Ontario District Spring Convention

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London, Ontario will host hundreds of barbershop singers from around the province for the annual spring convention of the Ontario District of the International Barbershop Harmony Society. More than just a weekend of singing four-part a cappella barbershop harmony, it is a weekend of serious competition for quartets and choruses from across Ontario under the watchful eyes and ears of a panel of judges from across North America. Qualifying quartets from the weekend will advance to the Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Compeition this July in Las Vegas, NV. Top scoring eligible choruses, seniors quartets, and novice quartets win their respective Ontario District titles for 2017. 

April 7-9, 2017 - London, ON

Hosts: The Western Divison

Theme: Spring Sing in the Forest City

Headquarters Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton London - 1150 Wellington Rd S, London, ON N6E 1M3 (Note: Headquarters hotel is fully booked for this event. Please visit the Accomodations page for alternative options)

Contest Site: Forest City Community Church - 3725 Bostwick Rd, London, ON N6P 1G9

 

Registration

All attendees must register for the convention, regardless of whether they are competing or not. Competitors may require additional entry steps depending on which competitions they are competing in. Full registrations, including family discount registrations, are available using the forms below or by following the link in the sidebar.

Registration Forms PDF  |  Word

Single event registrations will be sold for all 3 contest sessions at the convention registration desk. Friday night single event registrations will be available starting at 5:30 Friday evening. Saturday afternoon and evening single event registrations will be available starting at 10:30 Saturday morning. Saturday evening registrations will also be available at 6:00 Saturday evening.

Price is as follows:
  • Adults $30/person/session
  • Students $15/person/session

For more information about convention registration, contact the Convention Registrar, Hayley Sziklasi - ont_district_reg@rogers.com

Competitor Entry

If your chorus is competing in the chorus contest or performing for score only, your chapter secretary must enter your chorus for the competition, and your individual chapter, district, and society dues must be up-to-date. For more information or clarification talk to your chapter secretary.

If you are competing in the quartet contest, your quartet must enter through the BHS eBiz. Click the link in the sidebar for more information.

If you are competing in the mixed quartet contest, your quartet and all of its members must be registered with the Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association and your quartet must be entered in the contest. Click the link in the sidebar for more information.
 

Contests this Spring

 

Judging Panel

  • Contest Administrators - Ron Eubank (PIO), Dave Cowin (ILL)
  • Music - Tony Sparks (RMD), Paul Wigley (LOL)
  • Performance - Larry Reinhart (NSC), Gene Spilker (CSD)
  • Singing - Ig Jakovac (MAD), Steve Scott (CSD)