Re: Carolinas District Quartet Semi-Final Results
- Actually, Steve, your chorus "trick" has been done, sort of. In MAD a couple of years ago, the Ocean County, NJ, and Morris County, NJ chapters were attempting to pump up interest within their respective choruses and agreed that all the men would double within each other's choruses for a year. Both choruses competed at their respective Division contests and both actually qualified for District that year. Mercifully, they only competed once on the District stage, and the next year went their separate ways. Unfortunately, from the men on stage numbers from the following year, it does not seem like the experiment was particularly successful, although, I will bet that it was a lot of fun.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "harmonetreporter" <harmonetreporter@...> wrote:
> Hi Gang!
> There are similar perceived "loopholes" in the contest rules that allow for some odd possibilities. For example...suppose you were at a chorus contest, and the curtain opened to a 50-man chorus from Greensboro, NC. They sing two songs, the curtain closes, and the next chorus is introduced, from Winston-Salem, NC. The curtain opens to reveal the SAME group of men, who sing two more songs (or even the same songs again!)...is that legal? YES, if all the members were dual members of both chapters. The rules do allow for such a thing. Is that "right" and within the spirit of competition? Maybe, maybe not. But if the rules don't prohibit it, it's possible that someone will attempt it just for the novelty of it.