Welcome to the Far Western District
From 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.
2014 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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Watch the Las Vegas Gold Medalists
Recapping the 2014 BHS International Convention in Las Vegas
The Far Western District and the BHS have lost an icon. Doug Maddox, a fixture in both District and Society event production for decades and a show tech genius, has lost his multi-year battle with cancer.
Beyond his technical skills and organizational abilities in the event space, Doug was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet, and was well known for his wordplay and puns/stories which were used to great effect in Masters Of Harmony shows.
Many barbershoppers will remember Doug sweeping up the stage after particularly messy quartet or chorus performances involving confetti, to the chants of "Doug! Doug! Doug!" from the crowd.
We are all saddened by his loss, and send our sincerest condolences to his wife, Jan.