• Spring 2021 House of Delegates Meeting

    Spring 2021 House of Delegates Meeting

    The Far Western District House of Delegates is the supreme legislative and governing body of the Far Western District and consists of (a) the duly designated delegate (typically the Chapter President or an alternate) from each duly chartered District chapter; Read More
  • Cruise

    Fall Barbershop-Themed Cruise

    The FWD Board of Directors has decided to forgo the convention/contest portion of the October 15-18 barbershop cruise, as practices and rehearsals remain difficult. However, the barbershop-themed cruise remains on schedule as an opportunity to reconnect and mix with friends Read More
  • Joe Salz

    Remembering Joseph "Joe" A. Salz

    Joseph A. Salz, age 90, known far and wide for his good humor and his pure singing voice, passed away Oct. 25, in Gilbert, Arizona. Joe was a loving husband to Jean for 62 years, until her death in 2014. Together they Read More
  • 139th Street Quartet

    Legacy Quartet Champion: 139th Street Quartet

    Perhaps the best-known quartet that never won the coveted gold medal was 139th Street Quartet, which won eight International medals during its 1976-1996 International contest career. But on August 31, 2020, that all changed. Voters made 139th Street winner of Read More
  • Gordon

    Gordon "Mongo" Bergthold inducted into Hall of Fame

    On July 1, 2020, long-time barbershopper Gordon "Mongo" Bergthold was inducted into the esteemed FWD Hall of Fame. The ceremony, typically held at Spring Conventions, was held on a ZOOM conference. Chuck Hunter and Richard Lund joined Mongo at his Read More
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ALL SPRING 2021 CONVENTIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, including the FWD Spring Prelims & NE/NW Divisions, Arizona Division, and SE/SW Divisions.
  • The Spring HOUSE OF DELEGATES will be held via ZOOM meeting on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM Pacific, 8:00 PM Arizona.
  • The International CHORUS Contest in Cleveland has been cancelled.
  • QUARTETS wishing to compete at this year’s International in Cleveland may do so by submitting video; details of those procedures are forthcoming.
  • The FWD Board of Directors has decided to forgo the convention/contest portion of the October 15-18 barbershop cruise, as practices and rehearsals remain difficult. However, the barbershop-themed cruise remains on schedule as an opportunity to reconnect and mix with friends in harmony and sing on the open seas. For more information see Fall Barbershop-Themed Cruise.
  • For those already booked in the cruise, the full deposit refund deadline has been extended to March 13, 2021. For more information see Fall Barbershop-Themed Cruise.
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Westunes, Vol. 71 No. 1, Spring 2021

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 Highlights from the 2021 Virtual Midwinter Convention

 Kevin Keller - Virtual Midwinter Keynote  MUST WATCH

 Blair Brown - Virtual Midwinter Keynote  MUST WATCH

 How to use ZOOM - Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings

Video conferencing, virtual meetings, virtual classrooms are on the rise and Zoom is a desktop-based app that makes having virtual meetings a lot easier.

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