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

Welcome to North by Northwest Region 13

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Early Bird SET Registration now open!


Registration for SET 2019 with Erin Howden is NOW OPEN! Just click here to be taken to our registration page. If you have questions, feel free to contact our registrar, Evelyn Weiss, by email at [email protected].

SET is a Region 13 educational event held every-other summer; our 2019 SET is scheduled for Thursday, August 15 - Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Seattle Pacific University, 3307 3rd Avenue West, in Seattle, WA. Classes and housing will be on campus. 

The Region always brings in top-notch faculty for SET who share their vast knowledge with the region, and for 2019, we will have none other than Erin Howden, director of the 2018 International Championship Chorus, North Metro. Erin is also well-known throughout the barbershop world for her visual and choreography skills.

SET 2019 will follow this format:

•  Thursday: PVIs and quartet coaching in the afternoon; Ready, SET, Go! party in the evening! 
•  Friday: classes by regional faculty and PVIs 
•  Saturday: classes by Guest Faculty Erin Howden 
•  Saturday evening: Novice Extravaganza, followed by the Champs Show. And following that, get ready for our Sock Hop! 
Put on your craziest socks and be prepared for some 50s style fun!
•  Sunday morning: Leadership specialty workshop! The specialty topic for 2019 is Leadership, targeted to chapter leaders...current or future!

For more information, visit our special SET webpage.


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!

At our Regional Convention in April, we announced the winners of our First Ever Region 13 Arrangers WorkShop at HCNW Tag Writing Contest! This event, so-sponsored by North by Northwest Region 13 & Harmony College Northwest, was designed to encourage Barbershoppers in Region 13 or the Evergreen District, plus HCNW attendees, to get involved with composing and arranging tags for men’s, women’s, and mixed voices, and to freely sharing their tags with fellow barbershoppers. 

The Contest was first announced in June 2018; entry deadline was January 31st, 2019. A total of 20 tags were entered into 4 categories by 10 tag writers. Cash prizes for the winning tags were provided by Region 13, and a grant from the Bud Leabo Memorial Fund provided for 5 Registration Fee Scholarships to the 2019 Arrangers WorkShop.

And now you can sing the winning tags yourself (well, you're going to need three other people, but you know what we mean!). Download the winning tags by clicking here for a PDF! 

For more information about our Tag Writing Contest, visit sairegion13.org/tagwritingcontest.

2019 Region 13 Convention 

The 62nd North by Northwest Region 13 Convention and Contests was held April 4-6, 2019 in Spokane, Washington! We had three amazing days together, fill with exciting events, joyous celebrations, and two great contests. 

Our congratulations to Wink Quartet and Pride of Portland Chorus, who respectively won the Quartet and Chorus Contests.

Congratulations to all competitors! For results and scoresheets, please click here.




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:


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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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