• 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)

Welcome to North by Northwest Region 13

Webcast Information

Can’t make it to New Orleans? Park yourself and your friends on the couch with drinks and snacks, and join the festivities via a live webcast! Get more information here: sweetadswebcast.com.

The free webcast is just one benefit made possible by donations to Sweet Adelines International. Your donations also support youth outreach and development, music scholarships and leadership education and training. To make a secure online donation, visit, www.members.sweetadelines.com/donate-now.

Barbershoppin' in the Big Easy

SEVEN-count-'em-seven groups will represent Region 13 in New Orleans for Sweet Adelines International's 73rd Annual International Convention and Competition! The gala event takes place from September 16-21, 2019, and it will be a week of harmony, education and competition.

A big shout-out to...

  • A Cappella Joy Chorus, under the direction of Nikki Blackmer; 2018 Region 13 Chorus Champions
  • Alaska Sound Celebration Chorus, under the direction of Peggy Benton; 2018 Region 13 Wildcard Chorus
  • PrimeTime Quartet: Sylvia Posso, Katy Hawley, Patti Burklund, Sonja Mejlaender; 2019 SAI 14th Place Quartet
  • Renegade Quartet: Rachel Pack, Alena Hemingway, Holly Davis, Bethany Frerichs; 2019 SAI 8th Place Quartet
  • Sparkle Quartet: Barbara Graham, Julie Hagstrom (R13), Lisa Kvigne, Marcia A. Starnes; 2019 SAI 10th Place Quartet
  • SwingTime Quartet: Sally McLeish, Shawnna Allen, Courtney Anderson-Georges, Susan Kegley (R13); 2019 Region 11 Quartet Champions
  • Wink Quartet: Kay Keating, Melanie McGuire, Megan Hofkamp, Connie Alward; 2019 Region 13 Quartet Champions

New Orleans Region 13 Pep Rally

If you plan to be in New Orleans for the 2019 International Convention, please be sure you join us to celebrate the choruses and quartets who will be representing Region 13 on stage! The Pep Rally will be held Tuesday, September 17 from 11:30 AM to noon in the Maurepas Room on the third floor of the Sheraton Hotel. 

The fabulous choruses representing us are A Capella Joy and Alaska Sound Celebration. Our talented quartets include Renegade, Sparkle, Sound Wave, Prime Time, and WINK. Hostesses for the event include Juanita Harwood, Randa Zaitz, and Charlene O’Connor. Regional Management Team members Candy Johnson, Sharon Stockstad, Nancy Kurth, and Sandy Smith hope their schedules will enable them to attend as well.

Please join us in celebrating and supporting our singers as they prepare for their International performances!

Questions? Please contact BethAnn Bock at 360 773-5638.


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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!


At our Regional Convention in April 2019, 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. 

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.



Region 13 News

October 1, 2019 - 9:15pm
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July 24, 2019 - 11:01am
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March 2, 2019 - 8:13am
Back in my high school years, my choir director told me—with a tinge of envy—that I had “cords of steel.” I... 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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