Sunshine District 2014 Spring Convention
Orlando Airport Marriott
May 2-4, 2014




Your 2014 Spring Convention is a lot closer than you think! Only two weeks left until the big weekend. Registration and ticket sales are still available online, just click the blue button to get yours before it’s too late. Regular pricing ends April 27 and online sales end May 1. Here’s a tentative Schedule of Events. Keep checking this page for the latest information.

Join us for the 2014 International Quartet Preliminary and Sunshine District Seniors Quartet contest on Friday May 2 at 6:30pm. The District Chorus Championship kicks off at 11:00am and Saturday night features the International Collegiate Quartet Preliminary and International Qualifying Finals beginning at 6:30pm.



Hotel Information

Headquarters and Venue
Orlando Airport Marriott
7499 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822

$99 per night rate may not be available – OUR ROOM BLOCK HAS CLOSED but you might get lucky.

Try to book your room!


Barbershopper of the Year

Since 1958, this award has recognized one person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the Sunshine District as a whole during the previous calendar year. The BOTY Selection Committee is pleased to announce the following nominees for 2013 Sunshine District Barbershopper of the Year:

Arlan Ropp
Bill Ross
John Felver
Kevin Griffin
Roger Smeds
Tony DeRosa
Tony Fortune

Please join us on Saturday immediately following the chorus contest to discover the results!



Competitor Information

We have an official photographer for professional shots again, and chorus photos are back courtesy of Robert Buchanan Photography. More info soon.

Competition loops are subject to change until the final version is published.

Quartet Semifinals Loop ver 3
Chorus Loop ver 1
Quartet Finals Loop ver 2

Judging Panel
Contest Administrators
David Cowin ILL
Kent Richardson FWD

Music Judges
Tom Gentry JAD
Adam Reimnitz RMD

Presentation Judges
Gene Spilker CSD
Gary Wulf JAD

Singing Judges
Bret Littlefield FWD
David Mills SUN



Afterglow Information

Only a few rooms are left, so reserve yours soon. The hotel has prepared several hospitality package options for smaller and larger afterglows. Sponsor your own room or join with another chorus for Saturday night fun and fellowship. Click here for more information.



Webcast Information

Click here for more information and to subscribe.


Program Advertising

Program Advertising Rates:
Quarter Page – B&W $40 Color $75
Half Page – B&W $75 Color $100
Full Page – B&W $100 Color $125
Inside Cover – B&W $125 Color $150
Back Cover – Color Only $200
Double Truck (two facing pages) – Color Only $225

Deadline for submissions – April 21.
Please send your print or camera ready ad files to Daniel Proctor.
Check out the Ad Info PDF for more detailed size and price information

Make your check payable to Sunshine District and send to:
Sunshine District Program Ads
13948 Sheffield Court
Wellington, FL 33414


Other Convention Activities

AHSOW – Hours TBA throughout the weekend – Belle Isle
Harmony Marketplace – Hours TBA throughout the weekend – Augusta
Board of Directors Meeting – Friday 11:00am – The Cove
House of Delegates Meeting – Friday 2:00pm – Capri
BOTY Reception – by invitation only – Friday :30 following semifinals – TBA
Ladies’ Hospitality – Saturday 8:00am – Belle Isle
CLASS – SOP Training Seminar – Saturday 3:00pm – Oak
CLASS – So You Wanna Be A Judge? – Saturday 3:30pm – Maple
CLASS – Choosing the Right Music – Saturday 3:30pm – Magnolia
President’s Council Reception – by invitation only – Saturday 4:00pm – Capri



Youth Activities

Collegiate Quartet International Qualifying
Youth Advisory Council Meeting
Afterglow Pizza Party



Additional Information

Coming soon.



Please send an email to the appropriate Convention Team Member to address your questions, comments, or concerns.

Convention Team

Vice President Events – Chad Bennett
Director of Conventions – Chad Bennett
Convention Services Chairman – Tony & Alexis Fortune
Contestant Services Chairman – Jim Stoup
Contestant Manager – Cathie Billings
Production Director – Bill Billings
Stage Manager – Nick Duggins
Technical Director – Kevin Miles
Nerd Who Sits In The Corner Making Strange Noises – Andrew Borts
Action Photographer – Cindy Partlow
Program Chairman –
Daniel Proctor
District Property – Bryan Hevel
Director of C&J – Stephen Janes

Harmony Marketplace – Mike McGee



Additional Convention Documents and Links


Convention Photo Archive


Future Sunshine District Conventions
May 2-4, 2014 – Orlando Airport Marriott
April 10-12, 2015 – Orlando Airport Marriott
April 29 – May 1, 2016
October 10-12, 2014 – Orlando Airport Marriott
October 9-11, 2015 – Orlando Airport Marriott
October 7-9, 2016