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!”

November 25th, 2015

Mark your calendars now for future Sunshine District Spring and Fall Conventions. We have contracted with the Orlando Airport Marriott through 2019 for our conventions. More information on these will be available as the dates draw nearer.

 Convention  Year  Dates
 Spring  2016  April 29 – May 1
 Fall  2016  October 7 – 9
 Spring  2017  March 10 – 12
 Fall  2017  October 27 – 29
 Spring  2018  March 9 – 11
 Fall  2018  October 26 – 28
 Spring  2019  March 8 – 10
 Fall  2019  October 25 -27


November 4th, 2015

Sunshine District 2016 Leadership Academy will take place on January 16 & 17, 2016. It will be held at the Marriott Courtyard, 3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474. The event is scheduled to start at 11:00 am on Saturday the 16th and end on Sunday the 17th at 11:00 am.

Chapter officers and future chapter officers should mark their calendars for this important training date.

As more information and registration forms become available, they will be located HERE.

October 12th, 2015

The Sunshine District Fall Convention was another great event and was enjoyed by all who attended. The convention was dedicated to the memory of one of Sunshine Districts greatest contributors, Gene Cokeroft and there were several songs sung in tribute to this iconic man.

In the Quartet Contest, Signature took home top honors with some spectacular performances and were named 2015 Sunshine District Quartet Champions. They scored an impressive 1990 total points with an average of 82.9%. Their win follows on the heels of their 15th place finish at International in Pittsburgh this summer.

Second place honors went to Rooftop Records with a very respectable total score of 1871 or an average of 78.0%. Capturing the third place was Orlando Exchange with a total score of 1675 or an average of 69.8%.

In the International Preliminary Seniors Quartet contest, Equinox, our current Sunshine District Senior Champion Quartet, won the right to represent the Sunshine District at International Mid-Winter Competition held in Reno, NV in January. They scored a total of 802 or an average of 66.8% in the Friday night contest which was the single session qualifying round for Senior quartets.

Score sheets for all contests are here–> Score Sheets

In the Chorus Contest, T.H.X (Sunrise, FL) took the top slot with a total score of 970 points or an average of 80.8%. They also qualified to represent Sunshine District at the International Chorus Contest in Nashville next July.

The Capital Chordsmen (Tallahassee, FL) achieved a Grade Improvement from B- to B as well as Most Improved Chorus.

Score sheets for all contests are here–> Score Sheets

Sunshine District also inaugurated a “combined chorus” concept at the convention with three groups competing for scores only. The Salty Dog Singers combined chorus consisted of members from Canaveral, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando and Winter Park chapters. Representing Boca Raton, Martin-St Lucie and Palm Beach chapters was the Southeast Coast Ramblers. Members of the Ft Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola and Tallahassee chapters formed The Panhandlers. The combined chorus concept provided a competition experience for members who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to perform on stage.