What is the Standing Ovation Program? The Evergreen District's Standing Ovation Program is a tool to help your chapter or quartet put on shows that are well organized and well run, plus are tops in entertainment! And using this tool is easy to do...and inexpensive, as well!

How does it work? Here's how an SOP evaluation works: If you wish to have your upcoming show evaluated, contact the SOP Chair after you receive show approval from the District Secretary. A trained Evaluator will come to your show as an observer and the ONLY cost to you is a couple tickets to the show, and maybe to the Afterglow if you have one. Easy? You bet. All other expenses, if any, are borne by the District.

The Evaluator will get in touch with whomever you designate as your show contact and set up the particulars as to where, when, location, times, etc. After the performance he will go over a few points he has noted (on a positive note!) and offer some more feedback as to what might improve your next performance in the way of "missed opportunities." You can see the form we use here.

The only people to see the review are you and the Evaluator. You may or may not want to share it with your singers, but neither the SOP Chair nor the District gets a copy. There is also a form for you to evaluate the Evaluator, which only goes to the SOP Chair; this helps us keep top notch people as reviewers.

It's all a great tool to help you improve on your performances and fill that auditorium with return patrons...and it's almost free! 

Can we give your chapter a Standing Ovation Program evaluation at your next show? We are ready for your requests! Get in contact with us a month or two ahead of time, in order to set things up. Then away we go to helping make your next show get that "Standing Ovation" we're all looking for! (And here is a document to help you get started on your next show: SOP Elements of a Good Show Package).

Who do I contact? To inquire about our Standing Ovation Program, contact Bobby Huber, SOP Chairman, at [email protected].

 

Conflict Dates

Convention Dates and Conflicts

Update November 20, 2020 Rob Macdonald, Evergreen Director of Events

           

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on our Conventions and Contests for 2020 and 2021. Here are the updated “assigned” dates for the Division and District conventions 2021-2025. * denotes a shared convention and Pre-lims with Div I and II in 2022.

 

Convention

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

Division I 

Cancelled

April 22-23*

March 24-25

April 5-6

April 4-5

Division II

Cancelled

April 22-23*

April 21-22*

April 12-13*

April 11-12*

Division III

Cancelled

May 27-28

May 26-27

May 24-25

May 23-24

Division IV

Cancelled

April 29-30

April 28-29

May 3-4

May 2-3

Division V

Cancelled

May 6-7

May 12-13

May 10-11

May 9-10

District

Oct 22-24

Oct 21-23

Oct 20-22

Oct 25-26

Oct 17-19

 

Here are the dates to avoid:

Passover

Mar 27-Apr 4

April 15-23

April 5-13

April 22-30

April 12-20

Easter

April 2-4

April 15-17

April 7-9

March 29-31

April 18-20

SAI Region 13

Cancelled

May 12-15

May 18-21

April 18-21

April 25-27

SAI Region 26

Cancelled

May 5-8

May 11-14

May 9-12

May 2-4

SAI Intl

Oct 11-16

Sept 26-Oct 1

Not posted

Not posted

Not posted

FWD Prelims

March 11-14

March 10-13

Not posted

Not posted

Not posted

FWD District

Oct 7-10

Oct 13-16

Oct 12-15

Oct 17-20

Not posted

CAN Thxgiv

Oct 9-11

Oct 8-10

Oct 7-9

Oct 12-14

Oct 11-13

CAN Victoria

May 21-24

May 20-23

May 19-22

May 17-20

May 16-19

Mem Day

May 28-31

May 27-30

May 26-29

May 24-27

May 23-26

 

 

There are some exceptions in the assigned dates:

SAI Region 26 (Western Canada) has conflicts, but they are with all the US Divisions II, IV or V.

Division III (Alberta) conflicts with Memorial Day, but that has been no problem in the past.

 

Flexibility:

There is some flexibility in the assigned Convention dates, should the host chapter have issues with venue and hotel, for example. They may be able to swap a weekend with another Division convention.

These are other dates available that do not create conflicts:

2022: March 4-5, March 11-12 and March 25-26, April 8-9, June 3-4

2023: March 3-4, March 10-11, March 17-18, March 24-25, March 31-April 1, May 5-6, June 2-3

2024: March 1-2, March 8-9, March 15-16, March 22-23, April 12-13, May 31-June 1, June 7-8

2025: Feb 28-March 1, March 7-8, March 14-15, March 21-22, March 28-29, April 11-12,

May 30-31, June 6-7