Wisconsin Youth Harmony Festival
Join us for a day action-packed day of fun and harmony!
We invite you for a fun filled day of fun, action-packed day of celebrating harmony and fellowship. We welcome all high school quartets in the barbershop and treble barbershop categories who score either a 1 or 2 at one of the Wisconsin Solo Ensemble Festivals.
This year’s festival will be happening on May 18th, 2019 at Pacelli High School in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Students have the opportunity to learn more about barbershop singing and compete in a contest to determine the best high school barbershop and treble quartet in the state.
The WYHF begins in the morning with students participating in educational sessions. Now patterned after Harmony University classes, participants learn more about vocal production and the art of singing barbershop harmony.
In the afternoon, the quartets perform on stage in front of experienced judges and over 200 enthusiastic fans. Judges from Harmony, Inc. are scheduled to join offical judges from the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Trophies and plaques are given to the top three barbershop and treble quartets and cash prizes of $100, $200, and $300 are awarded to their schools. All participants receive a commemorative medal.
The Schmitt Brothers Traveling Trophy goes to the school of the 1st Place quartets and is returned the following year to be exchanged for a permanent version to remain with the school. All participants receive a commemorative medal.
Once the winners are named and trophies are awarded, each quartet will receive positive encouraging evaluations from judges to help improve future performance.
Of course, no day of barbershop singing is complete without singing tags… lots and lots of tags!