• Welcome to Region 13

    We are a diverse group of women from AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA who sing, perform, and champion a cappella music!
  • Find a Chorus

    Join the chorus! Join the fun! With chapters in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, one is near you. (Photo...
  • Education Opportunities

    Sweet Adelines International is all about education! See what workshops, classes and opportunities are in the works. (...
  • Experience Us

    Some of our favorite chapter and quartet performances! Enjoy these YouTube videos. (Photo by myharmonyphotography.com)

Welcome to North by Northwest Region 13


2018 Sweet Adelines International Convention just around the corner!

The 2018 Sweet Adelines International Convention will be held October 15-20, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Exciting things happen all week, and if you are lucky enough to be attending, we are JEALOUS! Be sure you catch the Regional Rah-Rah for our competing choruses and quartets on Tuesday, October 16 at 3:00 pm. The 30-minute celebration will be held in the Marriott Grand Hotel's Landmark Ballroom 1 and 2, and you're all invited to wish our competing choruses and quartets their best performances ever and to shower them with love as they embark on their competition journey.

If you're not attending, here is some information that you'll want to know.

Representing Region 13: We are extremely proud of the SEVEN groups who will represent Region 13 in Las Vegas this year:

  • Pride of Portland, our 2017 Region 13 Chorus Champions
  • LiftOff!, our 2018 Region 13 Quartet Champions
  • Renegade, the 2018 SAI 11th Place Quartet
  • PrimeTime, the 2018 SAI 14th Place Quartet 
  • Brilliance, our 2018 Region 13 2nd Place Quartet and a 2018 SAI Wildcard Quartet
  • Sparkle, the Region 6 Quartet Champions (which includes Region 13's Julie Hagstrom)
  • and of course, Frenzy, the 2017 International Quartet Champions, will be on hand

Webcast: Can't make it to Vegast this year? Then WATCH IT ONLINE! The next best thing to having a seat in St. Louis is SAI's live webcast, available by clicking here to visit SweetAdsWebcast.com. The Harmony Classic, Quartet and Chorus competitions will be available on the FREE webcast offered by Sweet Adelines International (Coronet Club webcast is available for a fee). 

Also available on the webcast site are links to the convention program, onstage times, orders of appearance, webcast competition schedules, and time zone converter! Remember: all competition performances are LIVE; an archive is not offered. However, should you miss a performance, videos will be posted to the SAI YouTube Channel approximately 24 hours later.

Estimated on-stage times (Pacific time zone) for the semi-finals are:

Wednesday, October 17

  • Frenzy: 8:03am PDT (Mic Testers)
  • Renegade: 8:58am PDT
  • Brilliance: 9:09am PDT
  • PrimeTime: 10:04am PDT
  • Sparkle: 11:26am PDT
  • LiftOff!: 4:06pm PDT

Thursday, October 18

  • Pride of Portland: 10:59am PDT



North by Northwest Region 13 is an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music. We are one of 24 regions in Sweet Adelines International, and our particular region covers 28 choruses and over 45 quartets located throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. You can see where we all are by clicking to see our regional map!

Feel free to explore our site! Whether you wish to find a chorus to visit, want to hire a quartet for a celebration, plan to attend a show or workshop, or just enjoy some photos and videos, it's all here.

And thanks for visiting!

We sure made some magic!

Region 13 held their 61st convention April 26-29, 2018 in Spokane, WA, and a whole lot of magic happened!

Our congratulations to LiftOff! Quartet and a cappella Joy Chorus, who respectively won the Quartet and Chorus Contests. Complete scores can be found here

YouTube videos are now online and are grouped into two playlists, with videos arranged in order of appearance: 
  •  Quartet Playlist
  •  Chorus Playlist

Region 13 News

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Featured Events

Oct 27 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Performers Harmony of the Gorge and Windmasters  Choruses.  Brother Love, Up to Something Quartet... more

NxNW Region 13 Mission Statements

North by Northwest Region 13 is a cutting-edge group of diverse women singing, performing, and championing a cappella music.

The Region 13 Regional Executive Committee's mission is:

  • Visioning
  • Developing Leaders
  • Creating pathways for achieving regional goals

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