The Sunshine District is an association of Florida Chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society and is committed to the promotion of Barbershop music to the public and to the musical and administrative training and education of its membership. Member Chapter choruses and quartets are encouraged to perform throughout their communities in support of worthwhile civic, cultural, educational, and charitable endeavors.
The Sunshine District is comprised of over 1800 members in Chapters from Miami to Pensacola. The Sunshine District leads the nation in promoting the musical excellence of Barbershop harmony in our schools and communities. “Singing is Great in the Sunshine State!”
October 15th, 2013
What a great convention weekend! Kudos to the host chapters Tampa and Jacksonville Big O, as well as all our convention team members for putting on a fantastic event.
In the quartet contest, congratulations go to The Society for becoming our 2013 Sunshine District Quartet Champions with a score of 1857 points or an average of 77.4 points per song per judge. Score sheet for the quartet competition is HERE.
This convention determined our 2014 International Midwinter Seniors Quartet representative for the 2014 International Seniors Quartet competition to be held in Long Beach, CA, January 28 – February 2, 2014. The honor was claimed by Night Shades with a score of 696 points or an average of 58 points per song per judge. Score sheet for the Seniors Quartet competition is HERE.
The weekend also decided our International Chorus representative to the 2014 International Chorus competition to be held in Las Vegas, NV, June 29 – July 6, 2014. The Sunrise, FL chapter, T.H.X. took home the honors in the chorus competition with a score of 998 points or an average of 83.2 points per song per judge. Score sheet for the chorus competition is HERE.
July 7th, 2013
The 2013 International convention in Toronto is history! Sunshine District was well represented by our competing chorus and quartets.
In the chorus competition, our representative T.H.X. tied for 8th place with a score of 2521 points which was an average of 84.0 points/song/judge and was one (1) point out of 7th place.
In the quartet competition, Main Street placed 4th with a score of 7825 which was an average of 86.9 points/song/judge. Throwback placed 7th with a score of 7693 which was an average of 85.5 points/song/judge. The Society placed 37th with a score of 2291 which was an average of 76.4 points/song/judge. It should be noted that of all the districts in the Barbershop Harmony Society, only Sunshine District and Far Western District had two quartets in the finals.
In the collegiate quartet competition, The Sunny Boys placed 2nd with a score of 1426 which was an average of 79.2 points/song/judge. Ballistic! placed 14th with a score of 1314 points which was an average of 73.0 points/song/judge.
Congratulations to all of our Sunshine District representatives!
Complete scoring sheets are available below: