Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 is an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop singing. We are all members of Sweet Adelines International. If you are a Region 5 member, your login and password to the Members Only Section are the same as your SAI login and password.
2014 Regional Competition Information (click here)
Scores are available in the Members Only Section or on the Sweet Adelines International website.
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Mission of Sweet Adelines International
Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition, and performance.
About Spirit of the Midwest Region 5
Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have over 500 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all parts of the region. Click here for a map of our region, showing where our choruses meet.
One main purpose of choruses and quartets in Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 is to get out and sing for our communities. We sing at annual shows, community events, and annual competitions. We also perform Singing Telegrams around Valentines Day and Mother's Day. We have groups who are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Choruses and Quartets sections above.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple times each year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.
CompetitionIn the spring of every year, our choruses and quartets participate in the Region 5 competition. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other and receive constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories travel to International Competition which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2014, International Competition will be held in Baltimore. Click here to learn more.
Region 5 offers opportunities to join a chorus in many cities across several states. Joining a chorus is a wonderful way to learn how to sing or improve your existing vocal skills. In a chorus, the director will assess your vocal range and place you in one of four voice parts. You'll be educated in how to sing your best with that section of chorus. The ability to read music is helpful, but not a requirement. On this journey, you'll meet many amazing, talented, friendly and helpful women developing friendships that last a lifetime. Click here to see our choruses section.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Region 5 is currently home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 is a region of Sweet Adelines International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. Sweet Adelines' headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.