• FWD Fall Convention

    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! Read More
  • AFWDC Late Show

    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 12. Read More
  • Sun Cities Desert Aires

    Sun Cities Desert Aires seeking new director

    The Desert Aires Men’s A’Cappella Chorus (Barbershop Harmony) is seeking an experienced director who can direct this Arizona A-Plateau Championship Chorus composed of retirees with hundreds of years of barbershopping with choruses from all over the USA. This fine group rehearses on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Sun City. Read More
  • NorCal District Bound Quartet Show

    NorCal District Bound Quartet Show

    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. Read More
  • SoCal Comedy Quartet Contest

    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. Read More
  • Keep Calm and Keep Singing

    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. The BHS is now gender neutral. Read More
  • Harmony Foundation

    Harmony Foundation

    Far Western District gives the gift of song Read More
  • Bill Johnson

    Bill Johnson celebration of life

    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 music. Read More
  • Dave Zorn 1944-2018

    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.   Read More
  • Milt Christensen 1932 - 2018

    Milt Christensen 1932 - 2018

    Milt Christensen, lead of the 1972 Gold Medal Quartet Champion Golden Staters has passed. Read More
  • Orlando Quartet Finals Results

    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 rounds to place first in the overall contest with an average of 94.7. Read More
  • Orlando Chorus Results

    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 District earns the Silver medal. Read More
  • Orlando Semifinal Results

    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! Read More
  • Orlando NextGen Varsity Quartet Results

    Orlando NextGen Varsity Quartet Results

    ORLANDO, Fla. July 4 — The Next Generation Varsity Barbershop Quartet Contest was held today at the Chapin Theater in Orlando.  Read More
  • Orlando Quarterfinal Results

    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 session completing earlier today. Read More
  • Chuck Roots

    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 Black who resigned earlier in April in preparation for he and Jo moving to the Fort Collins, Colorado area. Chuck is a 28 year barbershopper, and currently a dual member of the Central California and California Delta chapters. Read More
  • Arizona Division Summer Bash

    Arizona Division Summer Bash

    Arizona Division Summer Bash In Memory of Fred Koch  August 17-18, 2018  Holiday Inn & Suites • 1600 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210 Read More
  • Double Match Challenge

    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. The Lloyd Steinkamp Endowment Fund for FWD Harmony Camps will provide supplemental financial support, in perpetuity, for FWD Harmony Camps. Read More
  • Sacramento Chapter seeks new director

    Sacramento Chapter seeks new director

    The Sacramento, California Capitolaires are seeking a Musical Director who will embrace our motto, “Where Singing Happens”, and who will be a catalyst in our determination to grow in size and quality. Read More
  • Everyone in Harmony

    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. Read More
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