• 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)

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2019 Region 13 Convention News

The 62nd North by Northwest Region 13 Convention and Contests will be held April 4-6, 2019 in Spokane, Washington! Once again, we'll have three days chock-full of exciting events, including a great educational class on energy, the awarding of important recognitions, joyous celebrations, and two great contests.

YES! Both contests will be webcast! Viewers will have access to LIVE events April 5-6th ONLY! To sign up for the webcast, visit region13webcast.com.

For more detailed information about our convention, visit our regional convention website at r13convention.org.

See you in Spokane! 


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



2018 Sweet Adelines International Convention

The 2018 Sweet Adelines International Convention was held October 15-20, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Exciting things happened all week; maybe you were lucky enough to be in attendance!

Region 13 is extremely proud of the SEVEN groups who represented us this year: Pride of Portland Chorus, LiftOff! Quartet, Renegade Quartet, PrimeTime Quartet, Brilliance Quartet, and Sparkle Quartet. And, of course, Frenzy Quartet, the 2017 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champions, was on hand throughout the entire week.

Special recognitions go to:

  • Renegade Quartet: 2019 SAI 8th Place Quartet
  • Sparkle Quartet: 2019 SAI 10th Place Quartet
  • PrimeTime Quartet: 2019 SAI 14th Place Quartet
  • Pride of Portland Chorus: 2019 SAI 7th Place Chorus

You can see complete score sheets here:


Featured Events

Mar 24 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Also appearing, Up To Something, In Cahoots, Moonglow and Rave Quartets.  Admission is free.  For... more
May 18 2019 - 9:00am
This training is by invitation only for Regional Faculty.  For further information, contact Sandy... more
Jun 14 2019 - 3:00pm to Jun 16 2019 - 12:00pm
A very fun event with our barbershop brothers from the Evergreen District! You won't believe the... more

Region 13 News

March 2, 2019 - 8:13am
Back in my high school years, my choir director told me—with a tinge of envy—that I had “cords of steel.” I... more
February 27, 2019 - 8:48am
6 Healthy Reasons To Sing  Singing is beneficial in many ways but do you know how important singing is for... more
March 3, 2018 - 5:01pm
Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing! In fact, research shows that many adults who think of... 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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