Bush League 2024

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Contest Rules

The Bush League Event Committee has broadened the guidelines for participation to enable more quartets to be involved in this
traditional and “unofficial” competitive event. Bush League now offers a contest for Men’s, Women’s and Mixed quartets, “For score
only” quartets looking for coaching and evaluation as well as individual events for those not currently involved in a quartet. Traditional
offerings such as coaching and craft development will continue for all participating quartets in addition to new activities. The program’s
focus is designed to perpetuate the fun and informal environment of a non-sanctioned competition while allowing quartets to “fine tune”
their skills for performances and in preparation for the fall District Convention and Contest.

The following are the “Rules” which we hope will make this event more enjoyable and valuable for your quartet.

1. Competing quartets do not have to be registered with the Barbershop Harmony Society nor are they required to be members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. New Quartets are particularly encouraged to participate.

2. All competing quartets must sing two (2) songs in the barbershop style.

3. Participants may sing in more than one quartet in the same division.

4. There are currently 3 Divisions in the Bush League contest – Men’s, Women’s and Mixed.

5. There are four (4) categories for quartet participants. Those who are eligible to win the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Bush League Trophies and those who are singing “FOR SCORE ONLY” and not competing in the actual contest.

6. Quartets that have previously won the Bush League Trophy or competed in a BHS sanctioned regular quartet competition and placed 3rd or higher, may compete FOR SCORE ONLY. They do not qualify to win the Bush League Trophy. However, they are eligible for coaching, craft development and other related Bush League events.

7. Quartets placing 2nd or 3rd in previous Bush League contests, District Youth and Seniors Quartet Competitions are welcomed to compete for the traveling trophies unless they have place 3rd or higher in a BHS District “Open” or International Pre-lim contest.

8. No more than 2 members of a District Champion, Past District Champion or International Representative Quartet may enter the Bush League contest to compete for the trophy in the same quartet. (Example: 2 District Champs and 2 new members would be eligible). The spirit of the competition is to encourage new quartets and new quartet singers to the stage.

9. The top scoring Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Bush League champions as well as the top three overall scoring competitors will be asked to sing up to 2 songs on the evening Show.

10. The top scoring Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Bush League quartets will be awarded respective Bush League traveling trophies.

11. The Men’s, Women’s and Mixed quartets will be invited to sing on the following year Bush League Show and will present the Trophies to the new Bush League winners in their respective categories. Registration and 2 rooms for one night will be paid for by the Bush League Fund for each returning quartet.

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