Education In Orange County
Located at the Westin – Lido room on Saturday
Open to anyone with a convention registration. Please bring your badge.
Sat. 9 – 9:50 a.m.
BHS Town Hall – Westin Hotel, Lido room
It’s been six months since the announcement of our new strategic vision — Everyone in Harmony — and the response has been overwhelming! Come hear about the progress we’ve made, ask your questions about the strategic planning process, and give your input and feedback.
Saturday, 10 – 10:50 a.m.
Gold Medal Hour with Main Street – Westin Hotel, Lido room
Come learn about the journey of our most recent international champions. This quartet has had an interesting path, and has stayed true to its roots as each of them were Dapper Dans of Walt Disney World, complete with boater hats and tap dancing! Don’t let the shtick fool you… these four men are fantastic vocalists and savvy barbershoppers. They’ll tell stories, sing songs, and your questions are welcome!
Saturday, 11 – 11:50 a.m.
Sing the Classic Tags – Westin Hotel, Lido room
While many are familiar with tag singing, we have quite a few folks that stand to the side and watch others have all the fun. This tag session will be in a large group setting, welcoming both long-time tag singers AND those who may be less experienced but are very willing to try. If you think you have to have sheet music to make music, you’re mistaken. Come sing with us!
Saturday, 2 – 2:50 p.m.
Meet The Ladies - Westin Hotel, Lido room
Meet the 2016 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champions, The Ladies! They will discuss the history of women’s barbershop, how to choose appropriate arrangements, how to sing mixed voiced tags, and how men’s and women’s barbershop are not THAT different.
Saturday, 3 – 3:50 p.m.
Sing The Polecats - Westin Hotel, Lido room
Stop watching and start singing! This collection of songs was assembled in 1971 so barbershop singers would have a standard repertoire of easy songs we could all sing when friends gathered. All music will be provided, and new singers are welcome to join in the fun! We’ll sing as many as time allows.
Saturday, 4 – 4:50 p.m.
Sing The Music of the Suntones - Westin Hotel, Lido room
Few quartets have had the impact on our barbershop world as The Suntones! We have a new folio of eight never-before-published charts that would be perfect for your chorus or quartet. Music will be provided. If you’d like to add it to your repertoire, the songbook and CD are available for purchase at the Harmony Marketplace, online, and after the class. Heads up: this music is not easy!