BQPA Quartet Festival, on the Horizon
- To all my Barbershop Friends
The Barbershop Quartet Preservation Association (BQPA) will again host a
Quartet Festival (convention) in Chicago, Illinois on September 8-9-10-11,
2010). It will be wall to wall quarteting through out the weekend There
will be an impromptu ( luck of the draw) quartet contest on Friday night,
where you will not know who you are singing with until three hours before
the contest. Lots of good singing and laughs in an afterglow atmosphere.
A parade of organized quartets show will be held on Saturday night.
Contact the Chicago Festival chairman, Gerry Carroll ( "Gerry Carroll" <
gerrycarroll@...>, ) or co-chairman , Lynn Hauldren,
847-570-0848 - elhaul@.... if your organized quartet would like
to sing on the show!
We will also have a golf tournament scheduled for both Thursday and Friday
morning. Sing on every Tee ! Contact our golf chairman,Dave Brady. He can
be reached at 847-259-3338 or evansdad100@....
If you enjoy quarteting, some authentic woodshedding opportunities, rubbing
elbows with several of our SPEBSQSA past champs and more important, sharing
fellowship with many of your friends from all over the world, the Sept.
2010, BQPA Quartet Festival is the place to be.
Our semi-annual Quartet Festivals (conventions) have been large successes
for almost 3 decades, and especially the past 30 months. We are expecting a
record number of singers to attend as our membership continues to grow. We
had a record number of singers (150+) attending our Quartet Festival in
Tempe AZ. in April of 2010. It was truly a wonderful gathering of
Barbershop singers. Our membership and participation is increasing every
The Quartet Festival will be held at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center,
1600 Oakton Street, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007 Telephone for
1-847-981-0010 or (Fax) 1-847-364-7365. tell them you are with the
BQPA and reserve a room for $59.00
Book your room early to be sure to get the convention rate. This facility
has a very liberal cancellation policy, should you have to cancel at the
Everyone is welcome to attend.
For further information, please visit the events page of the BQPA website,
Jack Martin, President
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