Hobart Convention and Regional Contest 2018
Thu 17 May- Sun 20 May
Hobart Convention and Regional Contest 2018
Our next Sweet Adelines Region 34 Annual contest and convention will be at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart from Thu 17 May to Sun 20 May.
All the fun starts in…
Hobart 2018 Registration
Register here. The fees are based on flight costs for registrants. Members and non-members can individually register and pay. They can also register at the same time for other people such as other chorus members, Sweet Adeline International Members or non-members.
Registration Fees (All prices include GST)
Early Bird Registration
($35 discount before Friday 9 March)
(Registrations close Friday 6 April)
North Qld + Wagga Wagga + SA
QLD + North NSW
ACT + Bathurst
VIC and TAS
Registration closes on 6 Apr 2018 but audience session tickets will still be available. Registration fee includes: • Entry to Quartet and Chorus Competitions • Parade of Champions • Entry to Afterglow • Convention Program • Master Class
|Parade of Champions DVD||$20 each||After Convention, a limited number of DVDs will be available for sale until Friday 22 June 2018 via the Regional website for $30.00.|
|Convention Transfer||$10 each||You must purchase with your registration. The transfers will be sent to your chorus before Convention. There will not be any available for sale in Hobart.|
Fri 18 May Quartet Competition (including Opening Ceremony) $TBA full price ticket $TBA student/concession
Sat 19 May Chorus Competition (including Parade of Champions) $TBA full price ticket $TBA student/concession
After 4.00pm on Saturday, all tickets sold at the RMT Desk in Wrest Point will be $TBA for those planning to come for the Parade of Champions only
All ticket prices include GST.
ePacket Mailing from International – Friday 3 February 2018
SAI Quartet Competition Entry Deadline – 19 March 2018
SAI Chorus Competition Entry Deadline – 20 March 2018
Draw for Order of Appearance – 26 March 2018 (US time)
Convention Schedule – Hobart 2018
Thursday 17th May 2018
|12 noon – 1.30pm||Quartet Reception||Venue and details tba – Hi Jinx to host|
|1.00 – 2.00pm||STAR Chorus Rehearsal||Wellington|
|2.00 – 3.00pm||Quartet Chorus Rehearsal||Wellington|
|2.00 – 3.00pm||MC Briefing||Boardwalk Gallery|
|3.00 – 4.00pm||Official Inspection||Tasman|
|5.00 – 5.45pm||Joint Quartet & Chorus Briefing||Tasman|
|5.30 – 6.30pm||Quartet Walkthrough||Lead from Tasman|
|6.30 – 7.30pm||Directors & TC/President Walkthrough||Lead from Tasman|
|7.30 – 8.00pm||Volunteer Briefing (Mandatory for all volunteers)||Boardwalk Gallery|
Friday 18th May 2018
|8.00 – 9.00am||STAR Chorus Rehearsal||Wellington Room Hall 1|
|9.15 – 10.15am||First Timers’ Meet and Greet||Boardwalk Gallery|
|10.30 – 11.00am||Mass Sing||Boardwalk Gallery|
|12.30pm||Quartet Competition & Awards followed by Quartet Chorus||Tasman|
Saturday 19th May 2018
|11.30am||Chorus Competition & Awards followed by STAR Chorus||Tasman|
|6.00pm approx.|| Parade of Champions (Starting
1 hour after the conclusion of the
|8.30pm||Afterglow – Royal Wedding Party (bring your tiaras and crowns)||Wellington/ Wellington Foyer/ Boardwalk|
Sunday 20th May 2018
|8.00 – 9.30am||Leaders’ Breakfast||Derwent|
|10.00 – 11.00am||Master Class – quartets||Boardwalk|
|10.00 – 11.00am||How to Develop a Successful Entertainment Package (Glenda Lloyd and Brindabella Chorus)||Tasman|
|11.10 – 12.10pm||Lynda Keever||Boardwalk|
|11.10 – 12.10pm||Master Class – chorus||Tasman|
|12.30 – 1.00pm||Closing Ceremony||Tasman|
Parade of Champions
If your chorus or quartet is eligible to perform in the Parade of Champions, a representative from each quartet and the chorus director must attend the briefing, which will be held at the conclusion of the chorus competition in the Arena.
The draft line-up for the Parade of Champions is as follows:
5th Place Chorus – 1 song
5th Place Quartet – 1 song
4thPlace Chorus – 1 song
4th Place Quartet – 1 song
AA Winning Chorus* – 1 Song
3rd Place Chorus – 1 song
3rd Place Quartet – 1 song
A Winning Chorus* – 1 song
2nd Place Chorus – 1 song
2nd Place Quartet – 1 song
1st Place Quartet– 2 songs
1st Place Chorus – 2 songs
* If the A and AA Chorus Winners place in the top five, they will sing in the slot determined by their top five placements.
# Minimum B score must be achieved to be eligible to perform in the Parade of Champions.
Groups will be called from the audience when they are to muster backstage in preparation for their performance.
Entry to Afterglow is included in your registration. It will be held downstairs in the Wellington Room at Wrest Point Saturday 19 May from 8.00 pm
Our theme this year is a ‘Royal Wedding Party’ – so be ready for some royal partying!!
Webcast – Hobart 2018
If you are unable to attend in person (or miss out seeing other competitors because you are competing), you can watch the webcast of the Quartet Competition (Fri 18 May) and Chorus Competition (Sat 19 May) AND you will also be able to access the webcast archive for 2 weeks after the competition. (Webcast archive available from 24 May.)
