District News

Fall Convention Platoon to...

Plan to make it to Bakersfield by Noon on Friday October 20 and hear the 139th Street Quartet performing with the Harmony Platoon. The Platoon will be singing four songs...
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Main Street wins GOLD

LAS VEGAS, July 8, 2017 — Main Street, a quartet from Florida's Sunshine District (SUN) has captured the Gold Medal and the title of 2017 International Champion. Established in 2011, Main Street...
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Masters of Harmony wins GOLD

LAS VEGAS, July 7, 2017 — The Masters of Harmony, a chorus from Santa Fe Springs, Calif. captured the Gold Medal Friday evening at the Barbershop Harmony Society's 79th annual convention...
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Artistic License, Newfangled...

LAS VEGAS, July 6, 2017 — The Semifinal round of the International Quartet Contest completed Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas. Ten quartets have advanced to the Finals. Among them are the...
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Quartet Semifinals Singing...

LAS VEGAS, July 5, 2017 — The Quarterfinal round of the International Quartet Contest completed Wednesday evening in Las Vegas. Twenty quartets have advanced to the Semifinals. Among them are...
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Eclectones earns 4th in Youth...

LAS VEGAS, July 4, 2017 - Eclectones, a quartet from Chandler, Ariz. captured 4th place at the 25th annual Youth Barbershop Quartet Championship Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. The contest opened...
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Flightline wins Youth...

LAS VEGAS, July 4, 2017 — Flightline, a quartet from Anaheim, Calif. beat out 22 other young quartets from around the world to capture the 25th annual Youth Barbershop Quartet Championship...
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Fall registrations open

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Far Western District Fall Convention, October 19-22 in Bakersfield, Calif.  Early-Bird pricing is available until September 21, $50.00 for adults and $25.00 for...
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Conrad (Connie) Keil

Conrad (Connie) Keil, Tucson Chapter member, coach, and mentor passed away Tuesday, May 30. He had been struggling with cardiac issues and advanced dementia. Connie was a 50-year barbershopper, singer in...
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Double Match Challenge

Lloyd Steinkamp Endowment Fund for FWD Harmony Camps Double Match Challenge The primary purpose of weekend long Harmony Camps is to introduce a cappella barbershop harmony singing to high school age boys....
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Don Gubbins

JUNE 3, 2017 — It is with great regret that we need to inform the district of the passing of Past District President Donald Gubbins. Don was also the lead in...
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Fall Contest Lineup

FWD Fall Convention & Contests in Bakersfield, October 19-22, 2017: There was a lot of great singing at the five Divisional Contests this Spring. Northeast and Northwest Divisions were held in...
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International Contest Lineup

BHS International Convention in Las Vegas, July 2-9, 2017: Five quartets and four choruses will be representing the Far Western District at the BHS International Convention in Las Vegas. FWD quartets Flightline,...
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SE/SW Division - Quartet...

EL MONTE, Calif., Saturday, May 13 - EIGHTEEN quartets competed in the combined Southeast and Southwest Division Quartet Contest this evening, eleven from Southeast and seven fron Southwest. FIVE of those...
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SE/SW Division - Chorus...

EL MONTE, Calif., Saturday, May 13 - SIXTEEN choruses competed in the combined Southeast and Southwest Division Chorus Contest earlier today, nine from Southeast and seven fron Southwest.  FOURTEEN of those...
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SoCal Comedy Quartet Contest

The Orange Quartet Chapter hosts the annual SoCal Comedy Quartet Contest  Saturday, August 12, 7:00 PM  First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton • 838 N Euclid St, Fullerton, CA 92832 Registration & Tickets
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Arizona Division Chorus...

MESA, Ariz., April 22 — Five choruses competed in the Arizona Division Chorus Contest held at Mesa High School this evening, with FOUR qualifying for the Fall Contest in Bakersfield....
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Arizona Division Quartet...

MESA, Ariz., April 22 — The Arizona Division Quartet Contest featured twelve of Arizona's finest. For the last several years, Arizona has led the District in the number of quartets...
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2017 FWD Spring Convention -...

March 11 - McClellan Conference Cneter, Sacramento, Calif. Here are the results of the Quartet Semifinal (Friday) and Final (Saturday) Contests: NORTHEAST DIVISION (Top 5) Capitol Ring • 901 • 75.1% Dynamix • 888...
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2017 FWD Spring Convention -...

March 11 - McClellan Conference Cneter, Sacramento, Calif. Here are the results of the High School Quartet Contest: The Four Chorsdmen Split Decision Three and a Half Men The Canal Boys 2017 FWD Spring, HS Quartet...
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2017 FWD Spring Convention -...

Saturday, March 11 - McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento, Calif. The results of the Northeast and Northwest Division Chorus Contests are as follows: NORTHEAST DIVISION California Delta • Voices of California • 972 •...
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2017 FWD Spring Convention...

Friday, March 10 - McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento, Calif. Due to multiple, overlapping contests going on simultaneously, results from the Friday Quartet Semifinals will not be announced or published until after...
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2017 NorCal Novice Quartet...

Here are the results from the 2017 NorCal Novice Quartet Contest held in Walnut Creek earlier today. Western Harmonics is the NorCal Novice Quartet Champion Extravaganza! is the NorCal High School Quartet...
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Each One, Bring One, WE WON

by Bill Rosica - FWD Membership Chairman After many years of seeing Membership Programs come and go, I decided to take a closer look using my years on the District Board and...
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