Oct. 14, 2023 (GILBERT, Ariz.)—The Far Western District Fall contests were held today at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts in Gilbert. It was a sensational contest, and the judges all remarked at the high level of singing across the board. 

FOUR (4) Choruses qualified for the 2024 International contest in Cleveland this coming July; techincally five choruses qualified based on score, but one chorus did not choose to enter the international qualification preliminary. Quartet champion "Yes Dear" also won the Lloyd Steinkamp Standing "O" award.

Special C&J awards were bestowed upon Brent Graham and Chris Hebert. Howard Donelly was this year's Fall Convention Honoree.

Here are the results of the contests.


  1. The Westminster Chorus: 1695 (94.2%)
  2. Fog City SIngers: 1510 (83.9%)
  3. A Cappella Syndicate: 1500 (83.3%)
  4. Southwest Vocal Alliance: 1467 (81.5%)
  5. Pacific Coast Harmony: 1442 (80.1%)


  • Int'l Prelim Chorus District Representative (FWD): Fog City Singers, Pacific Coast Harmony, Southwest Vocal Alliance, The Westminster Chorus
  • Int'l Prelim Seniors Chorus Qualifier (FWD): (Result determined post-contest)
  • Far Western District Chorus Championship: The Westminster Chorus
  • Far Western District Plateau A Chorus Championship: New Dimension Chorus (SoCal Mix)
  • Far Western District Plateau AA Chorus Championship: Silver Statesmen
  • Far Western District Plateau AAA Chorus Championship: The Westminster Chorus
  • Far Western District Most-Improved Chorus Award: Southwest Vocal Alliance


  1. Yes Dear: 2329 (81.6%)
  2. Western Addition: 2920 (81.1%)
  3. The Essentials: 2863 (79.5%)
  4. The Seventh Variety: 2794 (77.6%)
  5. Motley Q: 2701 (75.0%)
  6. California Kings: 2685 (74.6%)


  • Far Western District Quartet Championship: Yes Dear
  • Int'l Prelim Seniors Quartet Qualifier (FWD): Six Feet Off Bass
  • Far Western District Seniors Quartet Championship: Six Feet Off Bass
  • Far Western District Super Seniors Quartet Championship: Midwest Connection
  • Far Western District Novice Quartet Championship: California Kings

For complete results see the Official Scoring Summaries (OSS)