What is Sweet Adelines Region 5?


There are over 30,000 Sweet Adelines around the world divided into regions based on location. We are Region 5, Spirit of the Midwest.  With 19 choruses from Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, we currently have over 800 singers of all ages and all walks of life. 

We host a regional chorus and quartet contest and convention every spring, and we offer two additonal fun and educational events. We are run by a superb group of women who volunteer their time and experience to make the region run smoothly.  You can find more about our leadership and our region above under About.

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Visit a Chorus


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 the 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 and develop friendships that last a lifetime.  Click on Groups above and find a chorus near you!

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Upcoming Events

  • Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 2020 Competition - Cancelled

    Thu, Apr 23 2020 to Sat, Apr 25 2020
    Region 5 Spirit of the Midwest Competition April 23-26, 2020 has been cancelled. Due to concerns over the Coronavirus, Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors has made the difficult ... more
  • Battle of the Barbershop Stars 2020

    Battle of the Barbershop Stars 2020

    Fri, Jun 19 2020 to Sat, Jun 20 2020
    Battle of the Barbershop Stars Packet: https://www.sairegion5.org/files/2020%20Battle%20Packet%20Final.pdf Registration Info: Early Bird Registration: $85 through May 1, 2020 Full Registration: $99 May 2, 2020 - event date All registration is ... more
  • International Education Symposium (IES) - Cancelled

    Wed, Jul 22 2020 to Sun, Jul 26 2020
    IES is now cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus All registration fee's will be refunded. Important Message from SAI President Patty Cobb Baker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yHsC6cNdLU&feature=youtu.be For any additional questions you ... more
  • The Fall in Focus 2020 with Scott Kvigne

    Fri, Sep 11 2020 to Sat, Sep 12 2020
    Registration Info: Early Bird Registration: $40 through August 1, 2020 Full Registration: $50 August 2, 2020 - event date Registration includes Saturday lunch. All registration is performed on the Region ... more
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