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  • Newsletters - Past Issues
  •  Date Posted: Wed, Nov 20 2019
    Newsletters - Past Issues
    Region 12 Newsletters 
    Please check out this month's issues of our newsletter:

  • NOLA Webcast -Region 12 Schedule - September 17-21
  •  Date Posted: Tue, Aug 20 2019
    NOLA Webcast -Region 12 Schedule - September 17-21

    Pacific Shores Region 12 is proud to be represented by three competing choruses: Bay Area Showcase, Sacramento Valley and Diablo Vista and our champion quartet RetroActive this year on the International Stage in New Orleans in September.  

    Here are their performance dates and times:
    Region 12 Competitors Performance Schedule
     #1     Diablo Vista                  Tuesday        9-17     8:29 pm-CDT /  6:29 pm-PST
    #17 - RetroActive Quartet     Wednesday 9-18     1:40 pm-CDT / 11:40 am-PST
    #15 - Bay Area Showcase      Thursday     9-19     1:53 pm-CDT /  11:53 am-PST
    #25 - Sacramento Valley       Thursday     9-19     5:33 pm-CDT /   3:33 pm-PST

    **Please note DVC - is performing 10 minutes earlier.

    All on stage times are approximante.

    The webcast is FREE! Totally funded through donations.
    Please support the webcast with your donation in the name of Region 12, a Region 12 Chorus or Region 12's Champion Quartet Retroactive. Thank you. 
  • Contest Candid Photos now available through Read Phtography
  •  Date Posted: Fri, Jun 21 2019
    Contest Candid Photos now available through Read Phtography
    NOW AVAILABLE - Order you pictures online!
  • Region 12 Tag Contest for August 2019 AIM
  •  Date Posted: Fri, Jun 21 2019
    Region 12 Tag Contest for August 2019 AIM
    Region 12 Tag Contest for August 2019 AIM

    Hello Region 12 Arrangers! Welcome to the second Region 12 Tag Arrangement Contest!

    Contest Description:
    Write a Tag for the song “Blue Bayou”. The Tag will be taught to the Region 12 attendees of AIM August 16-18, 2019

    Participant must be a member in good standing of Pacific Shores Region 12 SAI. Open to all -- Novice arrangers are encouraged to participate!

    How to Enter:
    Write a Tag of 8 or more bars using the melody found at the end of the song “Blue Bayou”.

    Tags will be judged based on the creativity and originality of the arrangement, and showing basic knowledge and appropriate use of Barbershop Chords. The arrangement should support the lyric and the mood of the song.

    You may submit one or more tags.

    All Tag Arrangements should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. PST on  August  2, 2019 to:

    Chris Jacobs, Region 12 Arranger Training Coordinator
    Or 10454 Plum Tree Lane, Cupertino, CA 95014

    Submission should include Arranger’s name, email and/or phone number, and Chorus or Region affiliation (if applicable).

    If at all possible, arrangements should be submitted in Finale, Finale PrintMusic or Finale Notepad (free) format. Hardcopy, handwritten, or other format copy will also be accepted, but I claim no responsibility for any resulting transcription errors that might develop during transmission to the judges!

    Each Arranger, by submitting a Tag for the contest, represents and warrants that they are the exclusive creator of the submission and that it is solely their own work. Entries become the joint property of the Arranger and of Region 12. Contest entries will not be returned, and may be used at the discretion of the Education Committee without additional compensation.

    Judging and Announcement of Winner:
    All arrangements will be submitted to the judging panel with identifying information removed. The judging panel will include:

    Julie Starr- Region 12 Education Coordinator; Director, Bay Area Showcase Chorus
    Dede Nibler- Director, Sacramento Valley Chorus;
    Lauren Kahn- Director, Greater Eugene Chorus

    The Winner will be notified on or about August 12.
    The winning Arranger and Tag will be presented on Saturday August 17 and introduced to the Region at AIM. In addition, the winning tag will be introduced to Friday night classes, and copies will be made available to members of the Region throughout the week-end.

    On Friday night, August 16, 2019 at AIM, all participants are invited to attend the Arranger class with Dede Nibler to discuss the submissions and techniques for making stronger arrangements.

    Any questions may be directed to:

    Chris Jacobs
    Region 12 Arranger Training Coordinator
    Or 408-781-5113

    Blus Bayou Tag