SPOKANE, Wash. – The Northwest Sound men’s chorus repeated as Evergreen District Chorus Champions on Saturday with a score of 1490 (82.8 average). Coming in a close second was the SenateAires out of Salem Ore. who scored 1482 (82.3 average). Northwest Sound will represent the Bellevue chapter and Evergreen District next summer in Nashville, Tenn. at the 2016 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention.

Led by new director, Ken Potter, Northwest Sound put an impressive 72-singers on stage for their competition set – the largest Evergreen District chorus since 2000. The expanded number of singers was thanks in large part to the addition of a new young adult’s chorus to the Bellevue chapter called “Emerald City Sound” (ECS).

Northwest Sound sang in the International Barbershop competition in Pittsburgh on July 3rd and placed 21st with a score of 81!  We worked very hard with our new director Kenny Potter to prepare for the event, and are happy with the score, but even more the experience was once in a lifetime.  For many, this was a first time at International, and it was like going to Barbershop Disneyland. The level of expertise in singing exhibited by the contestants raised our perspective of what is possible, and set new standards for excellence in a cappella singing. 

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