|The Great Lakes Harmony Brigade
GLHB 2018 will be held on June 1-3 in Okemos, MI.
2018 Registration Fee $230
Single Room Fee $106
Brigade Shirt $35 (for new members or those needing a replacement)
Extra Part CD's $15 (you do not have to select this for your own part as it is included)
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I am a member of the Great Lakes Harmony Brigade (if you are not sure, you are not a member),
or I was a guest last year.
This my first year at GLHB, or none of the above.
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ADDITIONAL APPLICATION AND PARTICIPATION INFORMATION
Priority registration is given and parts are filled as follows:
1. Returning GLHB members
2. Second year guests of GLHB members
3. Members of other Brigades
4. First-time guests of GLHB members
Participation is limited in order to maximize quartetting opportunities for every participant. Your application should be submitted as soon as possible in order to receive the benefit of an early review of your application.
Procedures refined and used at other successful Brigades are in place to determine each applicant's suitability to participate in the GLHB (see acceptance process below). If your application and deposit are accepted and an invitation is issued, learning materials (a part-predominant CD and sheet music) will be sent to you in December. At that time, your deposit becomes non-refundable. If for some reason you are not invited to participate, your initial registration payment will be refunded in full.
Guests must have a member sponsor who is also attending the rally. The sponsoring member should complete the Guest Nomination form and return it to Bill McAndrew. Additionally, once instructed to do so by the Membership VP, the guest should then fill out the GLHB Guest Form and GLHB Registration Form.
Coming unprepared is not an option. If a guest is not properly prepared, the guest's sponsor will be notified that the guest is disqualified from participating in the quartet contest and may be required to stand down from other Brigade activities. Fees are not refunded in such cases.
Once accepted, you will occasionally receive important pre-rally e-mails. Make sure that you read them in order to be properly prepared. If a response is requested, please reply in a timely fashion.
The Membership Committee reviews each application as quickly as possible; however, a guest should anticipate that it may take up to four weeks to process the application. If a guest's application is approved, a welcome e-mail is sent through the GLHB newsgroup.
The cost for participation in the 2018 Brigade weekend is $230. The fee includes all scheduled meals, a double occupancy room, and music packet with part predominant learning CD. Full Payment at time of Registration is always appreciated by the Treasurer; however, a minimum deposit of $115 plus any extra amounts for shirts, room, CD's or donations is due when your application is submitted. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the Brigade weekend. See the FAQ on the Main Page for withdrawal/cancellation policies.
Payment can be made by check or online through the GLHB website. Payments online will be through Paypal, but you do not have to have a Paypal account and can choose to pay with a credit/debit card. Online payments have a 4% charge added to cover the fees we are charged from Paypal. Checks must be made payable to Great Lakes Harmony Brigade and can be mailed to Alan Coombs (GLHB Treasurer), 1701 N. Sheridan Road, Muskegon, MI 49445-1733). Payments sent 2 weeks prior to the event should be done through the web site to be sure payment is received. Any payment at the event however must be by check. No credit cards will be accepted.
No refunds for cancellations will be accepted 72 hours prior to the event due to hotel and caterer cancelation policies. Any registrant who cancels less than 72 hours before the day of the event will be billed for the entire cost.
Illegal activities are not condoned or tolerated by the Great Lakes Harmony Brigade. If a participant engages in any activity that is illegal under Michigan or local laws during the rally weekend, that participant will be disqualified immediately from further participation at the rally and will not be allowed to return in the future. Refunds will not be given for such an incident.
A Brigade shirt is required for each participant. If you do not have one, you must order and pay for it at the time your application is submitted. You will not be allowed to sing on the show without an official Brigade shirt.
If you have any general participation or registration questions or comments, contact:
Bill McAndrew (Membership Chairman) Bill.McAndrew@magna.com
If you have questions about this application, contact:
Robert Ryan (Registration/Secretary) email@example.com (616) 350-0095
For technical problems with the web registration contact: Aaron Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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