BQPA/PIONEERS

                  

     

   Barbershop Quartet Preservation Association

                2018 Spring Festival

Same place next year. We will meet at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Mesa,
located at 1600 S Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ, 85210.  Go East on US 60, exit 179 South on the right.
Dates are Wednesday, April 4 through Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Room rates are $89.  Call for reservations at 480-964-7000.  Idendify "Barbershop Quartet Preservation Association"
Or click this link:http://www.mesaphxhi.com/ (code: BAR)
Reservations should be made before Mar 21st.  Cancellations can be made 24 hours prior to scheduled arrival.
Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking.
Free breakfast buffet
Big pool
Hot tub
Lunch available in walking distance (1/2 block).  Crackers Restaurant and several fast food places.
Dinner available in hotel dining room.
Refrigerator, microwave, and coffemaker in room.
There is no hotel shuttle from the airport.  You can reserve SuperShuttle at www.supershuttle.com.

From Jim Gallagher:

Some of us like the scenic adventure of public transportation and Sky Train takes us from PHX to the Light Rail station at 44th St.  Lt Rail takes us to Country Club, and bus 112 takes us down Country Club to Holiday Inn.  It's my plan, but I hate to even mention it because odds are nobody else will consider public transportation.

 

JimG

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Golf will be available on Thursday and Friday. Contact Barney Griffin at 480-430-9162 or email barng1@yahoo.com after January to get into a foursome and tell him your preferred voice part so he can make up a quartet to sing on each tee box.

To get a jump start on your quartet weekend, plan to arrive on Wednesday, April 4th. The Arizona Quartet Club, (formerly the Quartet Chapter), will again host an evening of quartet singing at the American – Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ. It all begins at 5:30 pm with the spaghetti buffet provided by the club for a mere $11 a plate with meatballs, salad and bread. Quartet time begins at 7:00pm and there will be several rounds of ‘draw’ quartets. Please contact Jim Milner at jrmilner@cox.net early and make transportation arrangements between the hotel and the Arizona American Italian Club.

Tentative schedule of events:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5:30pm

The Arizona Quartet Club will hold it’s regular meeting at Arizona American Italian Club, located at 7509 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ. The event starts with attending a wonderful Spaghetti dinner followed by a program of pick-up quartet singing. A real must event.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Golf: Contact Barney Griffin at 480-430-9162 or email barng1@yahoo.com after January to get into a foursome and tell him your preferred voice part so he can make up a quartet to sing on each tee box.

Board meeting, 3:00pm

Friday, April 6, 2018

Golf information above.

Pick-up quartet contest, 8pm.

Saturday, April 7, 2018


Thanks to Charlie Nardin, we will once again be having dinner at The Four Peaks Brewery.  Our group we start being seated at 5:00 PM. Our space will be reserved until 6:30 and that has been plenty of time for us to have a drink, something to eat and sing a few songs.   As the last two years we need to be gone by 6:30.  We have estimated 30+\- to attend.

The Parade of Quartets show, 8pm.

And there will always be three other singers available to bust a chord just about any time you desire.

The final schedule of events will be posted as we firm up golf information.