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!”

July 7th, 2014

Sunshine District was once again well represented at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention and Competition this year.

It all began with two of our two collegiate quartet representatives in the medals after the Harmony Foundation Collegiate Quartet competition on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Congratulations to The Academy who took 1st Place honors with an average score of 80.9, followed closely by The Sunny Boys in 2nd place with an average score of 79.7. Frim Fram Productions made a respectable showing placing 20th in a field of 27 collegiate quartets with an average score of 70.7. Score sheets for the Harmony Foundation Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest are available here.

Just prior to the announcement of the Collegiate competition winner, Tenor Andrew Lujan of The Academy was featured by the Harmony Foundation in the moving video included below:

In the International Quartet competition, Sunshine District was again well represented. In the medals was Main Street who took 3rd place bronze medals with a score of 89.1. Throwback with virtually a new combination of voices placed 7th with an average score of 86.4. It should be noted that the “new” Bass of Throwback, Michael Skutt, is also the Bass of the 1st place Collegiate quartet The Academy. Also representing the Sunshine District well in a field of 53 quartets was The Society, who placed 46th with an average score of 77.1. Score sheets for all the sessions of the quartet competition are available below.

Quarter-Finals score sheets (21st – 53rd place)

Semi-Finals score sheets (11th – 20th place)

Finals score sheets (1st – 10th place)

In the International Chorus competition, our representative, T.H.X. from the Sunrise chapter, placed 18th in a field of 31 choruses with an average score of 83.2. The chorus competition was quite a show with the top 6 choruses scoring an average of 92.2 or better. Score sheets for the chorus competition are available here.

May 21st, 2014

Hello there Sunshine District…
     At our recent Board of Directors Meeting held January 11, 2014, it was decided to limit our leadership academies to one(1) per year. The next one will be held sometime in the first two weeks of January 2015. I am currently looking for a venue possibly in the greater Orlando area to hold this event. It will take place over the course  of two days and consist of meals and room accomodations as part of the package. Look for future information and details as they become available. This can only benefit you and your chapter.

     Any ideas or suggestions are always welcome.

John McGoff      352-470-6230