The Association of Far Western District Champions is comprised of the members of the 61 quartets that have won the FWD Quartet Championship. Their distinctive black badges identify them as part of an elite fraternity that adds a maximum of 4 members per year.
Over the years there have been Three traveling Trophys that the quartet gets to have for the duration of their Championship year. The trophy is passed to the new championship quartet at the District contest. The quartet also recieves a smaller version of the traveling trophy that they get to keep forever.
Photo of the 1st Trophy Missing
This is the 2nd Traveling Trophy
This is thet 3rd and Current Trophy
This is the Member Trophy
Champs LATE SHOW
Friday night of the FWD fall convention is the time when the champion quartets of the past are invited to “strut their stuff”. Some sing only a one-song cameo while the current, active quartets will sing a full set. The show traditionally closes with our current champs singing their “swan song”.
Sponsored by the (non-existent) Blythe Chapter, this chorus of AFWDC members sings during the tabulation of scores at the end of the FWD district chorus contest. These grown men go back stage and rehearse for 10 minutes, and then come out and present the two weirdest and craziest songs of the contest. Some unbalanced folks have said the “Scorps” are the highlight of the chorus contest !
GO FOR THE GOLD
Each year, about 2 weeks before the international barbershop convention, the AFWDC sponsors a show to raise funds for the quartets on their way to competition. In the last 10 years the FWD has sent more quartets to International than any other district !
Since 1994 the AFWDC has produced 7 recordings with 36 FWD champ performances on each recording. We are always on the hunt for recordings, particularly of our early quartets. If you have a recording of a FWD champion quartet in contest, on an annual show, or even recorded in a studio, please contact Craig Ewing at 714-521-8221