• 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 2019-2020 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!

COVID-19 updates

As cities, states, regions, and countries are in various phases of reopening and restrictions, many questions have been asked regarding rehearsals and gatherings for our Region 13 members. First, all SA-affiliated groups should keep in mind that choral singing is one of the most risky activities in which an individual can engage, currently. The top priority of Sweet Adelines International and NxNW Region 13 is the health and safety of all our members. Below is information and resources to help you navigate make knowledgeable decisions.

  • COVID-19 Rehearsal Guidance: read this letter from Sweet Adelines International listing resources you can use when considering in-person rehearsals
  • SAI's Virtual Rehearsals webpage: useful information about how best to hold virtual rehearsals, for directors and members
  • Announcement: Region 13's regional convention, previously scheduled for April 8-11, 2021, has been cancelled.


Celebrating 65 Years:
Region 13's 2020 VIRTUAL Convention!

Region 13 wasn't about to let a nasty little virus keep us down!

On April 23-25, Region 13 held an amazing Virtual Convention after Sweet Adelines International cancelled all regional conventions as a COVID-19 precaution. Events took place on Facebook and began on Thursday evening with our annual Kickoff, celebrating all that is amazing in North by Northwest Region 13! 

To "see" our virtual convention, you just need to visit facebook.com/Region13. (If you don't have a Facebook account, that's not a problem! Our Region 13 Facebook page is public so you'll still be able to see all the action without one, although you may not be able to read all the comments, depending on individual user's privacy settings.) Simply click a link below and scroll down the timeline to see each convention. Clicking on an "introduction" will bring up all the comments, photos, and videos that were made or uploaded for each quartet or chorus.

  • Region 13 Kickoff: Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm: youtu.be/ndzn38MD7kg
    Celebrating all the amazing things accomplished by NxNW Region 13 members this past year!
  • Quartet Contest: Friday, April 24 at 12:00 pm: facebook.com/Region13 
    "Watch" 34 (yup, 34!) quartets with Facebook photos and videos during our quartet virtual contest.
  • Region 13 PRESENTS...  Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 am: youtube.com/watch?v=_v2tQThCpNw&t
  • The second of our brief Saturday specials will feature Sue Beck, Region 13 Showmanship Judge, who gave a short presentation via Facebook Live on that all-important topic: alignment. 
  • Chorus Contest: Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 pm: facebook.com/Region13  
    Saturday brought our 22 choruses to the forefront! You can see each group's photo, as well as videos, comments, and more photographs from the chorus and their fans.
  • Afterglow! Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 pm: facebook.com/Region13
    A convention just isn't the same without an Afterglow! Every 15 minutes a new post appeared, with time for quartets and choruses to post their favorite videos, spots to chat with friends, and of course, we finished it off with a Tag Room.

For more on our convention, please click here; you'll find information about our 50-year members, plus our 2020 Heart of the Northwest winner. 


Region 13 News

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
October 1, 2019 - 9:15pm
Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private... 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 Management Team's mission is:

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

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