District News

Fall registrations open

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Far Western District Fall Convention, October 19-22 in Bakersfield, Calif.  Early-Bird pricing is available until September 21, $50.00 for adults and $25.00 for...
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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....
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Don Gubbins

JUNE 3, 2017 — It is with great regret that we need to inform the district of the passing of Past District President Donald Gubbins. Don was also the lead in...
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Fall Contest Lineup

FWD Fall Convention & Contests in Bakersfield, October 19-22, 2017: There was a lot of great singing at the five Divisional Contests this Spring. Northeast and Northwest Divisions were held in...
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International Contest Lineup

BHS International Convention in Las Vegas, July 2-9, 2017: Five quartets and four choruses will be representing the Far Western District at the BHS International Convention in Las Vegas. FWD quartets Flightline,...
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SE/SW Division - Quartet...

EL MONTE, Calif., Saturday, May 13 - EIGHTEEN quartets competed in the combined Southeast and Southwest Division Quartet Contest this evening, eleven from Southeast and seven fron Southwest. FIVE of those...
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SE/SW Division - Chorus...

EL MONTE, Calif., Saturday, May 13 - SIXTEEN choruses competed in the combined Southeast and Southwest Division Chorus Contest earlier today, nine from Southeast and seven fron Southwest.  FOURTEEN of those...
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SoCal Comedy Quartet Contest

The Orange Quartet Chapter hosts the annual SoCal Comedy Quartet Contest  Saturday, August 12, 7:00 PM  First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton • 838 N Euclid St, Fullerton, CA 92832 Registration & Tickets
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Arizona Division Chorus...

MESA, Ariz., April 22 — Five choruses competed in the Arizona Division Chorus Contest held at Mesa High School this evening, with FOUR qualifying for the Fall Contest in Bakersfield....
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Arizona Division Quartet...

MESA, Ariz., April 22 — The Arizona Division Quartet Contest featured twelve of Arizona's finest. For the last several years, Arizona has led the District in the number of quartets...
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2017 FWD Spring Convention -...

March 11 - McClellan Conference Cneter, Sacramento, Calif. Here are the results of the Quartet Semifinal (Friday) and Final (Saturday) Contests: NORTHEAST DIVISION (Top 5) Capitol Ring • 901 • 75.1% Dynamix • 888...
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2017 FWD Spring Convention -...

March 11 - McClellan Conference Cneter, Sacramento, Calif. Here are the results of the High School Quartet Contest: The Four Chorsdmen Split Decision Three and a Half Men The Canal Boys 2017 FWD Spring, HS Quartet...
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2017 FWD Spring Convention -...

Saturday, March 11 - McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento, Calif. The results of the Northeast and Northwest Division Chorus Contests are as follows: NORTHEAST DIVISION California Delta • Voices of California • 972 •...
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2017 FWD Spring Convention...

Friday, March 10 - McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento, Calif. Due to multiple, overlapping contests going on simultaneously, results from the Friday Quartet Semifinals will not be announced or published until after...
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2017 NorCal Novice Quartet...

Here are the results from the 2017 NorCal Novice Quartet Contest held in Walnut Creek earlier today. Western Harmonics is the NorCal Novice Quartet Champion Extravaganza! is the NorCal High School Quartet...
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2017 International Las Vegas

2017 International Las Vegas July 2-9, 2017 For the first time, all of our shows and contests will be walk-in ready — the minute we arrive at the Axis Theater, everything required...
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BHS International Convention in Las Vegas, July 2-9, 2017:

Five quartets and four choruses will be representing the Far Western District at the BHS International Convention in Las Vegas.

FWD quartets Flightline, Eclectones, and Western Harmonics will be competing in the Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest (YBQC) sponsored by Harmony Foundation International on Tuesday, July 4 starting at 5:00 PM (PDT), with the event being held at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Artistic License, and The Newfangled Four will make their first appearance in Session 2 of the Quarterfinals, beginning 4:30 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, July 5 at the Axis Theater adjacent to the headquarters hotel.  These will be followed by the Semifinals on Thursday, July 6 at 11:00 AM (PDT) and the Quartet Finals on Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 PM (PDT).

The Chorus Contest, also at the Axis Theater, will be held on Friday, July 7 starting at 10:00 AM (PDT). Competing from The Far Western District are: Sante Fe Springs (Masters of Harmony), Barbary Coast (Fog City Singers), California Delta (Voices of California), and La Jolla (Pacific Coast Harmony).

For more information, and to register for the convention visit

International Convention Las Vegas

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