Harmony Weekend '24

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Barbershop Harmony Society
BHS Northeastern District

Thank you to our LEAD SPONSOR

JONELJIM Construction Ltd.

  • Kids Eat Free
  • Onsite Parking
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoke Free Hotel
  • Fitness Center
  • Two On-site Restaurants

Convention Rate: $159+tax/night use code: CHO

(902) 562-7500 / 1 (877) 660-8550

300 Esplanade, Sydney B1P 1A7

(902) 562-7500

1 (877) 660-8550

300 Esplanade, Sydney B1P 1A7


Harmony Weekend Venue

Sydney Academy

Map to Venue

Sydney Academy Floor Plan

First Floor

Second Floor


Harmony Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 10
3:00 p.m.Registration OpensHoliday Inn level B1
6:30 p.m.Prelude to Harmony – doors openSydney Academy main entrance
7:00 p.m.Prelude to Harmony concertSydney Academy auditorium
9:45 p.m.Sunrise Presidents meetingHoliday Inn – Jack Yazer room
Saturday, May 11
7:30 a.m.Doors OpenSydney Academy main entrance
8:00 a.m.Quartet stage warm-upsSydney Academy auditorium
8:55 a.m.Chorus stage warm-upsSydney Academy auditorium
9:00 a.m.Registration OpenSydney Academy lobby
10:00 a.m.Chorus contestSydney Academy auditorium
11:20 a.m.LunchSydney Academy cafeteria
12:20 p.m.Quartet contestSydney Academy auditorium
1:32 p.m.ADM timeSydney Academy room S116
1:45 p.m.Announcements/AwardsSydney Academy auditorium
2:15 p.m.Feedback SessionsSydney Academy (TBA)
7:30 p.m.Harmony Weekend BanquetHoliday Inn Cabot room
9:00 p.m.AfterglowHoliday Inn Cabot room
Sunday, May 12
8:00 a.m.PAPPY’s meetingHoliday Inn Jack Yazer room

Thank You to our partners:

Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

Destination Cape Breton

18 Too Much9:45 a.m.10:00 a.m.
2City of Lakes Mixed Chorus9:55 a.m.10:10 a.m.
3Gentlemen of Harmony10:05 a.m.10:20 a.m.
4Voices of Fundy10:15 a.m.10:30 a.m.
5Dukes of Kent10:25 a.m.10:40 a.m.
6Anchormen Chorus10:35 a.m.10:50 a.m.
7Halifax Harmonizers10:45 a.m.11:00 a.m.
8Cape Breton Chordsmen10:55 a.m.11:10 a.m.
1Euphonic Blend12:07 p.m.12:20 p.m.
2Fundy Four12:15 p.m.12:28 p.m.
3GALE Force12:23 p.m.12:36 p.m.
4Quattro12:31 p.m.12:44 p.m.
5Duly Noted12:39 p.m.12:52 p.m.
6Crosswind12:47 p.m.1:00 p.m.
74 The Moment12:55 p.m.1:08 p.m.
8Class Act1:03 p.m.1:16 p.m.
9Rising Tide1:11 p.m.1:24 p.m.
10Final Call1:19 p.m.1:32 p.m.

Competition Categories

Chorus Qualification for District Chorus Competition

Division Most Improved Chorus

The Goudge Trophy

Based on total points in the Sunrise Division. It was donated by the
Goudge Family in 1986.

Division Very Large Quartet Champion

The Very Large Quartet (VLQ) Trophy

Donated by Present And Past Presidents of
Your Society. (PAPPYS)

Division Small Chorus Champion

The Sadie E. Cooke Trophy

Donated by Harvey Cooke in memory
of his wife, Sadie Cooke.

Highest Scoring Men’s Chorus

Highest Scoring All Voices Chorus

Division Runner Up Chorus

The Douglas Major Trophy

This trophy was built and donated by Doug
Kingston in memory of the first Musical Director of the Saint John Chorus, Douglas Major.

Sunrise Division Chorus Champion

The Roger G Cooper Trophy

Donated by Cedric Cooper in memory of his brother Roger Cooper, who introduced
Barbershopping to Fredericton in the Late 1940’s.

Quartet Qualification for District Quartet Competition

Senior Quartet Qualification for District Senior Quartet Competition

Men’s Novice Quartet Champion

All Voices Novice Quartet Champion

The J.W. Duncan Trophy

Donated by Donald Duncan of the
Atlantic Swells, Halifax, Nova Scotia Chapter, in memory of his father.

