Conventions and Contests
UPDATE: DISTRICT CONVENTION: NO Video Qualifications
After much discussion throughout the District, the EVG Board approved the following:
Video Qualification for the 2022 District Convention will not be required, in order to encourage all singing groups in EVG to attend. The singing groups may choose to compete, or enter as a “festival” group for evaluation only.
Comment: This once and (hopefully) only decision will help groups decide to join us at our first District Convention in 3 years! We hope it will save singing groups time and money that would have been used for video qualifying. Now, those resources can support your attendance at the District Convention.
More details on early bird registration and convention details to follow in coming weeks.
Coming EVG Convention Dates
In 2022, EVG’s convention and contest schedules have again needed to be modified.
Normally, each Division holds a convention in the spring, with competitions held for choruses and quartets from the chapters within each Division. The contestants with the highest scores from the Division contest qualifies to compete in the District Contests in the fall. One of the Division Contests includes an International Quartet Preliminary Contest, where quartets scoring sufficient points will go on to represent the District at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Contest in that summer. Evergreen District’s Fall Convention is where qualifying choruses and quartets compete for the District Championships.
The chorus winner of the Fall District Chorus Contest becomes the District Chorus Champion, and goes on to represent the District at the International Chorus Contest the next summer. Should they win the International Contest, they must sit out of competition for two years; otherwise they may return again to Division and District competition each year. The winner of the Fall District Quartet Contest becomes the District (Quartet) Champion, and is retired from further competition at the Division and District levels, although the may continue to compete each year at the International Preliminary Contest in the spring, and the International Contest in the summer. Unlike International Chorus Champions who sit out of competition for two years, once a quartet becomes an International Quartet Champion they are retired from competition permanently.
Covid-19 has forced the cancellations of some Division Conventions and Contests for 2022. Here are the updated dates for the Division and District conventions 2021-2025.
Choruses and Quartets in Divisions I, II III, IV and V can qualify for District with Video Recordings.
Updated February 2, 2022.
Rob Macdonald, EVG Director of Events
For planning ahead - here are some additional dates to avoid.
There are some exceptions in the assigned dates:
SAI Region 26 (Western Canada) has conflicts, but they are with all the US Divisions II, IV or V.
Division III (Alberta) conflicts with Memorial Day, but that has been no problem in the past.
These are other dates available that do not create conflicts:
2023: March 3-4, March 10-11, March 17-18, March 31-Apr1, April 15-16, May 5-6, June 2-3
2024: March 1-2, March 8-9, March 15-16, March 22-23, April 12-13, May 31-June 1, June 7-8
2025: Feb 28-March 1, March 7-8, March 14-15, March 21-22, March 28-29, April 11-12,
May 30-31, June 6-7
There is some flexibility in the assigned Convention dates, should the host chapter have issues with venue and hotel, for example. They may be able to swap a weekend with another Division convention.
SAI Region 13
SAI Region 12
SAI Region 26
Oct 30-Nov 4