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Region 17 is pleased to announce our annual webcast for the 2024 Competition! The webcast is free and donations are gratefully accepted so we can continue to offer this to our community. 

Quartet and Chorus Patterns with onstage times will be updated below as soon as the times are determined.

Donations are accepted for this webcast by using our Pay Pay or Venmo links found here:


Links remain available after the event through International competition.


Quartet Contest Webcast


Chorus Contest Webcast


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Quartet Competition Times: Friday, May 10th

While we would love to have you stay for the whole contest, please allow yourself extra time before and after the listed on stage time of your favorite quartets and choruses so you don't miss them! Download Quartet Pattern    Download Chorus Pattern

Emcee starts at (time TBD)

Party of Four On Stage: 
Starlight On Stage: 
JAMS On Stage: 
Blue Phoenix On Stage: 
Beach Glass On Stage: 
Ladies First On Stage:
Silver Belles On Stage: 
Ring True On Stage: 
Note To Self On Stage: 
Mood Ring On Stage: 
Mayhem On Stage:
Stay Tuned On Stage: 
Chime In On Stage: 
Final Cut On Stage: 
DREAM On Stage: 
Daybreak On Stage: 
AfterGlow! On Stage: 
Fast Forward On Stage:
Baritone Blues On Stage: 
  On Stage:
Outgoing Champions
Encore Club & Quartet Callback
International Awards Presentation
Regional Awards Presentation
Closing Song - How We Sang Today


Chorus Competition Times: Saturday, May 11th

Emcee starts at (TIME tbd)

Dogwood Blossoms On Stage: 
River Raisin On Stage: 
City of Flags On Stage: 
A Cappella Magic On Stage: 
Friendship VII On Stage: 
Lake Ridge Legacy On Stage: 
Greater Cleveland On Stage: 
Voices in Harmony On Stage: 
Sounds of Pittsburgh On Stage: 
Buffalo Gateway On Stage: 
Pride of Toledo On Stage: 
Battle Creek On Stage: 
Flagship City On Stage: 
Indi-Ann On Stage: 
Laurel Harmony On Stage:
Grand Rapids On Stage:
Greater Harmony (withdrawn) On Stage:
Buffalo Gateway - Outgoing Champions
Director/Pres Intro
International Awards
Regional Awards
Closing Song: It's the Music That Brings Us Together

The chorus contest will have a 30 minute intermission from approximately 1:40-2:21pm. After the last contestant, there will be a short stretch break followed by a performance from the outgoing champions and the announcement of the awards.

Our Webcasters

Deb Ferenc will be anchoring both the Quartet and Chorus Webcasts

Deb Ferenc has been with Sweet Adelines since 1994 and been active in the organization both musically and administratively.  She has been a member of the award-winning, Greater Cleveland Chorus for 29 years and spent 9 years as a dual member of the Scioto Valley Chorus, Region.  She also spent a season as a dual member with Region 17’s Flagship City Show Chorus.  

She has been active singing in several medalist quartets through her 29 years as a Sweet Adeline. 4U, XS and TGIF.  As a Regional Quartet Champion with TGIF in 2007 and 2011, she traveled to the International Stage in Las Vegas, Calgary and Houston. 

In addition to holding every position at the chapter level, Deb has served on the Regional Board of Directors, the Regional Management Team (RMT), and continues to serve for 28 years on the Convention Committee.

She also served two consecutive terms on the International Membership Committee. She remains active on the International level having served on the Visioning Retreat Task Force, the Chorus Growth Incentive Program Task Force, the Chorus Toolkit subcommittee Chair, the International Nominating Committee and currently serving on the International Philanthropy Committee.


Maria Christian will join Deb for the Quartet Webcast

Maria Christian has been singing barbershop for over 20 years.  During those many years she has been a Front-line director of the Song of the Lakes Chorus, Davison, Michigan (region 2), participated in several championship quartets and choruses and currently sings bass with First Class quartet. 

Maria is a Board member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), one of our founding members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce for Sweet Adelines International (SAI), faculty member at BHS Harmony University, faculty members of BHS Mid-Atlantic District Harmony College East, a Chorus and quartet coach, SAI International Webcast host, a member of all 3 a cappella organizations, SAI, Harmony, Inc. and BHS.  Through all of this she is supported in all her pursuits by her husband, Mark, and her son, Szanto.


Jean Flinn will join Deb for the Chorus Webcast

Jean Flinn, Certified Music Arranger, has been a member of Sweet Adelines International since April of 1974. She grew up in a barbershop home and arranged her first song when she was in 8th grade. When she was in 3rd grade, she started singing lead with three 6th grade girls. This quartet sang together and performed on area shows for six years.

Jean has been a musical leader in Sweet Adelines for 42 years. She directed the Chippewa Valley Chorus and the Cuyahoga Valley Chorus in Region 17. After serving as the Master Director of the Greater Cleveland Chorus for the past 26 years, she retired from directing in 2020. The Greater Cleveland Chorus earned 9 Regional
Championships under her direction and placed third in the 2018 AA Harmony Classic.

Jean continues to be active in Sweet Adelines at the regional level. She is a member of the Educational Steering Committee in Region 17 and on the Regional Faculty for
both Regions 17 and 9 where she teaches classes in Music Theory, Arranging, and Finale Music Software. She continues to coach choruses and quartets in both regions. She has taught several Virtual Classes on Zoom to students throughout the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

At the International level, Jean is also very active in the new Arranger Certification Program (ACP). She was selected, along with Certified Music Arranger Judy Vidal, to lead the first ACP Intermediate Cohort Group. Together, they have been mentoring 2 groups of 5 arrangers. They started their 3rd Cohort Group last summer.

After retiring from teaching Elementary Music, Jean moved to Florida. She, along with her two daughters, is a member of the Sound of Sunshine Chorus in Orlando, FL (Region 9), where she is currently the Associate Director. She is also a Lifetime Member of the Greater Cleveland Chorus in Region 17.



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