While you were watching a contest, have you ever thought...

  • "My scores usually track with those of the official panel. I wonder how I'm doing today?"
  • "I plan to apply this fall to become a judge--it would be great if I could do a practice judging session somewhere."
  • "It sure would be fun to judge an International contest!"

If so, then it's time again to check out the Society's Best Seat In The House (BSITH) program. The Harmony Foundation and the Contest & Judging program have once again teamed up to auction off a single seat at each and every contest session, including Division, District, Prelims, Mid-Winter and International. So if you’ve ever wanted to test out your judging chops, you can bid on a seat in the Judge’s pit at your District Contest and be a "Judge for a Day." Curious about what happens? Click here for a report from one of last year's winners.

Each contest session has a minimum opening bid and minimum incremental raises, and funds received go to Harmony Foundation International or SingCanada to help defray the expenses for such efforts as the Collegiate Quartet Contest, Youth Chorus Festival, Youth Harmony Workshops, Harmony Explosion Camps, and Harmony University Scholarships for Music Educators.

To read more about the BSITH Program, start by clicking here!