• 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)
  • Contact us

    Meet the 2021-2022 Regional Regional Management Team (shown above). If you have questions or comments, please feel free...

Welcome to North by Northwest Region 13

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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!

SET 2021

SET is a regional educational event held in odd-numbered years. Our 2021 SET will be held November 11-14, 2021, in Pasco, WA, and features the one-and-only Dale Syverson heading our Saturday class schedule. Our outstanding Region 13 faculty will teach the Friday classes, which will be organized by track. All SET activities will be held at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Your registration to SET includes a Thursday reception; Friday, Saturday and Sunday breakfasts; and, Saturday dinner! We're also having a special presentation and tribute to our military veterans on Thursday, a Saturday evening show, a return of the Novice Extravaganza, and an Afterglow. It's going to be a very fun-filled weekend.

 To read more about our 2021 SET, please visit our website.

Director Wanted! Regional Volunteers Wanted!

Check out the Region 13 choruses who are searching for a director or find ways you can share your talents with regional activities on our Join Our Team webpage. Just click here.

2021 Virtual Convention

There was Harmony on the Horizon at our Virtual 2021 Regional Convention on April 8, 9, and 10, 2021! What fun we had!  You can still watch all of the videos by clicking here.


COVID-19 update May 24, 2021

As cities, states, regions, and countries are moving toward fewer/no restrictions related to COVID-19, many of our region’s choruses and quartets are returning to in-person rehearsals and performances. It is important to remember that choral singing is still considered a high-risk activity, although as more members become vaccinated, the risk decreases. The safety and good health of our members remains a top priority for Region 13 and Sweet Adelines International. We urge each chorus and quartet to be knowledgeable regarding state and local guidelines for in-person gatherings. These include the size of gatherings allowed, whether meetings are indoors/outdoors, if masks are required for all participants, if vaccinated participants do not have to wear a mask, physical distancing, ventilation and any other precautions required. Be prepared to put mitigation practices in place to avoid risk and protect your members. You may feel more comfortable if your members sign a waiver and release of liability prior to returning to in-person singing. The first link below will take you to a sample agreement provided by Sweet Adelines International.


Region 13 News

April 29, 2021 - 8:15pm
  Many of us LOVE to sing in groups, but become emotional …or insecure… or just less satisfied when we sing... more
December 5, 2020 - 2:02pm
Finding joy in music lessons, jams These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite. Gone was... more
July 17, 2020 - 12:19pm
This webinar, co-sponsored by Barbershop Harmony Society, Chorus America, National Association of Teachers of... more

NxNW Region 13 Management Team Mission Statement

The Region 13 Regional Management Team's mission is:

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

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