Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM CDT
Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Doubletree Suites by Hilton

2111 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL

For Hotel Reservations call:
Code: SWE


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Sing with the Champs

Send off to New Orleans Contest



Cindy Slowik 
Region 3 Sweet Adelines 


Musical Mayhem with Karen Breidert

Karen is a popular coach and teacher within Sweet Adelines Intl. She has achieved the level of "Master Faculty" (one of only four women in the organization to have achieved this goal) and "Master Director." 

Karen has directed 3 choruses, ranking in the finals 6 times. She retired from directing Spirit of the Gulf, helping them win the coveted "Most Entertaining Chorus Award" three times. But now – she is back!   Directing Spirit of the Gulf once again!  She has won 9 international quartet medals - including the championship with Jubilation in 1985 and with "the BUZZ" in 2005. Karen was International President of Sweet Adelines from 1998 - 1999. Karen has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Foreign Language and a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling. She lives in Jacksonville FL on the beautiful St. John's River with her husband Bob - also a barbershop quartet finalist. Since she began singing at age four with her family's professional singing group, The Drummond Family Singers, music has truly been in Karen's heart and soul for all of her life.



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Handout PDFs available soon on the regional website  https://region3sweetadelines.org

$50 Registration by June 5, 2019 includes Saturday Lunch
*After June 5th, registration is on-site via check or cash - Lunch is no longer included


-Cold Cut Buffet

Room rates $109 King Suite; $119 Double Suite + 12% tax; complimentary parking (June 5, 2019 deadline for sleeping room rates)


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7:30 - 9:00    How to be a Better Leader- all chorus leaders and potential leaders welcome!

"Key Leadership:  Your Role in the Health and Positive Culture in Your Chorus, Your Region, and Sweet Adelines International"

Description:  Look at the key principles of being an effective leader and how it specifically applies to your committees, your teams, your chorus, and Region 3

7:30 - 9:00 Free 15 minute PVI for Early Registrations

9:00 - 9:15    Break

9:15 - 10:15   General Membership

"We Came Here To Sing"

Description:  Begin the weekend with fun rounds, ditties, vocal exercises and laughs



 9:00 - 9:15   Welcome, Introductions, Announcements

9:15 - 10:45  "More Important Than Shoes"

Description:  Exercises and ideas for improving the most important factor in what we do:  singing!   Let's become better singers instead of just learning more songs!

10:45 - 11:00   Break

11:00 - 12:30   "The Personality Puzzle"

Description:   Learn about the four temperaments and discover which one you are.  Then learn how to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses in order to get along with anybody!

12:30 - 2:00   Lunch

2:00 - 3:30   "Barbershop:  It's What We Do!"

Desciption:  A look at the special skills and techniques we use as barbershoppers and how to get better at each one!

3:30 - 3:45   Break

3:45 - 5:00   "The Competition Experience"

Description:  How to develop a healthy attitude about competing and turn competition into a joyful experience - before, during, and after!

 Dinner Break and Show of Champions going to New Orleans! 


9 - 12   "What Is Your Wattage:  Light Up!"

Description:   Using PRISM as a demo quartet and a demo chorus, we will look at each member's responsibility and privilege in the visual category.

 Besides some wonderful classes.... we will be sending off our 4 (!) Choruses and PRISM to New Orleans on Saturday night. Join in the weekend of Mardi Gras fun!