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!”
April 29th, 2013
Thanks for the great turnout at the District Convention April 26 – 28, 2013!
A great contest with a lot of participants and a lot of winners, including a very successful inaugural Very Large Quartet Contest!
Quartets scoring 1824 points or greater qualify for the International Quartet Contest in July. Congratulations to our Quartet Qualifiers – Main Street (2101 pts.) and The Society (1837 pts.)!
Also, all three Collegiate Quartet competitors qualified for the Harmony Foundation Collegiate Quartet in July in Toronto. Collegiate quartets scoring 852 or greater qualify. So congratulations – The Sunny Boys (906 pts.), Ballistic (898 pts.), and Kickback (867 pts)!
Congratulations to the Miamians for winning the District Chorus Championship, as well as the District Most Improved Chorus! And kudos to Miami, Fort Walton Beach, Hernando County and Orlando for earning Grade Level Improvements!
Beach Street is the new Seniors District Champion and Slice of Big Orange is the District Very Large Quartet Champion.
And a big round of applause for our ne Sunshine District Barbershopper of the Year – Nick Schwob! Nick is from the Tampa Chapter and is currently the Executive Vice President of the Sunshine District Board.
Don’t forget to line up the troops for the Sunshine District Fall Convention,
October 11- 13, 2013 at the Orlando Airport Mariott! See you there!
March 5th, 2013
Members of the Sunshine District,
Please click the HOD Bulletin link at the end of this message for a PDF containing vital information from our Society CEO Marty Monson and Society President Shannon Elswick. The document contains articles about your new Society Board, the International Convention coming up in July in Toronto, Harmony University, our Society’s 75th Anniversary, and other important facts. Take a look at this information and then really look at the statistics regarding membership. What can you do about the decline?
Hope you are planning on attending our District Convention April 26-28.
HOD Bulletin [PDF]