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Junior Quartet Contest

Next Generation & Seniors Chorus Invitational

Seniors Quartet Contest

Junior Quartet Contest

18 or younger

QUARTET - Polaris youth

The Junior Quartet Contest is the perfect place to see up-and-coming young singers perform for enthusiastic barbershop fans in an electrifying environment. Listen as men's, women's, and mixed-voice quartets compete for a chance to win gold at this exciting event!

Join us on Thursday, January 24th from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort - Governor's Ballroom B.

2019 Junior Quartet Participants & Order of Appearance

1.Makeshift (Men's)

From the Dixie District, Powell, TN

2.Best Sellers (Women's)

From Onalaska High School, Onalaska, WI

3.Polaris (Men's)

From the Southwestern District, Coppell, TX

4.AcousChix (Women's)

From Harmony, Inc. Area 3, Alexandria Bay, NY

5.JMNJ (Men's)

From Rowdy Rhythm Mixed Chorus, McMurray, PA

6.Neptune's Voices #2 (Women's)

From Columbus High School, Columbus, NE

7.Quin-Tones (Men's)

From the Mid-Atlantic District, Salem, NJ

8.Fourmata (Women's)

From Owen High School, Black Mountain, NC

9.The King's Crooners (Men's)

From the Far Western District and Martin Luther King High School, Riverside, CA

10.Vintage Mix (Mixed)

From the Land O' Lakes District, Waukesha, WI

11.Elementary Mix (Men's)

From the Mid-Atlantic District, Quinton, NJ

12.Singing Double (Women's)

From the Sunshine District, Tampa, FL

13.Brickyard (Men's)

From the Dixie District, Powell, TN

14.The Barbershop Darlings (Women's)

From Chandler High School, Chandler, AZ

15.Belle Voix (Women's)

From Chandler High School, Chandler, AZ

Do you want to compete?

Perform for an audience of enthusiastic fans and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. With special recognition for men’s, women’s, and mixed-voice quartets, the Junior Quartet Contest gives teenage singers a platform to make music together in a peer-ranked environment.

Learn how your quartet can qualify to compete in the next contest! Click on the button below for more information.

The Reen Brothers - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (2016)

Polaris - Anything Goes (2016)

Next Generation & Seniors Chorus Invitational

The perfect mixture of harmony, fun, and education.

CHORUS - youth suspenders

Join us on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Grand Ole Opry House for the Next Generation & Seniors Chorus Invitational.

Session 1: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Session 2: 5 - 10 p.m.

We are thrilled to have these Next Generation and Seniors Choruses with us at the 2019 Nashville Midwinter Convention!

2019 Next Generation Chorus Participants

A CAPPELLA! (Mixed chorus)

From James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, MD

Directed by Sandra Zinkievich

Alexandria Central Select Choir (Mixed chorus)

From Alexandria Central School in Alexandria Bay, NY

Directed by Katie Taylor

Anna High School Choir (Mixed chorus)

From Anna High School in Anna, TX

Directed by Daniel Rohovit

Chandler High School Men’s Choir (Men’s chorus)

From Chandler High School in Chandler, AZ

Directed by Lori Lyford

Chandler High School Treblemakers (Women’s chorus)

From Chandler High School Chandler Unified School District in Chandler, AZ

Directed by Lori Lyford

Cleveland Heights Men’s Barbershoppers (Men’s chorus)

From Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, OH

Directed by Jesse Lange

Cleveland Heights Women’s Barbershoppers (Women’s chorus)

From Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, OH

Directed by Jesse Lange

Georgia Spirit (Mixed chorus)

From the Atlanta, GA Metro Area

Directed by Clay Hine

Here Comes Treble! (Women’s chorus)

From Burlington High School in Burlington, WI

Directed by Penny Yanke

Hurricane of Harmony (Mixed chorus)

From Gaither High School in Tampa, FL

Directed by Debbie Cleveland

INTERMEZZO! (Mixed chorus)

From Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet in Nashville, TN

Directed by Cody Duff

Johnny Appleseed Singers (Mixed chorus)

From the Johnny Appleseed District

Directed by William Baughman

Prairie Chords (Mixed chorus)

From the Land of Lakes District in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Directed by Justin La

Provo High School Combined Choirs (Mixed chorus)

From Provo High School in Provo, UT

Directed by Kenny Wiser

Rowdy Rhythm (Mixed chorus)

From Peters Township High School in McMurray, PA

Directed by Ryan Perrotte

The Harmony Explosion (Mixed chorus)

From Columbus High School/Pius X High School in Columbus, NE

Directed by Jacob Ritter

UPBEAT! (Mixed chorus)

From Lopez Early College High School in Brownsville, TX

Directed by Jason Whitney

Wildcat Chord Ringers (Men’s chorus)

From Quinton Township School in Quinton, NJ

Directed by John Wernega

2019 Seniors Chorus Participants

Maple Leaf Chord Company

From the Ontario District

Directed by Dr. Ray Danley

Senior Moments Chorus

From the Southwestern District

Directed by Artie Dolt

Carolina Statesmen

From the Carolinas District

Directed by Mark Stock

Seneca Statesmen

From the Seneca Land District

Directed by Ron Mason

Vocal Seniority

From the Johnny Appleseed District

Directed by Doug Smeltz

Dixie Senior Chorus

From the Dixie District

Directed by Jimmy Tompkins

Invitational Order of Appearance

1. Rowdy Rhythm (Mixed chorus)

2. Cleveland Heights Men’s Barbershoppers (Men’s chorus)

3. Senior Moments Chorus (Seniors chorus)

4. INTERMEZZO! (Mixed chorus)

5. Chandler High School Treblemakers (Women’s chorus)

6. Anna High School Choir (Mixed chorus)

7. Seneca Statesmen (Seniors chorus)

8. Wildcat Chord Ringers (Men’s chorus)

9. The Harmony Explosion (Mixed chorus)

10. Vocal Seniority (Seniors chorus)

11. Provo High School Combined Choirs (Mixed chorus)

12. Georgia Spirit (Mixed chorus)

13. Dixie Senior Chorus (Seniors chorus)

14. Here Comes Treble! (Women’s chorus)

15. UPBEAT! (Mixed chorus)

16. Maple Leaf Chord Company (Seniors chorus)

17. A CAPPELLA! (Mixed chorus)

18. Chandler High School Men’s Choir (Men’s chorus)

19. Prairie Chords (Mixed chorus)

20. Carolina Statesmen (Seniors chorus)

21. Hurricane of Harmony (Mixed chorus)

22. Cleveland Heights Women’s Barbershoppers (Women’s chorus)

23. Alexandria Central Select Choir (Mixed chorus)

Get Involved

The Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational gives your chorus the perfect mixture of fun, education, and opportunity for recognition and achievement, with some of the costs subsidized by your host! While every chorus sings for adjudication and plateau recognition, you can sign up to hone your singing skills with individual coaching and group clinics.

Established in 2017, the Seniors Chorus Festival encourages lifelong learning and celebrates music at every age. After qualifying at District contests, the top scoring Seniors choruses are invited to perform at the Midwinter Convention. Click here to learn how to enter the Seniors Chorus Festival.

Chandler High School Treblemakers - Peanut Butter (2017)

Evergreen Seniors Chorus - I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) (2017)

Seniors Quartet Contest

55 and older

2018 Seniors Quartet Champion, St. Croix Crossing

Midwinter is host to the Seniors Quartet Contest, a mountaintop experience for singers age 55 and up to showcase their experience and talent for one of the best audiences in the world.

Join us on Saturday, January 26th from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Grand Ole Opry House. If you’re a fan of close harmony, you’ll love this event!

2019 Seniors Quartet Participants & Order of Appearance

1. Vocal Connection

From the Dixie District

2. Trigger's Broom

From the British Association of Barbershop Singers

3. 7th Heaven

From the Evergreen District

4. Naturally Aged

From the Rocky Mountain District

5. New Image

From the Cardinal District

6. Old Spice

From the Seneca Land District

7. Fossil Creak

From the Southwestern District

8. Mac-n-Cheese

From the Dixie District

9. Social Insecurity

From the Evergreen District

10. Spotlight

From the Johnny Appleseed District

11. DoubleDouble

From the Ontario District

12. R.I.C.K.S.

From the Far Western District

13. Mansion Vocal Band

From the Northeastern District

14. Hearsay

From the Johnny Appleseed District

15. Youth Reclamation Project

From the Mid-Atlantic District

16. Upgrayed

From the Seneca Land District

17. FallCreek

From the Land O' Lakes District

18. Nostalgia Express

From the Ontario District

19. Easy Street

From the Sunshine District

20. Senior Varsity

From the Central States District

21. Papa Joe's

From the Dixie District

22. Checkmate

From the Pioneer District

23. Unfinished Business

From the Johnny Appleseed District

24. Take Note

From the Illinois District

25. MonTAJJ

From the Pioneer District

26. Station Break

From the Pioneer District

27. Let's Sing!

From the Carolinas District

Do you want to compete?

Seniors quartets qualify to compete at their local District contests. The top scoring quartets are invited to compete at the Midwinter convention, in addition to wildcard quartets. Click on the button below for more information on how to enter a contest.

Velvet Frogs - Sam, the Old Accordion Man (2018)

Easy Street - L-O-V-E (2017)