Worldwide Barbershop Quartet Convention
Hyatt Regency at Dallas/Ft Worth Airport
January 17 - 21, 2024
WHERE : Hyatt Regency Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, 2334 North International Parkway, P.O. Box 619014, DFW Airport, Texas, 75261 Click here for hotel information
GETTING THERE: The hotel is attached to the airport. Click here for airport map.
THE COST: The hotel cost per night (from Tuesday through Sunday nights) is an unbelievable $125 ($62.50 per man per night, in a shared room - 2 men splitting a room cost of $125). There is an additional tax of 13%.
TO BOOK HOTEL ROOM: Click here to make your hotel reservation.. Group Code G-SPPP
Something new this year!
The Registration is OPEN to EVERYONE - members, non-members, spouses, and friends!
In response to the survey taken after last year's convention, many of you asked for some scheduled events. We have a tentative list available on the Registration form for members and ask everyone to check the ones that you may be interested in. If there is enough response, we will then schedule it during the Convention. Even if you check it, you are not obligated to attend. Attendance is purely voluntary IF you are interested. By checking the 'box', it lets us know how many might be interested and if we should plan for it.
For those who just can't wait to start enjoying the Music, Fellowship and FUN, the Unofficial Event will commence on Wednesday as soon as the 1st foursome rings a chord!
SPPBSQSUS T-Shirts will be on sale at the Registration Desk all weekend. $20
"BE A JUDGE"?
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Event Registration at the SPPBSQSUS Registration Desk will begin at 9:00am, lasting until 5:00 pm. Stop by and pick up your badge and Convention schedule. The Event, with its Singing, Fellowship and FUN will start upon your arrival on Thursday, whenever or wherever in the Hotel a quartet begins singing (there’s a full-service restaurant, with bar and lounge, and, we are promised that food and wait-staff will be available in abundance. Check the schedule that is on the back of your name badge to see what events are scheduled throughout the day. The big news is that at 6:00 pm, we will be having the Semi-Final round of our Second Annual All-Male Worldwide Barbershop Quartet Contest, in the Hotel Ballroom – where SPP registered quartets will compete – with Judges having been selected from among the audience. Check our website for Quartet rules, Quartet Registration Form and Quartet Entry Form. Quartets, be sure to register - no charge - as a SPPBSQSUS official quartet & purchase a Convention Registration and Quartet Contest ticket before December 1st to be included in the draw.
Event Registration at the SPPBSQSUS Registration Desk will begin at 9:00 am and continue through the day until 5:00 pm. Breakfast is on your own in the hotel restaurant followed by free time to meet, greet and sing. Or check out one of the scheduled events throughout the day. The scheduled event list will on the back of your name badge. And of course, Singing, Fellowship and FUN can be had all day– until 5:00 pm when we commence with our Friday Evening Bash, open to all registrants, with Beer, Wine, Soda, Water and Angus Beef Sliders, in the Hotel Ballroom. The remainder of the evening and night is yours for Singing, Fellowship and FUN in Meeting Rooms reserved for Members’ exclusive use.
- The Registration Desk will open at 9:00 am and close at 1:00pm for pick-up of late arrival name tags and last minute sales for the Quartet Contest. Breakfast is on your own in the hotel restaurant followed by free time to meet, greet, and sing. Next up, the top 10 Quartet Finalists selected in Thursday’s semi-final round, will compete in the S.P.P.B.S.Q.S.U.S. Worldwide Barbershop Quartet Contest Final Round, which will commence at 1:30 pm and end at 3:30 pm, with the presentation of awards to the top 5 Medalists, and the crowning of our 2nd Worldwide Quartet Champion. This will be followed more free time allowing the Ballroom to be set up for our Saturday Night Buffet Banquet at 6:00 pm - where everyone is invited to come together, to enjoy a delicious meal, entertainment and singing. It is entirely possible that your meal may be interrupted by our Designated Official Interlocutor, who will call upon selected individual directors, each of whom will have a favorite song or tag to share and will wish to suffer the disrespect of the assemblage. And your table better be prepared with a Bb song to sing at the designated time! After our meal we will be regaled by our gala evening show performance. The Banquet and Show will be only a prelude to the rest of the evening filled with Singing, Fellowship and FUN, in our exclusive Hotel meeting rooms-- until, once again, you withdraw on two feet, or drop, and are carried out.
One final Tag before checking out of the hotel by 11:00am and wishing all Safe Travel – and savoring the new memories created and SPPBSQSUS Events to come.
REGISTERING FOR THE EVENT
Registrations and Quartet Contest Tickets are available now online in 'The Shop'
EVERYONE: Convention registration fee is $160 for everyone. This will include the cost of the Friday night Bash Reception, Saturday Night banquet, registration materials and registration personnel. Please, NO ONSITE REGISTRATIONS!
QUARTET CONTEST: Separate Ticket - $40 for both sessions. There will be Semi-Finals on Thursday evening and the Top Ten Finals on Saturday afternoon. This event open to all ticket holders (members and non-members). Limit 600 attendees. Festival seating (no reserved seats). This is an extra ticket and not included in the Convention Registration.
RESERVING YOUR ROOM AND ROOMMATE
When you are registering, indicate that you have a roommate to share your room. It is your responsibility to find a roommate. Check the convention list in the 'Members' section to see people who have not indicated a roommate and contact them.