District News

2019 Fall Convention...

Saturday, October 12, 2019 (MODESTO, Calif.) — The 2019 Far Western District Fall Contests have completed. A total of 30 men's, women’s, and...
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2019 International...

IT'S A WRAP! Jul. 6, 2019 (SALT LAKE CITY) — The 2019 BHS International Convention in Salt Lake City is now history. We witnessed some of the best...
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WESTMINSTER WINS GOLD

The Westminster Chorus - 2019 International Champions - Far Western District Jul. 5, 2019 (SALT LAKE CITY)  — With the highest score ever...
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Make Your 2020 Fall...

It’s full steam ahead for the 2020 Far Western District Fall Convention Cruise aboard the Carnival Imagination, leaving Long Beach on Thursday,...
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Southeast-Southwest...

May 11, 2019 (ONTARIO, Calif.) — Thirteen choruses and twenty-five quartets took the stage at the at the Southeast and Southwest...
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Arizona Division Results

Apr. 13, 2019 (MESA, Ariz.) — Fourteen quartets and eight choruses competed at the Arizona Division Convention, with contests held...
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Steinkamp Fund Matching...

FLASH NEWS ALL DONATIONS TO STEINKAMP ENDOWMENT FUND WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR. DONOR LIMIT IS $5,000. Your $100 donation will be matched...
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FWD Spring Convention...

INTERNATIONAL QUARTET PRELIMINARIES Artistic License 85.4* Capitol Ring 78.8* The Front Line 72.0 Seaside 70.0 Just4Kix 68.6 C.O.D....
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2019 Midwinter Results

Jan 26, 2019 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – The Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2019 Midwinter Convention concluded this evening at Nashville’s world-famous...
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TO RUSSIA WITH…CHAMPS!

Calling all FWD Barbershoppers… The Masters of Harmony, 9-time BHS International Chorus Champions, will be forming the core group of the US...
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2018 FWD Quartet Champion

Oct. 13, 2018 (FRESNO, Calif.) —There was some great singing at the Far Western District Quartet Contest in Fresno. When the results of the...
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2018 FWD Chorus Champion

Oct. 13, 2018 (FRESNO, Calif.) — It was a terrific chorus contest with a long list of incredible moments, starting with the curtain opening to...
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Joe Barbershop Chorus...

Ron Black directs the "monster" Joe Barbershop Chorus! Special thanks to Ron Black for directing the Joe Barbershop Chorus at this year's Fall...
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History museum launches

The Far Western District Traveling History Museum drew a large number of visitors and unanimous praise at the Fall Convention. Dan Jordan, FWD...
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2019 Board installed

Bernard Priceman, (far left) International Board Member-at-Large, installing the 2019 Board Members and officers of the Far Western District. 2019...
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Fall Platoon Highlights

Oct. 12, 2018 (FRESNO, Calif.) — Harmony Platoon kicked off the FWD Fall Convention with events held Thursday afternoon and evening, and again on...
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Comedy Quartet Contest

Another year in the books!  Tonight I had the honor of joining Martin Fredstrom and Steve Katz on the judging panel in Fullerton for the...
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Update from the Marin...

Phil DeBarThe Marin Chapter is sorry to announce the departure of Music Director, Phil DeBar.  Phil directed our chorus from August 2006 to May...
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Keep Calm and Keep...

On June 19th, the Board of Directors of the Barbershop Harmony Society announced a bold change to our Society’s Bylaws. Effective immediately...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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I'm moved by this

I want to share this ... Alan Gordon posted it in Facebook. Alan iss not only an incredible musician but a very thoughtful, inspirational and...
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