District News

FWD Fall Convention

Early-Bird Discount Registrations for the Far Western District Fall Convention, October 11-14, 2018 in Fresno, California, are available through September 14! The FWD Fall Convention is rated one one the best...
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AFWDC Late Show

The Association of Far Western District Champions (AFWDC) presents a spectacular parade of past FWD champion quartets immediately following the Quartet Semifinals at the FWD Fall Convention on Friday, October...
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NorCal District Bound Quartet...

Northern California and Nevada quartets who qualified to compete at the Far Western District Contest in Fresno will be featured at the 2nd Annual NorCal District Bound show. Mark your calendars...
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SoCal Comedy Quartet Contest

The Orange Quartet Chapter is hosting the Southern California Comedy Quartet Contest on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm, at First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton. Participation is open to all...
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Keep Calm and Keep Singing

On June 19th, the Board of Directors of the Barbershop Harmony Society announced a bold change to our Society’s Bylaws. Effective immediately everyone can join our Society. Everyone includes women....
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Harmony Foundation

Far Western District gives the gift of song We have a lot to be proud of in the Far Western District: International Champions, outstanding Chapters and the best Barbershoppers in the...
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Bill Johnson celebration of...

Long-time barbershopper Bill Johnson passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018. He enjoyed his long life, and filled it with love for his family, and of course, his love for...
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Dave Zorn 1944-2018

Long-time barbershopper, author, and award winning CBS Radio journalist Dave Zorn has joined the Chapter Eternal. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, September 29 in Phoenix.   David Richard Zorn...
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Milt Christensen 1932 - 2018

Milt Christensen, lead of the 1972 Gold Medal Quartet Champion Golden Staters has passed. Milt died on Wednesday July 18, 2018. Many will remember him and his lyrical voice on such...
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Orlando Quartet Finals Results

ORLANDO, Fla., July 7 — After Hours from the Illinois District captures the gold medal to become our new International Champion. It was a clean sweep, ranking first in all three...
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Orlando Chorus Results

ORLANDO, Fla., July 6 — The Vocal Majority from the Dallas Metro, TX Chapter (SWD) has captured the title of 2018 International Chorus Champion. The Westminster Chorus from the Far Western...
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Orlando Semifinal Results

ORLANDO, Fla., July 5 — The "top ten" list is in, and FWD quartets Artistic License and The Newfangled Four have advanced to the Finals! While it should be no suprise that...
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Orlando NextGen Varsity...

ORLANDO, Fla. July 4 — The Next Generation Varsity Barbershop Quartet Contest was held today at the Chapin Theater in Orlando.  Thunderbolt! – Oscar Sotelo, Kedar Shashidhar, Nick Luna, & Bobby...
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Orlando Quarterfinal Results

ORLANDO, Fla. July 4 — Three quartets from the Far Western District competed in the Quarterfinals at the BHS International Convention in Orlando, which began on Tuesday with the third...
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Meet your Northeast DVP

RIPON, Calif., May 8 — Charles R. (Chuck) Roots joins the Far Western District Board of Directors – effective today – as the Vice President for the Northeast Division, replacing Ron...
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Barbershop: A harmonious...

CBS Sunday Morning, aired April 29, 2018  In Las Vegas, at the annual convention of the Barbershop Harmony Society, singers of four-part harmony packed them in. Barry Petersen checks out the...
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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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EVERYONE IN HARMONY

A BOLD VISION FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE Back in 1938, the founders of our Society stumbled onto something quite profound: The joy and transformation that comes with four voices singing together. Rooted...
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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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