1008 AEPs – plus an additional 270 tickets sold at the door, 783 dinners, 849 people attending 25 education classes, 84 volunteers logging over 410 hours, 31 competing quartets and 25 competing choruses. 2019 IC&C was definitely a record-breaking event in many ways!
With a score of 83.7% (1507) A Cappella Showcase took home their third gold medal with the second highest chorus score ever. Runners-up Northern Blend finished just 7 points behind with an 83.3% (1500). It was the first time Harmony, Inc. saw not one, but two scores above an 83% in the same contest. The quartet finals were just as exciting with four of the top five winners being brand new Harmony Inc. quartets! Hot Pursuit was named the 2019 Harmony Queens, scoring an 81.5%. Take 4 took home the silver medal for a second year in a row with a score of 80.7%. Fierce (79.1%), Swing Theory (78.0%), and NewQ (76.9%) received the 3rd, 4th, and 5th place medals. Congratulations to everyone who crossed the stage and to our award winners.
Congratulations also to Ellen Messer with Atlanta Harmony Celebration! Chorus who was selected in our random drawing at the opening ceremony and won a two-night stay at the Kalahari and Bobbie Wallsmith with Harmony Magic Chorus who was our Sing-O winner
and received a free AEP for IC&C 2020 in Louisville!
We hope you enjoyed all of the new experiences at this year’s convention; message board, selfie station, Quartet celebration room, two big screens and live action video feeds in the ballroom and more! We hope to continue to improve the attendee experience and welcome any feedback or suggestions! Just send an email to [email protected]
A final thank-you to the convention team, volunteers, COJ and panel, IBOD, Anniversary Committee, vendors, AHQ, Education team, IC&C Planning Committee, Area Table Decorating teams and so many more who made this year’s event such a success!
And now – on to 2020! Next year we are traveling to Louisville, KY to the Galt House: November 4-8, 2020. Now is your chance to explore the Bourbon Capital of the world! Watch this video for a glimpse of all this great city has to offer. Make plans now to be at the opening ceremonies on Wednesday night. One lucky attendee will win a two night’s stay at the Galt House.
We are already working on improvements for next year and are in the process of updating the website and FAQs so you will have all the information you need right at your fingertips. We’ll let you know when it becomes available and when you can start booking hotel rooms. In the meantime, pre-registration for 2020 (reserved seating for Quartet and Chorus contests) is available until March 1 or until 200 seats are sold whichever comes first. The cost is $132 US or $174 CAD.
We will be using the Harmony Chat Facebook group again to keep everyone up to date. If you have not joined that group yet – we encourage you to do so and stay in the know!
Best wishes for a happy holiday season to all of you from the Convention Team. See you next year in Louisville!
Submitted by Allison Thompson