Camp Timpoochee (4-H Camp) Niceville, Florida
September 20 – 22, 2013
Ever wanted to sing in a “large chorus” to an audience of over 300? Would you like to have individualized coaching for your chorus? Need additional coaching for your quartet? Want to meet and mingle with more than 60 other barbershoppers having the same love of singing four-part harmony? Are you willing to spend an intense weekend honing your singing skills? Want to see a young men’s chorus of over 50 teenagers learning and singing four-part harmony? Want to compete as a chorus or quartet on a regional level before a very appreciative audience?
If the answer is “YES!” then you need to attend our annual barbershop retreat in Niceville, FL on the third weekend in September. The retreat is a District sponsored event and hosted by the Emerald Coast Chorus of Fort Walton Beach. The event has been held continuously for the past 21 years. It is held at a former 4H facility (http://florida4h.org/camps_/timpoochee/) two miles east of Niceville, situated on the Northwest coast of the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. We rent the entire facility for the weekend. All facilities within the Camp are air conditioned. There are cabins (capacity: 140 people, 5 bunks to a cabin), a large cafeteria, a small theater, and rehearsal areas. All of these are located within a four block area, an easy walking distance. Coaches will be available to help your chorus and/or quartet.
For a very reasonable fee, we will provide sheet music; air conditioned cabins, meals (5) and coaching for the weekend (Friday evening and Saturday). The weekend concludes with a contest and show on Saturday evening. In 2010, we invited the Niceville High School Boys Chorus to our workshop and they’ve attended our Regional Festival ever since. They will be back in 2012. We’ll have over 100 men and young men on stage Saturday evening.
And, yes, we DO have an afterglow – food, beverages and singing around a campfire. Come prepared to have a BLAST!!
Interested? Need more information?
Check out our website for schedule, cost details, registration information and map:
Website is open for registration!
We hope to see you there!
For information and registration, please go to the