Sun, sea, sangria & singing! Friendship and harmony too. What more could you want from a Barbershop convention? National & International Quartet & Chorus Contests.
SABS was always an amazing convention and the newly rebranded BIBA promises to be amazing too! We are delighted to announce that Vocal Spectrum is confirmed as our guest quartet in 2024.
Our Quartet Contest will be on Friday 5th April followed by the Chorus Contest on Saturday 6th April. There will be educational opportunities also, which we will announce once the schedule is confirmed.
Earlybird registration is available until 30/09/2023
Registration closes on 31/01/2024
Day passes will be available from 01/03/2024 subject to availability
Our fantastic guest quartet
Vocal Spectrum has been singing together since 2003. The members of the quartet come from various musical backgrounds, from classical vocal training to jammin’ in rock-n-roll bands. These 4 young men, who graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, all majored in different fields of study. V.S was originally formed as a one-time educational quartet to sing for a local high school and has never stopped singing since!
V.S. has traveled to Germany, Holland, Sweden, Russia, England, Japan, New Zealand and throughout the United States singing for various shows and conventions as well as teaching high school students about barbershop harmony. Vocal Spectrum has had the privilege of singing for both Russian and China National Television. Jim Henry and David Wright assist with coaching and arrangements for the quartet.
In July of 2004, Vocal Spectrum won the 2004 International Collegiate Quartet Contest held in Louisville, KY. And on July 8th, 2006 won the coveted International Barbershop Quartet Contest – becoming the first quartet in history to win all 3 possible medals (Collegiate Quartet, Men’s Quartet, and Chorus Medal). Vocal Spectrum received the honor of being inducted into the Central States District Hall of Fame.