September 2, 2021 — Given the current status of COVID, Harmony Camp October 22 – 24 is cancelled.
Consideration being given to hold several one-day Harmony Camp "Lite" sessions on some future dates.
August 4, 2021 — In light of the current COVID Delta variant and in the interest of the health and safety of the membership of the FWD, the October convention and contest scheduled for Gilbert, AZ is cancelled.
Choruses wishing to qualify to compete at the 2022 International in Charlotte, and Senior Quartets who wish to qualify to compete at the 2022 Midwinter in Pasadena may do so by video submission to be received no later than Saturday, October 9, 2021. Please contact Brett Littlefield (DRCJ) as soon as possible to express your interest and to receive instructions on making and submitting your video.
Male, female, and mixed high school quartets in the Far Western District of the Barbershop Harmony Society are invited to compete in these annual contests. The contests are held in conjunction with the District's divisional conventions – Northern CA, Southern CA, and Arizona – in the spring of each year. A Division Champion will be crowned for each of the District's five divisions: Arizona, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest. The highest-scoring quartet from the five division contests will be named the District Champion, and a cash prize awarded to their school. Founded in 1991 by, and perpetuated in the memory of Lloyd Steinkamp, the Far Western District High School Quartet Contest continues to be fun-filled and exciting for all the participants.
* High school quartet members who are ALSO competing with a chorus or quartet in the regular BHS contest must purchase their convention registration at the COMPETITOR rate.
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** For contest & hotel location information, please see the dates and locations links above.
We will take care of the complementary convention registrations for your quartet members and one music educator or chaperone and send you your tickets via email.