The Barbershop Harmony Society's Mid-Atlantic District Quartet and Chorus Competition, plus Show of Champions event, will feature region's top 10 barbershop quartet finalists, as well as past and present quartet and chorus champs, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Md., on Saturday.
The Mid-Atlantic District is the largest of 17 nationwide in The Barbershop Harmony Society, with nearly 5,000 members representing 100 chapters in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. The respective winners in each district earn the right to compete with other district and worldwide champions in the Society's next international convention /competition.
The Barbershop Harmony Society is a non-profit organization. It was founded in Tulsa, Okla., in 1938 by tax attorney O.C. Cash and Rupert Hall, and it's the world's largest men's singing organization with more than 28,000 members throughout the United States and Canada, representing more than 800 chapters and 1,000 registered quartets. International affiliates exist in Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.
Barbershop performances at the Roland E. Powell Covention Center will begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. Admission is $25.
For more information, visit ocmdconventioncenter.com or call (570) 239-0025.