For the first time this year we are going to have Webcast commentary – anchored by Kate Hawkins. She will have co-hosts on both competition days and I know she will love quartets and chorus reps to drop by before (or after) you have performed – more details soon!
Register here soon
Please Note : All Times shown are Australian Eastern Standard Time
Quartet Competition Fri 18 May Hobart 2018
Times subject to change – to be confirmed by Panel Chair after the draw of Order Of Appearance on 26 March 2018
|Cont #||Sched Time||Quartet||Chapter(s)|
|12:35||Mic Testers: Quartet TBC|
|2:35||Interval 30 mins|
See Quartet Traffic Pattern Timing
See Traffic Pattern Map
Chorus Competition – Sat 19 May
Times subject to change – to be confirmed by Panel Chair after the draw of Order Of Appearance.
|Cont #||Sched Time||Chorus||Location||Director|
See Chorus Traffic Pattern Timings
See Traffic Pattern Map
Competing Choruses – Scores at Previous Contests
This information will be updated once the competing choruses are known. (Choruses from Perth 2017 currently shown)
Mic Testing Chorus
We are inviting all members to sing in the Mic Testing Chorus on the competition stage during the Official Inspection on Thursday 17 May.
You will need to be available from 2.00pm to approximately 4.00pm on Thursday 17 May at Wrest Point, Tasman Room
You will need to come ready to sing How We Sang Today and I’m Australia. (You can download learning tracks for these songs from the Members Only Area).
Let us know if you would like to be part of the Mic Testing Chorus when you register for Convention.
The director for this convention’s STAR chorus will be Lea Baker. The STAR Chorus will be performing in the Opening Ceremony on Friday 19 May 2018 and is open to CALs and any Sweet Adeline attending Convention who is NOT performing with a competing chorus.
If you wish to be part of this chorus, sign up when you register for Convention. After registering for the STAR Chorus, you will be sent an email about your participation, along with details how to access the song and learning tracks.
There will be two rehearsals scheduled at Wrest Point;
1.00-2.00pm on Thursday 17 May 2018 and
8.00-9.00am on Friday 18 May 2018
– rooms to be confirmed.
If you have any questions about the STAR Chorus, contact: email@example.com
Harmony Bazaar Trading Hours
Friday 18 May – 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 19 May – 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 20 May – 9.00am to 2.00pm
(bump-in – Thursday afternoon 17 May)
PLEASE NOTE – PHOTOS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION DURING CONVENTION.
5 x 7 inch photos = $15 each + $5 postage and handling per order
Photos to be ordered online after Convention. To view photos and place orders, for up to one month after Convention go to: amberscobie.shootproof.com
Two types of photos are taken: “formal” photos (end of chorus’s competition performance) and “informal” photos (during the performance).
“Formal” and “Informal” photos, 8 x 12 inch = $20 each
Photo Pack with 1 x “Formal” and 1 x “Informal” photo = $30 each
Photo orders must be lodged at the Chorus Briefing at 5.00pm on Thursday 17 May.
Pre-Ordered Chorus photos will be posted out 19 June 2018. The Chorus Photo Order Form
STAR Chorus, awards ceremonies, Parade of Champion performers and other choruses’ photos can be ordered from amberscobie.shootproof.com for up to one month after Convention.
These photos (8 x 12inch) will cost $20 each + $5 postage and handling will be added to each order.
NOTE: For choruses from whom a significant number of members order prints (minimum 80% of members), Amber Scobie Photography will provide digital files of the choruses’ two main images at no extra charge, to be used for promotional purposes.
SOCIAL MEDIA – C’MON EVERYONE! LIKE AND SHARE!
We love it when you post and react on our Facebook pages! It’s the best way to share the love and show your support and respect in a very visible way.
Are you planning to visit any tourist sites while in Tasmania? We’d like to show Events Tasmania (who have given us a generous grant) just how many happy holiday snaps we can put up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of happy Sweet Adelines having a fabulous time around the Apple Isle!
Use the #SweetAdsTakeOnTassie and the #DiscoverTasmania hashtags on your pics. We plan to feature as many as possible during the webcast!
#sweetadsaust #region34convention2018 #IamSweetAdelines #SweetAdsTakeOnTassie #DiscoverTasmania
The Mass Sing will be held on Fri 18 May 10.30-11.00am in the Tasman Room.
Mass Sing Songs: Hobart 2018
- I Am Australian
- Waltzing Matilda
- I’m Australia
- The Song of the Southern Cross
- It’s My Song
Documents: Hobart 2018
due 2nd week of April 2018
For Chorus admin
Future Region 34 Competition Dates
Dates listed represents the official competition period, from Thursday (briefings), Friday (Quartet contest) and Saturday (Chorus contest). These dates are as published on the Sweet Adelines International Regional Competition Schedule 2017-2022, released 22/6/2016. Locations will be added here as they are confirmed.
2019 16-19 May / Hobart
2020 14-17 May / Hobart
2021 13-16 May / Venue TBC
2022 28 April-1 May / Venue TBC
2023 4-7 May / Venue TBC
Please note there are activities that often occur on the days prior to and after the Competition that may affect your travel arrangements. These can include mass sings, quartet briefings and education, so please ensure you take note of this in your planning.
Future International Competition Dates
2018 St Louis, Mis 15-20 October
2019 New Orleans, Lou 16-21 September
2020 Louisville, Kentucky 12-17 October (70th Diamond Anniversary)
More details about International Conventions can be found on www.sweetadelineintl.org.