Far Western District (BHS)
is a geographical district of the Barbershop Harmony Society
First organized in 1946, FWD
encompasses the far western US
states including all of California
, and St. George
FWD is home to the two-time BHS
Championship Gold medalist Westminster Chorus
, who won in 2007 and 2010, and the eight-time Gold winner Masters of Harmony
Chorus, who won the BHS international competitions in 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011.
The 2002 district champions Garden City Chorus competed 54 years before winning a shot at international level competition.
The Phoenix Saguaro chapter was founded in 1943. Today called the Greater Phoenix Chapter
, their Spirit of Phoenix Chorus
have been the international gold medalist three times (in 1972, 1976, and 1983) competing as the Phabulous Phoenicians Chorus
and medalled eleven more.
Past district champion quartets become members of the Association of Far Western District Champions
. Several have gone on to medal or win at BHS international conventions, notably the 2004 international champions Gotcha!
and 1996's Nightlife
.The 2007 district champions OC Times
were thought to be contenders for the 2007 international quartet title, but couldn't quite match the scores of... Read More