Sherry Berkley's blog
Congratulations to River City Sound Chorus, the 2017 Region 3 Champion Chorus and AA Champion Chorus and to Vermillion Valley Show Chorus, A Champion Chorus and Most Improved.
1st - River City Sound Chorus - 636
2nd - Midwest Crossroad Chorus - 608
3rd - Toast of Champaign Chorus - 574
4th - Vermillion Valley Show Chorus - 540
5th - Yahara River Chorus - 534
Most Improved - Vermillion Valley Show Chorus
AA 1st - River City Sound Chorus - 636
AA 2nd - Midwest Crossroad Chorus
AA 3rd - Toast of Champaign
A 1st -Vermillion Valley Show Chorus
A 2nd - Great Lake Sound Chorus
A 3rd - River Bend Chorus
Quest Quartet (Melodeers and Midwest Crossroad Choruses) is the 2017 Region 3 Champion Quartet!
Congratulations to all performers today - it was a wonderful contest!
Top 5 Results:
1 - Quest (568)
2 - By Request (529)
3 - Cool Beans (525)
4 - Charisma! (518)
5 - Humdingers (500)
Bravo Award (Open Division) - Whistle Junction
- Effective May 1, 2017, the quartet registration/renewal fee will increase to $100 for registrations received between May 1 and January 15. For registrations received between January 16 and March 31, the additional processing fee will increase to $60. The last increase in the quartet fees was in May 2008.
Please inform all necessary regional personnel and quartets. All forms will be updated with the new pricing starting May 1.
- Also, Quartet Renewal time is coming up! Quartet Renewal invoices will be emailed to the quartet contacts in mid-April. In the month of April all quartet processing is shutdown in order to prepare for renewal time.
Several of our Region 3 directors shared an amazing weekend learning, laughing, singing and soaking up the wonderful atmosphere in New Orleans.
Pictured here are:
Front row: Jim Arns (Melodeers) and Bonnie Fedyski (Choral-Aires)
Back row: Kathy Filipiak (Vermillion Valley), Kari Schwartz (Crosstown Harmony), Cathie Zimmerman (Riverport), Amy Brinkman (Choral-Aires), and Joan Boutilier (River City Sound).
The International Nominating Committee met recently and chose their new slate for the upcoming International Board of Directors election.
The slate for the election for a three year term beginning May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2020 is:
Congratulations to each of these talented and dedicated women, and good luck in the upcoming election.
This past weekend Region 3 held its annual regional convention and competition at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI.
1st - By Request
2nd - Quest
3rd - AnaKaZantz
4th - Cool Beans
5th - Charisma!
Audience Choice - Flip Side
Most Improved - Charisma!
1st - Melodeers
2nd - Choral-Aires
3rd - Yahara River
4th - Toast of Champaign
5th - Great Lake Sound
Audience choice - Racine
Most Improved - Great Lake Sound
1st AA - Yahara River
2nd AA - Toast of Champaign
3rd AA - Riverport
All Regional Management Teams submitted their vote on the prorposed change by April 30. On May 2 we received notification that the proposal did not receive the required 2/3 majority to pass, therefore, regional governance will continue as it is currently structured.
Thank you to those who read the proposal and provided feedback to the management team.
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Midwest Harmony Region 3 of Sweet Adelines International is dedicated to the advancement of four-part harmony, barbershop-style, for women of all ages, through education and performance.