• Arizona Division SUMMER BASH!

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  • Director Needed, Mesa, AZ

    Director Needed, Mesa, AZ

    The East Valley Barbershop Harmonizers Chorus of the Mesa, AZ Chapter is seeking a new Director. We are an all-male chorus with an enthusiastic program of singing in the community. In 2018, Mesa won the Far Western District Plateau A Read More
  • Director Needed, Tucson, AZ

    Director Needed, Tucson, AZ

    The Tucson Men's Barbershop chorus needs a director. Monthly salary and education benefits provided. For more information please contact Frank Hartline below.   Read More
  • Director Needed, Phoenix, AZ

    Director Needed, Phoenix, AZ

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  • Director Needed, Palm Desert, CA

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District News
Upcoming Events
Youth In Harmony


This year’s FWD Fall contest is an OPEN contest – ALL quartets and choruses in the district are eligible to enter and compete for the quartet and chorus championships! Groups can enter by logging into Member Center at members.barbershop.org, and clicking on “Access Barberscore”.

The contest will be held October 14-15 at the fabulous Saroyan Theater in Fresno, California.

Quartets are eligible to compete for the following awards:

  • District Quartet Champion: highest scoring quartet (2 round contest)
  • International Senior Quartet Representative: all singers 55+, total ages 240+
  • Senior Quartet Champion: all singers 55+, total ages 240+, not previous Senior champ
  • Super Senior Quartet Champion: all singers 65+, total ages 280+, not previous Super Sr champ
  • Novice Quartet Champion: no more than 2 members have competed at a Fall district contest

Choruses are eligible to compete for the following awards:

  • International Qualification: highest scoring chorus, plus all choruses scoring 80.0% or more
  • District Chorus Champion: highest scoring chorus
  • Plateau AAA, AA, A champions: determined per District policy
  • Most Improved Chorus: open to all choruses who competed at District or Division in 2019

Please note that we have the potential for a very large number of entries, since this contest is open to all groups with no qualification required. As such, keep these items in mind:

  • Quartets must be prepared for the semi-final round to begin as early as 12:00 noon on Friday
  • Entries are scheduled to close on September 15. However, if we reach the maximum capacity that we can handle prior to that, entries may close earlier. Do not wait until the last minute to register; once we reach capacity no more entries will be accepted.

If you have questions on your contest entry or the entry process, please contact  Randy Meyer, FWD DRCJ.

Convention registration will open soon. Stay tuned.

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