July - September 2012
In This Issue
2012 SWD Fall Convention
Sterling Members Reunite!
The Tulsa Tones Quartet...An All Star Moment
Spring Chapter BOTY
Operation Harold Hill
SWD Lapel Pins
Congratulations to our International Competitors!
SWD Chapter Shows
BHS Diamond Aniversary
SWD's Social Media Footprint
2012 SWD Leadership
SWD Roundup
The Southwestern District - BHS
2012 Fall Convention logo

2012 SWD Fall Convention
Quartets - Quartets Everywhere!
This year's convention has brought some amazing challenges to the Events Team. One of the biggest challenges is the large amount of quartets that are destined to hit the stage at the Hyatt Regency. So much so that a triple panel has been put in place and it might grow into a quadruple panel.

It is imperative that all eligible quartets and choruses enter the contest as soon as possible so proper planning can be done.


Remember the following:
the contest
for the convention
your hotel room

Cool things to know about the 2012 Fall Convention

Bringing back the ever exciting
Saturday night 
"Show of Champions"



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$20 Live / $10 Delayed

Ladies' Hospitality Suite

Better Barbershopper's Shop
Harmony Marketplace
Quartet & Chorus
Get your CDs ready for sale
Bigger and Better Vendor area



Event Emcees
Quartet Semi-Finals: Todd Reavis
Chorus Contest: Jack Stevens
Quartet Finals: Randy Fly
Show of Champions:
District President - Larry Clemons 




 Original Members of Sterling Reunite at Fall Convention!

The original members of Sterling will reunite at the SWD Fall convention in October to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of winning the 2002 SWD District Quartet Competition!


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The Tulsa Tones Quartet
An All Star Moment
The Tulsa Tones Quartet   On a recent Saturday The Tulsa Tones Quartet, members of the Founders Chorus, were honored to sing the National Anthem at a Tulsa Drillers Baseball game. The Tulsa Drillers are a double A affiliate of the National League Champion, Colorado Rockies, of the Texas League. We also shared the field with The Dallas Cheer Leaders. Following the Anthem the Quartet sang for the fans in attendance during the game with an enthusiastic response.

The next day we received an invitation from the Drillers event manager to return on Thursday to sing for the fans and in the corporate suites during the League's annual All Star Game. We enjoyed making some fans for barbershop.

In the picture, Tulsa Tones from left to right are: Charlie Drake-Tenor, Doug Campbell-Lead, Tom Pickard-Bass, Jan Skinner-Baritone.
Congratulations to Carl Esser.  Spring Chapter's Barbershopper of the Year for 2011!
Operation Harold Hill
Leadership is Taking Action!
Operation Harold Hill

SWD Lapel Pins


SWD Lapel Pin

SWD Quick Information

Portland 2012   

Congratulations to our International Competitors!



Scored a 77.0 and placed an impressive 39th!  

EXCLAMATION! 2012 SE Div Convention 


Houston Tidelanders


Placed 19th with a score of 81.4



Harmony Foundation International Collegiate Quartet Contest  

Bonus Track

Place 5th with a score of 76.2 




Placed 12th with a score of 71.6


Placed 15th with a score of 70.6


Great Job Everyone!


September 22
Feelin' Fine!
Diamond State Chorus

September 28/29
Fall Show Series 2012   
The Vocal Majority

November 3
Dinner and a Show 
Texas Country Gentlemen 

December 1
Christmas Show 
The Chordsmen 

December 8 

Annual Christmas Show
Houston Tidelanders  

December 13-15
Christmas Show Series 2012 
The Vocal Majority

These shows have received SWD clearance as of 9/1/12. Have you cleared your show? 

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Orlando 2013
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