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!



Twice a year in the Spring and Fall, Holland Windmill Chorus can compete in our Pioneer District contest. Pioneer District comprises all of Michigan and parts of Ontario, Canada.  Many choruses and quartets come together to sing and compete. There are a number of judging categories, and awards go to the top-ranked quartets, as well as novice and senior champions.  




In the summer,  the winners of all district contests -- and other choruses and quartets scoring sufficiently high -- gather together at International competition. In 2017 International competition will be held in Las Vegas, NV.  Contests can be viewed on a live webcast on the BHS website. This is the ultimate in Barbershop competition -- not to be missed!


Click here for more info on the upcoming International BHSCompetition.


 Las Vegas 2017


Las Vegas 2017 2






In the winter, the annual Mid-Winter convention is held, where the Senior division champion is crowned, and a youth chorus competition is held.  Upcoming Mid-Winter conventions are:



Midwinter 2018




Here is the schedule for upcoming competitions:





  April 21-23, 2017

  Traverse City, MI

   Pioneer District

  July 2 - July 9, 2017

  Las Vegas, NV


  October 20-22, 2017

  Battle Creek, MI

   Pioneer District

  April 20-22, 2018

  Grand Rapids, MI

   Pioneer District

  July 1 - July 8, 2018

  Orlando, FL


  October 19-21, 2018

  Battle Creek, MI

   Pioneer District

  June 30 - July 7, 2019

  Salt Lake City, UT






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