Competition is a major and fun part of the barbershop world that helps keep us focused on raising the bar of performing excellence. We come together in a spirit of lighthearted contest to see who's really got top form. We root for each other, cheer each other on, and once the medals have been handed out, we sing and party into the night!
Magic of Manatee Chorus is a member of Region 9 of Sweet Adelines International. Each year in March or April choruses and quartets from throughout the region come together to compete in a regional contest. We are judged in four categories: music, sound, expression and showmanship.
Click here to see a slide show of our 2011 convention memories.
Region 9 Competition Schedule 2013 - 2016
Sometime in the fall the winners of all regional contests -- and a few "wildcards" -- gather together at International competition. In 2012 International competition will be held in Denver, CO, October 30-November 3.
You can view the complete contest on a live webcast on the Sweet Adelines International website. This is the ultimate female barbershop competition -- not to be missed!
Future International Convention Dates
2013 November 5 - 9 Honolulu, HI
2014 November 4 - 8 Baltimore, MD
2015 October 6 - 10 Las Vegas, NV
2016 October 18 - 22 Las Vegas, NV
2017 October 10 - 14 Las Vegas, NV
May 21, 2013
A Night to Remember....A Comedy of Errors!
Pictures coming soon.
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women in Bradenton, FL? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.
We are pleased to welcome our newest member: Cheryl
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What is Barbershop?
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