2024 Summer Enrichment Time

Glitter on the River...in Pasco!

*** Early Bird Registration is now closed but you can still register for SET! Click here if you will be paying by credit/debit cards, and here if you will be paying by check.

*** And if you've already registered but are looking for a place to get a PVI or Quartet Coaching, or to participate in the Novice Quartet/VLQ Extravaganza, click here!

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SET 2024 will be held August 22-24, 2024 in Pasco, WA. All activities will be at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel (hotel details are below).

Meet our guest faculty member, Caitlin Castelino

Our outstanding guest faculty this summer is Caitlin Castelino, baritone of SAI International Champion Quartet, LoveNotes and director of the Diablo Vista Chorus, our current eighth place International chorus. Caitlin is a regional faculty member in Region 12, as well as a member of the Sweet Adelines International Faculty.

Caitlin started singing barbershop when she was only 11 years old, but was hooked from the start and knew right away she wanted to be in a quartet. In 2002 she began singing with UnderAge Quartet, who went on to win the Young Women in Harmony's Rising Star contest in 2005. In 2008, UnderAge changed their name to LoveNotes, and went on to win the Pacific Shores Region 12 contest in 2009. Four years later, they became Queens of Harmony; you can see their winning set here!

In 2012, Caitlin graduated with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and she brings her knowledge of the vocal mechanism, healthy voice production, and voice therapy techniques to her classes and coaching sessions. When she’s not running around doing "all the things," Caitlin enjoys time with her husband, Peter, and their active toddler.

What's happening at SET?

Here are some of the things happening during this fun weekend:

Thursday starts off the weekend with PVIs and quartet coaching. That night also will be our Kickoff. If you can swing it, plan to arrive on Thursday.
Friday's schedule features our talented regional faculty, who will be heading up classes for members, quartets, directors, marketing, script writing...and lots more! AND, Caitlin will be our special Friday night presenter. BONUS! One of Caitlin's class
es that evening calls for a "demo" chorus to sing "It's a Good Day," which you can find here (you must be logged in to our Members Only site to access the song). More details in the registration form.
Saturday during the day is "all Caitlin, all the time!" By the time it's over, you'll wish you had more room in your brain to hold all that wonderful information.
Saturday's dinner is included with your registration fee! The exact menu is being finalized, but it's going to be tasty.

Saturday evening entertainment will include a Novice Quartet/VLQ Extravaganza! Start thinking about putting together a pop-up quartet or VLQ (Very Large Quartet) for this entertaining part of our weekend. Also on Saturday evening we will treated to fun performances by some of our choruses and quartets.
*  The It's In The Can Contest is returning! Linette Finstad, chair of that committee, will be sending information to all chorus Team Coordinators/Presidents soon.

For the tentative Schedule of Events, click here.

Hotel reservations
Our hotel for the weekend is the Pasco Red Lion, located in the heart of Washington Wine Country and just four blocks from the Tri-Cities Airport. Amenities include FREE WiFi and parking, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast. Numerous restaurants are nearby, as well.

To make your reservations online, go to this website: bit.ly/SET24-hotel-reservations

Once on the Red Lion site, you'll need to:

  1. Adjust the check-in and check-out dates.
  2. Enter the PROMO Code: SWEE0821 (this should already be filled in, but just in case you need it, here it is!)
  3. Select your room
  4. Proceed to check-out.

To book by phone, please follow these steps to reserve your room.

  1. Call 509-547-0701 ext. 0
  2. Ask to make a reservation at the Pasco Red Lion
  3. Let them know you are with our group: August 21- 25, 2024 – Sweet Adelines and give them the dates you'll be staying
  4. Give them the group block code SWEE0821
  5. Complete individual reservation with agent.

Please keep in mind that the cut-off date to book a room is July 31, 2024. Also, this rate is not guaranteed at third party booking sites such as expedia.com and hotels.com.

Now that you know the details about SET 2024, take advantage of Early Bird Registration! Click here to pay by credit/debit cards or here to pay by check.

Questions? Contact Linette Finstad, our 2024 SET Chair

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

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