Competition is a major and fun part of the barbershop world that helps keep us focused on raising the bar of performing excellence. We come together in a spirit of lighthearted contest, to see who's really got top form. We root for each other, cheer each other on, and once the medals have been handed out, we sing and party into the night!
Every year in April or May the Mid-Lakes Chorus makes the trip to Cleveland, OH to compete in our regional contest. Dozens of choruses and quartets come together to sing and compete. There are a number of judging categories, and the groups bring complete and entertaining packages. For more information on this year's competition - Region 17 Online
Sometime in the fall the winners of all regional contests -- and a few "wildcards" -- gather together at International competition. In 2017 the 71st annual International competition will be held in Las Vegas, NV October 9 - 14 at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel - Internationals schedule of events. You can view the complete contest on a live webcast on the Sweet Adelines International website. This is the ultimate female barbershop competition -- not to be missed!
April 30, 2017
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What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.