The Sunshine District Coaches Guild is comprised of men that currently coach or that have a great deal of Barbershop Harmony experience that can communicate their knowledge within a coaching situation. The Guild aims to earn the respect of our district choruses and quartets, therefore, it’s necessary that each coach embody the spirit and knowledge of Barbershop Harmony. Our mission is to offer excellent coaching at a reasonable cost and to provide the organizational network to help our District groups connect with these coaches. The coaches are limited to those that the Sunshine District Director of Music and Performance invites. The process of consideration for coaches into the Guild is somewhat stringent. Members must meet a minimal level of qualification and coaching experience.
How does it work? Since January 1, 2009, the District offers Guild services to up to 20 groups per year. Chapters and quartets may submit an official Coaching request form (available below) to the District Director of Music and Performance. He will review the request and consider the groups current performance level and match their skill set and requested area of expertise (music, singing, and presentation) to an available coach. The District will offer a $100 honorarium to the coach and the Chapter/quartet will be expected to pay round-trip mileage at $.30/mile. The coaching session will be offered in 2-hour increments after which time the coach may choose to extend the session at his discretion. Please inquire should your group prefer to use someone specific. We will do our best to accommodate every request.
Here are the current members of the Coaches Guild:
Coaching Request Form
The completed form should be submitted to Harold Nantz, VP Music and Performance