (includes Afterglow)
For all the details on the contest format for this fall and for the coming spring, please see this announcement from Adam Reimnitz, District Contest & Judging.
Contest grids are available!
All convention registrants are invited to participate in a Massed Sing and perform on Saturday under the direction of RMD legend, Jim Clark. We’ll sing “Hello, Mary Lou” and “From the First Hello” from the Polecat II book and a few songs from the Polecat I book.
Learn five songs in advance and be randomly assigned into quartets with other passionate barbershoppers for a competition. An extra fee applies in order to cover the cost of the music and learning tracks, which will be supplied after registration. If you previously paid to participate in Harmony Platoon in 2021 or at RMHC 2022, look for an email with a code to register again for free. Here are the great arrangements that will be included:
- Blue Skies (Clay Hine)
- I’m Walkin’ (Aaron Dale)
- I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (Aaron Dale)
- Almost Like Being In Love (David Harrington)
- Kokomo (Don Reckenbeil)
Contact Bear Schacht at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about Harmony Platoon.
In addition to all the hallways and corners to tag in, we will have an official “Tag Spot” during the weekend.
Care to sing some polecats in an official Polecat Room? We’ll have one of those during the weekend as well.
Thursday, October 6
7:00 PM RMD Board Meeting – Summit Room
Friday, October 7
8:30 – 10:00 AM: RMD House of Delegates Meeting – Highlands Amphitheater
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Polecats Drop-in Sing – Summit Room
1:00 – 5:00 PM: Registration Table Open – Ballroom entrance area
2:00 – 4:00 PM: Tag Singing – Ballroom entrance area
2:45 – 4:00 PM Harmony Platoon Session #1 – Highlands Amphitheater
3:00 – 4:15 PM Quartet Walk-throughs – Ballroom
4:00 PM: Quartet Pattern begins
5:00 PM: Quartet semifinals begin – Ballroom
8:20 – 8:40 PM: Announcements and closing
8:40 – 10:35 PM: Quartet Evals
9:30 PM – 12:45 AM: – Chorus Rehearsals (as desired) – Rehearsal Rooms
Saturday, October 8
7:15 – 8:00 AM: Chorus Rehearsals Round #1
8:15 – 9:00 AM: Chorus Rehearsals Round #2
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Registration Table open– Ballroom entrance area
9:00 AM: Chorus Pattern begins
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Chorus Contest
12:15 – 12:25 PM: RMD Barbershopper of the Year announcement
12:25 – 12:30 PM: Chorus Results announcement
12:30 – 12:50 PM: Mass Sing – Atrium
12:30 – 3:00 PM: Chorus Evals
12:30 – 4:00 PM: Harmony Platoon Session #2 – Highland Amphitheater
4:00 – 6:15 PM: Quartet Finals – Ballroom
6:15 – 6:45 PM: RMD Hall of Fame announcement and Chorus Results – Ballroom
6:45 – 8:30 PM: Dinner Break
6:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Cash Bar open – Atrium
8:30 PM: Aftershow/Afterglow begins – Ballroom and Atrium
Sunday, October 9
9:00 AM: Optional Sacred Sing – Highlands Amphitheater
We hope you’ll come join us in Denver in October. We can’t wait to see you again!