Welcome…

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 30th, 2015

Our annual Labor Day Jamboree is just around the corner! It is a great weekend of barbershop for the whole family. It consists of two great shows packed with amazing talent and promises to be one of the best barbershop shows you will find all year.

Headliners are:

  • 2014 BHS International Silver Medalists – Forefront
  • 2015 SAI Queens – BLING!
  • 2014 BHS International Finalists – Throwback
  • 2015 SAI Silver Medalists (voted crowd favorite) – Speed Of Sound

 

The Labor Day Jamboree also is the site of the Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest at 4:00 pm on Saturday, so put together a new quartet and join in the fun.

Labor Day Jamboree will again be held at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside on Augusta National Drive in Orlando. For information on the event including schedules, room reservation information, etc, follow these links to the Labor Day Jamboree page on this website or the Labor Day Jamboree Event Website.

Expect to have a great barbershop weekend. See you there!

Byron Poore
LDJ Chairman

April 21st, 2015

Our 2015 Spring Convention was a great event and was enjoyed immensely by all who attended. The quartet competition was spectacular with 16 quartets performing on Friday evening. Congratulations to our 2015 Sunshine District International Quartet Representatives, Main Street, who qualified with a total of 2142 points with an average of 89.3 points per judge and Signature who qualified with a score of 1893 or an average of 78.9 points per judge. Throwback, our current Sunshine District Quartet Champion previously qualified out of district as a Sunshine District International Quartet Representative with an average of 87.3 points per judge. The Sunshine District International Quartet Representatives will all represent the Sunshine District in Pittsburgh, PA in July of 2015. All contest score sheets are below:

All competition results (score sheets) are here.

In the Sunshine District Chorus Championship contest, there were nine choruses competing for honors and the quality of singing was high. The Jacksonville Big O chorus won the Sunshine District Chorus Championship with a score of 999 points or an average of 83.3 points per judge. Jacksonville was also winner of Most Improved Chorus Award and they achieved a grade improvement from B+ to A-. The Sunrise THX Chorus took second place with a score of 967 or an average of 80.6 points per judge. The Sarasota Chorus of the Keys achieved a grade improvement from B- to B. The Winter Haven Sentimental Journeyman Chorus achieved a grade improvement from C+ to B-. The Cape Coral Cape Chorale Chorus achieved a grade improvement from C to C+.

In the Sunshine District Senior Quartet competition, congratulations go to Equinox who took top honors with a score of 763 points or an average of 63.6 points per judge to become our 2015 Senior Quartet Champion.

In the Sunshine District International Collegiate Quartet Championship competition, congratulations go to The Institute who took first place honors with a score of 892 or an average of 74.3 points per judge to become our 2015 College Quartet Champion. The Institute will represent Sunshine District in the Harmony Foundation Collegiate Quartet Contest in July in Pittsburg, PA.

Thanks go to the whole convention team for putting on a great event. Special thanks are in order for District VP of Events, Chuck Steiner, Convention Chairman Bruce Checca and the members of the Harbor City Harmonizers for hosting the convention. Thanks guys, for a job well done!

April 10th, 2015

Click below to download a copy of the Spring Convention Program.

2015 Spring Convention Program