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September 23, 2018 - 7:54am

Northwest Sound was featured in the July/August issue of the Harmonizer, a magazine for 25,000 participants and fans of barbershop harmony around the world.  The article described innovative features of...

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May 6, 2018 - 4:14pm

Our busy sping began with the introduction of our new contest up-tune How Far We'll Go from the movie Moana with arrangement by Matt Astle and new lyrics by Ira Allen and Dan Keating.  We got a chance to try out the new tune when NWS competed at the...

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February 18, 2018 - 1:06pm

The finale to the annual awards dinner was an induction into the NWS Hall of Fame.  This year the inductee was Bobby Gray Jr., director of NWS from late 1990 to 1998, who was present to receive the honor.  Bobby’s tenure with NWS was marked by numerous feats and accomplishments for the chorus. ...

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February 6, 2018 - 10:26pm

It was a special moment at the installation and awards dinner to have two members who helped create the chorus's character give their guidance and blessing to the new Board.  Pictured, Chuck Landback and Killer Smith, two of Northwest Sound’s original Board of Directors, call up the new officers...

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January 29, 2018 - 7:41pm

The chorus held its annual board installation and awards dinner last Saturday evening.  It was an evening full of reflection, celebration, and more than a few tears as we reviewed 2017 and all that the chorus has done.  In this, the first of several posts on the event, we celebrate the...

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November 12, 2017 - 11:27am

Northwest Sound will be performing at the Bellevue Festival d'Lights, Sunday November 26th at 6:30pm.  We'll be in the Gathering Place at the entrance/exit of the Bellevue Botanical Gardens and will be performing selections from our standard and holiday repertoires.  Come by and enjoy the...

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November 5, 2017 - 2:18pm

Northwest Sound holiday shows are coming soon and you can play a part in making it happen!  The full-color program you receive at our shows is filled with background stories about the performers, our music-team leaders, our sing Sing SING community-service program plus ads for businesses that...

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October 8, 2017 - 4:40pm

Begun in 2010, sing! Sing! SING! (SSS) is Northwest Sound’s program of providing free a capella singing training for men of the community.  Participants are given free group music lessons, sheet music and training...

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July 2, 2017 - 2:20pm

What's that you say?  You can't make it to Las Vegas to see Northwest Sound on the stage at the Axis Theater?  You're in luck, there is another option and it won't cost you nearly so much as airfare to Vegas!  The contest is being streamed live at very reasonable rates.  Browse to...

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June 30, 2017 - 7:13pm

The “Who’s on first?” buttons are in!  The buttons promote our appearance at the upcoming International convention and contest in Las Vegas, where we will be the first chorus to compete.  You won't want to miss it!

Thanks to the team who originated the idea and provided design guidance...

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June 19, 2017 - 9:15pm

We've had a lot of fun over the years, performing on the main stage at the Bellevue Strawberry Festival (pictured is our 2016 appearance).  We've seen lovely sunny days and days so stormy it blew over canopies all over the park.  The weather looks ideal this weekend so come and see us perform at...

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June 4, 2017 - 8:24pm

Music First! featured guests include the quartet “4.0”, 2015 BHS Evergreen district champion who will be competing in their fourth BHS International contest in July.  They are four men with a passion for a cappella harmony who have joined together to form an exceptional quartet, “4.0” (Four-...

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