• 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.
  • 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.

Welcome to North by Northwest Region 13


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!


2017 International Convention

2017 Sweet Adelines International Convention is just around the corner!

The 2017 Sweet Adelines International Convention will be held October 19-14, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. 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 10 at 5:30 pm. The 30-minute celebration will be held in the MGM's Convention Center, in Room 111 and you're all invited to wish our competing choruses and quartets their best performances ever, and to shower Frenzy with love as they embark on their last week as reigning queens.

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

Representing Region 13: First, we are extremely proud of the SIX groups who will represent Region 13 in Las Vegas this year:

  • Alaska Sound Celebration, our 2016 Region 13 Chorus Champions
  • a cappella Joy, 2016 Wildcard Chorus
  • PrimeTime, the 2017 Region 13 Championship Quartet 
  • Renegade, a 2017 Wildcard Quartet
  • Fourcast, a 2017 Wildcard Quartet
  • Snapshop, a 2017 Wildcard Quartet
  • Frenzy, the outgoing International Quartet Champions!

Webcast: Can't make it to Vegast this year? Then WATCH IT ONLINE! The next best thing to having a seat in Vegas if SAI's live webcast, available by clicking here to visit SweetAdsWebcast.com. Also on the page: a PDF of the official convention program, schedules, orders of appearance, on-stage times, and a Support page. Two Chat Rooms are available, too! There wil be no archives, so get your friends together and have a live webcast party! If you do watch the webcast, we encourage you to make a donation and help it remain free next year.

The Harmony Classic, Quartet and Chorus competitions will be available on a FREE webcast offered by Sweet Adelines International; Coronet Club webcast is available for a fee. To signup, visit sweetadswebcast.com.

Also available on that website is 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, they will be posted to the SAI YouTube Channel within 24 hours.

Estimated on-stage times (Pacific time zone) are:

Wednesday, October 11

  • Snapshot: 11.22am 
  • Fourcast: 2:19pm 
  • PrimeTime: 5:54pm
  • Renegade: 6:16pm

Thursday, October 12

  • a cappella Joy: 1:44pm
  • Alaska Sound Celebration: 5:23pm


Region 13 News

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Featured Events

Oct 21 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you want to start a quartet or find a missing part or two?  Do you want to learn more about what... more
Oct 21 2017 - 2:00pm
Performances by Harmony of the Gorge Chorus, and Up to Something Quartet.  Special guest performers... more
Oct 21 2017 - 7:00pm
Performances by Harmony of the Gorge Chorus, and Up to Something Quartet.  Special guest performers... more

Our Mission Statement

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

Contact us

North by Northwest Region 13
E-mail: [email protected]