Recent news

October 8, 2019 - 10:11pm

Our highest scores and placement at International garnered the chorus this feature in the Sept/Oct 2019 Harmonizer.  Next the chorus embarks on our journey toward the 2020 International in Los Angeles.

September 7, 2019 - 11:17am

One of the lyrics in How Far We’ll Go in our recent contest set says “… yet, we stay right here in this chorus, rise to the challenges before us, embracing our diversity.”  This passage was a central theme for the chorus throughout the preparation and performance of this set and...

June 8, 2019 - 3:22pm

The chorus presented it annual shows June 1st including a preview of the songs we'll use for the upcoming BHS International contest in Salt Lake City the first week of July.  Pictured here the chorus presents our uptune "How Far We'll Go" acting as well as singing that we're "Always falling and...

May 27, 2019 - 10:06pm

The Bellevue Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is excited to announce that it is seeking men and women to join a new ensemble specifically designed to mix male and female voices. Along with the Chapter’s Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus and Classic Sound Senior Chorus, the new ensemble will...

December 15, 2018 - 2:13pm

At the 12/5 rehearsal, the following slate of candidates for the 2019 board was presented and confirmed by unanimous vote:

  • President – Bill Hickman
  • VP Music – Matt...
October 29, 2018 - 10:00pm

Northwest Sound's performance received a rousing standing ovation from the Evergreen District contest audience and high marks from the judges, winning the contest with an 83.2 average score.  As the district champion, Northwest Sound will compete at the BHS International Convention in Salt Lake...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...