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!
Every year, in March or April, the Sooner Sensations Show Chorus makes the trip to a venue within our 8 state region to compete in our regional contest. Dozens of choruses and quartets come together to sing and compete. They are judged in the categories of Sound, Music, Expression, and Showmanship; and the groups work hard each year to combine creativity and entertaining themes to the music while seeking to meet the standards of the organization and judging panels. If you're anywhere near one of these conventions in the spring, please come be a part of the fun! If you are unable to attend, you can watch these competitions via live webcast. We usually try to post the link to view, but you can also find the information on our Region 25 site http://sai25.org
In the fall the winners of all regional contests -- and a few "wildcards" -- gather together at International Competition and Convention. In the next few years, International competition will be held in Las Vegas, NV (2016-2017), St. Louis, MO (2018), New Orleans, LA (2019) and Louisville, KY (2020). You can view completions on a live webcast on the Sweet Adelines International website. This is the ultimate female barbershop competition -- not to be missed!