Division Most Improved Quartet

The Gordon Peach Trophy

Donated by the Peach Family, sisters and
brothers, and the Peach Chords Quartet, in memory of Gordie, a former member of the Cape Breton
Chordsmen, Sydney, Nova Scotia Chapter.

Division Seniors Quartet Champion

The Salt “C” Aires Trophy

Donated by the Salt “C” Aires Quartet
of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Division Men’s Highest Scoring Quartet

Division All Voices Highest Scoring Quartet

Division Runner Up Quartet

The H. Duncan Mugford Trophy

Donated by Duncan Mugford of the River
Valley Chorus, Fredericton, New Brunswick Chapter.

Sunrise Division Quartet Champion

The Allie Redden Trophy

Donated in Memory of Allie Redden,
Quartetter and member of The Dukes Of Kent, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Chapter.

Master of Ceremonies

Mike Savard

President, Northeastern District

Mike Savard is a native Rhode Islander who started singing at age 9 with the Barrington Boys Choir of Rhode Island. While he kept singing all along, he wasn’t exposed to Barbershop until 36 years later when he became a member of the Allentown-Bethlehem, PA Chapter in 2012. His career subsequently took him to Chicago and the Northbrook, IL Chapter, where he served as Chapter Membership VP, and the IL District VP of Chapter Support and Leadership Training.

When he returned to RI in 2018, he immediately stepped into the vacated Membership VP position in Providence (Narragansett Bay Chorus). Mike is the Baritone of Second Nature quartet, the 2022 Patriot Division Quartet Champions, and is also a member of the Providence Chapter/Narragansett Bay Chorus and the Southern New England Chapter.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA and makes his living as a project management consultant. He and his wife Mary (a Sweet Adeline chorus champion, and a member of Voices United chorus) live in North Providence.


Panel Chair

Alan Lamson

Northeastern District Vice-President for Contest and Judging

Connecticut, Northeastern District

Alan Lamson, long time member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is a member of the Manchester, CT (Silk City Chorus) and Alexandria, VA (Alexandria Harmonizers) chapters. For the Manchester chapter he is a twice past president, Barbershopper of the Year twice, and Barbershopper of the Decade (1990s).

Alan served as Northeastern District Executive Vice-President, and Vice-President Chapter Support and Leadership Training, then District President in 2003-2004. He is the current Vice-President Contest and Judging elect. He was the 1999 District Barbershopper of the Year. Alan has served as Dean and Chapter President instructor in the Society’s Chapter Officer Training School and Leadership Academy programs, slected as the Society’s Outstanding COTS Coordinator in 1998, is a Contest Administrator in the Society’s contest and judging program and has served as staff to the Northeastern District’s Harmony Explosion Camp.

Alan served on the Society’s International Board of Directors for eight years – serving as Society President from 2011-2012. He is Chairman of the Society’s Nominating Committee. In 2016 Alan was selected to be a member of the Society’s Leadership Operations Planning Team. He was also interim CEO for the Society in 2012. Alan is a member of NEWCANEWENG, the Northeastern District’s honourary association.

Alan resides in Manchester, CT with his wife Janet. They have two sons and five grandchildren. He is retired from FLB Architecture and Planning, Inc. in East Hartford, CT.

Music Judge

Rafi Hasib

New York, Mid-Atlantic District

Performance Judge

Ritchie Lavene

New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic District

Singing Judge

Renee Tramack

New Hampshire, Northeastern District



Qualifier for District Chorus CompetitionALL
Most Improved ChorusGentlemen of Harmony
Very Large Quartet Champion8 Too Much
Small Chorus ChampionAnchormen Chorus
Highest Scoring Men’s ChorusAnchormen Chorus
Highest Scoring All Voices ChorusVoices of Fundy
Runner Up ChorusGentlemen of Harmony
Sunrise Chorus ChampionAnchormen Chorus
Official contest results on NED Website nedistrict.org


Qualifier for District Quartet CompetitionALL
Qualifier for District Senior Quartet Competition
Men’s Novice Quartet Champion
All Voices Quartet Champion
Most Improved Quartet
Seniors Quartet Champion
Highest Scoring Men’s QuartetDuly Noted
Highest Scoring All Voices Quartet
Runner Up QuartetGale Force
Sunrise Quartet ChampionDuly Noted
Official contest results on NED Website nedistrict.org