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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 media, participation in chorus rehearsals, and an opportunity to perform with the chorus in one of its annual shows.  In the program, participants learn a variety of singing techniques including basics of supportive breathing, word pronunciation, vocal production, ear training, voice-matching, and finding the message in a song, skills that are developed continually by all chorus members as they progress.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Northwest Sound men’s chorus three-peated as Evergreen District Chorus Champions on Saturday October 15th with a score of 1490 (82.8 average).  Highlighting the performance were Music and Singing category scores averaging 85 for our ballad Tomorrow is Promised to No One. Northwest Sound will represent the Bellevue chapter and Evergreen District next summer in Las Vegas, NV at the 2017 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention.

Northwest Sound was also well-represented in the quartet finals at the contest with 4 of the 8 finalists featuring members from the chorus. Our top quartets were Momma’s Boys who placed second and On the Rocks who placed fourth.