competitions

The Barbershop Harmony Society, which has a geographical presence throughout North America, is currently divided into 16 districts with the Northeastern District (NED) covering Massachusetts and surrounding states. The NED is further divided into five Divisions along approximate geographic lines. The New Sound Assembly Chorus is one of fourteen chapters in the Patriot Division, which primarily consists of Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

nsacEvery year the Patriot Division has a Spring competition with chapter quartet and chorus winners advancing to participate at the NED Fall Convention. Those quartets and choruses talented (and lucky) enough to win their Division competition have the opportunity to compete in the society's annual convention for the titles "International Quartet Champion" or "International Chorus Champion" for the year.

The New Sound Assembly Chorus regularly participates in the Patriot Division competition as long as the membership votes to put in the practice necessary to present two songs at the level required for competition. Most choruses perform an up-tempo song and a ballad in order to display the different skills required by each song. Many choruses also add some stage presence to their songs to jazz up the presentation to the audience.

Our 2010 Competition performance

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