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









BHA Member



non-SAI Member



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

Optional Items
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.

SESSION TICKETS Available for sale at the RMT Desk in Wrest Point. TBC

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. 

Other Dates

Register your Chorus or Quartet on the Sweet Adelines International website.

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
11.45am Opening Ceremony Tasman
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
Awards ceremony.)
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!

Only $TBC

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)
12:30 MC Announcements
12:35 Mic Testers: Quartet TBC
1 12:46 Quartet Chorus
2 Quartet
3 1:08 Quartet Chorus
4 1:19 Quartet Chorus
5 1:30 Quartet Chorus
6 1:41 Quartet Chorus
7 1:52 Quartet Chorus
8 2:03 Quartet Chorus
9 2:14 Quartet Chorus
10 2:25 Quartet Chorus
2:35 Interval 30 mins
11 3:07 Quartet Chorus
12 Quartet Chorus
13 3:18 Quartet Chorus
15 3:29 Quartet Chorus
16 3:40 Quartet Chorus
17 Quartet Chorus
18 3:51 Quartet Chorus
19 4:02 Quartet Chorus
20 4:17 Quartet Chorus
21 4:32 Quartet Chorus
4:43 Quartet Chorus

See Quartet Traffic Pattern Timing

See Traffic Pattern Map

Chorus Competition – Sat 19 May
Hobart 2018

Times subject to change – to be confirmed by Panel Chair after the draw of Order Of Appearance.

Cont # Sched Time Chorus Location Director
11:30 MC Announcements
0 Chapter Location Director
1 11:35 Chapter Location Director
2 11:46 Chapter Location Director
3 11:57 Chapter Location Director
4 12:08 Chapter Location Director
5 12:19 Chapter Location Director
6 12:30 Chapter Location Director
7 12:41 Chapter Location Director
8 12:52 Chapter Location Director
1:00 Interval 30 mins
9 1:33 Chapter Location Director
10 1:44 Chapter Location Director
11 1:55 Chapter Location
12 2:06 Chapter Location Director
13 2:17 Chapter Location Director
14 2:32 Chapter Location Director
15 2:47 Chapter Location Director
2:58 Contest Concludes
3:00 MC Announcements

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.

Star Chorus

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: events@sweetadelines.org.au

Harmony Bazaar

Harmony Bazaar will be held in the Exhibition Hall at Wrest Point. If your chorus – or someone you know – is interested in having a stall, email hobartharmony@gmail.com, or download a Harmony Bazaar application form

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)

Convention Photos


Quartet photos
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

Chorus photos
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

Other photos

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.

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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

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Mass Sing

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
  • Shelter
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • I’m Australia
  • The Song of the Southern Cross
  • It’s My Song
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.

Past Contest Information

Perth 2017

The Sweet Adelines Region 34 Chorus and Quartet Contest is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania.

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