The Newfangled Four
Phoenicians
Phoenicians
<span class=\"style13\">Doug Maddox</span>
Finale
Nightlife
Masters of Harmony
Evans Quartet
Roadtrip
Westminster Chorus
Masterpiece
Artistic License
Sidewinders
<span class=\"style13\">Great Western Timbre Company</span>
Gotcha!
Gala Lads
Vintage Blend
Berkeley Californians
Hi-Fidelity
Masters of Harmony
Masters of Harmony
Golden Staters
Rhythm & Rhyme
Freestyle
Masters of Harmony
Freestyle
Westminster Chorus
<span class=\"style13\">San Francisco Storm Door & Whale Oil Co.</span>
Western Continentals
Q
95 North
<span class=\"style13\">Musician's Choice</span>
The Crush
<span class=\"style13\">Special Feature</span>
Late Show
<span class=\"style13\">Metropolis</span>
<span class=\"style13\">Sams Club</span>
Audacity
The New Tradition
VocalEase
Masters of Harmony
Masters of Harmony
Western Union
Phoenicians
<span class=\"style13\">GOTCHA!</span>
Voices in Harmony
Voices in Harmony
<span class=\"style13\">Kidder & Sons, Inc.</span>
Spirit of Phoenix
Revival
The Edge
OC Times
Standing Room Only
The Newfangled Four2013 International Collegiate Champion, 2013 Far Western District Champion, 2013 Far Western District Novice Champion

Welcome to the Far Western District

logo FWD smlogo SocietySealFrom the sun kissed beaches of Waikiki to the breathtaking panoramas of Monument Valley, from the majestic Redwoods and Golden Gate to the expansive deserts along the Mexican border, the Far Western District is vast both geographically and culturally, and is the proud home to some of the finest choruses and quartets anywhere.  We hope that you will enjoy perusing our site and learning more about us. But more importantly, we hope you find the content informative, and that the various components will provide a great resource for helping you enjoy your hobby. This site is community driven, and there are many individuals who make regular contributions and who manage the content that is related to their particular role. Our goal is to keep the content current and informative. We hope that you will agree.

logo 2014 LasVegaslogo 2014 LongBeach2014 marks a very exciting year for us, as we are the host district for both of the Society’s conventions: the Midwinter Convention in Long Beach, California and the International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. We look forward to being your host, and we will endeavor to provide you with as much information as possible in relation to these events, to make your visit to the Far Western District the best ever.

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2014 FWD Fall Convention

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2014
Far Western District
Fall Convention

Barbershop Harmony Society Seal

 Fresno, California

October 9-12, 2014

Convention Headquarters Hotel
Fresno Hotel & Conference Center
2233 Ventura St • Fresno, CA
1-559-268-1000
Convention Rate: $109 double queen • Mention "Barbershop Convention"
Map to Hotel

Distance to Auditorium: 0.2 mi.
Directions from Headquarters Hotel to Auditorium

Auditorium
William Saroyan Theater
730 M Street • Fresno, CA
Map to Auditorium

Host: Fresno Chapter • GNC A Cappella
Chairman: Jim Turnmire

Links
News
Date  Announcement
Mar 18
  • Convention registrations (on-line and mail-in) are now available.
  • Information for the Headquarters Hotel (Fresno Hotel & Conference Center) has been posted.
  • Information and fees for RV parking has been posted.
Apr 11
  • Updated information and links for the headquarters hotel have been posted. The hotel is no longer owned by Radisson. Their new website is under development; they cannot book reservations online yet, only collect information.  Until that changes, the best solution is to call them directly at 1-559-268-1000.  The convention rate is $109 for a double queen room; be sure to mention "Barbershop Convention" for that rate.
  • Information and rates on alternate hotels has been posted also. See the link for "All Hotel Rates" at left.
May 27
  • Advertise your chorus, quartet or business in the Fall Convention Program!  Deadline for ad copy is October 1, 2014.  Follow the link to "Convention Program Ads" for more details.
Aug 1
  • The hotels listing has been updated. The Holiday Inn is now the Radisson Hotel - same location, same rate.
Jul 26
  • The singing orders have been posted.
Sep 16
  • The convention schedule has been posted.
  • The panel of judges has been posted.
  • The chorus and quartet (semi-finals) flowcharts have been posted.
  • The hotels listing has been updated; the headquarters hotel is sold out, and one other hotel is sold out for Saturday night. Rooms still available at other nearby hotels.

Best Seat in the House

Be a ‘Judge for a Day’!

Starting in Fall 2013, Harmony Foundation and the Contest & Judging program are teaming up to auction off a single seat at each and every contest session, including Division, District, Prelims, Mid-Winter and International. So if you’ve ever wanted to test out your judging chops, you can bid on a seat in the Judge’s pit at your District Contest and be a ‘Judge for a Day’.

The (new and improved) link to the auction website is ...

Bidding ends one week prior to the start of each contest.

 

Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

30Sep
09Oct
09Oct
Thu Oct 9 @ 10:00 AM
Harmony Platoon
09Oct
Thu Oct 9 @ 2:00 PM
FWD Board Meeting
09Oct
Thu Oct 9 @ 7:00 PM
Registration Open
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 9:00 AM
Registration Open
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 9:00 AM
Past FWD Presidents
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 9:00 AM
AHSOW
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 11:00 AM
Harmony For Lunch Bunch
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 11:00 AM
Hall of Fame Luncheon
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 11:00 AM
Harmony Platoon
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 1:30 PM
House of Delegates
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 5:25 PM
Quartet Semi-Finals
10Oct
10Oct
Fri Oct 10 @ 10:45 PM
AFWDC Late Show
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 8:30 AM
Mic-testing Chorus Warm-up
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 9:00 AM
Registration Open
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 9:00 AM
AHSOW
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 9:25 AM
Chorus Contest
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 2:30 PM
Chorus Evaluations
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 3:00 PM
Massed Sing
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 6:15 PM
Single Event Registration
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 6:45 PM
Quartet Finals
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 8:40 PM
Show of Champions
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 10:30 PM
Quartet Finalist Evaluations
11Oct
Sat Oct 11 @ 11:00 PM
Afterglow
12Oct
Sun Oct 12 @ 9:00 AM
AFWDC Breakfast
13Oct
18Oct
18Oct
Sat Oct 18 @ 2:30 PM
Stockton show

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