• 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!

2021 Virtual Convention

There's Harmony on the Horizon at our upcoming Virtual 2021 Regional Convention on April 8, 9, and 10, 2021! Tune in on those dates and you'll be able to enjoy all the events scheduled for these fun activities. These are YouTube Live events, so you'll need to visit sairegion13.org at the scheduled time, click on the appropriate Virtual Convention link, and you'll be taken to YouTube where you can enjoy the show. Have to miss it? Want to watch it again? The same links will also be available after convention weekend.


Convention Schedule

  • Thursday, April 8; 6:30 pm PDT: Thursday Night Kickoff / YouTube link

  • Friday, April 9; 6:30 pm PDT: Quartet Parade, hosted by Jody Allen and Cris Conerty. This will also be the debut of our YWIH Virtual Chorus / YouTube link

  • Voting is now open for your favorite quartet; click here to vote.  Voting closes at 1:00 pm PDT Saturday the 10th.

  • Saturday, April 10; 11:00 am PDT: Joe Cerutti will present a motivational class to the Region. / YouTube Link

  • Saturday, April 10; 12:00 noon PDT: "Introducing the New Visual Communication Category" will be our Education Class, hosted by Katy Hawley / YouTube link

  • Saturday, April 10; 1:00 pm PDT: Chorus Parade, hosted by Jody Allen and Cris Conerty, and featuring the Region 13 Virtual Chorus / YouTube link

Tell me again...how exactly do I watch?

At the scheduled time for each event visit sairegion13.org or our Facebook page and click on the appropriate Virtual Convention link. You will be redirected to the correct YouTube webpage.

If you click BEFORE the scheduled start time, you'll see a "teaser" picture with information about when the show starts. If you click AFTER the scheduled start time, the video will immediately begin to play from the start. The links will continue to be available after convention weekend.

Still have questions? Contact Jody Allen at [email protected].

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. We will, however, be having a virtual convention. More information is available above.


Region 13 News

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July 17, 2020 - 12:19pm
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October 1, 2019 - 9:15pm
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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

Contact us

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