Barbershoppers from across the Carolinas District gathered in Charlotte this weekend for the 2019 Spring Convention for 2019. The level of singing in the quartet contest was significantly higher than in prior years, with seven quartets achieving an average score of 70 or above. Let’s Sing! earned an invitation to International contest this July in Salt Lake City with an average score over two nights of 77.7 per song per judge. New quartet Wordplay (Matt Gorman, Jay Lusk, Ryan Wilson, Scot Gregg) missed the qualifying score of 1824 by just one point, earning an average of 75.96. Technically Sound from Charlotte finished third with an average score of 75.5. Click here to see the international quartet preliminary contest score sheet.
In the chorus contest, Palmetto Vocal Project returned to the District Championship with an average score of 79.3. With PVP deciding not compete to be the Carolinas District chorus representative for 2020 in Los Angeles, Heart of Carolina won that right, and will be appearing in their first International chorus contest. HOC scored an average of 77.4. Host Gold Standard Chorus, the General Assembly Chorus, Winston-Salem’s Triad Harmony Express were the rest fo the top 5. Click here to see the chorus scoresheet.
In the seniors quartet contests, Lets’s Sing will be the District representative, hoping to improve on the 2nd place silver medals they won this past contest in January. Second Chance from Winston-Salem (Rob Alexander, Alan Parker, Dick Franklin, and Tom Parker) won the District Senior Quartet
Go to the Harmonet Reporter for all scoresheets.